At DSEI, on stand S3-320, Esterline unveiled its new Racal Acoustics MAGNA headset for high-noise environments, which was engineered to address current operator requirements with up-to-date solutions in electronics, materials and ergonomics in a market that has typically relied on older technologies. Performance highlights include:
Comprehensive hearing protection for high-noise environments with an autonomous, battery-powered digital active noise reduction (ANR) system.
Crystal-clear, high-fidelity communications.
Ergonomic construction, comfortable for long missions.
Modular, customisable and upgradeable features and accessories to match specific mission requirements and extend useful life.
"Our aim with the MAGNA headset has been to jolt this high-noise market space with a highly engineered digital solution offering unprecedented performance in hearing protection, sound quality, reliability and versatility, for an overall value that simply cannot be ignored," Dick Heinrich, Managing Director of Racal Acoustics at Esterline, explained. "To home in on one example: our MAGNA headset is the first and only high-noise headset that offers noise-reduction circuitry that is both digital and battery powered, so it delivers effective protection even when disconnected from an intercom/radio system or vehicle. Similarly, our electronic compression circuitry facilitates outstanding local sound awareness and talk-through when untethered."