Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Can You Hear Me Now?

It's too late for this year's Xmas list, but the Sound Commander 3600 is a new product from Sas's R&D Services that pretty much insures that your voice can be heard no matter what.

Powered by a powerful amplifier and featuring multiple arrays of positionable loudspeakers, the SC3600 is loud, really loud.

Apparently, it's perfect for those times when you need to yell at someone and they're more than a mile away.

From the Navy Times:

The Coast Guard is experimenting with an “acoustic hailing device” at its small boat station on the Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Va. The device — six speakers that amount essentially to a bullhorn on steroids — can transmit prerecorded voice messages and warning alarms of up to 134 decibels.

It would be used to wave off civilians who stray into restricted zones, such as those set around military vessels and ports, cruise ships or liquefied natural gas tankers, Lt. Gene Maestas, spokesman for the service’s 5th District, said.

“This thing is so loud, I’d compare it to standing right next to the speakers at a rock concert,” Maestas said.

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