Technologies, maker of the novel “Molar Mic™” two-way personal
communications system that fits a miniaturized headset into a device
that clips to a user’s back teeth, today extended its offerings with the
announcement of a new Bluetooth-compatible solution for high-noise
This new solution extends the company’s growing family of products to a
diverse range of new compact Bluetooth-compatible commercial
applications, such as for first responders like firefighters and
para-rescuers; oil, gas and utility field workers; and even extreme
athletes such as sports car drivers and sky divers.
Designed specifically for people working in harsh, dangerous
environments with extreme ambient noise, the new Sonitus system
integrates Bluetooth connectivity into the digital NFMI wireless
platform common to the military version of the Molar Mic solution tested
by special forces. It features:
Molar Mic: The proprietary Molar Mic mouthpiece that clips on a
user’s back tooth to become the single point of contact for incoming
and outgoing wireless audio communication. A mouthpiece charger is
also included; the lithium ion battery holds up to a 10-hour charge.
Neck Loop Antenna: Discrete low-visibility neck loop antenna
creates personal communications cloud for seamless, reliable
connectivity with colleagues on multiple communications platforms.
Push-to-Talk Remote Control: Compact, handheld wireless device
for activating talk mode features and for toggling between proprietary
communication links and any Bluetooth device, including smartphones.
And, TEP 200 Ready: Supports any TEP-200 NFMI ear buds and
includes level-dependent function for hear-through ambient listening.
“We’ve proven that our solutions make our elite military customers safer
and more effective by enabling them to communicate clearly in the most
extreme situations,” said Peter Hadrovic, CEO of Sonitus Technologies.
“The product platform that supports those capabilities brings the same
benefits to new commercial applications where there are even more people
working in harsh and dangerous environments – where clear communication
and heightened situational awareness is paramount. Our new
Bluetooth-enabled voice interface sustains communications where
conventional approaches are ineffective.”
Earlier this year, the DOD, via its Defense Innovation Unit (DIU),
contracted Sonitus for a multi-million-dollar, multi-year agreement, to
complete development of the military version of Molar Mic for purposes
of transition to Fielding and Deployment of the system upon successful
conclusion of the first segment of the contract which is funded by the
U.S. Air Force.
The Sonitus solution creates a unique wireless audio interface by
embedding both a tiny microphone for talking and a speaker-transducer
for hearing in a compact custom-fit mouth-piece that snaps comfortably
around a user’s back teeth. This allows the user to both talk and hear
without external devices attached to the head. The placement on the
teeth uses the body itself to block external noise when speaking and
leverages the user’s teeth and jawbone to create a new auditory path for
hearing. The result is an unobstructed head and face, clear
communication, higher comfort, enhanced situational awareness, and the
ability to add or remove personal protective equipment without breaking