ComTac first generation headset was the result of a project to help prevent hearing damage and at the same time use communication to enhance the efficiency of the soldier’s mission during training and combat.

The first generation ComTac headset was introduced 20 years ago, with over 750,000 headsets sold in more than 40 countries worldwide.

The ComTac VI NIB has several new and improved features, such as:

  • NIB – Natural interaction Behavior
  • MAP- Mission Audio Profile
  • MI – Magnetic induction Input
  • Software-driven electronics
  • Voice guide menu

The NIB feature enables natural face to face communication in a noisy environment, without the use of an external communication radio. Just approach the person you wish to talk to, and the NIB headsets will connect, allowing for close range communication in high noise.

ComTac VI also introduces MAP-Mission Audio Profiles, a new advance environmental listening function for auditory situational awareness. MAP allows users to adapt and optimise the environmental listening function to four different scenarios: observation, patrolling, conversation and comfort.

3M PELTOR Global Product Marketing Manager Fredrik Johansson said: “At 3M PELTOR user performance and safety are priorities when developing new products. With the ComTac VI you can hear and maintain a high degree of auditory awareness in quiet and communicate more easily with other NIB users in close proximity when noise levels are high, all while wearing hearing protection”.

The technologies introduced in the ComTac VI is a game changer for military headset users. As with previous ComTacs, the ComTac VI can be connected to external radios for long-range communications. The headset is also connectable to certain chemical and Co2 respirator facepiece.