Connect your portable radio directly to the DW501 and use the headset’s PTT button for radio transmit. Stay in touch with command and dispatch whether inside or outside the apparatus. Auto-On activates the headset on removal of the charging cable. An automatic noise gate provides set-and-forget ease of use for seamless transitions between high- and low-noise situations, and a new ergonomic design delivers enhanced comfort and wearability.
Adjustable Volume Control – The headset has a programmable and real-time adjustable user volume control and will remember the last setting at each power up for convenience.
Auto-Leveling Microphone – Automatically detects the voice of the user against the noise in the background. This allows the headset to have an automatic VOX (noise gate or squelch) that needs no adjustment when transitioning from areas of differing noise levels.
Automatic Loud Noise Suppression – Limits high impulse events such as gun shots from being transmitted to the user when using the Stereo Listen-Through.
Silicone Ruggedizers – Define positions or roles with these colorful ruggedizers. Fits over each ear dome to provide additional impact and abrasion resistance. Available in 14 standard colors (sold separately).
Extreme Environmental Design – Features an IP-66 dust and water ingress rating, Despite the rain, snow, mud and soot, the DW501 performs when you need it most. Operates to -22°F/-30°C for extreme cold weather environments.
Hearing Protection – The headset conforms to many of the required hearing protection standards protecting the user from harmful noise.
In Headset Charging – Built-in charging circuitry lets you recharge from multiple sources. These include the supplied AC wall adapter and DC charging options, including most cars, trucks, and aircraft. Refer to specification for charging voltages and power requirements.
Lightweight – Through the use of the latest weight saving technologies, Firecom is able to deliver a wireless headset that is lighter than many wired communication headsets.
Listen-Through Situational Awareness – The headset has stereo listen through microphones to give the user full situational awareness. The microphones are placed on the forward edge of the headset to give the user the perception of sounds in the front versus from the rear. Listen through has a programmable volume level and will limit all sounds to 82dB to the user.
Long Battery Life – Over 24 hours of battery life on a 4-hour charge.
Multimode Auto Shutdown – For user convenience, the Headset is designed with multimode auto shutdown to extend the life of the batteries. All of the shutdowns have a verbal announcement and may be cancelled by the user by pressing any button.
Noise Cancelling Microphone – The microphone is a noise cancelling type designed to remove the background noise right at the mic element. This allows listeners to hear the person talking and not the background noise.
Radio PTT – The headset interfaces with any two-way portable radio using the wired AUX input.
Two Stage Low Battery Alert – The powered headset has a two stage low battery alert system to notify the user when battery is nearly depleted. This allows the user to have adequate notice before loss of communications.
USB Programmable – The headset has a built in USB port to configure your headset with a Windows PC. Many of the features may be customized and saved from the program. Refer to the Firecom Headset Program for details.
User Replaceable Battery – The powered headset uses a replaceable battery. This allows the user to replace the battery at end of life and have spares in the field for extended operation times.
Voice Prompts – The voice guided menu prompt system allows the user to make all adjustments without removing the headset. There is no need to look for lights, text, or knob positions. The voice prompts automatically adjust volume to ensure intelligibility in changing environments.
Wired Line-in – The wired line-in is used to interface with cell phones and hand held radios. This gives the user another source for flexibility in their communication needs. The wired connection features a mono input and output with PTT output. See your Firecom dealer for accessories to match your equipment.
Weight: 16 oz. (without ruggedizers)
Noise Reduction Rating: 24dB NRR
Side Pressure: 2.2 lbs.
3.7V rechargeable lithium ion battery (18650 replaceable)
More than 24 hours of batter life at 77°F (25°C)
Charge time: 4 hours
AC Charge Source: 12V, 500mA wall charger
DC Charge Source: 5V to 16V, 0.5A minimum, cable supplied
Over voltage, under voltage, over current and over temperature protection
Operating Temperature: -40°F (-40°C) to +140°F (+60°C)
Storage Temperature: -40°F (-40°C) to +185°F (+85°C)