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Scottevest Sev Partners With Eleksen To Release Volume-Control Jacket

SeV Tactical VC features ElekTex volume sensor, allowing user to control volume on hidden devices

KETCHUM, IDAHO–SCOTTEVEST, INC. (SeV) (, the sole provider of Technology Enabled Clothing (TEC), has announced its partnership with Eleksen Ltd., the leading producer of microchip-enabled consumer fabrics. The two companies will collaborate to produce SeV’s newest jacket, the Tactical VC (for Volume Control).

SeV’s Tactical VC allows the wearer to adjust the volume of electronic devices inside the jacket simply by touching the integrated controls on the jacket’s exterior. These controls function using ElekTex, Eleksen’s groundbreaking interactive fabric switching technology. ElekTex contains no hard components whatsoever–even the connections are made using conductive fabric ribbon cables. The fabric switches are washable, flexible, breathable, and pierce resistant.

In addition to the volume control feature, SeV Tactical VC includes 40 ergonomically designed pockets and compartments, SeV’s patented Personal Area Network (PAN), which allows users to discreetly hold and connect multiple electronic devices through a hidden conduit system, removable sleeves and hood, waterproof and breathable exterior, Coolmax mesh interior, Detachable Cargo Cache (DCC), Weight Management System (WMS), Solar Panel compatibility, patent-pending magnetic closures (using 14 magnets), Badge Grabber, CollarConnect, DeepPockets, 2 key holders, eyeglass chamois, 4 pen/stylus pockets, AA and AAA battery holders, magnetic windflap, side seam zippers, 2 bottle holders, BudBuckets, MyMemory, collar loops, epaulets, baseball cap holder and more!

SeV Tactical VC is part of SeV’s new product line, Version 4.0, which is redefining the way consumers, businessmen, and law enforcement personnel carry and use electronic devices.

“Our 4.0 Tactical VC is by far our most technical jacket, and includes a number of features that will please both ‘techies’ and undercover law enforcement personnel alike,” said Scott Jordan, CEO of SCOTTEVEST, Inc. “SCOTTEVEST recognizes that carrying a number of devices simultaneously is a fact of life in the modern world, and a given for law enforcement personnel. Our partnership with ElekSen allows us to deliver the highest quality TEC product to our users, something that SCOTTEVEST has pledged to do from Day One. ElekTex was the perfect choice for this all-weather product. The controls are durable and waterproof, but also thin and lightweight, making them ideal for a jacket that will be worn in all conditions. We are proud to be working with Eleksen to make wearable technology a reality today.”

Additional information about SCOTTEVEST’s SeV Tactical VC, its Version 4.0 product line, or about the company itself can be found at ElekSen and its products can be found online at The Tactical VC will be available this September 2005, in black, for $309.99.

Founded in 2001, SCOTTEVEST, INC. and its wholly owned division Technology Enabled Clothing -TEC, are the leaders in the apparel industry as it relates to incorporating electronic equipment into clothing. SCOTTEVEST began designing clothing to meet the needs of techies and travelers who needed to both carry and use their electronic gadgets. As expected, prior versions were an immediate hit with the geek-chic crowd.

SeV products rapidly gained a following among undercover law enforcement officers, including the C.I.A., F.B.I., Secret Service, and other branches of the newly formed Homeland Defense Department. SCOTTEVESTs have been exhibited at The Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley, The Innoventions Pavilion at Disneyland, The Oakland Museum of California, TheMuseum of Technology in Milan, Italy, the Cittadella Scienza in Naples, Italy, and The International Spy Museum Store in Washington, D.C. The SeV has even shown up on HBO’s smash hit, The Wire, and was worn by Matthew McConaughey in the 2005 blockbuster, Sahara

SCOTTEVEST, INC. holds patents for the design and utility of incorporating third-party electronic devices and their wires into clothing. Additional information about Version 4.0 products, or about SeV itself can be found at and

Scott Jordan

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Clint Garwood

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About Eleksen Ltd.
Eleksen Ltd. is the world leader in smart fabrics. Eleksen enables innovative product development by researching, developing and licensing soft sensing and switching technology. The company’s core technology, ElekTex, is based around a unique sensing fabric. ElekTex opens the door to a whole new range of ‘soft’ products as both sensor and interconnectivity are fabric and eliminate the need for external hard components. Eleksen has established a strong customer base for its solutions in its six core markets: transport, healthcare, toys & games, consumer electronics, furniture and wearables. Eleksen develops and licenses its technology. It also has capabilities to do prototyping or production. The company is backed by an impressive list of investors: 3i, MTI, MVI, Siemens Venture Capital, Vesta Capital Partners and Wireless Frontiers. Eleksen expects the company will quadruple its revenues in the coming year. Eleksen’s headquarters are based in Pinewood Studios near London.

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