OTTO Develops Tactical SWAT Headset with Advanced Situational Awareness

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New NoizeBarrier TAC Includes PTT and Radio ConnectorTactical Radio Headset with Situational Awareness

OTTO Engineering, a leader in audio accessory development located in Illinois, has introduced a tactical headset with advanced situational awareness for military and SWAT teams. The new NoizeBarrier TAC uses the same technology as the V4-11029 Active Hearing Protection Electronic Earplugs released last year.

OTTO PTT with ClipThe headset has a PTT with clip and a specific radio cable eliminating the need for an adapter. The initial release was designed for the most popular tactical radios – Motorola APX, Harris XG-75, Kenwood TK-5220, and EF Johnson Viking,

The NoizeBarrier TAC specifications are impressive. It is MIL-STD-810G compliant, has a IP68 submersible rating, and has a minimum 23dB NRR. The dynamic, telescopic boom microphone can be mounted on the left or right side. Powered by two AAA batteries, the operating time is up to 72 hours with no degradation of performance.

Headsets Available With Links To Current Pricing And Radio Compatibility

OTTO V4-11054BK NoizeBarrier TAC Tactical Headset, PTT – Compatible with APX 8000, APX 7000, APX 6000, APX 4000, APX 3000, APX 1000, XPR 6000, XPR 7000e series, XPR 6350, XPR 6550, XPR 6580, XPR 7350, XPR 7380, XPR 7550, XPR 7580

OTTO V4-11055BK NoizeBarrier TAC Tactical Headset, PTT – Compatible with Harris P5300, P5350 P5370, P5400, P5450, P5470, P5500, P5550, P5570, P5570, P7300 Series, P7370, P7350, XG-15, XG-25, XG-75

OTTO V4-11056BK NoizeBarrier TAC Tactical Headset, PTT – Compatible with Kenwood flat connectors – TK-190, TK-280, TK-380, TK-385, TK-480, TK-481, TK-190, TK-290, TK-390, TK-2140, TK-2180, TK-3140, TK-3148, TK-3180, TK-3212, TK-5210, TK-5220, TK-5310, TK-5320, TK-5400, TK-5410, NEXEDGE NX200G,NX210G, NX300G, NX410/411

OTTO V4-11058BK NoizeBarrier TAC Tactical Headset, PTT – EF Johnson Viking VP400, VP600, VP900

For Other OTTO Radio Accessories Contact Magnum Electronics

Magnum Electronics is an authorized OTTO reseller located in Dover, Delaware. We carry the full OTTO product line including the OTTO 500 high-temperature speaker microphone for firefighter and the Revo 2 noise-cancelling mic. See all our OTTO online products or contact us for a formal quote.

Motorola LEX L11 Rugged LTE Handheld Is FirstNet and FIPS 140 Certified

The LEX L11 is Motorola’s third generation purpose-built smartphone for public-safety Rugged LTE FirstNet Deviceprofessionals using AT&T FirstNet. The device has an IP68 submersibility rating and has Gorilla Glass 3 on the 5.0 inch display. A dedicated push-to-talk, emergency, and programmable buttons differentiate this from a consumer device. It also has dual front-facing speakers (107dB) and three microphones for noise suppression.

The LEX L11 is built with the Android 7.1 OS and has Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/k/r. The 3G/4G LTE radio is UMTS/GSM capable on bands 4, 5, 7, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, 66 and is AT&T FirstNet certified. A Verizon compatible model is expected to be released in the first half of 2019.

Federal government users should know the LEX L11 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated.

LEX L11 Pairs With APX 6000/7000/8000 Mission Critical Bluetooth

The LEX pairs with APX 6000, APX 7000, and APX 8000 (including XE)  models with internal Bluetooth enabled. It will provides remote control of APX radio’s zones, talk groups, and volume, emergency button activation, and allows you to speak directly into LEX L11 over the LMR radio network.

Replacement Batteries and Accessories for LEX L11

The IMPRES 2 PMNN4545 standard swappable battery has 2500 mAh capacity and lasts a typical 10 hour shift. The optional high-capacity PMNN4546 5000 mAh battery lasts up to 20 hours but requires the HN001155A01 replacement back cover.

The LEX has a 3.5mm jack and also supports wired audio accessories. The PMLN4541 2-wire surveillance kit with acoustic tube is the most popular for law enforcement. A lower cost PMLN4540 earbud with inline mic is also available.

LEX L11 Overview Brochure                   LEX L11 Data Sheet

For more info and pricing, contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 8-5pm EST M-F or email us at [email protected]

3M Price Increase and Supply Disruption Effective 7/26/18

3M Peltor LogoWe have been notified a 3M price increase and system upgrade will start after 3:00pm next Thursday, 7/26. 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.

All 3M Peltor products will be affected including LiteCom 2-way radio headsets, ComTac & SWAT-Tac police tactical headsets, and all 3M Peltor accessories.

New 3M Peltor Electronic Earplugs Include Wireless Connectivity

Monitor Any 2-Way Radio or Remote Speaker-Mic with 3.5mm JackLevel dependent hearing protection and wireless connectivity

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.

Wireless neckloop 3.5mm plugThe 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.

Ultrafit 23 dB NRR and 27 dB NRR Triple-C communications eartips are included. Optional 30 dB 370-1019-10 Skull Screw eartips are available for extreme noise hearing protection.

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.

Double Shoulder Holster Designed To Carry Two LMR Portable Radios

Radio Carry Pouch With Pockets

Some work teams and group leaders carry their own 2-way radio for internal Radio Holder with antenna keepercommunications 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 Rear View Shows Pouchessurveillance. 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.

Panasonic Toughbook 20 Tablet, Keyboard, and Handle

Fully-Rugged All-in-One Mobile Computer Now Shipping

Rugged Tablet with keyboard handlePanasonic’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 LeaToughbook Tablet with Handlether 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.

Download Panasonic Toughbook 20 Data Sheet

For a price quote or additional information call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours or use the form below.

Magnetic Palm Mic Holder Improves Driver Safety

Compatible With All 2-Way Mobile Radio BrandsInnovative MMSU-1 Single

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.

Magnetic Palm Mic Holder 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.

How To Choose a 3M Peltor COMTAC Tactical Headset For Military and SWAT Teams

Answer These 5 Questions to Select the Correct Headset

Communications for High Noise AreasSelecting 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.

Question 1:  Cover Your Ears or Select Hybrid that Uses Earplugs?Over the Ear or Earplug

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.

Question 2: Band Style – How Will You Wear it? Headband, Neckband, and ARC

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.

Question 3: Radio Communications? More than One?Single, Dual, or Split Audio Communications

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.

Question 4: Choose Available Color?OD green, coyote brown, black, foliage green Headsets

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.

Question 5: What Radio or Intercom Are You Connecting?FL5000-02 Series With NATO Wiring

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.

 

New HBT Series Wireless Headsets From David Clark

Aurora Class HBT Series Use Bluetooth 4.0 David Clark Co Logo

David Clark Company recently announced a new line of rugged headsets with low energy Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity.

Wireless Communications Dual Ear HeadsetThe 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 Listen Only Wireless Headsetneckband 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.

Download David Clark Aurora Data Sheet and HBT User Manual.

OTTO Revo NC2 Noise-Cancelling Microphone Now Available

2-way Radio Accessories - Expect ExcellenceOTTO 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, Noise-cancelliing remote speaker-micXG-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 Revo NC2 User Manual

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.