2019 – CTRL® by e-Tint will be featured at the Quantico Tactical Booth at SOFIC 2019

CTRL® eyewear changes from light to dark tint in less than 0.1second. No lens change needed.

Aberdeen, NC– (May 2019) Quantico Tactical® is proud to announce that e-Tint, LLC will be exhibiting with them at the 2019 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), booth #1811.  E-Tint’s CTRL® line is the ONLY actively tinting eye protection APPROVED on the APEL.  

CTRL® is the first-ever battlefield-ready, electronically controllable eyewear – now approved for the Army’s Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL). Combining ballistic lenses with e-Tint’s Electronic Tint-on-DemandTM technology, CTRL® is designed to enhance tactical capability and provide protection by enabling automatic switching when lighting conditions shift (for example, moving from outdoor sunshine into a dark building). By switching tint manually (on/off button) or automatically (hands-free) to adjust to any environment instantly (0.1 sec), soldiers are not required to remove their sunglasses, and their eyes remain protected at all times.

Originally developed for strategic military application in partnership with the Air Force, Navy, and Army, CTRL® eyewear offers speed and control: instant tine change with a simple press of a button, or in a hands-free mode that can be adjusted to users’ preference. With a built-in light sensor which can be programmed to exact needs, these goggles and spectacles are the Next Gen solutions for today’s warriors to eliminate the need to lift their goggle or spectacle, or mechanically change the lens, which leaves eyes unprotected in dangerous, fast-paced situations.

Using expertise in liquid crystal photonics and optics, e-Tint’s early award-winning light-reactive visors for the United States Air Force was tailored to produce eyewear that meets or exceeds the Army’s exacting MIL Spec standards, including: stringent ballistic and impact requirements ANSI z87.1 for use in military and tactical operations; high quality (ANSI z80.3) optics; anti-fog and 100% UV blocking. Equipped with a ‘fail-safe’ mechanism to ensure your safety – in the event of a loss of power, the lens will automatically go clear.

Other features include: adjustable features (nose piece, strap, arms) to allow for a comfortable and customized fit, threshold adjustment to enable tailoring of the point at which system tints interchangeable lenses (e-Tint and clear) for greater flexibility, and an optional prescription lens mount.

Stop by Quantico Tactical Booth #1811, at SOFIC 2019, to learn more about e-Tint® and their incredible eyewear.  If unable to visit at SOFIC, contact a Quantico Tactical representative at GovtOps@QuanticoTactical.com.

About Quantico Tactical:

Quantico Tactical® is a leading supplier of operational Equipment to the Military, Federal Agencies, State/Local LEO, and Private Security.  Whether you are using MIPRs/MILSTRIP to purchase off our DLA Tailored Logistics Support contracts for Special Operational Equipment and Fire & Emergency Services Equipment, or buying off our GSA Contract, we are committed to on-time delivery, offering the best value for your money and making your procurement easy and enjoyable.  Most of Quantico Tactical’s team, from the Founder/CEO to the newest team members, are Veterans or family members of Veterans. As such, they understand that delivering timely and correct solutions to those called to protect and serve our nation is vital to mission success.

For more information about Quantico Tactical® please e-mail Info@QuanticoTactical.com, call 910.944.5800 or visit www.QuanticoTactical.com .

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About e-Tint:

E-Tint, LLC is the company behind CTRL®, the world’s fastest high performance, electronically tinting eyewear and visors. Designed for United States military use, e-Tint’s technology is now available in eyewear, goggles, and visors for soldiers and civilians who require precision optics every step of the way.

Using research, development, and testing by the award-winning advanced physics team in AlphaMicron’s laboratories, e-Tint brings cutting-edge science to bear on modern eyewear. Leveraging proprietary liquid crystal technology, CTRL® is the world’s fastest transitional eyewear, bar none. A single lens will transform from light to dark, or dark to light, in less than 0.1 seconds.

To learn more about e-Tint® and CTRL® please contact sales@e-tintproducts.com, call (877) 451-5937 or visit  www.e-tintproducts.com.

2019 – CTRL® eyewear is approved for ARMY’s APEL

As of January 2019, CTRL Eyewear® products, powered by E-Tint® technology, have the distinction of being included on the US Army’s Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) as the only spectacle and goggle with electronic Tint-on-DemandTM capability that meets the highest ballistic requirements as outlined in MIL-SPEC-32-432A. This eyewear gives warfighters the unique ability to transition between sunny outside conditions and dark interiors without the need to remove their tinted safety gear. The eyewear can be directly purchased from AlphaMicron by any Army unit with the expectation that the system will perform as expected.

The specially designed APEL CTRL® eyewear features include:

    • Protective switching: Electronic change in tint – from clear to dark
    • Speed: Switches in 0.1 second between two different tint stages
    • Automatic: Convenient hands-free mode with automatic switching
    • Safety: lenses are designed to go clear in case of rare power failure;
    • Control: Adjust the threshold for switching in automatic mode
    • Ballistic military grade lens: adheres to MIL-PRF-32432A
    • Impact resistance: ANSI z87.1 Impact resistance
    • High-impact Frame: Nylon TR90 frame
    • High-performance vision: ANSI z80.3 optical performance
    • 100% UV blocking
    • Comfort: Adjustable nose and temples pads for the perfect fit
    • Interchangeable lens: Meets required Army protocol
    • Prescription add-on options: Available


2019 – Selected as a Finalist for the prestigious SPIE Prism Award

AMI’s e-Tint® eyewear was selected as a finalist in the Category of Vision Technology in the Prism Awards. The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new photonic products on the market.

Applications from all over the world are judged by a panel of leading industry experts, venture capitalists, luminaries and visionaries. The finalists and winners that are ultimately chosen (from General Electric, Agilent, Hamamatsu to Swamp Optics, Optotune, WiTec) reflect the diversity of the program.

Prism recognizes particularly outstanding examples of the imaginative range and innovation reach of photonics R&D. We are grateful to help move the development of laser, illumination, scanning, and other technologies into the applications used in everything from your phone to automobile.The Prism Awards, named the “Photonics Oscar” by OptecNet Deutschland, is a celebration of the best of our industry. Questions? email innovation@spie.org

2018 – E-Tint technology selected by NASA for the Next Gen Space Suit Visor

AlphaMicron is one of only two companies awarded a Next-Generation Space Suit NASA program – tasked with adapting its E-Tint® technology to design and implement a new ExtraVehicular Visor Assembly (EVVA) to carry out its mission of protecting the astronauts’ eyes from harmful radiation while also incorporating new designs that maximize overhead visibility.

2018 – The first electronically switchable Transitional Combat Eyewear Protection (TCEP) to meet MIL-SPEC

Created by AlphaMicron in response to Army’s need for Transitional Combat Eyewear Protection (TCEP), the first-ever electronically controllable eyewear is now in production and can be purchased. The CTRL eyewear switches from clear to dark in 0.1 seconds, less time than the blink of an eye.

In this unique, multidimensional protective eyewear, ballistic lenses are combined with Electronic Tint-on-Demand™ liquid crystal technology (e-Tint®) to enhance tactical capability and provide protection by enabling automatic switching when lighting conditions shift (for example, moving from the outdoor sunshine into a dark building). By having a hands-free instantaneous switching capability, soldiers are not required to remove their sunglasses, and their eyes remain protected at all times.