Scott Safety Announces New EPIC 3 Voice Amplifier


NFPA-approved voice-projection device raises the bar on communications between firefighters

Monroe, N.C.
Scott Safety is pleased to announce the introduction of the EPIC 3 (Enhanced Performance Integrated Communications) Voice Amplifier for the Scott Air-Pak SCBA and other Scott air-supplied and air-purifying respirators. The EPIC 3 Voice Amplifier is a state-of-the-art voice-projection device designed for use with Scott AV-3000 or AV-2000 facepieces. Its compact, easy-to-use design is securely mounted to the facepiece with a custom speaker to project the user’s voice clearly, distinctly and louder than other products on the market.

“Communications is critical for first responders and others working in hazardous environments or responding to emergency situations,” explained Tony Topf, Accountability Product Line Manager for Scott Safety. “The new EPIC communication system enables users to maintain effective person-to-person local communications.”

Featuring a 50-hour battery life, the device may be used with off-the-shelf alkaline or rechargeable batteries. The EPIC 3 Voice Amplifier also features an automatic shutoff, which will deactivate the device approximately 20 minutes after its last use, saving valuable battery life. In the event the battery does run low, the amplifier has both an audible low battery notification and a visual LED indicator.

“The new EPIC 3 Voice Amplifier’s strong, clear voice communication is an important advantage because emergency workers often work in noisy environments where a user’s voice is often unintelligible or drowned out,” Topf said. “It also allows users to communicate at longer distances with similar clarity.”

The EPIC 3 Voice Amplifier is approved for use as an accessory on both of Scott Safety’s NFPA-approved 2007 Edition models of Air-Pak SCBA – the Air-Pak NxG7 and Air-Pak 75 SCBAs – as well as for NFPA-approved, 2002 edition models of the Air-Pak Fifty and Air-Pak NxG2. In addition, the EPIC 3 Voice Amplifier meets intrinsic safety requirements for U.S., Canadian and European markets.

About Scott Safety
Scott Safety, based in Monroe, NC, is a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for emergency services and first-responders including firefighters, industrial workers, law enforcement, military, civil defense, national security and rescue teams around the world. With five global manufacturing locations, Scott products protect thousands of individuals each day from environmental hazards that are inherent in the industries which they serve. The Scott product line includes self-contained breathing apparatus, supplied air and air-purifying respirators, gas detection instruments, thermal imaging cameras, and firefighter locators.

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