Sonetics Introduces New Wireless Crew Communication Systems for Marine Operations at Pacific Marine Expo 2011

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Hands-Free Team Communication Improves Effectiveness and Safety of Operations in Noisy and Dangerous Marine Environments

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Our marine customers find that dependable hands-free work crew and radio communication, sometimes across long distances, can significantly improve effectiveness and safety for both small and large crews in windy or noisy environments.

Sonetics, a leader in innovative team communication solutions for challenging environments, will introduce its Triton Series wireless communication systems at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, Wa., Nov. 17-19. The Triton systems are designed to meet crew communication requirements for rugged use on deck or in high-noise marine settings, including tug and cargo operations, emergency response, workboat operations, and wharf and quay operations, as well as shipboard deck and engineering departments. Triton systems support hands-free full-duplex crew communications up to a 1600 ft. range while also monitoring up to two radio channels and providing PTT radio transmission from the users’ wireless headsets. Triton communication headsets provide 24dB of hearing protection and are completely wire-free, with no external antennas, belt pack, or wires to snag or entangle users.

The new solutions include next-generation Triton wireless communication headsets that leverage Sonetics’ extensive experience in providing marine law enforcement and marine fire and rescue crews with reliable wireless communication systems. Sonetics supports Triton products with a two-year standard warranty and up to five years of ComCare™ comprehensive customer service programs.

“We developed Triton systems as a natural extension of our proven fire and rescue communication systems,” said Reed Stager, chief operating officer. “Our marine customers find that dependable hands-free work crew and radio communication, sometimes across long distances, can significantly improve effectiveness and safety for both small and large crews in windy or noisy environments.“

“The wireless headsets have made communication among the boat crew much more effective,” said Steve Troutman, Clackamas County Sheriff Marine Unit. “Previously, the boat operator and crewman were limited when performing rescues or other operations because the crewman would have to remove his headset to move around the boat. Now we can talk over the boat and water noise and I can even drop the crewman off on the shore and still talk to him like he was sitting next to me. We have tested the range of the wireless headsets and have been very impressed. This has made us a much safer and more effective team.”

Triton solutions can be installed in fixed locations, water craft, or other equipment. All systems include hands-free full-duplex 1.9GHz wireless headsets with range up to 1600 feet and 24db of hearing protection for personal safety. Systems can also be configured to support extended communication via standard marine or portable radios. Completely battery-powered portable systems are also available. New Sonetics Triton wireless headsets include 24-hour batteries with quick recharge times to ensure they are ready to perform when needed. Triton headsets are also IP65 dust and water resistant when worn and are designed to withstand harsh marine environments.

Visit Sonetics at booth #246 at the Pacific Marine Expo. Download the press kit at http://www.soneticscorp.com/media.htm.

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, 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 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(at)rhstrategic(dot)com or 202-585-0210.

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