Discovering Wireless Transmission and New Gear

1895 Pontecchio, Italy – As young Guglielmo fidgeted with his super secret device, he probably had no idea what type of technological storm he was about to unleash upon the world.  Just an adjustment here and the world’s first wireless signal would be sent to a receiver a mile an a half away.

The Genius of Wireless Communication

Well Played Marconi, Well Played

That one signal would allow civilization to order pizzas from their homes, stalk each other on Facebook and even send text messages on the freeway at 73 miles per hour.  What Guglielmo Marconi discovered was a new way of transmitting of communication between human beings.  Before we relied on the human voice, print and messages that had to be carried over miles and miles of wires via the telephone.  Now messages could be carried those same distances seemingly in thin air.

One year later Marconi traveled to England with the hopes of showing British telegraph authorities of adopting the new technology for improving communications across the country.  When W.H. Preece, chief engineer of the British Post-office of telegraphs saw what Marconi’s transmitter could accomplish the stage was set for a rapid explosion of wireless communication.   Just 31 years later phone calls could be made from England to the United States. In 1946 mobile phones were now being used in cars.

Yes… people were making calls from their cars and annoying people well before the cell phone ever came into use.

Just over 100 years later we can perform all sorts of functions with wireless signals.  Think about how earth shattering this invention could be.  Now you can completely ignore your family while arguing with people on the internet while using your IPad in a restaurant.  All with Marconi’s discovery.

But there’s one truly helpful, relevant application that Marconi’s discovery of radio waves has created:  the ability to change the heat settings in your heated clothing with a wireless remote.

Good use of wireless communication

Good use of wireless communication

Don’t believe me?  Check out how this works with the New Grand Touring Collection line of 12V gear by clicking here:  GTC

Sources –

Guglielmo Marconi – Biography

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1909/marconi-bio.html

John Wiley.com.au – A History of Wireless Technologies

http://media.johnwiley.com.au/product_data/excerpt/95/04708494/0470849495.pdf

Snow, Tragedy and Motor Sports at The Donner Pass

March 11, 1911 –  Just three years before 1911 a new craze had gripped the United States and Europe.  Automobile racing.

Picture from Time.com

People didn’t smile for pictures in 1911

In 1908 a race sponsored by the New York Times and a French newspaper created the “world’s most grueling race.”  This became known as the New York to Paris Road Race.  Thirteen cars were entered but only six ended up racing.

They would travel from Lincoln Square in New York City to San Francisco then to Valdez, Alaska.  From there cars were shipped to Japan then drove through the Siberia Tundra in Russia and then finally after 22,00 miles in Paris.

During the trip drivers faced bad weather, muddy roads and something we all face today:  bad drivers.

There is one really funny event that happened during the New York to Paris race.  Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, basically the guy that pushed World War I along put a car in the race.  He claimed it was superior to any other car in the field.  It was towed out of the mud by the American Thomas Flyer car driven by Schushter.

Did you think any era was immune to bad drivers?

The Donner Pass

Won't cost you a thing but your life..

Won’t cost you a thing but your life..

From the turn of the 1900s and beginning with the New York to Paris Road Race increasing numbers of people began to travel towards California.  Local hotels began seeing an economic opportunity and staged their own races where “gasoline buggies” and bikes would race.

So in the spring of 1911 the Tahoe Tavern in Tahoe City held it’s own race offering a brilliant silver trophy.  Mark McLaughlin who writes for the Tahoe Tribune writes extensively about the race and said (link):

When businesses realized future tourism dollars were going to arrive by car, not passenger train, they began to pressure the state and county governments to improve mountain roads. Years before the first highway was constructed over Donner Pass, intrepid drivers were fighting their way over this portion of the rugged Sierra, using block and tackle and tying ropes around their tires for traction.

This race would have a lengthy delay.  When the March 11th storm hit, it left 40 feet of snow drifts on the ground completely blocking the pass.  A winner of the race until June of that year.

Nature can create weather patterns of legendary proportions.  Just ask Napolean.  Or the residents of New Orleans.

Courtesty of StormKing.com

Courtesty of StormKing.com

But the racers in 1911 were lucky.  What they may have remember is another group of people who tried to get through the pass which at that time had no name.  But the story of that family and their companions gave rise to one of the most tragic episodes in the migration of humans from one place to another.

Nearly seventy years before, the Donner Family left their home to journey west in the hopes of finding riches in California.  The gold rush was one of America’s first get rich quick schemes and the Donner Party was one of its most tragic victims.  In February 1847 with no food, no hope of getting through the massive snow drifts…the Donner Party engaged in cannibalism.

Such was the mystique of this pass.  Massive movements of people, historical road races and yes…tourism.  Two things remain constant about the pass:  motorists and violent snow storms.

I can personally tell you that travelling through the Donner Pass you’re surrounded by beauty.  Even in June you can see snow capped mountains, sparkling waters and majestic pine trees.  In a place with such amazing beauty you tend to forget that much of the history in the west passed through the Donner Pass.

Here’s a question for you.  If you were to go on a winter road race in through the Donner Pass, what gear would you bring?

Here’s an idea:  12V Heated Jacket Liner with Wireless Remote:  Link

Sources:

Donner Pass Race, New York to Paris – Tahoe Daily Tribune

http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/northshore/6256548-113/tahoe-race-car-donner

New York To Paris The Hard Way

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/10/automobiles/10RACE.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

What the Donner Party Ate In The Final Days

http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/donner-party-cannibalism-remains-111010.htm

How To Extend Your Riding Season In Winter

Get 12V gear with unlimited heat, wireless control and inter connectivity

Imagine this:  you’ve just enjoyed your summer riding season, but time flew by and now you have to decide what to do with your bike for the winter.

Typically you have two choices:  a) shut it down or b) keep riding but figure out how to keep warm

Which do you choose?  If you want to keep riding but tend to shut it down…we’ve got a solution for you.

Check out this new video featuring the new Grand Touring Collection of heated gear.

You learn about:

  • extending your rides in winter with 12V gear
  • new way to control your heated gear’s settings
  • how to power multiple pieces of heated gear with one power source

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The Competition – How We Rise Above the Rest

In order to be a successful company in a competitive market, you’ve got to find a way to stand above your competition. So how do we do that? Easily, by offering quality products at a price that is more available to the masses. We don’t compromise our product just to lower the prices and take the lower market share. Instead, we do the opposite. We offer the very best products while still offering them at a price that nearly everyone can afford. Sure, the ticket price may seem high at first, but when you take into account the quality, lifespan and how it compares to our competition – it’s easy to decide who you should go with.

In fact, we’re the only heated clothing manufacturer that offers batteries and chargers as part of the purchase price, instead of having to purchase those necessities separately. Additionally, if you’re purchasing clothing or gloves from our 12 volt powersport line, you’ll receive a battery harness, free of charge.

We won’t nickel-and-dime you like the other guys; Why would we? We want you to be a customer for life; liking our products so much, that you reorder things and start to add to your collection of heated clothing.

How Do We Heat Our Products?

We live in a time where technology is improving each day, which is good, but it also makes your brand new, super expensive phones and computers outdated very fast. The good news, is that when good technology is developed, not only can you get great products, but they don’t become outdated because they still work and perform well.

That’s exactly the story behind Venture Heat. When the heated clothing industry started, bulky wires and heavy cages were the only technology available it wasn’t cheap in any sense of the word. When Venture came around, we changed all of that. Our engineers developed never before seen hair-thin carbon fiber heating elements. You literally cannot tell whether or not they are in the fabric. Discreet and slim, you’re able to order a form-fitting jacket, like the City Collection line, without sacrificing style or comfort.

Our own Lithium Ion Batteries are made specifically for our products, which means don’t try to plug anything else in! It may look like it fits, but it won’t and it may actually cause items to break. We’re the leading manufacturer of heating clothing. Know why? Because we’re the best at what we do.

Ride in Style with a Women’s Heated Motorcycle Vest

Why sacrifice style just because you’re trying to stay warm on your motorcycle?  A lot of women are forced to put up with ill-fitting clothes, just to make sure they can feel their body for the duration of the ride. Now you can stay warm, while still looking your very best. Our 12V Heated Women’s Vest has heating panels in the front and back, sure to keep you cozy even during your longest rides.

What makes this vest better than others? Well first of all, you can hook it up directly to your battery with the included battery harness, and even connect it to multiple pieces of our heated clothing. Still not enough? Okay…

How about the fact that this vest has a fleece-lined collar and moisture wicking fabric to make sure you are completely weatherproofed? Zipper yourself up, turn on the heater and go for a ride. C’mon, you’re going to be going headstrong against the wind, make sure you have the right kind of armor for that battle.

2013 Kinsey Dealer Show

We are excited to be participating in the 2013 Kinsey Dealer Show right now.  VentureHeat is here this weekend showing off some of our latest products and advancements in our heated gear technology.  Alongside over 200 other manufacturers in the archery and hunting accessories industry, we are thrilled to be a part of this show to present our heated jackets, gloves, and vests to archery and hunting enthusiasts.

While only midway through the morning, we have already received a ton of positive feedback from the archery community as many have found that by using our heated jackets or vests, they would not have to layer on bigger, bulky jackets to stay warm which can get in the way when you are using a bow.  Our heated soft shell jackets have heating elements placed throughout your core and allow you to adjust the temperature to your comfort level.  So instead of packing on the layers in the morning, only to shed them by the afternoon, you can instead just wear one of our heated jackets and change the temperature as needed throughout the day.

Trade Show BoothIf you happen to be in the Hershey, PA area come check us out at the Convention Center and try out our electric heated gear firsthand. Or meet up with us next weekend in Lynnwood, WA at the Euro Moto Show where we will have some of our heated motorcycle gear on display.  See ya there!

Xtreme Comfort Technology

Combining micro-fiber heating elements with maximum comfort.

Traditional heated gear is constructed using stiff resistor cables and coils that create hot spots which can burn your skin in some areas and leave you cold in others.  In attempt to disperse heat evenly, extra insulation is added which creates bulk and restricts mobility.

Venture Heat has pioneered hair-thin micro fiber heating elements that are both pliable and flexible.  The Xtreme Comfort Technology is coil-free allowing for a lightweight and less intrusive design.  The efficient heating system provides instantaneous and consistent heat levels throughout your entire body.

The XCT system has been integrated in  the 7.4 Volt rechargeable battery line for ultimate portability allowing you to take heat with you where ever you go.

The 12 Volt product line is powered by a motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile which lets you experience heated comfort for the entire length of the ride.  With head to toe heating panels, you are able to connect your gear together for the ultimate heated performance.

As the industry leader in tech enabled heated outerwear and accessories our XCT heating system was designed specifically for the outdoor enthusiast.  Choose VentureHeat for Xtreme Warmth and Xtreme Comfort.

12V Heated Motorcycle Gear

Stay out on the road longer with heated gear.

Who ever said that cold temperatures marked the end of the motorcycle riding season apparently had never used 12V Heated Motorcycle Gear. VentureHeat is committed to extending the riding season long into the winter so that as long as you have traction, you are ready to ride.  12V Heated Motorcycle Gear from VentureHeat includes head to toe heated apparel to keep you warm no matter how cold the temperature falls.

Heated motorcycle gear not only enables you to ride longer during the cold weather, but also ride more comfortably and more safely.  By regulating your body temperature, you can focus your entire attention on the road ahead rather than having to deal with cold temperatures which can limit your mobility and control over the bike while out on a ride.

Each item in the 12V Heated Gear lineup includes a battery harness and built-in fuse.  After a quick set-up of connecting the harness to the terminals on the battery, you are ready to experience the luxury of having heated comfort during your ride.

VentureHeat offers a variety of products to keep you warm, from the Heated Motorcycle Jacket Liner,  12V Heated Vests, 12V Heated Pant Liners, Heated Motorcycle Boot Liners, as well as Heated Motorcycle Gloves and Glove Liners.

All of VentureHeat’s Heated 12V Gear can be connected together using only one battery harness.  They also feature multi-zone temperature controls for an even greater degree of customization.  For instance, let’s say you choose to wear a complete outfit of heated gear with a Heated Jacket Liner, Heated Gloves, Heated Pant Liners, and Heated Insoles. With the temperature controllers that come standard with both the Heated Jacket Liner and Heated Pant Liners, (as well as the Heated Vests), you can control the heat on your upper body with a separate setting than your lower body.

The Heated Jacket Liner features pre-wired connectors in a concealed zip-up pocket near the cuffs to quickly plug in the Heated Gloves.  The Heated Pant Liners have a similar feature for the Heated Insoles. Configuring your gear in this manner allows you to control the temperature for both your jacket and gloves with one controller while the other controller adjusts your pants and insoles.  You will find this highly beneficial when out on the road especially if your hands and chest are prone to getting colder than the rest of your body.

 

After getting off your motorcycle, the quick release coax connectors easily unhook so you will never have to worry about tipping your bike over in the event that you forget to unhook the cables before walking away.  The connectors on the clothing can quickly be hidden away in the discreet, zippered pockets.  This feature is highly desirable in situations where you are wearing your motorcycle gear after you get off the bike, like when stopping to get something eat or refueling.

The idea behind the design of the heated motorcycle gear is to maintain a neutral look.  The clothing is constructed to be thin enough to be worn under you usual motorcycle gear.  That way, you can still maintain the same style you desire with the added bonus of being able to wear heated gear underneath.

All of the Heated Motorcycle Gear uses hair-thin micro fibers in the heating elements.  Unlike other companies that use bulky cables and coils to heat the clothing, VentureHeat’s apparel is both coil-free and cable-free.  The Xtreme Comfort Technology (XCT) heating panels provide maximum warmth while maintaining their flexibility.  The heating panels move freely with the fabric of the clothing itself, so you will never notice any obtrusive or uncomfortable cables that many of the other heated clothing companies use.

Learn more about the VentureHeat’s XCT heating panels.

We know that you love to ride, now you can more comfortably.  Check out our selection of 12V Heated Motorcycle Gear to stay out on the road longer.

The Perks of a Heated Car Seat Cover

The Perks of a Heated Car Seat Cover

Starting your car after it has sat overnight in the cold is never something you look forward to in the morning.  Waiting for the heater to kick in can take your entire drive before you start to feel warm air blowing out of the vents. Your other options are to either let your car idle and warm up while you wait inside or to pay extra and upgrade to a newer, more luxurious car with heated seats.  Unfortunately neither of these choices are the most feasible for your schedule or realistic from a financial standpoint.

It is time for you to experience a warming sensation throughout your entire body with the affordable and timely solution of VentureHeat’s Heated Car Seat Cover.  Simply slip the stretchable polyester-mesh cover over your seat and plug the 12-volt cigarette plug into your car’s adaptor.  When you turn the car on, power will immediately begin to heat the seat cover.  You will no longer have to wait for your engine to heat up to feel the warmth like you do when you turn the heater on, because heat will be drawn as soon as you turn the key.

The heating elements are strategically positioned along the seat and back rest for continuous soothing warmth.  With a layer of foam, the heated car seat cover not only provides instant heated warmth, but serves as a comfortable cushion as well.

Coming in gray, tan, and black styles, you are able to choose a heated seat cover that complements your car.  When you are ready for luxurious heat, simply press the button found on the included temperature controller.  This allows you to select between varying levels of heat so that you can maximize your overall comfort.  By warming your core, your body’s blood circulation will improve to spread heat throughout your entire body.  This means that if you tend to get cold fingers or toes while driving, a heated car seat cover could help to warm and relax your extremities even though the heat is centralized along your backside.

The heated car seat cover also works great for the passenger seat as its versatile design is built to fit nearly any car’s bucket seats.  So whether you have a friend or relative that tends to get cold, or are out on a date, the heated car seat cover will produce relaxing warmth whenever it’s needed.

When you have been sufficiently warmed and no longer need the extra boost of warmth, simply press the power button to turn off the heat.  Temperature adjustments can be made on-the-go with just the click of a button so that you can keep your focus on the road.

If you are ready to say goodbye to chilly car rides, take a look at the heated car seat cover for hours of comfortable heat.