10/8/2009 12:56 PM
Military communication specialist Esterline Racal Acoustics, is set to launch its new dual sided version of the standard Cobra at this years Defence Systems & Equipment International Exhibition (DSEi) in London.
Today’s dismounted infantryman is required to perform ever wider ranging and complex tasks in a greater number of scenarios. This invariably means the need to communicate with their squad, other squads and the command chain, often simultaneously. Carrying two radios or listening to two distinct channels on one radio has become common and the ability to hear these clearly and understand their content is vital. The Cobra single sided headset has been enhanced to add a second speaker to address the every increasing popularity of multi-channel radios.
The CobraPlus is a dual sided version of the standard Cobra allowing either split ear or mixed audio from the connected radio sources. It takes the fielded, rugged and established Cobra headset and adds the dual sided capability. As it does not cover the ears it provides natural situational awareness where the potential of noise induced hearing loss is not an issue.
Initially connected directly to the radio, the CobraPlus is planned to have a range of pressels and other accessories to provide the user with the flexibility to use this new addition to the Cobra range in the range of applications the modular standard Cobra currently covers.
Steve Rist, Product Manager, will be available to discuss your requirements for the CobraPlus on the Esterline stand # 625. Please contact us if you are interested in securing a demonstration at DSEi.
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Esterline Racal Acoustics Ltd. employs approximately 180 people at its Harrow, Middlesex, UK and overseas Sales Operations including the USA. Its annual turnover exceeds £50 million. They are leaders in the design, manufacture, sales and support of mission-critical, audio ancillary and field communication equipment for use in harsh (military) environments. The company has a strong pedigree that dates back to 1910 and is firmly established as the preferred supplier of communication equipment to many armed forces throughout the world.