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New Sonetics’ Series Designed for Customers Requiring Light Weight, Discreet Use, or Compatibility with Other Headgear

June 13, 2012, Portland, OR - Sonetics, the leader in wireless team communication systems for challenging environments, today announced the immediate availability of a new series of headsets for use in wireless systems requiring light weight, discreet use, or compatibility with other headgear.

The Stealth series is compatible with existing Sonetics’ wireless systems, which can now be configured to include a mix of the new Stealth headsets and Apex or Triton hands-free, full-duplex headsets, which incorporate hearing protection. Example Stealth applications include hospitality, transportation, warehousing, security, military and emergency services, as well as industrial operations that require wearing masks or breathing apparatus.

Stealth headsets use DECT6.0 technology to deliver up to an 800-foot range, which delivers over seven times the coverage of conventional Bluetooth technology. The encrypted digital system operates on a reserved 1.9GHz frequency band (DECT 1.8GHz in the EU with a 600m. range), ensuring privacy and eliminating the interference that can plague Bluetooth or standard two-way radio communication. Stealth systems use small, rugged, rechargeable belt packs that incorporate patented Sonetics wireless technology. Sophisticated battery management keeps the system ready for 26 hours of continuous usage on a single two-hour charge.

Stealth headsets are available in seven models, ranging from simple ear buds to a rugged, water-resistant, wraparound headset designed for tactical use. All headsets incorporate microphones for full communication with microphone placement varying from invisible in-the-sleeve and discreet tactical boom to fully adjustable mini boom with integral noise-canceling technology and a wind screen. Headset speakers vary from ear buds and replaceable acoustic tubes to a small single-muff with padding.

“The availability of Stealth series headsets brings Sonetics’ wireless systems to a wide range of customers who do not require hearing protection or cannot accommodate large headsets for their application,” said Sonetics Vice President of Engineering, Simon Broadley. “Users can now benefit from our interference-free, wireless team communication, whether in combination with our hearing-protection headsets or in a Stealth-only system.”

About Sonetics Corporation

Sonetics is the leader in innovative and proven team communication systems. Sonetics delivers the clear communications that are essential for the productivity, safety, and effectiveness of work teams in aviation, firefighting, military, public works, marine, construction, and industrial operations. Our systems, with headsets and radio interfaces, ensure all team members can hear and be heard, even in the most challenging environments. We pioneered the development of fully self-contained hands-free wireless headsets, which allow team members to stay in continuous contact without being tethered to an intercom or belt pack. We back our systems with our exclusive ComCare Service Program, which provides up to five years of extended protection and expedited customer care -- the longest in the industry.

Twice named by Inc. magazine as one of America’s 500 fastest-growing private companies, Sonetics, together with its Firecom and Flightcom divisions, helps more than 500,000 customers in 90 countries solve their toughest communication problems. Visit us at http://www.soneticscorp.com or call (800) 833-4558 to learn more.

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For more information, contact Courtney Hastings at Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, PR firm for Sonetics Corporation at chastings@rhstrategic.com or 202-585-0210.

 

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