- Noise Cancelling (IP68) Speech Microphone for Communication in Noise
- Omni Directional Environmental Microphones for Level Dependent Situational Awareness
- NIB (Natural Interaction Behavior) for Peer to Peer Headset Communication
- Level Dependent, Electronic Hearing Protection to Help Protect from Impulse and Steady State Noise
- Rugged 3M™ PELTOR™ Design for Trusted Performance
- Mission Audio Profile (MAP) to Select Audibility Settings Based on Anticipated Noise Exposure
ComTac™ VI has been improved with new
omni-directional microphones and high fidelity speakers with greater
sensitivity to help replicate sound more clearly and accurately. The
new digital signal processing circuitry and new transmit microphone are
designed to help improve speech intelligibility and the environmental
listening function’s ability to detect and locate sound from previous
generations of the platform.
Hear the difference.
3M™ PELTOR™ ComTac™ VI has new omni-directional microphones, high
fidelity speakers, and a new digital signal processor that helps improve
the overall sound quality of the headset.
The environmental listening feature, also known as “talk-through” is a
means of allowing safe audio sounds to bypass the individual hearing
protection electronically while still helping protect against harmful
noises. This is accomplished with 3M’s proprietary digital audio circuit
integrated into the headset.
A microphone receives the sounds outside of the headset and transmits
them to a speaker inside of the headset. The level-dependent digital
audio circuit senses noise levels above the desired threshold and
compresses them to a safe decibel level or amplifies weak sounds to an
All important components of auditory
situational awareness, impacting
Warfighter efficiency and safety.
The 3M™ PELTOR™ ComTac™ VI offers a new way to adjust the auditory
settings of your headset for your mission. Traditionally, a headset has a
set frequency response, and the operator can only increase or decrease
the volume. The MAP function provides new advanced ambient listening
modes that allow access to a variety of gain settings, but with
frequency shaping, to enhance auditory performance in
five conditions. The MAP Profiles have been designed with a variety of
combat and combat support operations in mind.
NIB enables short-range, headset-to-headset communication in high noise
environments, without the use of an external communications radio. The
NIB function allows for 4 team members to speak simultaneously, and over
60 people within a 10 meter radius to listen at any given time. Audio
transmit is activated by either a voice activated switch (VOX) for hands
free operations or by push-to-talk. The VOX switch is adaptive,
meaning the threshold to activate will adjust automatically to the noise
environment. To help reduce user burden, a tactile button has been
added to the left ear cup that allows the user to easily turn on or off
the function / and switch from VOX to PTT settings.S13