Scott Safety Launches EPIC 3 Radio Interface Voice Communication System for First Responders
MONROE, N.C. (July 14, 2015) – Scott Safety is pleased to announce the launch of the EPIC 3 Radio Interface (RI) Voice Communication System, the latest addition to the EPIC 3 communications platform. The EPIC 3 RI system enables clear and effective communications between on-scene firefighters and incident commanders, remote dispatchers and other radio users, to improve first responder safety and situational intelligence. The complete solution includes Bluetooth® equipped voice amplifiers, lapel speaker microphones, specialized accessories, and programming utilities to meet the demanding needs and conditions on the fireground while complimenting the performance and safety benefits of Scott Safety SCBA and personal protective equipment.
“Clear radio communication is a critical component to fireground safety and effective operations,” said Scott Garmon, product line manager – Communications for Scott Safety. “The EPIC 3 RI system utilizes the latest in wireless communications technology to deliver unprecedented clarity of fireground radio communications.”
The EPIC 3 Lapel Speaker Microphones support a broad range of field radio makes and models, allowing customers to add the operational and safety benefits of the EPIC 3 RI communication system to their existing radio equipment. When used in conjunction with the EPIC 3 RI Bluetooth amplifier, a firefighter can communicate through the radio via a Push-To-Talk (PTT) interface, providing a tremendous improvement to in-mask communication clarity. When the SCBA is not in use, the Lapel Speaker Microphone functions as a standard lapel mic.
All EPIC 3 products are compatible with Scott Safety Air-Pak SCBA, PAPR, and APR products, and support Scott facepiece top-down convertibility. Voice amplifiers and lapel speaker mic housings and cables feature rugged, high-heat rated construction and are NFPA 1981 approved (2002/2007/2013 editions). In addition, the EPIC 3 RI solutions interoperate with a wide range of two-way field radios, simplifying integration logistics while reducing costs. No other manufacturer provides this level of flexibility and customer value.
To learn more about the EPIC 3 communications platform, please contact your local Scott sales representative or distributor.
About Scott Safety
Scott Safety, a Tyco business, is a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for firefighters, industrial workers, police squads, militaries, homeland security forces, and rescue teams around the world. With 14 global manufacturing locations, Scott products protect thousands of individuals each day from environmental hazards including smoke, toxic fumes, combustible gases, falling objects, and contaminants. The Scott product line includes self-contained breathing apparatus, supplied air and air-purifying respirators, PPE, gas detection instruments, thermal imaging cameras, and firefighter locators. For more information, visit www.scottsafety.com.