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Bilsom(r) Upgrades AM and FM Capability on Radio and Electo(r) Earmuff Lines


Bilsom Electo Earmuffs

Smithfield, RI — In an effort to enhance worker satisfaction on the job, Bilsom(r) has upgraded its Radio and Electo(r) radio earmuffs to include both AM and FM capability. The earmuffs feature an external switch to make it easy for users to select the desired frequency band, and the Electo model is available in both headband and cap-mounted versions.

In addition to an AM/FM radio, the Electo model allows wearers to hear important communications, such as co-workers, alarms and other warning signals, at a safely amplified level, while listening to the radio. Directionally positioned microphones provide more natural hearing. Through advanced response technology, Electo amplifies incoming sounds to 82 dB, then acts as a passive earmuff for sounds above 82 dB.

Both Radio and Electo models feature a modernized headset design to improve worker acceptance and broad ear cushions that fit comfortably around the ear. The non-deformable dual headband design improves comfort and minimizes pressure on the head, while an inner-ventilated headband breathes more easily in humid climates. Both earmuffs come with an adjustable, Quick-Click outer headband that remains fixed in use to ensure a comfortable fit.

Radio earmuffs provide an easy-to-access radio volume control, while the Electo line offers independent volume controls that allow radio and sound amplification volumes to be controlled separately and enable the wearer to customize radio/outside noise balance. Both models provide a sound level limitation feature to ensure that the sound level does not exceed 82 dB.

Both of Bilsom’s newly upgraded earmuffs feature rugged construction to stand up to the most demanding uses. The new AM/FM models will be available in March 2005, and will be a running change to the existing models.

Bilsom was founded in Sweden in 1968 and leads the industry in developing innovative sound management technologies that are used in some of the most challenging environments in the world. Bilsom is part of the Bacou-Dalloz(tm) Hearing Safety Group, a world leader in hearing safety.

In 2001 Dalloz joined with Bacou to form the Bacou-Dalloz Group, the world leader in the design, manufacturing and sale of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The company employs about 6,700 people and operates 48 production facilities. Bacou-Dalloz provides unmatched head-to-toe protection through three strategic business segments: head protection (eye, hearing and respiratory), body protection (gloves, clothes and shoes) and fall protection. Bacou-Dalloz offers a full product range aimed at the manufacturing, construction, telecommunications, medical, public services and other sectors. Its products are available from its distributor partners worldwide.

For additional information on Bilsom products, contact:
Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group
7828 Waterville Road
San Diego, CA 92154
Tel: 800/430-5490
Fax: 401/232-3110
http://www.bilsom.com
rbessette@bacou-dalloz.com

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In an effort to enhance worker satisfaction on the job, Bilsom has upgraded its Radio and Electo radio earmuffs to include both AM and FM capability. The earmuffs feature an external switch to make it easy for users to select the desired frequency band, and the Electo model is available in both headband and cap-mounted versions.


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