If you ever drop by a RADETEC exhibit, at any venue, and mention the words “FN Shot Counter” it’s guaranteed to get you a response of “how many have you seen…” Before I get into an explanation that supports the company’s response, I’d like to give you just a quick background on this EU company. RADETEC translates to RADE Technologias . They were founded in 2004 and have two offices in Madrid and Zaragoza, Spain. They’re actually part of a technical medical group called Grupo Empresarial Electromédico (GEE). GEE has been in business for 30 years managing and maintaining electronic equipment for hospitals across Spain. The company has expanded its global presence through strategic partnerships that in 2010 established RADETEC’s first U.S. office in Bethlehem, PA. The company’s core competency is the integration of electromechanical components and plastic polymers
The company has recently launched a product that it markets under the name of “Ammo Control;” there are two versions of the product, one displays the actual number of rounds left in a weapon’s magazine and the other displays an LED that changes color as rounds are expended. Ammo Control Digital Counter displays the actual round count remaining and Ammo Control LED Advisor which changes the LED color as rounds are expended.
Presently the Ammo Control Digital Counter and Ammo Control LED Advisor are available for the M4 carbine, M1911 pistols and Beretta 92FS.
RADETEC also has a software product that supports the armorer’s function. It’s a data base that collects shots fired, weapon serial numbers, maintenance history as well as any relevant comments.