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Firecom Develops Belt Pack For Total Wireless Solution

Issue 8 and Volume 14.

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Firecom’s wireless head set and BP5-10 
belt pack.   (Firecom Photo)

Firecom has developed a new wireless belt pack, the BP5-10, enabling any Firecom wired headset to communicate wirelessly to a base station mounted on a fire or emergency apparatus.

The belt pack provides secure, digitally encoded wireless communication, the company said. 

Firecom’s wireless system has a range of up to 1,100 feet (open field) and a battery life up to 14 hours. A typical fire scene range is 300 to 500 feet, depending on where the base station is installed on a fire or emergency apparatus, according to the company. 

Firecom said its wireless headset and belt pack operate on an interference free band, and the headsets, belt pack and base stations incorporate antenna spatial diversity for a robust Radio Frequency (RF) link.

RF range technology has been used in other industries for years, but Firecom said it had not been applied to the fire industry until its wireless headset was introduced last year. Firecom’s wireless products have over three times the range and almost 15 times the coverage of Bluetooth, according to the company. 

Firecom’s wireless headsets and belt pack are compatible with the 30XXR series intercom, as well as 110 interface and 210 intercoms, the company said, and provide the total wireless solution for command vehicles, on-scene first responders and ambulance attendants.

The Firecom wireless headset has two base station configurations. The single headset base station uses one radio transmit headset. The multiple headset base station works with up to four non-radio transmit headsets. The system allows up to 40 wireless headsets with any combination of base stations in close vicinity to each other.

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