IAUS gives away 4-wheeler at Renewable Energy Fair

Millard County Chronicle Progress -- October 21, 2015
Amanda Allen, Staff Reporter

IAUS, also known as International Automated Systems, Inc. held a Renewable Energy Fair last weekend at the Millard County Fair Grounds. Neldon Johnson and Greg Shepard, with help from their wives Glenda and Diana, alongside engineers and team members from IAUS put together a well-coordinated informational event serving lunch and giving away a Polaris 4-wheeler.

Founded in 1987 by Neldon Johnson, IAUS develops patented and patent pending high technology products for diverse markets such as renewable energy production, wireless communications, self-service consumer purchasing, consumer electronic devices, and secured financial transactions. The company has been publicly traded since 1988 and has many local and international investors with stocks on the rise.

According to Johnson, the two-day Renewable Energy Fair on Oct. 16-17 was an opportunity for Millard County residents and stockholders to learn about the recent technology breakthroughs and moneymaking opportunities available with IAUS. Johnson was prepared to explain and discuss all seven of his new inventions as well as a high-level strategy on how they will enter the staggering markets. IAUS’s website explains their many accomplishments including the first self checkout system, digital wave modulation, fingerprint ID security, and roller-mold solar lens manufacturing. Announcing they recently completed research and development stages on new inventions, IAUS anticipates implementing their new and revolutionary technology.

IAUS team members drew in quite a crowd as they moved from booth to booth, introducing the displayed designs and results from research. Some of the inventions showcased were the pipe-less heat exchanger, bladeless turbine, world’s first viable concentrated photovoltaic system (CPV), and dynamic voltage control technology (DVC). The curious attendees asked detailed questions and the team explained their efforts, changing skepticism into intrigue. Shepard said, “We’ve got shareholders that have had shares in IAUS for a while and in their mind, nothing has happened. They want to see the money. We are here to show them what’s been going on behind the scenes so they understand how it’ll make money.”

Featured at the event was the DVC technology, which reportedly functions like a battery, but its unique capacitors are designed to allow converting variable output to a constant voltage. IAUS believes that the new DVC can yield a wide range of renewable energy markets such as aiding cell phones, laptops, power tools, electric cars, robotics, smart grids, and other battery circuit based technologies to charge within seconds. According to Johnson, “The DVC is the first technology capable of handling and converting a full range of variable input voltage to a constant DC or AC voltage and frequency output.” He went on to teach that this new device operates without transformers or coils, making it considerably compact and lightweight compared to today’s transformers and inverters. “There are unlimited possibilities, being that it can be reduced down to the size of a silicon chip,” said Shepard. According to Johnson, IAUS has many business ventures going on in the U.S., China, and Saudi Arabia. Locally, IAUS has built solar towers west of Hinkley and believe their research has concluded a cost-wise, time-wise, innovative solar technology that is expected to be competitive with coal, natural gas and oil. Johnson said, “Combining the DVC and CPV systems adds peak-power stability and can potentially achieve power efficiencies above 60-70 percent.”

IAUS’s solar lens fabrication has resulted in thin solar lenses made of aviation-grade, nonyellowing acrylic, that rotate to focus the sun’s energy on a small, high temperature point that can reach over 1,000 degrees. They anticipate this technology will be used for electricity production, thermal heat for manufacturing, water purification, chemical refinement and other heat-based processes.

Shepard said, “There were many people curious and wondering what was going on out there with the broken lenses for example. I feel like the locals walked away with a positive perception. The shareholders that were frustrated in the beginning became more patient and understanding after learning about the work that has been accomplished.”

Attendees that visited the booths and discussions were entered into a drawing that took place at the end of the event. Shepard asked Fayetta Western, an elder woman from Deseret, to come up and draw a name from the box. Because the rules said ‘must be present to win’, Fayetta drew four times before reading the name of someone in the audience. The winner of the brand-new Polaris 4-wheeler was Luana Bishop from Hinkley. The 90 year old woman and her husband were thrilled and shocked when handed the title and keys to the 4-wheeler. After posing for pictures, the couple jumped on the 4-wheeler and familiarized themselves with the prize. After the event Johnson said, “We are building a positive relationship with community members so they are well informed and on our side when we introduce our technology to the world.”