While airboats and hovercraft are known as a challenge for most communications systems because of their inherent high engine and wind noise, for over 20 years Setcom's headset and intercom systems have a record of superior performance. Setcom's systems have been installed on numerous police, search and rescue, and civilian airboats with superior results. Advanced noise cancelling technologies combined with ruggedized enclosures ensure that Setcom's systems perform and last in harsh conditions.
In addition to allowing airboat crews to communicate with each other, over a cell phone, or two-way radio system, Setcom's headsets provide vital hearing protection. With up to 23 dB of noise cancellation, Setcom's comfortable headsets reduce noise-induced fatigue and hearing loss. Read about protecting your hearing in a recent Airboat Magazine article.
One recent Setcom customer with challenging requirements is the Texas Department of Public Safety which recently launched six heavily armed gun boats to patrol the Rio Grande River, Texas coastline, and other waterways in Texas. Dubbed the "Texas Navy", these vessels presented significant communications challenges which Setcom's wireless system was able to effectively handle in all situations. See a video of the boats and Setcom gear in action: Click for video.
Systems to Consider for Airboat and Hovercraft Applications:
Ease of Installation:
- LiberatorMAX: The easiest marine intercom system on the planet to use. Multi-person intercom system that is rugged and made to be deployed instantly for numerous marine applications and environments. Just turn it on and you will be connected with the other headsets. LiberatorMAX can also connect to a portable radio.
- Wired System 977: When budgets are constrained or ease of daily maintenance is a priority, the Setcom wired System 977 is a perfect solution. Works well on airboats where there is not a lot of movement by passengers. Example system →
Setcom designs its systems to be modular and easy to install without having to crimp or solder connectors.