How to Use the T-Worx Intelligent Rail to Your Advantage (T-Worx)

How to Use the T-Worx Intelligent Rail to Your Advantage (T-Worx)

In 2007 they released the first iPhone. When Steve Jobs made the announcement, little did he know that he unofficially ushered in the smartphone generation.

Just as Apple revolutionized the mobile phone industry with smart technology, T-Worx has taken the firearms industry to the next level with their Intelligent Rail system. Simply put, Intelligent Rail technology did a similar thing for firearms as Apple did for cell phones. They made them smarter.

In this article, we’ll break down exactly what Intelligent Rail is and how you can use it to your advantage on the battlefield.

Let’s begin.

What Is Intelligent Rail?

Intelligent Rail® is a technology created by T-Worx as a modern firearm solution. This tech features a centralized power source for firearms rather than relying on multiple power sources and wires. The smart rail system also provides analytics and real-time video for the military. Weapon data is transmitted back to a command center to optimize military strategy.

The T-Worx Intelligent Rail is the only technology that meets the Picatinny Smart Rail modernization requirements for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW).

In 2019, T-Word successfully completed U.S. Army testing. Since they received their memorandum of approval, they’ve partnered with the U.S. Army to help support small arms modernization efforts.

4 Benefits of the T-Worx Intelligent Rail

As our world becomes more technologically advanced, it’s more important than ever to ensure military technology keeps up.

For the military, the main benefit to T-Worx’s I-Rail technology is that it allows weapons to become “smarter”. The federally patented smart rail system powers, connects, and communicates weapon data in a secure fashion from rifles to command centers to improve performance on the battlefield, maximize weapon lifecycles, and minimize risks to soldiers.

Here are 4 main benefits of using the T-Work Intelligent Rail:

  • Centralized Power Source: Rather than relying on several power sources, multiple wires, and extra weight, the I-Rail technology offers a single power source for the rifle and its accessories. The power source is rechargeable, reduces weapon weight, and optimizes usage on the battlefield.

  • Centralized Enabler Control: Rather than a variety of buttons for enablers, Worx’s smart rail tech provides soldiers with centralized control. Soldiers can control their weapon-mounted enablers with a single button pad.

  • Maintain Weapon Control: Rather than having to take a hand off the weapon to operate enablers, soldiers can keep both hands on the weapon at all times. This minimizes risk and reduces time to operate.

  • Drives Weapon Senior Fusion: All weapon-mounted enablers connect through the Intelligent Rail to provide a data feed straight to the operator's EUD for improved situational awareness on the battlefield.

According to the executive chairman of the U.S. Department of Defense, Devin Schain, “The company is poised to help make a difference in modern warfare and real-time intelligence of the American warfighter.”

3 Powerful T-Worx Intelligent Rail Solutions

T-Worx is the only approved supplier for the U.S. Army’s Picatinny Smart Rail technology.

With over 14 years of testing and refining, the I-Rail tech provides soldiers with centralized power for weapon mounted enablers. Plus, the smart tech connects weapon sensors to the soldier network, transforming every weapon into a sensor platform.

Here are the 3 main T-Worx Intelligent Rail solutions offered to the military to optimize performance on the battlefield:


1. Intelligent Rail M4 Carbine Retrofit Kit

The M4 Carbine Retrofit Kit allows soldiers to upgrade their M4 Carbine or AR 15 with T-Worx’s Intelligent Rail smart technology.

The kit allows anyone to take their current rifle and equip it with integrated power and high-speed networking. The kit offers soldiers with bi-directional power for weapon accessories while providing seamless connectivity between enablers and the external network.

The most demanding weapon mounted enablers will run smoothly on the Intelligent Rail’s centralized power source.


2. Intelligent Rail Standard and Advanced Enablers

Along with their patented Intelligent Rail, T-Worx also offers a wide array of rifle accessories. Weapon mounted enablers compatible with the T-Worx Intelligent Rail include:

  • Tactical light (10-975 Lumens)

  • Steiner DBAL-I2 and DBAL-A3 lasers

  • 4-Button control module

  • ACOG mount and reticle camera

  • Gateway node for data and image transfer to ATAK

3. Intelligent Rail Developer’s Tools

T-Worx also provides soldiers with developer’s tools to ensure your enabler and optic OEMs are compatible with Intelligent Rail technology. T-Worx’s developer’s tools include:

  • Basic and advanced developer's nodes

  • 18" developer's benchtop I-Rail segment with power supply

  • NIC cards and components needed to integrate with I-Rail

  • Full Rail Operating System (ROS) SDK

The Bottom Line

Here at ADS, we’re a proud partner of the leading smart rail company in the U.S. T-Worx is revolutionizing the way the military integrates smart technology into their firearms.

We offer a wide range of innovative tech solutions for any application—whether professional such as military or law enforcement or hobbyist such as hunting or outdoors

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