06 June 2013
Ops-Core® RAC Headset nominated “Best Communications Product” for the soldier
True 3D audio and comfort/streamlined features advanced capability
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, June 6, 2013. Ops-Core Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gentex Corporation, and the recognized worldwide leader in modular integrated helmet systems for elite defense and security forces, was nominated in the category of Best Communication Product for the Soldier for its Rail Attached Communications (RAC) headset by Soldier Technology at their annual conference held this year in June, in London, England.
Ops-Core is one of five nominees in this category, which recognizes new products that, among other criteria, increase the soldier’s capability and can easily integrate into a soldier system. “There are many outstanding companies and cutting-edge solutions at this event. The RAC headset is truly a game-changer and we appreciate the industry panel recognizing the importance of this innovative tool and nominating us for this honor,” said L.P. Frieder III, president of Gentex Corporation.
Designed as an integral component of the Ops-Core helmet system, the RAC headset integrates seamlessly with other helmet system components and provides unique soldier capability improvement features that include: true 3D situational awareness audio for natural hearing restoration and contoured ear cushions for superior comfort and hearing protection; streamlined design for 360° freedom of movement and unobstructed head range of motion; and streamlined stowage and multi-communication use modes for added mission flexibility.
“The RAC headset represents Ops-Core’s commitment to continually advance the capabilities of its modular integrated helmet system for elite forces around the world,” said David Rogers, vice president of concept development, Gentex. “Utilizing advanced technology and manufacturing resources of Gentex, Ops-Core is now able to deliver innovative system components like the RAC headset quicker and more effectively than ever before.”
The RAC headset works with Ops-Core Maritime, FAST® High Cut, and Sentry helmet models.A working sample of the headset will be on display during the conference and is expected to be available for full production later this year.
The awards are part of the Soldier Technology Conference and aimed at recognizing leaders in Soldier Modernisation and outstanding achievement across the industry. The judging panel consists of industry and military personnel representing Soldier Modernization programs. Over 220 plus attendees from the global government and defense industry are expected at this year’s international conference, which will take place June 11-14 in London, England. More on the awards and the conference may be found at www.wbresearch.com/soldiertechnologyeurope.
More recent news from Gentex Corporation
Gentex Corporation Previews Advanced Concept for Ops-Core® RAILINK System
Gentex Corporation partners with Stanley Black & Decker to license the Dewalt brand in the United Kingdom and Europe
Gentex partners with UK air ambulance organization to save lives