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PRESS RELEASE - Avon Protection Launches Tactical Mask Communications Solution

Date: 29 September 2022

Melksham, U.K. (30 Sept. 2022): Avon Protection is pleased to announce the launch of the Tactical Mask Communications (TMC) System, a communications solution that provides an interface between Avon Protection Air Purifying Respirators and user headsets, enabling clear communications between personnel while they are “masked up”. Launched in the US in August 2021, the system is now available for users across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Compatible with most radios and tactical headsets, the TMC is simple to configure, install and use, with a range of connectors, press-to-talk units and headsets, to meet a wide range of requirements and support operational readiness. Critically, it allows operators to ensure they can communicate with their colleagues effectively without needing to risk their safety by removing APR gear to use their radios.

As world leaders in the field of Respiratory Protection for first responders and military personnel, Avon Protection has developed the TMC to support the real world needs of personnel operating in the harshest of environments.

Colin Horne, Product Manager, said: “Simple, reliable and clear communications are key to success in any military and law enforcement operation, but historically, we’ve seen a lot of confusion and over-complication around tactical communications systems for APR users. We are extremely excited to be bringing a fresh approach by launching a range of robust products which are simple to understand, easy to adopt and all focused on ensuring operators can maintain communications whether they are wearing a respirator or not.”  

Commenting on the launch of the TMC system, Thomas Korb, Global Director of Category Management - Respiratory, at Avon Protection, said: “The launch of the our new TMC system further reinforces our commitment to support our customers by delivering a configurable communication solution that provides maximum reliability, while meeting the ever-changing mission profiles of our user groups.”

About Avon Protection

Avon Protection, part of the Avon Protection plc group of brands, designs and manufactures life-critical personal protection systems for the world's militaries and first responders. With a portfolio that includes chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) respiratory products and other breath assist solutions, Avon Protection's mission is to relentlessly advance the future of protection by enhancing the performance, efficiency and capability of those who risk their lives to save others.  

Avon Protection plc operates two brands from six locations and employs approximately 1,000 people. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: AVON). 

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