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UK based military communication specialist Racal Acoustics, is set to launch the first digital implemented module of its Digital Communications Platform (DCP) at this years Defence Systems & Equipment International Exhibition (DSEi) in London.

Following a technical demonstration of its all-Digital Active Noise Reduction (ANR) solution two years ago at DSEi 2005, Racal Acoustics is set to go to the market with its digital implemented module giving customers the opportunity to retrofit the technology into in-service headsets, converting models from analogue to digital.

The module forms the digital engine of the planned suite of products that Racal Acoustics intends to launch over the coming months and years. The new technology is ‘plug and play’ ready meaning that it can easily be inserted into existing headsets. From an applications standpoint, the module acts as a blank digital canvas allowing other applications / features to be added in the future. These may also involve third party IP.

On the field, users benefit from improved hearing protection, meaning that they can work longer hours in line with current health and safety guidelines. This initial digital module features a built-in test, ensuring that all user feedback is incorporated into future versions. New phase updates will be made available to customers as they are released ensuring that they are kept up to date with the latest advances.

On the launch of the digital module, Neal Hill, Product Manager at Racal Acoustics, said: “It has taken two years to get from creation of models to where we are now. This module offers the marketplace a cutting edge technological application that is easy to integrate with existing products and provides new features whilst increasing customers’ current equipment service lifespan.

“Getting the technology to a device that is stable and actually works on the field is very different from just creating things in the lab. From a supply chain perspective, the module goes from 35 current variants to one – simplifying things considerably,” he concluded.

Future Racal Acoustics DCP developments could include selectable settings for use in multiple situations across different environments. Neal Muggleton, Head of Product Management and Marketing, will be conducting a live demonstration of the digital module on their stand. He will also be presenting the DCP at a briefing in the Innovation Showcase Tuesday 11th September, 2007 at 11.30am. This is located in the First Time Exhibitor Zone in the North Hall.

Racal Acoustics will also be using DSEi 2007 to showcase the latest developments of its RA5000 Raptor-25 and Raptor -17 headsets, which feature combinations of technologies like Active Noise Reduction (ANR), talk-through technology, noise cancelling microphones and unique switchboxes. Racal Acoustics are located on stand number 2161 at the DSEi event.

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