Cardo Crew launches new mesh communication technology to help improve safety among firefighters


New PRO-1 hands-free intercom system targeted at OEMs and designed to fit helmets and ear guards, has been specifically engineered to keep groups on the move connected in hectic, dangerous, on-scene environments.

PLANO, Texas — Cardo Crew, an expert in global wireless intercom solutions that specialises in providing reliable, hands-free wireless intercom for teams on the move, has launched its new mesh communication solution that could transform personal protective equipment (PPE) and dramatically improve communications among first responders. 

The Cardo Crew PRO-1 is a lightweight mesh communication module that fits inside PPE such as helmets and ear guards. It is designed for PPE manufacturers to introduce team communication to hectic, dangerous on-scene environments, making it ideal for first responders, where communication is vital.

According to the Home Office in 2018/19, 2,646 firefighters sustained injuries in the line of duty across the UK, showing there is still room to improve health and safety in the industry. By targeting first responders, Cardo Crew aims to help PPE manufacturers keep workers safe by providing robust and efficient comms, which is crucial when it comes to mitigating risk and accidents.

The PRO-1 launch follows a successful H1 2020 for Cardo Crew, securing new OEM partnerships in Europe and the Middle East in both civil and military Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) markets. Cardo Crew has also launched a new PROmesh mobile app for efficient management of its PRO-1 device, providing rapid set up of an intercom network from anywhere and real-time control of preferences.

“We believe there is a real need for hands-free communication for dynamic teams working in hectic, dangerous, on-scene environments, which is why we are targeting first responders. Given the increasing level of demand in the sector due to the COVID pandemic, it’s clear that there is a need for extra support to ensure more efficient ways of working,” said Shachar Harari, Chief Business Officer & Head of Cardo Crew. “That’s why we’re excited to introduce our latest technology to first responders via OEMs, so we can improve communication and potentially avoid the risk of serious injury for our front-line workers.”

Pioneered by Cardo Crew, the PRO-1 uses mesh communications technology, which provides two-way, hands-free communications for groups of up to 15 workers at a range of up to 3000 metres. It operates as an autonomous network, removing the need to install base stations, with each device working like a mini-communications hub in its own right, making it ideal and safe for busy teams on-site, offering robust, short-range critical comms.

About Cardo Crew
Cardo Crew operates as the B2B arm of Cardo Systems, drawing on 16 years of experience in radio communications in the motorcycle industry. Cardo Crew takes the Cardo Systems business into the PPE market with its reliable, hands-free wireless mesh communication.

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