Supporting day-to-day utility operations requires communications that are hardy and reliable. At the same time, communication accessories must be sleek enough as to not interfere with the other 50-plus lbs of worker equipment, or even other communication frequencies on the worksite for that matter. Ease and functionality is also crucial when you consider that many utility work environments are crowded with other materials and gear — be it wiring, strapping, harnesses, hooks, safety lines, etc. With this in mind, Canadian-based telecommunications solution provider North Peace Communications (NPC), has looked to Pryme Radio Products to meet and exceed the customer expectations of communications equipment.
North Peace Communications Ltd. has been servicing oil and gas, resource-based mining and utilities in northern British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan for 21 years. The company has a long history of providing system design, fiber-optics, preventive maintenance planning, satellite connectivity, tower inspection and installation, SCADA and microwave solutions to large projects and oil, gas and mining sites.
NPC office manager Ria Johnson said workers on these jobsites “don’t want to be working and inconveniently trying to find their microphone. With the Pryme headset, they can just touch their earmuff and talk, very convenient.”
The Pryme HBB-EM series dual-muff headset earphones allow the user to hear incoming signals easily. A tactile PTT button mounted in the right earphone for quick, functional access, aviation-style boom microphone with flexible arm, and optional noise-canceling microphone make this headset ideal for a multitude of utility functions.
The earmuffs also feature two distinct mount types: 1.) an adjustable, over-the-head strap that conforms to the head and 2.) a unique snap-on-mounting system that affixes directly to most construction hardhats. For added comfort, earmuffs also feature Super Comfort Foam ear pads or optional gel ear pads. All these features add up to extra benefits beyond simple functionality.
“Our guys are finding that the Pryme earmuffs actually hold the hardhat on in those windy conditions, as well when you are at the tower base looking up…they also help keep your ears warm too,” Johnson said. “They say it’s the best tool that they have, even out of tens of thousands of dollar worth of other equipment.”