Headsets News & Articles

  • NM juvenile jails get tech upgrade

    Security staff and those required to use a radio must now wear an earpiece so inmates can't overhear conversations among employees

  • How to Buy: Headsets

    By The Staff of Corrections1 With advances in technology, today’s tactical telecommunicators are faced with a variety of choices in headsets. Whether wireless or wired, the varieties range from tra...

  • Hear it with your bones: Tactical headsets for clear communications

    From TechBeatWhat could an orthopedic surgeon, a manufacturer of hearing equipment, an engineer from Ireland, and a former patrol officer possibly have in common? Three things. They developed techn...

  • Retrospective: The 1981 take-over of the Atlanta FBI office

    By C. Frank McClureDirector of Crisis Management Resources, ETGI It was during the time of the murdered and missing children's investigation during the summer of 1981 that an incident happened at t...

  • Bluetooth devices and staying stealth

    While assisting officers from another jurisdiction who were dispatched to a report of three armed males using narcotics, a fellow officer was standing in the rear of the residences near the rear do...

  • Wear an ear mic

    Wearing an ear mic not only ensures you get your radio traffic, it also eliminates the need to "secure your mic" while standing with a potential suspect. Criminals are just as knowledgeable -- some...

  • Suspicious person contacts

    This is probably nothing new to many of you, but I still see this mistake time and again: When preparing to make contact with a suspicious person, do not grab your mic for the first time while pull...

  • Keep your eyes forward

    When talking on portable radios, many officers look away from what is taking place in front of them to look at their microphone while transmitting. No matter where your mic is placed—shoulder, righ...

  • Radio Communications Interoperability

    By the National Institute of Justice Key points: – Radio communications interoperability is the ability for public safety agencies to exchange voice and/or data with each other on demand, when need...

  • Crossband Repeater Systems and Public Safety Interoperability

    By the National Institute of Justice Key points: – Crossband repeater systems provide voice interoperability by receiving a radio transmission on one agency’s frequency, and rebroadcasting the audi...

  • Understanding the Radio Spectrum

    By the National Institute of Justice Key points: – Radio communications use radio waves at different frequencies. – The range of frequencies used for communication is called spectrum. – The FCC reg...

  • The Personal Role Radio: A New Tactical Short-Range Radio

    by Eugene Nielson Tactical Response Winter 2003 The Personal Role Radio (PRR) is a new tactical short-range radio. Manufactured in the U.K. by Davies Communications and distributed by Television Eq...

  • DOD Selects the Personal Role Radios Because They Were Needed to Support Our Warfighters in Iraq

    Interview with Arthur K Cebrowski, Director DOD Force Transformation from Government Computer News Arthur K. Cebrowskii is the Director of Force Transformation—a post created by Defense secretary D...

  • Peripheral Hearing vs. Hearing Protection

    Contradiction or Compatibility? A dialogue on this issue by Steve Tocidlowski November 2000 Wearing a communications headset of any type, even if on or over only one ear, affects one’s peripheral h...

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