Battle Sight Technologies inks global distribution pact

January 22, 2019

Dayton startup Battle Sight Technologies, creator of the world’s first infrared crayon, is teaming up with Miamisburg’s Steiner eOptics to sell and distribute its patented CrayTac technology across the globe.

“We are thrilled to partner with Steiner and the global family of brands at Beretta Holding. As one of the largest suppliers of military equipment and night vision technology in the world, their knowledge and access to international markets and buyers provides a significant advantage as Battle Sight expands internationally,” Battle Sight President Nick Ripplinger said in a press release. “Steiner’s expertise with the licensing of products for international sale and export under various U.S. regulations expedites our ability to get our CrayTac technology into the hands of the warfighter.”

Battle Sight made headlines in 2018 with the introduction of its CrayTac infrared tactical crayon, the world’s only reusable infrared writing appliance. The device allows soldiers to covertly write in low-light and no-light situations to ensure effective communication across the team. This communication keeps the soldiers safer and remains invisible to enemies without the proper night vision goggles.

“The CrayTac™ is an exciting extension of infrared capability on the battlefield and it complements our cutting-edge night vision technologies,” Steiner eOptics General ManagerDan Barnes said in the release. “We’re looking forward to the partnership with Battle Sight and supporting their mission to accelerate access to technology for the warfighter world-wide.”

The agreement with Steiner covers all sales and distribution to entities outside the United States.

Battle Sight will continue to handle sales to the U.S. military and special operations forces, tactical police and first response organizations directly through its own sales representatives.