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Jack Ellis, Test Pilot

TPN LogoIn a change from the normal CES programming, Don interviews Jack Ellis, TPN‘s video production engineer, who is normally behind the camera rather than in front. Jack’s a retired airline captain who had the job of every boy’s dreams, that of a test pilot.

Regrettably he doesn’t spill the beans on any hair-raising near-misses and Don will have to get him back to rectify that omission, but he does talk a little about aircraft that are now museum pieces.

Interview by Don Baine, the Gadget Professor for the TechPodcast Network.


Vertix: Wireless Helmet Communicator for Motorcycles, Skiers and Drivers

Communications with your co-rider or with other bikes on the road is always a challenge.

Vertix Ltd introduced a sophisticated system they project will reach the North American market for about half the retail price of conventional motorcycle communications gear at CES2012.

The VERTIX Raptor-i provides convenient and uninterrupted mobile communication while on the move., and features models for bothfull-face and open-face helmets. The EZ-Mount system also allows easy “attack angle” adjustments of your control unit for improved aerodynamics when you change bikes with different riding styles. The unit combines intercom, mp3 player, FM radio and features on the move charging that keeps the unit ready to go at all times.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.