SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA — Honeywell Safety Products today introduced the QUIETPRO® QP100Ex intelligent hearing protection and communication system, which delivers life-critical communication and smart, verifiable hearing protection for workers in high-noise environments.
“In rapidly changing environments and high noise, workers must strike a balance between achieving an acceptable level of hearing protection, the ability to remain aware of their total environment, and clearly communicating with co-workers in person or by radio,” said Renee S. Bessette, COHC, global brand manager, Howard Leight/Honeywell Safety Products. “The ability for workers to identify, process, and comprehend critical information while communicating clearly is essential to the safety of the entire work team.”
Developed in conjunction with international energy company Statoil, and based on technology deployed to U.S. and NATO forces, the QUIETPRO QP100Ex is the only intelligent hearing protection and communication system that delivers smart personal hearing protection, verifiable personal noise exposure monitoring, and fully adaptive situational awareness, as well as providing the clearest in-ear communication throughout a full range of noise environments.
Real-time personal noise exposure monitoring and fit check validation to prevent hearing loss
QUIETPRO QP100Ex provides real-time personal exposure noise monitoring to protect workers against the risk of hearing loss. Through patented in-ear dosimetry, microphones inside each eartip measure every sound that reaches the user’s ear, supplying continuous monitoring of personal noise exposure. Audible and visual signals alert workers when they are approaching or have met their daily noise dose. This enables safety managers and workers to address the potential of noise-induced hearing loss in real time. Not only can this information prevent further occupational hearing loss, it can improve productivity by streamlining worker deployment, matching shift hours with permissible exposures more efficiently.
Plus, its patented automatic fit check at startup performs a quick calibration check to detect proper fit, and to validate adequate hearing protection and clear communication in each ear. Users are alerted if a minimum level of protection is not achieved and a refit is required.
The fastest adaptive hearing protection for superior situational awareness and understanding in rapidly changing noise environments
QUIETPRO QP100Ex improves a worker’s two-way communication and speech intelligibility, especially in high noise. Its patented digital Active Noise Reduction (ANR) technology delivers revolutionary results by continuously monitoring ambient sound, and reducing the levels of noise across the spectrum of frequencies to acceptable levels in real time. This allows workers to hear ambient sounds at safe levels — even in intermittent and impact noise — and provides increasing low-frequency attenuation for clear, intelligible communications.
The clearest communication, especially in high-noise environments
QUIETPRO QP100Ex delivers the clearest communication and situational awareness in rapidly changing, high-noise environments. Connected to two-way com radios, QUIETPRO QP100Ex allows users to hear communication without compromising listening quality, even in high-noise situations. Through its in-ear headset, QUIETPRO QP100Ex captures voice transmission inside the ear canal via air conduction, enabling users to speak at a normal level and be heard by the person on the other radio without picking up environmental noises — compressors or pumps in engine rooms, steel forging equipment, or draglines in surface mines — or compromising speech intelligibility.
Intrinsically safe for potentially explosive environments
Developed in conjunction with Statoil for use by workers on its offshore platforms, QUIETPRO QP100Ex is intrinsically safe for use in potentially explosive environments and is ideal for use in oil & gas, mining, primary metals, and energy production.
“QUIETPRO QP100Ex not only connects workers to their environment and co-workers, but it is the only system that provides verifiable hearing protection throughout the work shift,” said Bessette. “It transforms a worker’s hearing and ability to communicate clearly from a point of vulnerability to a productivity advantage.”
The new QUIETPRO QP100Ex from Honeywell Safety Products will be available from industrial PPE distributors.
For more information, visit http://honeywellsafety.com/quietpro.
About Honeywell Safety Products
With customers across many heavy and light industries globally, Honeywell Safety Products improves workplace safety by providing workers with personal protection solutions from leading brands Honeywell, Uvex, North, Miller, Fibre-Metal, Howard Leight, and Servus. We accomplish this through an innovative, differentiated, head-to-toe product offering that is service-oriented, easy-to-buy locally for selling partners, designed and manufactured to worker specifications, and in compliance with industry standards. Visit the Honeywell Safety Products Web site at www.honeywellsafetyproducts.com.
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