Firecom Introduces Wireless Headset At FRI

Firecom's wireless headset system
Firecom’s wireless headset system uses a base station that can accommodate up to five UHW/FHW series non-radio transmit wireless headsets.

Firecom introduced the first wireless headset for the fire and rescue industry at the Fire-Rescue International tradeshow in Denver last month.

The new headset connects first responders to the in-cab intercom system, at the pump panel or within 90 feet of the base station, according to the maker. It’s ideal for command vehicles, on-scene first responders and ambulance attendants.

“We looked at other commonly used open license technologies, but found that though they worked well for the consumer market, they were not appropriate or reliable enough for the fire and rescue industry,” said Tim O’Brien, Firecom’s corporate sales manager. “Firecom’s wireless headset operates on an interference free band.”

Firecom’s wireless communication system can handle a large number of headsets in the same vicinity. The wireless headsets and base stations incorporate antenna spatial diversity for a robust radio frequency (RF) link, according to the maker.

Firecom guarantees a 300-foot open field range and a 90-foot minimum range when installed on fire or emergency vehicles. The RF range technology will always out perform Bluetooth technology, according to Firecom, and the wireless technology is designed specifically for voice communications.

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

The single wireless headset base station accommodates a single UHW/FHW series radio transmit wireless headset. The base station can be connected via a six-conductor flat RJ-6 cable to any headset port on Firecom’s 30XXR series intercom. The base station will provide full duplex audio and PTT communication between the wireless headset and the intercom.

The multiple wireless headset base station accommodates up to five UHW/FHW series non-radio transmit wireless headsets. The base station can be connected via a six-conductor flat RJ-6 cable to any headset port on Firecom’s 30XXR series intercoms. The base station will provide full duplex audio communication between the wireless headset and the intercom.

Any combination of up to 40 radio-transmit and non-radio transmit headsets connected to single and multiple headset bases can operate simultaneously, in close proximity to each other, for interference free communications, according to Firecom.

For information call 800-527-0555 or go to www.firecom.com

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