We have been notified a 3M price increase and system upgrade will start after 3:00pm next Thursday, 7/18. No orders will be processed by 3M until August 2nd. Their customer service team will not be able to provide order status during the 7 day upgrade period and we expect additional shipping delays.
3M Peltor is now shipping an improved TEP-200 tactical electronic earplug designed for the military, SWAT teams, and law enforcement. Level dependent technology instantly provides hearing protection for harmful noises and also increases low sounds during quiet periods.
The earpieces now have tiny antennas that allow audio to be received wirelessly using an optional neckloop. The TEP-LOOP-200 plugs into the 3.5mm jack on the remote speaker-microphone or any other audio source. The TEP-200 earplugs are receive-only. To transmit, the user would press the push-to-talk button and speak into the microphone. The TEP-200 is rated IP67 for submersibility and lasts up to 16 hours of continuous operation.
3M also introduced the LEP-200 designed for construction and industrial workers. Although it lacks the IP67 rugged rating, it offers the same functionality as the TEP-200. The original TEP-100 without wireless connectivity is also still available.
Some work teams and group leaders carry their own 2-way radio for internal communications but need to carry a second portable for interoperability. Our universal double shoulder holster is compatible with all 2-way radios including Motorola, Vertex Standard, Kenwood, Harris, HYT, Icom, EFJ, and others.
The USH-300D can be worn inside or outside jackets and is seat-belt friendly. Law enforcement can use it for covert and undercover surveillance. It includes 2 rear pouches and an antenna keeper too. It is constructed with lightweight ballistic nylon.
The shoulder holster is also available with a single radio pouch for left or right-handed users. The USH-300L has the radio located on your left side for right-handed users. Choose the USH-300R if you prefer to hold your radio in your left hand.
Visit this link for more unique, hard-to-find two-way radio carrying solutions including chest packs, belt packs, deployment cases, etc. We also carry the full line of Boston Leather accessories for firefighters, ems personnel, and law enforcement.
Fully-Rugged All-in-One Mobile Computer Now Shipping
Panasonic’s latest Toughbook 20 for mobile workers offers the flexibility of a tablet but includes a detachable keyboard with handle. For users who need a tablet but want a comfortable keyboard this is the solution.
The Toughbook CF-20 handle makes it easy to carry on the job. At only 3.9 lbs, it has a sunlight readable display and can be used with gloves. It can be ordered with 4G LTE that supports multiple cell carriers. The Panasonic rotating hand strap is a recommended accessory for use in tablet mode. We found the Boston Leather shoulder strap easily attaches to the tablet and can be used to carry the emissive backlit keyboard too.
There is also a rugged dock available designed for public-safety and utility vehicles. The Toughbook 20 ships with Windows 10 Pro installed but can support Windows 7 or 8 for older CAD systems.
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One of the new mobile radio accessories that got our attention at IWCE this year was a magnetic palm microphone holder. It replaces the standard clip used by Motorola, Vertex Standard, Harris, Kenwood, Icom, and others. The powerful magnet pulls the palm microphone toward the base and supports scan, DPL, tone coded squelch, etc.
The MMSU-1 Magnetic Mic Holder from Innovative Products in Knoxville, TN comes individually boxed. Everything you need is in the box including stainless steel screws, stainless lock nuts, grounding screw, instructions, and hex wrench.
There is also a discounted MMBP-25 bulk pack for fleet upgrades.
Perfect for Public Safety Personnel and Public Works Drivers
Police, fire, and ems drivers will keep their eyes on the road responding to emergencies. All fleet owners will benefit from decreased driver distraction and improved safety. The magnetic mic holder is a nice addition for the Astron integrated base station power supplies too.
Answer These 5 Questions to Select the Correct Headset
Selecting the correct COMTAC tactical headset for your police SWAT team or military unit can be confusing. There are hundreds of choices and it can take a long time to research them. In order to make the right decision faster 3M Peltor developed a list of questions to guide you to the correct model.
Tactical electronic headsets that provide situational awareness have small microphones mounted on the earcups that instantly block harmful noise. The COMTAC III has the traditional earcups but now 3M offers the COMTAC IV with earplugs that provide additional comfort in hot environments. Both are designed to fit under a ballistic helmet.
The COMTAC III is available in three different styles. The most popular is the headband, over-the-head style. Headband style is foldable when not in use and has been preferred by most military and law enforcement teams.
If you prefer to wear your headset behind-the-head, 3M provides a neckband version. *Neckband is only available with COMTAC III.
3M recently introduced a third configuration – COMTAC III ARC. Designed for the Ops-Core FAST Helmet, the mounting mechanism clips to the Accessory Rail Connector.
Depending on your mission and the need for interoperability, COMTAC headsets can connect to one or two different 2-way radios. Single COMM terminates in a NATO wired U/174 quick-disconnect plug designed for the appropriate radio adapter needed. One two-way radio is supported.
If your agency or mission requires interoperability with teams using different two-way radios, a Dual COMM headset will allow you to connect two different radios to your headset. Each COMTAC headset earcup will have a short cord with NATO wired U/174 plugs. Two adapters are required and you can talk on either or both radios using either PTT button.
A Dual COMM with split audio is also available for special military applications using a dual PTT adapter.
Most COMTAC III headsets are available in four different colors. The last two letters of the model number indicate the headset color.
SV indicates black and is the only difference between a COMTAC and a SWAT-TAC.
CY indicates coyote brown, GN is O.D. or olive drab green, and FG is a lighter foliage green. Foliage green is not available with COMTAC IV.
Depending on the model, some colors are special order.
To choose the correct adapter you need to know the radio manufacturer (Motorola, Kenwood, Harris) and the specific model ( APX 6000, XTS 5000, etc).
COMTAC headsets are only compatible with NATO wired adapters. The specific model number should have “-02” end the end (i.e. FL5063-02). It is not possible to modify the adapter if it is wrong.
Visit our 3M Peltor headset store for the best selection of 2-way radio hearing protection accessories. We also have all of the 3M NATO adapters online for easy ordering. Contact us if you need help by using the the form below.
David Clark Company recently announced a new line of rugged headsets with low energy Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity.
The Aurora Class HBT Series include marine grade hardware, comfort gel ear seals, and a USB charging cable. All HBT models provide 23dB NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) for excellent hearing protection.
There are 3 different styles and all carry a 12 month warranty. The HBT-30 has a headband for wearing over-the-head and the HBT-40 has a neckband for use with hardhats. Both utilize a M-55 noise-cancelling electret microphone.
The HBT-60 is also a behind-the-head style and is identical to the HBT-40 except it lacks the microphone. This is a listen-only headset for users who only need one-way communications.
Compatible With Smartphones and Bluetooth Radio Adapters
The HBT series headsets are designed to work with any standard Bluetooth smart device or 2-way radio adapter. HBT headsets use a rechargeable battery that provides up to 80 hours of continuous listening or 140 hours on standby. Range is up to 30 feet from the two-way radio adapter or smartphone.
All HBT headsets are RoHS Compliant, FCC Approved, and made in the USA.
OTTO recently introduced a new patent-pending noise-cancelling remote speaker-microphone compatible with most popular 2-way radios. The Revo NC2 rugged microphone has a submersible rating of IP68 but still has a receive-only audio jack.
The V2-R2ER1212 is compatible with the Harris P5300, P5400, P5500, and P7300, XG-75, and XG-25. There are two Kenwood choices – the V2-R2KB5112 with a multi-pin connector for NX200 or the V2-R2KA5112 for ProTalk and models with a 2-pin connector.
OTTO also released the V2-R2MF5112 microphone for Motorola APX and MOTOTRBO XPR 6000/7000 series models. There is also the V2-R2MG5112 microphone for CP Series, PR400, BPR40, and others with a 2 pin jack.
Working in a high noise environment requires hearing protection. The NC2 has a 2.5mm or 3.5mm audio jack for a receive-only earpiece or dual muff headset. We recommend the 3M Peltor HT Series Listen-Only models available in headband, neckband, or hardhat mount.
OTTO is a leading manufacturer of two-way radio accessories located in Carpentersville, IL. Founded in 1961, the company has a reputation for high quality public-safety grade audio accessories. Magnum Electronics, Inc is an authorized dealer.
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Compatible with APX 7000, 6000, 4000, 3000, 1000, SRX 2200
Motorola Solutions introduced a new thin remote speaker microphone designed for law enforcement, transit police, and ems personnel. The new IMPRES XP RSM uses dual microphone noise suppression technology like the XE RSM designed for firefighters. It is expected to start shipping in September.
The NMN6271 model has a Delta T submersible IP68 rating allowing it to survive under 2 meters of water for two hours. This microphone can be scrubbed with soap and water if needed.
Or…choose the NMN6274 with a IP55 rating that can handle a heavy rain storm but includes a 3.5mm threaded jack.
Both models include an orange emergency button, volume toggle, and one programmable button.
There are also 2 models on the roadmap for the Motorola XTS 5000, XTS 2500, and XTS 1500 due for release later this year.