3M Peltor has released an upgraded version of their popular LiteCom headsets with various new features and improvements.
The 3MTM PELTORTM WSTM LiteCom PRO III headset has advanced enhancements that are built tough for working professionals.
The LiteCom headset series is recommended for industries in automotive, construction, manufacturing, forestry, heavy infrastructure, military maintenance, transportation, racing and more.
There are a few features in the new headset (LiteCom III) opposed to the later versions including wireless Bluetooth, more features in the software that allows for customization and the ability to run digital frequencies.
In this blog, we will explore the various features that differentiate the LiteCom III from LiteCom II.
- Battery Life
- Recommended Industries
(Left: 3M Peltor LiteCom II, Right: 3M Peltor WS LiteCom III)
About LiteCom Headsets
The LiteCom headsets were designed with hearing protection in mind. With these headsets, you are always able to communicate with everyone in your team, regardless of the size. Peltor headsets allow you to deal with any unexpected situation quickly and efficiently without disturbing yourself or others. Its intelligent technology allows the microphone to filter out unnecessary noise around you, leaving a crystal-clear sound even if the individual is speaking too quietly. Do you work somewhere that you need to be alert for alarms, calls for help or unexpected sounds? No need to worry because these headsets never isolate you from the surroundings around you. Another feature of the LiteCom Pro headsets is the music option that allows you to stream music from the radio or the internet. The volume is automatically muted when someone is trying to communicate with you.
3M Peltor WS LiteCom Pro III
The next generation communication solution is here with the new 3M PELTOR WS LiteCom Pro III. This intrinsically safe headsethas new Bluetooth connectivity, built-in analog or digital two-way radio and environmental listening feature. Having a good connection at work matters so having level dependent functionality helps you stay connected and communicate face to face without the need to remove the headset.
- 70 different channels in both analog and digital modulation
- intrinsically safe WS model: Certified by CSA Group
- Easily integrates into similar radio systems
- Built-in two-way radio so no need for cords or cables.
3M Peltor LiteCom Pro II
This intrinsically safe LiteCom Pro II headset was built with the same idea of keep people safe in high-noise environments. This headset is widely popular among workers in manufacturing, oil and gas work and assembly line too. Many of the features of this headset are the same but the newer version has some advanced improvements to give the user versatility.
- Intrinsically safe: Factory Manual Approvals
- Noise canceling headphones for clear communication
- Hear ambient noise and face to face communication
- 30 channels in 403-470 MHz
What's the difference?
The new Bluetooth connectivity feature on the LiteCom III allows for seamless connection to any external devices*. This allows workers to be connected wirelessly to two mobile devices. The Bluetooth line of sight is around 2000 ft and allows you to talk on the cell phone and radio simultaneously. If Bluetooth is not for you, there is an optional external jack that lets you connect to a smartphone, radio, shoulder mic, or any other device.
As mentioned before, the WS LiteCom III can be integrated with similar digital mobile radios (DMR) with its built-in programmable analog and digital two-way radio. The two radios also have user-friendly controls that allow for the voice-guided menu so it’s even more hands-free. The LiteCom III lets you program the headset to work with other radios via software.
*Only available in WSTM model
The battery life within the two headsets is a lot different. The LiteCom II fully charged will run for about 14-17 hours between charges. The LiteCom III will only run for about 8 hours before needing a charge again. There is a power save feature that increases the run time to about 12 hours. The headset will power off after two hours of non-use. When the battery is running low, an audio alert will sound informing the user.
Designed for Comfort
Both headsets have many style options available. There is neckband, headband, and hard hat mount model configurations. They come in three different colors. Black, Blue and a light blue. The light blue color indicates an intrinsically safe headband. The two headsets are designed for extended wear with their deep earcups and wide soft padded headband. The headsets are lightweight and without cords, so you won’t have to worry about the cords becoming tangled.
The two models both have a noise-canceling microphone attached to the headset. The microphones allow for clear communication even in the noisiest environments. The Peltor WS LiteCom Pro III IS and the LiteCom Pro II has two environmental microphones on the exterior of the headset, that enables for level-dependent hearing protection and ambient listening. It also allows having face-to-face conversations and the ability to hear warning signals.
The LiteCom Pro III has improvement upgrades that make it even more convenient for the user. From its upgraded technology to a more stylized design, the LiteCom Pro III has gained favoritism from construction workers, manufacturers and more. With its 70 channels, you are sure to be able to effectively communicate across departments and to other workers.
The prices listed below are First Source Wireless pricing options for each LiteCom Pro II and LiteCom Pro III. Click on the type for more information.
|LiteCom Pro III Neckband||LiteCom Pro III Hard Hat Attachment||LiteCom Pro III Headband|
|LitCom Pro II Neckband||LiteCom Pro II Hard Hat Attachment|
About the Author
TAYLOR THOMAS is a Marketing Manager at First Source Wireless. With her experience in critical communications, she helped public safety professionals enhance their communication through the help of tactical headsets. Taylor has also attended many conferences including International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), and International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).