Firecom Introduces Completely Waterproof Remote Control Intercom

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Device safely extends operation of digital intercom to all areas outside the fire apparatus, regardless of weather.

The remote head means one firefighter no longer needs to stay inside the cab just to monitor radio communications. This allows a much greater degree of multitasking on the fireground, especially for incident commanders.

Firecom, the leading supplier of communication equipment for the fire and rescue industry, today announced the availability of its waterproof remote control intercom. Known as a “remote head,” the device provides firefighters with complete access to all communication functions anywhere up to 1000 feet outside the fire apparatus, regardless of weather or environmental conditions.

Typically installed on or near the pump panel, the remote head duplicates all the controls of Firecom’s cab-mounted digital intercom. Users can monitor and transmit over up to eight different devices simultaneously, while staying in continuous voice contact with up to 40 individual crew members on the scene. The remote head has earned the International Electrotechnical Commission’s Ingress Protection Rating of 67, meaning it is virtually impervious to water, dust, and other contaminants. Visit http://bit.ly/116Sotv to see an underwater demonstration of the remote head in action.

“The remote head brings a new level of functionality and flexibility to emergency communications,” said Tim O’Brien, director of sales for Firecom. “The remote head means one firefighter no longer needs to stay inside the cab just to monitor radio communications; he or she can freely move around the apparatus. This allows a much greater degree of multitasking on the fireground, especially for incident commanders.”

The remote head is the latest in a series of advancements to the 5000D Series Digital Intercoms, which Firecom introduced at the 2012 Fire Department Instructors’ Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, IN. Four models of the digital intercom are available, allowing connection with up to four radios and four auxiliary devices. All models are guaranteed to be 100 percent retrofit-compatible with existing Firecom equipment and installations.

About Firecom

Firecom is the leading supplier of headset systems for fire and rescue crews around the world. The company’s intercoms and wired or wireless headsets provide vital hearing protection and clear communication that ensure all crew members can hear and be heard under the most challenging circumstances. Firecom is a division of Sonetics Corporation, which helps more than half a million customers in 90 countries solve their toughest communication problems. Visit http://www.firecom.com or call 800-527-0555 for more information.

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