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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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:

NX IS series, VP IS seres

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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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September 29th, 2016: Miramar, Florida:

The new SM1P elevates Sensear’s portfolio of smart headsets by providing new features and benefits to improve safety, reliability, and productivity.  This new industrial headset offers a robust design adhering to higher noise reduction standards of up to 27dB NRR when measured in accordance with ANSI S3.19 -1974 (up to 33dB SNR, when measured in accordance with EN352-1 and EN352-3; 31dB, class 5, when measured in accordance with AS/NZS 1270:2002).   The SM1P will replace the SM1xSR (blue headset) in Sensear's portfolio and Smart Group offering.

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Another outstanding International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is in the books as Sensear celebrated 10 years of providing world-class hearing protection and high-noise communication solutions. 

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Sensear has announced the arrival of the SM1R, an industrial headset built specifically to enhance two-way radio communication in high-noise environments.  The headset is unique from the rest of Sensear’s portfolio iin that it contains no battery and instead is powered by the radio, making the unit lighter and more comfortable for the user. 

Similar to the rest of Sensear’s portfolio, the headset pairs Sensear’s patented SENS® technology and a noise-cancelling boom mic to allow users in high-noise environments to communicate either via face-to-face or two-way radios while maintaining 360° audible awareness of their surroundings and protecting their hearing.   The SM1R will be compatible with many of the most popular radios in the marketplace today from manufacturers such as Motorola, Kenwood, Harris, Hytera, ICOM, Vertex, and Tait.  This is the 1st product Sensear builds specifically for the two-way radio market, using the battery of the radio to power the unit. 

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January 26th, 2016: Miramar, Florida:

Sensear has announced the opening of a new office in South Florida.  The office location at 3350 SW 148th Ave in Miramar, Florida will act as the sales and marketing headquarters for Sensear and the main support hub for the Americas and Europe.   In conjunction with the move, Sensear has hired Janine Rives as their Director of Sales Support.

Sensear hopes to leverage the new office as well as her experience in over 20 years of managing channel support in the radio and electronics industry in an effort to provide increased support to the American and European markets.  Rives has had deep involvement in sales, marketing, and service activities, first as a Senior Account Manager at (STACI, Inc.) Sasha Technologies and Circuits International and then in her most recent position managing inside sales support for a greater part of the US and Latin America at Hytera America. 

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July 23rd, 2015: Perth Australia: Sensear, a global leader in developing and manufacturing best-in-class digital communication headsets is pleased to announce our newest dealer, Chicago Communications, who will be serving customers throughout Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana.

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July 9th, 2015: Sensear, a global leader in engineering and manufacturing best-in-class digital communication headsets is pleased to announce the appointment of Marty Tynan as Vice President of Sales, Americas.

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April 30th, 2015: Perth Australia:  Sensear, a global leader in developing and manufacturing best-in-class digital communication headsets, announced the release today of their new Heavy Vehicle Communication Solution (HVCS). The HVCS allows for clear transmission of two-way radio communications and stereo audio for operating heavy vehicles at any industrial site where heavy vehicle operators contend with noise from many different sources including the vehicles themselves, the job site, two-way radio communications and audio entertainment from a stereo system.

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