Setcom Releases the First Fire Wireless Headset with Direct Cell Phone Integration

Latest Liberator Headset is the Equivalent of a Command Center on Your Head.

Austin, TX, March 09, 2012 --( Setcom® Corporation, a leading manufacturer of intercom systems and headsets for fire apparatus, today released the latest innovation in public safety vehicle and fire ground communications. This advance allows the Liberator wireless headset to directly connect to most Bluetooth-enabled audio devices including mobile phones, global positioning system (GPS) devices, MP3 music players. For more information, visit:

With the simple touch of a button, the Liberator headset connects to a Bluetooth-enabled device. It is easy to use and allows numerous ways for public safety personnel to communicate. The Liberator headset now becomes a command center on your head. Users can connect to:

• Up to 3 mobile radios
• A portable radio
• A cell phone / Bluetooth®-enabled audio device
• Apparatus intercom system
• Entertainment audio source plugged into System 900 intercom or System 1300 intercom

The applications of this newest technology are vast and include:

• Listening to a GPS device for directions to a fire scene
• Allowing paramedics to easily speak with doctors while in route to hospital
• Communicating with non-traditional information sources while on the fire ground
• Integrating into a command center intercom system

In addition to directly connecting the Liberator headset to a Bluetooth-enabled device, Setcom offers two other ways to connect to these types of devices:

1. Full Intercom Connection: The RSM-900CPI allows all intercom users to hear the audio from a cell phone or other Bluetooth device. Easily switch between radios and the Bluetooth device or monitor them all simultaneously.
2. Single Intercom Position Connection: The CPI-900SYS allows a user of any Setcom wired or wireless headset to hear and transmit to a Bluetooth device.

Because Setcom uses Bluetooth technology, it was the first and only company to pioneer this direct connection innovation for the fire service. No other current wireless vendor of fire apparatus communications systems will be able to replicate this feature because they do not use the Bluetooth standard in their headsets.

“The important applications that our customers have identified with this advancement have us very excited. Our engineering team listened to customer requirements and delivered a fantastic addition to our already cutting edge headset,” said James Roberts, Setcom President.

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 addresses communications requirements for high-noise, rugged workplace environments where OSHA, NFPA, DoDI 6055.12, or EU-OSHA hearing safety standards often apply. Setcom’s markets include firefighters, rescue personnel, paramedics, police motorcycle officers, the United States military, mariners, 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 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 workboats 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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Jim Roberts