The inevitable finally happened. Revision Military just made a move into the Tactical Headset Market. The company revealed the Sensys ComCentr2 during the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition that is taking place in Washington, D.C. from the 9th to the 11th of October 2017.
What do I mean that the “inevitable” happened? Revision Military has been heavily investing in the developing modular tactical head protection system, especially with their Batlskin Caiman modular system. The design requires a comms system that can fit such head protection system that Revision decided to make one that will fit go with such instead of relying on other vendors to provide the comms portion of it.
It does make sense and that the comms technology they will be providing can be networked into the soldier systems as well as have digital active noise reduction to protect the ears of the soldiers from noise generated by military vehicles as well as improve speech intelligibility. The unit, which is an over the ear headset has two forward- and two rear-facing microphones for 360-degree audio detection as and also a handheld human interface device (HID) for radio transmission, volume control, and switching between radios. It is also software based, making updates to the headset easier via firmware updates, thus, quality of use can be improved over time.
More information was released by Revision Military via the press release below:
Revision Introduces New Tactical Communications Headset System at AUSA
Revision Military unveils the SenSys ComCentr2™ Tactical Headset System at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C., October 9 – 11.
ESSEX JUNCTION, VERMONT (PRWEB) OCTOBER 09, 2017. Revision Military, a world leader in integrated soldier solutions, is proud to unveil the SenSys ComCentr2™ Tactical Headset System at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C., October 9 – 11. Drawing from Revision’s background in operational focused integrated head protection systems and power management solutions, this next-generation communications and hearing protection device represents the newest addition to the Company’s line of integrated soldier system products. The ComCentr2 Tactical Headset System will be commercially available in the first Quarter of 2018.
“This is not a one-off product; this R&D direction represents Revision’s tenacity and long-standing dedication to integrated soldier systems,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “Revision has worked in parallel with companies in this field, collaborating to seamlessly integrate helmet systems with tactical headsets. Leveraging past successes, our extensive knowledge of this technology, and our considerable capabilities, we are now taking the bold step to set the bar higher in the tactical communications and hearing protection industry, and to take our head systems solutions to the next level of integration. The ComCentr2 Tactical Headset System will integrate with a variety of helmets, hubs and devices, will improve team communication, will keep pace with future technology, and, crucially, will provide unfettered situational awareness for warfighters in hostile, noise-cluttered settings.”
Integrating advanced electronics and software into a sleek, comfortable and user-focused design, Revision’s ComCentr2 Tactical Headset System offers high quality, natural sounding audio and enhanced sensory performance. The fully digital system enables mission critical communication; improving command, control and communication on the battlefield while enabling dismounted close-combat users to detect vital sounds in a noise polluted environment.
The SenSys ComCentr2 Tactical Headset System is designed to integrate seamlessly with modern helmet systems, including Revision’s Special Operations Forces helmet, the Batlskin Caiman™ Head Systems suite. The headset’s fully digital design allows for advanced electronic features and provides an upgrade path for technological improvements. User customizable, the ComCentr2 is an ideal communications solution for the modern dismounted close-combat warfighter and plug and play with the wider soldier system.
Digital Active Noise Reduction (ANR) technology mitigates low frequency noise generated by military vehicle platforms, protecting hearing, preventing fatigue and improving speech intelligibility. Full 360° situational awareness provided by an array of two forward and two rear facing microphones provides front and back audio detection, enhancing user awareness and closing the gaps left by existing systems. 3D spatial communication enables users to hear radio communications in a three-dimensional listening environment, further decreasing the cognitive burden caused by monitoring multiple nets.
The ComCentr2 System includes the Human Interface Device (HID), an intuitive, hand held control unit designed to fit comfortably in the user’s hand. Buttons on the device enable radio transmission, volume adjustment and switching between radios. Unlike systems containing a fixed number of ports, the HID includes a lower section outfitted with a custom dongle. Supporting a wide variety of system configurations and communication devices, dongle attachments enable mission specific configurations in multi-role and multi-channel environments, while ensuring compatibility with legacy and future systems.