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TCI's New CIPS 'Covert In Plain Sight' Kit Connects Patrol Radio to Standard Earbuds

April 15, 2015  | 

Photo: Tactical Command Industries (TCI)
Photo: Tactical Command Industries (TCI)

TCI, a brand of The Safariland Group, has introduced an innovative CIPS ("Covert In Plain Sight") Communications Kit for police officers. The new CIPS Kit allows plainclothes officers to remain covert as they transmit communications through standard earbuds commonly associated with smartphones or MP3 players, making it appear as if the operator is listening to music or simply talking on the phone.

Ideal for covert and plainclothes officers, the CIPS Communications Kit connects to a tactical radio and enables two-way communication through the earbud microphone, just like a cell phone. A separate micro PTT (Push-to-Talk) hook-and-loop ring attaches to a fingertip or belt loop, enabling the operator to key the radio and use the microphone in the headset without any indication to outsiders that a tactical radio is in use.

"With the new CIPS Kit, our goal is to allow law enforcement officers to keep open and clear communication with their teams with state-of-the-art equipment," said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Equipment. "And, by wearing those ubiquitous white earbuds, agents blend into the crowd since no one looks twice when they see someone wearing them."

Engineered for maximum discretion, the CIPS Kit's 60-inch cable is optimal for running smoothly under clothing. The micro PTT ring comes in black or beige to blend in with clothing. The lightweight and low-profile unit also features a quick-detach system with no threaded plugs or hardwired connections, and is compatible with most tactical and patrol radios.

TCI has been designing and manufacturing high-quality products for almost 20 years and is well known for its high-end military and tactical communications systems. With a comprehensive understanding of industry requirements, TCI is entering the retail market with the CIPS Communications Kit to provide the same level of expertise and commitment to the law enforcement community.

The CIPS Communication Kit retails for approximately $140 including white earbuds and can be found at http://ow.ly/LgCG7.

About TCI

Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (TCI) manufactures various high-performance custom tactical communication headsets, audio solutions, and commercial off-the-shelf communications products. Founded in 1996 by a group of law enforcement professionals with extensive experience in tactical training and mission work, the TCI brand is built upon a comprehensive understanding of requirements for the law enforcement, public safety, security, and military markets worldwide.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland, ABA, Second Chance, Bianchi, Defense Technology, Break Free, Protech Tactical, Hatch, Monadnock, Identicator, NIK, Mustang Survival, and Med-Eng. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, visit www.safariland.com.

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