Go Farther. Even in the Cold.

Caliente is heading to the AABC Conference next month in San Francisco to present their findings on electric vehicle battery usage. We found the solution you all have been looking for!EV in Snow

Without an efficient battery heating system, electric vehicles waste valuable power staying warm enough to operate in colder temperatures. Our heaters use less electricity, which means increased driving range. We offer pad heaters for cold plate designs, PTC immersion heaters for liquid-cooled systems, PTC radiator-style elements for air-cooled designs, and custom options tailored to your needs.

Stop by booth 207 if you’re interested in learning more!

Advances in Thermal Technology will be Shown at SOFIC

Come join us and the warm weather of Tampa, Florida for another show at SOFIC! On May 16th through the 18th, we will be displaying our newest target materials in Booth #118.

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is the largest SOF conference in North America. You will have the opportunity to explore the most cutting-edge capabilities in the industry and collaborate on the challenges our soldiers face every day.Comparison

Caliente is helping meet these needs by presenting our new Zero Degree Passive Material. This thicker material (left) can be mounted at any position to provide a more vivid, consistent thermal image and allows for easier application, avoiding bubbles or wrinkles during installation. Stronger pressure sensitive mounting adhesive lets you stick the target almost anywhere, even to wet plywood! These targets are easy to set-up, durable, flexible, and energy efficient.

Caliente will also be displaying many other targets in their robust product line. Stop by Booth #118 and mention this post to receive a FREE GIFT!

Caliente Stars on American Outdoors

American OutdoorsCaliente recently made an appearance on American Outdoors to demonstrate how important our thermal targets are for training in the military and armed forces. With the help of these targets, our soldiers are now able to train more effectively to be ready for active duty in the field.

Check out Caliente’s segment to see our line of products and learn more about what we do!


“We were interviewed while attending SHOT Show in Las Vegas to discuss our unique and robust line of thermal targets. Within the next few years, all military branches will be required to train with thermal scopes. Not only did we want to stress the impact our targets have on effective training, but we wanted to let everyone know that we sell the best thermal targets on the market for the upcoming required training procedures” -Allison Rowe.

American Outdoors is the oldest outdoor television show in America and is devoted to bringing the greatest adventure and best products to its viewers.

Caliente Receives High Score on Performance Survey in Efforts to Obtain a GSA Schedule

Caliente is pursuing a contract under GSA to better serve its military customers. As our business grows and expands, Caliente wants to be able to meet the needs of all their clients efficiently. After being a subcontractor on GSA for a few years, we felt it was time to create our own contract. Our new restructured platform will expand our current GSA product line by presenting an updated product and price list.

In order to obtain a contract, we were required to complete a past performance evaluation survey though a third party. Open Ratings Systems distributed and collected data from our current and past customers. The results were outstanding. We received an 87, on a scale of 100, for overall performance ratings. Our highest categories included reliability, order accuracy, quality, and responsiveness. Although the responses were all positive, we will continue to keep our customers needs and wants as our first priority.

Caliente appreciates the feedback from the survey and will continue to exceed expectations, making sure we are the top performing company in the industry.

Check us out at SHOT Show in Las Vegas!

Caliente, LLC will be joining an amazing list of more than 1,600 exhibitors at the 2017 SHOT Show, January 17-20, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV.

The SHOT Show is the world’s most comprehensive tradeshow for professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It attracts an impressive 64,000 industry professionals from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

NEW PRODUCTS displayed at booth 8511

Caliente, LLC will be featuring its new Zero Degree reverse polarity material along with its new Friend-Foe shotshow-logo-downloadThermal ID target. The Zero Degree passive material requires no power and does not need to be angled to display an effective thermal image downrange. This material is also thicker than previous films, allowing it to last longer before the need to patch or replace it. Our new 12V Friend-Foe Thermal ID target has the special capability of switching from “friend” to “foe” in a matter of seconds. By simply turning on one of the power supplies, the target will display an enemy holding a gun. In the off position, the target displays an unarmed civilian.

For more information, come to our booth and meet face-to-face with our team members to discuss the implications of these new products or contact Mike Kelly at mike@heatsmarter.com.

See full details to register at www.shotshow.org. We look forward to seeing you at 2017 SHOT Show!

Caliente exhibiting at I/ITSEC Booth 2731 in Orlando, FL

On November 28th through December 2nd Caliente will be exhibiting their new Zero Degree reverse polarity thermal target material in Booth 2731 at I/ITSEC.booth-placement

Caliente’s new Zero Degree reverse polarity material overcomes the biggest issue with previous passive materials – that they had to be angled at 10 degrees to demonstrate an effective thermal image. Field testing at 400 meters has shown the new Caliente Zero Degree material overcomes this issue, with a much clearer and higher contrast thermal image.

The material is also thicker than previous films, allowing it to take more shots before the need to patching or replacement, providing a higher return on investment. These non-powered thermal targets are ideal for ranges where power is limited, and use a strong pressure-sensitive mounting adhesive that bonds to even wet plywood.

Whether powered or unpowered, Caliente offers the broadest and most robust line of thermal targets in the industry, including 120V, 12V, Zero Degree reverse polarity, table thermalization and specialized sniper targets. Please visit us at I/ITSEC Booth 2731 and check out our website www.calientellc.com to learn more.

I/ITSEC is the world’s largest Training, Simulation and Modeling conference where businesses from across the nation present the best in training equipment and simulation technologies for our forces in the field as well as those at home.

>Caliente, LLC is a certified HUBZone Small Business headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana and manufactures thermal products including heaters, coolers, sensors and controls for various markets.   Find out more at www.calientellc.com/military or mike@heatsmarter.com

Junior Achievement Top 100 Entrepreneurs


Our president, Mike Kelly, spoke to Leo High School Students this morning about his incredible journey of becoming an entrepreneur. Working with Junior Achievement in celebration of Entrepreneurship Month, Mike and 100 other entrepreneurs in the region are taking part in the November Campaign to educate high school students about the benefits and challenges of creating their own business. This campaign will inspire a new generation to use their ideas and expertise to build a better life for themselves and their communities. Junior Achievement works with caring adults to “empower young people to own their future economic success by enhancing the relevancy of education”.

Mike Kelly receives 1st Source Bank Ernestine M. Raclin Community Leadership Award

Each year, 1st Source Bank presents the Ernestine M. Raclin Community Leadership Award to employees of its business clients who are leaders in the community and exemplify the spirit of volunteerism. 1st-source-awardAs many as ten employees of locally owned companies are selected by a panel of blue ribbon community leaders. Our CEO and Founder, Mike Kelly, was graciously given this award for his active involvement and commitment to the community through his volunteer service. Mike led Redeemer Radio through its transition to a 24/7 radio station with broadcasts across northern Indiana. He is also active with Saint Vincent de Paul Parish and the University of St. Francis’ School of Entrepreneurship. Mike not only exemplifies what a true leader and volunteer should be, but he embodies it in his everyday life by continuously putting his time and effort into helping others.

Caliente Receives Top Simulation and Training Company Award

For the third year in a row, Caliente is being recognized by Military Training Technologies (MT2) with the Innovation Award as one of the Top Simulation and Training Companies. This award is based off of total military sales, end-user feedback, innovations and the need for a solution. We are honored and proud to be ranked as one of the top companies in all four of these categories. We continue to make a significant impact in the military training industry and have built strong relationships across the military because of it. The passion we have for developing innovative products that meet the needs of our clients is what separates us from our competition. We are looking forward to another outstanding year.


Follow this link to check out our award page http://www.mti-dhp.com/topcompanies/companies/caliente-defense and visit our website to see what we offer www.calientellc.com

Caliente announces New and Improved website updates

Caliente is launching a new website later today  with added features that are geared towards you, our customers. Our goal is to expand the site and make it more user friendly. Our site will include a product search section where customers can see exactly how our designs will fit their needs. This includes product photos, descriptions, specifications, and features of almost every product in our warehouse, considering most of what we do is customized. Additionally, our site is now mobile friendly. We have created this easy to navigate design to help you find the information you need quickly and efficiently.

Head to calientellc.com today to check out our new website!