Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a new protective headset designed to allow workers to stay connected while continuing to protect hearing on noisy job sites.

The new Honeywell Howard Leight™ Sync® Wireless protective earmuffs integrate Bluetooth wireless technology allowing workers to talk on the phone, connect with co-workers, get instructions and perform tasks without sacrificing hearing protection in noisy or dangerously loud environments.

“Noise-induced hearing loss is a significant safety risk in industrial and commercial settings, so ensuring workers keep hearing protection in place at all times is critical,” said Lisa Steckert, product manager, hearing protection, for Honeywell Industrial Safety, a recognized global leader in personal protective equipment and gas detection technology. “With Sync Wireless, workers who rely on smart phones or need to stay connected with co-workers or their supervisors in noisy environments can stay connected and productive without sacrificing safety.”

The headsets connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to most smartphones and features a boom microphone that enables workers to answer calls and carry on clear phone conversations while keeping the phone safely in a pocket. The wireless format eliminates the need for cords or cabling that can pose trip, slip or hand hazards.

“Slipping off a headset to take a call creates safety risks,” said Steckert. “Honeywell is committed to adapting new technologies to keep workers and their job sites connected and safe.”

Features of the new headset include:

  • Bluetooth 4.1 offers improved connectivity and reliability of data transfer and use with 4G cell phones.
  • Ergonomic design for simple operation, with volume control buttons and flashing colored lights to indicate different settings
  • Boom microphone provides crystal-clear communication in noisy environments and rotates out of the way when not in use.
  • Volume management technology limits output volume from portable audio devices to 82 dB; air flow control technology provides optimal noise reduction across all frequencies to NRR 25.
  • Steel headband construction and padded earcups for long-wearing comfort and use. + hour rechargeable battery.

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Honeywell Industrial Safety, part of the company’s Safety and Productivity Solutions group, is an industry leader in safety and personal protective equipment to help organizations manage workplace safety. Its broad product portfolio includes personal protection gear for a worker’s eyes, ears, head and hands, respiratory protection, first responder gear, gas monitoring detectors and fall protection solutions.

Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions provides products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance for our customers across the globe. We deliver on this promise through industry-leading mobile devices, software, cloud technology and automation solutions, the broadest range of personal protective equipment and gas detection technology, and custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls. We also manufacture and sell a broad portfolio of footwear for work, play and outdoor activities, including XtraTuf™ and Muck Boot™ brand footwear.

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