Sensear, a global leader in developing and manufacturing Smart Digital Headsets and Earplugs for high-noise communication, is excited to announce the appointment of Ajay Nair as General Manager of Sensear's Asian-Pacific and Middle Eastern regions. This announcement is the result of Sensear’s continued focus on global expansion and innovation. As GM, Nair will be responsible for business and sales operations in APAC and the Middle East, with a focus on delivering value to our manufacturing, customers, and strategic partners. Nair’s focus will be on expanding our regional partners, managing our manufacturing operations, and driving accelerated adoption of the patented SENS® Technology across Sensear’s broad range of market applications.

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Sensear, a global leader in developing and manufacturing Smart Digital Headsets and Earplugs for high-noise communication, is excited to announce the appointment of Amanda Miller as CEO and Marek Cieslakiewicz as CFO. These announcements are the result of Sensear’s continued focus on global expansion and innovation. As CEO, Miller will be responsible for global business operations with a focus on delivering value to our employees, customers, and strategic partners.   Miller’s focus will be on expanding our global partners and driving accelerated adoption of the patented SENS® Technology across Sensear’s broad range of market applications and will be dedicated to building Sensear’s organizational skill sets with superior talent. “Today’s announcement is a great honor. I am looking forward to working with our Board of Directors, employees, and clients to build upon the solid foundation and technology advancement that has been established at Sensear,” says Miller.

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The new SP1R elevates Sensear's portfolio of smart earplugs into a compact in-ear hearing protection and communication solution. The SP1R is the most compact, lightweight, user-friendly Push-to-Talk industrial solution for two-way radios in the world. 

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Sensear's Intrinsically Safe headsets and earplugs now have system-level certification when connected to Kenwood Intrinsically Safe radios.

How Intrinsic Safety Works

In order to prevent explosions and perilous hazards from occurring on the job, intrinsically safe headsets need to limit the electrical and thermal energy within the electrical circuits to a level below that which will ignite the gases or dusts. This prevents electrical sparks and keeps the temperature of the headsets low. This foolproofs electrical circuits, making it possible for users to navigate in potentially explosive environments.

UL and CSA

UL or Underwriter Laboratories is an independent organization endorsed by OSHA that tests and certifies product safety in North America. UL evaluates compliance of products, components, materials, and systems against a specific set of standards that is often updated. The UL mark, therefore, can only be used if the products meet the standards.

UL 913 is the typical standard for Intrinsically Safe Headsets for use in Class I, II, and III, Division 1, Hazardous (Classified) Locations. We will dive into Classes and Divisions in the next blog, but there are two systems in place in North America hazardous locations: the Division system and the Zone system. Below are typical labels for each system:

CSA stands for the Canadian Standards Association; however, it is a global provider of certification services, recognized throughout North America and Europe. It is very similar to UL, testing products for businesses to see how they respond to certain environments or situations. The only difference between the CSA and UL is that UL only applies to the U.S and Canada (C – UL). Therefore, if you want to export your product, CSA is the better option as it is recognized globally, whereas UL is the better option if you are only selling in North America.

Who Needs IS Headsets?

Everyone should care about intrinsic safety, but not everyone needs intrinsically safe headsets. Those who primarily need intrinsically safe equipment/headsets are managers of industrial manufacturing environments, employers operating oil or gas companies, and other plants comprised of possible safety hazards. Keeping employees safe should always be the top priority of any organization in hazardous environments.

Sensear Hazardous Location (UL/CSA) Smart Headsets: 

SM1R-IS, SM1P-IS, SM1P-ISDP

Sensear Hazardous Location (UL/CSA) Smart Earplugs:

SP1R-IS, smartPlugR-IS

Kenwood Radios:

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Sensear is a global leader in developing and manufacturing best-in-class digital over-the-ear and in-the-ear headsets for use with two-way radio and Bluetooth communication devices. Sensear's patented SENS® Technology simultaneously enhances speech and suppresses background noise so that users can verbally communicate, protect their hearing, and still maintain 360° situational awareness of their surroundings in noisy environments such as oil & gas, mining, construction, heavy manufacturing, and other industrial workplaces.

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Danimex Communication and Sensear have formed a new partnership to market Sensear’s products in the Middle East, Africa, Benelux, and the Scandinavian Countries.
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The new SM1PW ISDP elevates Sensear’s portfolio of smart headsets by providing the same features and benefits to improve safety, reliability, and efficiency that you come to expect from Sensear's SM1PW series wireless Headsets and now available as Intrinsically Safe and Double Hearing Protection.  This new industrial headset offers a robust design adhering to even higher noise reduction standards up to 31dB NRR depending on the headset wearing style for those extreme high-noise conditions.  Its upgraded Bluetooth® module allows for the streaming of audio to the headset, a valuable feature for users that listen to music during long work shifts in extreme high-noise environments.  The headset uses Sensear’s SENS® technology to enhance speech and suppress noise while the noise-cancelling boom mic filters out background noises so that only speech is transmitted through the microphone. 

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The new SM1PW IS elevates Sensear’s portfolio of smart headsets by providing the same features and benefits to improve safety, reliability, and efficiency that you come to expect from Sensear's SM1P / SM1PW series Headsets and now available as Intrinsically safe.  This new industrial headset offers a robust design adhering to higher noise reduction standards up to 27dB NRR depending on the headset wearing style.  It’s upgraded Bluetooth® module allows for the streaming of audio to the headset, a valuable feature for users that listen to music during long work shifts in high-noise environments.  The headset uses Sensear’s SENS® technology to enhance speech and suppress noise while the noise-cancelling boom mic filters out background noises so that only speech is transmitted through the microphone. 

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The new SM1P ISDP elevates Sensear’s portfolio of smart headsets by providing the same features and benefits to improve safety, reliability, and efficiency that you come to expect from Sensear's SM1P series Headsets and now available as Intrinsically Safe and Double Hearing Protection.  This new industrial headset offers a robust design adhering to even higher noise reduction standards up to 31dB NRR depending on the headset wearing style for those exteme high-noise conditions.  Its upgraded Bluetooth® module allows for the streaming of audio to the headset, a valuable feature for users that listen to music during long work shifts in extreme high-noise environments.  The headset uses Sensear’s SENS® technology to enhance speech and suppress noise while the noise-cancelling boom mic filters out background noises so that only speech is transmitted through the microphone. 

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The new SM1P IS elevates Sensear’s portfolio of smart headsets by providing the same features and benefits to improve safety, reliability, and efficiency that you come to expect from Sensear's SM1P series Headsets and now available as Intrinsically safe.  This new industrial headset offers a robust design adhering to higher noise reduction standards up to 27dB NRR depending on the headset wearing style. It’s upgraded Bluetooth® module allows for the streaming of audio to the headset, a valuable feature for users that listen to music during long work shifts in high-noise environments.  The headset uses Sensear’s SENS® technology to enhance speech and suppress noise while the noise-cancelling boom mic filters out background noises so that only speech is transmitted through the microphone. 

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The newest SmartPlugR and SmartPlugR(IS) include a larger, more ergonomic PTT button designed for improved button presses and feel.  Also a new detachable ear-piece assembly allows workers who share the base unit not to have to share the ear-pieces. A great feature for those of us who work shifts.

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