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Setcom Awarded Key Patent for Innovative Wireless Communication System

Patent Expands Setcom’s Intellectual Property Portfolio for Specialty Vehicle Communications.

Austin, TX, October 13, 2011 --( Setcom Corporation, the foremost manufacturer of public safety and industrial intercom and headset systems, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 8,010,171 to the company for its push-to-talk method and technology for vehicle communications. The intellectual property covered by the patent is the core of Setcom’s industry-leading Liberator wireless system for police motorcycle helmet headsets. For more information on the product, please visit:

The patent, entitled "Wireless Portable Radio Vehicle Communication System," was issued on August 30, 2011. It allows a vehicle user to wirelessly key a radio without being tethered to the actual vehicle. This technology has increased the freedom and safety of thousands of police motorcycle officers around the world.

“We are very pleased with the issuance of this patent. It is confirmation of Setcom’s continuous innovation for its niche communication systems customers. Our engineering team is excited about the broad applications of this invention to our other product lines beyond law enforcement vehicles,” states Jim Roberts, Setcom’s President.

This is one of many pioneering patents that Setcom has been issued over the years including the ground-breaking 3,787,641 for bone-conduction microphone technology and 5,590,209 for mounting a boom microphone on a helmet.

About Setcom Corporation

Founded in 1970, Setcom ( is a privately-held company that has pioneered the engineering and manufacturing of high-quality wireless communications systems, headsets and accessories for two-way radios. Setcom’s markets include firefighters, rescue personnel, paramedics, police motorcycle officers, the United States military and industrial users.

Over 1,000 structural fire departments and 90% of major American airport fire departments use Setcom products, which include fire truck wireless intercom systems, airport rescue apparatus intercom systems and rugged mobile and portable radio headset interfaces. Emergency vehicles that Setcom systems can be used on include pumper, tanker, engine, aerial, quint, ladder, hazmat, ambulance, brush, ARFF, command center, wildland, and rescue trucks. For more information about Setcom's complete product line of fire apparatus intercom systems, please visit:

Setcom invented the first law enforcement motorcycle communications system at its founding in 1970. Today thousands of motor officers rely daily on their Setcom wired and wireless systems to keep them connected to their vital radio networks. No matter the brand of motorcycle, type of helmet, or model of portable or mobile radio, Setcom has a configuration to meet the requirement. For more information about Setcom's complete product line of rugged motorcycle headset systems, please visit:

Setcom recently acquired Piratecom, the premier designer and manufacturer of superior communications gear for watercraft. Piratecom has become the brand that boat OEMs and end users turn to for reliability and innovation in extreme high-noise situations. Its ground-breaking products have been put on vessels that range from airboats to fire boats to tugboats to go-fast boats to rescue boats to patrol boats. In particular, numerous municipalities, counties, states, and federal agencies have standardized on Piratecom intercom and headset systems for their marine fleets. For more information on Setcom’s marine systems, please visit:

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