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Setcom’s newly released system uses Setcom's sophisticated patent-pending Phase Contouring technology Setcom® Corporation, a leading manufacturer of intercom systems and headsets for fire service vehicles, recently released its latest innovation for fire apparatus communications. CommandComTM. CommandCom is an advanced Setcom microphone and speaker system that is fully integrated into an H.O. Bostrom headrest. The newly released system uses Setcom’s sophisticated patent-pending Phase Contouring™ technology. When using the system, a firefighter is able to seamlessly communicate with other vehicle crew members and over two-way radios. Setcom has engineered advanced patent-pending Phase Contouring technology that prevents feedback caused by an active microphone near a speaker. With this technology, a firefighter can place the microphone close to the speaker and will not hear any feedback. Other features of CommandCom include: Occupant Detection – CommandCom is connected to the seat sensor and will only turn on when the firefighter is seated thus eliminating extraneous noise in the vehicle when the seat is not occupied. Flexible Design – The CommandCom’s master control component is completely interchangeable as a radio transmit or intercom-only position. Plug-and-Play Design – Allows for simple retrofitting of fire apparatus whether they have an intercom system or not. Clear Communications – Shielded cabling and a high-quality noise cancelling microphone ensure clear communications. Rugged – Designed with tough push-to-talk and volume controls for demanding fire apparatus environments. Flexible Implementation – CommandCom can be used in conjunction with Setcom’s Liberator Wireless Headset for positions that need constant communications both in and out of the truck. Benefits of the CommandCom solution include: Easy to Use – Just sit down in the seat and start talking. Nothing to turn on or put on. Setcom Backward Compatible – CommandCom will integrate with all existing Setcom System900 intercom systems Bostrom Backward Compatible – CommandCom headrest will fit on most existing Bostrom Firefighting seats. Purchase with Confidence – Made in the U.S.A. The CommandCom system is fully compatible with existing Setcom intercom systems as well as Bostrom SCBA ABTS fire seats. Simply replace current headrests with CommandCom and then plug and play. It is easy to use and allows numerous ways for public safety personnel to communicate. The CommandCom headrest is a hands free way to communicate in vehicles where headsets are unnecessary. Ideal applications include: Apparatus officer and rear crew member positions where hearing protection is not required by NFPA or OSHA. Seating positions where it is not convenient to wear a headset such as rear positions where firefighters are donning PPE before arriving at a scene. “I’m very proud of our engineering team for working diligently on this multi-year development effort. The result is a first-of-its-kind product that we know will help firefighters be even more effective when riding in fire apparatus. The initial feedback from the marketplace has been tremendous and we look forward to widespread deployment of CommandCom over the coming years in the fire service,” stated James Roberts, Setcom’s President.
Setcom's paper is entitled 'Key Considerations for Purchasing Fire Apparatus Communications Equipment' Setcom Corporation™, a leading manufacturer of intercom systems and headsets for fire apparatus, just released a white paper - Key Considerations for Purchasing Fire Apparatus Communications Equipment - which addresses the major concerns faced by fire departments considering the purchase of communications equipment and illustrates the ways in which intercom systems provide solutions to issues public safety professionals face on a daily basis in their demanding work environment. Purchasing considerations outlined in the white paper include application/usage, system configuration, desired features, installation, comfort, durability and support offered by the manufacturer. Setcom’s white paper also assists users in determining whether a wireless or wired system is appropriate, pointing out the benefits of wireless systems that are often overlooked, for instance, reduced time and cost of installation. "A quality intercom system is crucial to the safety and performance of fire personnel,” said James Roberts, President of Setcom. "We wanted to publish a white paper to educate those in this industry on the importance of using intercom systems and headsets to protect their hearing, enhance communication, avoid potential department issues and boost efficiency during emergency vehicle operations.”Setcom offers a wide range of wired and wireless intercom systems and headsets for high, medium and low-noise environments that can be configured for nearly every type of emergency vehicle. The Liberator™ Wireless headset, the most functional and durable wireless headset available, gets up to 500 feet of range, up to 14 hours of continuous talk time and is backward compatible with existing Setcom intercom systems and systems from other major vendors.
Setcom Corporation has launhced an events and conferences calendar for the fire industry By providing a comprehensive calendar of events, Setcom makes it easy for fire rescue and safety professionals to find and choose events happening close to them. Setcom Corporation (www.Setcomcorp.com), an industry leader in wireless communications equipment and accessories for public safety vehicles, including fire apparatus and police motorcycles, has released their 2010 calendar of fire training and conference events. With over 30 events listed currently, additional dates are continuously being added to provide a one-stop calendar consisting of an extensive list of dates for fire-rescue and safety personnel. The fire industry has a significant amount of resources that are available to firefighters and safety officers, which come in the form of hands on fire apparatus training, classes, conferences and expositions, all of which take place throughout the country and feature the latest innovations for fire trucks, apparatus communication, and fire equipment handling. Setcom, an avid supporter of the fire industry, compiles this calendar of events because along with promoting the health and safety of the officers, the events provide a great pool of educational resources. "These training events are a necessity for fire service professionals who put themselves in harm's way to protect their communities," said Mike Boyd, Setcom president and former volunteer firefighter. "We want to offer an effortless process for these officers to find, evaluate, and choose which events are right for them as quickly and easily as possible." By providing a comprehensive calendar of events, Setcom makes it easy for fire rescue and safety professionals to go to one place, find and choose which events are happening close to them, and see which of those are relevant. To find upcoming training events, visit the Setcom website at the following link . For live updates and additions to the calendar, as well as other fire industry news, follow Setcom on twitter.