Sonetics Wireless Team Communication Systems Extended Via New Multi-Radio Digital Intercom

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Systems Designed to Provide “Future-Proof” Communication Interoperability for Work Crew Efficiency and Safety

Sonetics, the leader in team communication solutions for challenging environments, today announced the availability of its new SON200 Series Digital Intercom, which enables Sonetics system configurations interfaced with up to four radios and four additional devices such as cell phones and global positioning system (GPS) units. The new release supports over 400 different radio models to provide simulcast interoperability between multiple crews, departments, contractors, or jurisdictions, improving operational efficiencies and worker safety. The Digital Intercom is compatible with all Sonetics’ communication headset systems and can be used with new or existing radio configurations.

“The new Digital Intercom integrates into Sonetics systems that use wireless headsets to provide continuous hands-free full-duplex local team communication,” said Carl Azar, Director of Marketing at Sonetics. “When teams need to communicate by two-way radio, the Digital Intercom enables workers to continuously monitor multiple mobile radios and to transmit via a PTT button on their headsets. Unique to Sonetics, these features give crews the flexibility to include all parties on and off a work site in critical communications.”

Sonetics wireless communication headsets improve work crew efficiency and safety via continuous communication and the ability to give immediate verbal warnings. Other features of the devices include:

  •     Up to 26 dB of hearing protection.
  •     Complete mobility within a 1,600 foot line-of-sight radius without the use of belt packs or portable radios.
  •     Hands-free, full-duplex operation.
  •     DECT digital wireless technology for crystal-clear, interference-free encrypted communications, available in portable, mobile, or fixed installation configurations.
  •     Available in hardhat-compatible models and in lightweight models for scenarios that do not require hearing protection.

When combined with Sonetics wireless base stations and headsets, the SON200 Digital Intercom supports up to 40 wireless headset users per system. The unit can also handle up to 10 wired headsets or a mix of wireless and wired headsets. In addition, the Digital Intercom offers a variety of features that improve control and ease-of-use, including the ability to completely program and adjust radio activity, priority, volume and squelch from the faceplate to meet each customer’s specific operational requirements. Furthermore, the unit provides 90 dB SNR audiophile-quality sound and supports multiple waterproof remote control heads for outside installation or for multiple users in an incident command center. The Digital Intercom is engineered to be rugged for mounting in or on a vehicle dashboard, and runs on 12VDC power. The unit preserves customers’ existing investment in mobile radios while providing a “future-proof” package that will accommodate the addition of future communication equipment.

The Sonetics SON200 Series Digital Intercoms are available by the end of August for new and existing customers. Sonetics’ systems will be demonstrated in booth #1812 at the APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition, Aug. 26-29, 2012 in Anaheim, Calif.

About Sonetics
Sonetics is the leader in innovative and proven team communication systems for high-noise environments. Sonetics delivers the means for clear communication, essential for the productivity, safety, and effectiveness of work teams in aviation, firefighting, public works, marine, construction, and industrial operations. Sonetics’ systems, with headsets and radio interfaces, ensure all team members can hear and be heard, even in the most challenging environments. Sonetics pioneered the development of self-contained hands-free wireless headsets, allowing team members to stay in continuous contact without being tethered to an intercom or belt pack. All systems are backed with Sonetics’ 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 helps more than 500,000 customers in 90 countries solve their toughest communication problems. Visit http://www.soneticscorp.com for more information.

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For more information, contact Karalee Sargent at Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, PR firm for Sonetics Corporation at ksargent(at)rhstrategic(dot)com or 206-816-1895.

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