10 Sept 18. Vitavox, the Elstree, Herts., GB based, division of Secomak Ltd., is exhibiting a comprehensive display of military communications systems. These include military-grade loudspeakers, microphones and other sound reproducing equipment at DVD 2018, held at Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK, from September 19 – 20 on Stand C3-223.
Products on display include the Outacom® Tactical Public Address System, development models of the Vitavic 400c Intercom System and the Secure Audio Integration System (SAIS).
“We offered an Outacom® PA System to the Armoured Trials and Development Unit at Bovington, who agreed to install it on their Panther Range vehicle on a ‘without prejudice basis’. That system was seen by key members of the MOD and crucially GDUK who were in the process of developing their bid for AJAX. Vitavox had been developing the concept of ‘Shout Before You Shoot’ for some time. We found traction in this concept at Abbey Wood and GDUK following several serious incidents in Iraq, with the photos of blazing soldiers in Warrior turrets splashed across the headlines. We were asked to demonstrate the system to GDUK, after which Outacom was written into the specification for AJAX and we secured the contract for all 589 systems, worth over £5 million in 2017. Outacom was officially launched at DSEI in 2017. Having Outacom mandated as a ‘must have’ function on AJAX, Vitavox remains focussed on executing a ‘read-across’ strategy that will culminate in having Outacom available on all future and existing UK MOD vehicle platforms. We also won an order from UTACS for a bespoke Vitavic 400 solution, complete with aviation timestamping and recording function for the radio distribution, control and UAV monitoring system in the ground control station for the new Thales Watchkeeper X Export Variant. We are also developing a new secure system, SAIS (Secure Audio Integration System) for a customer. SAIS illustrates a ‘step change’ in Vitavox’s tactical audio design capabilities in that we are now involved in the development of a switching system containing routers to handle audio at a ‘secret’ level. This opens the door for Vitavox to become involved in providing audio solutions for more, high-level UK projects.” David Hebden, Head Of Business Development said.
Vitavox Outacom® Tactical Public Address System
Vitavox Outacom is a vehicle mounted tactical public address system for use on all tracked and wheeled armoured fighting vehicles. Built to rigorous military standards, Outacom is robust, powerful and enables direct communication to distances of up to 300m.
Crucially, Outacom keeps personnel protected inside the AFV and away from possible danger. The system aids disperse crowds and clear areas whilst maintaining a full understanding of latent threat. Outacom is deployed on AJAX and its variants, integrating into the British Army’s leading-edge ISTAR platform. Fundamental to the flexibility of AJAX, the Outacom Tactical PA system works in partnership with other AJAX technologies; enabling warning, instruction and de-escalation of potential risk to civilians, personnel and equipment. Compatible with the Vitavic range of intercom systems, Outacom integrates and switches seamlessly using the Outacom Control Unit, which also ensures full communication traffic security.
Consisting of two Compact Broadcast Loudspeakers, the Outacom Control Unit and two Noise Cancelling Microphones and brackets; the system is blast proof, shockproof and weatherproof (IP67), enabling reliable service in critical situations.
Direct, command and control your vehicle’s locality, with the Outacom® Vehicle Mounted Tactical Public Address System.
Vitavic 400 Tactical Vehicle Intercom System
A truly Software Defined (SD) system, Vitavic 400 is a fully digital, military specification intercom designed with the end user in mind.
- Suitable for vehicles with up to 21 crew members and 6 combat net radios
- Operate with any encrypted peripherals and signals with no manufacturer input required
- Fully upgradeable and easily programmable via a standard laptop or fill gun, with no down time required
- Dismounted personnel stay connected via short range soldier radio or field telephone interface
- Rebroadcast from two to an expanded capability of six different combat radios.
- Full radio access
Vitavic 407 Tactical Loudspeaker
The robust and compact Vitavic 407 Loudspeaker is already standard equipment on the MOD’s Foxhound. The full solution can be integrated into new vehicles and via a vehicle upgrade programme for existing serving platforms.
Vitavox is the sponsor of the BATTLESPACE DVD Show Dailies.
For further details contact:
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8732 1321
Or on the Vitavox Stand C3-223 at DVD
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8732 1309
Or on the Vitavox Stand C3-223 at DVD
Notes to Editors: Vitavox design, manufacture and supply loudspeakers, microphones, headsets and intercom systems for International Army and Naval platforms. The company is at the forefront of military and naval communications and has been active since 1930.
Vitavox’s land platforms include Outacom®, which is being installed on the British Army AJAX class vehicles. It is the only fully qualified, tactical vehicle Public Address (PA) system in current manufacture. Installed sea platforms include the new Successor Submarines, Type 23 Frigates and Astute Class Attack Submarines.
Vitavox also supplies the MOD’s armoured vehicle, Foxhound, with a loudspeaker system. Vitavox systems are specifically designed and manufactured for use in the most damaging and hazardous operational environments, encountered both by equipment and service personnel. Vitavox provide solutions by manufacturing products to fit a specific operational and functional requirement.
Compliant with stringent defence standards, Vitavox’s products are robust, effective and dependable, ensuring a long operational life.
Issued on behalf of Vitavox by BATTLESPACE Publications