AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TrackingPoint™, creator of the world's first Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) system, today announced it is the recipient of a Best of What's New Award from Popular Science Magazine for its 1,200 yard range Xact System™ PGF. The product and other award winners will be featured in the December 2013 issue.
The Xact System PGF allows hunters and target shooting enthusiasts to accurately hit targets at ranges up to 1,200 yards through the system's Networked Tracking Scope. The scope provides the user with a live picture of the target in a fighter jet-style heads up display (HUD) along with variables and conditions such as range in yards, wind direction and speed, temperature, pressure, and degree of inclination. Users tag a target by pressing a single button, which prompts a blue X to appear in the HUD. Once the X changes to red, the Xact System has finished its calculations and the user can fire at the target with an incredibly high degree of accuracy.
"We are thrilled to receive this award from Popular Science Magazine, an iconic publication that has a storied history of featuring the very best innovations," stated Jason Schauble, CEO of TrackingPoint. "Our Xact System Smart Rifle is the world's most accurate firearm that allows users to repeatedly hit targets at ranges up to 1,200 yards, an incredible small arms achievement. It's a true technological marvel as it dynamically accounts for so many variables and can persistently track and hit moving targets."
"For more than a quarter century, Popular Science has devoted its December issue to the year's most remarkable innovations. The Best of What's New Awards is our magazine's top honor, and the 100 awardees are selected from a pool of thousands. Each winner is handpicked and revolutionary in its own way. Whether they're poised to change the world or simply your living room, the Best of What's New awardees challenge us to the see the future in a new light." - Cliff Ransom, Executive Editor of Popular Science Magazine.
TrackingPoint's PGF smart rifle system, enables a shooter to track and hit moving targets at extreme ranges and to achieve mastery within minutes. Users can share their most impressive shots made with the Xact System through built-in Wi-Fi and ShotView™, the company's own streaming mobile app that enables real-time social and mobile device sharing. For more information on the award-winning Xact System PGF, visit www.tracking-point.com.
TrackingPoint is an Austin, Texas-based applied technology company that created the first Precision Guided Firearm, a revolutionary new long-range shooting system that puts jet fighter lock-and-launch technology in a rifle, enabling anyone to accurately hit targets at extended ranges. www.tracking-point.com