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COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
[OTS Buddy Phone] [OTS Aquacom SSB-2001]
[OTS Aquacom SSB-2010] [OTS Buddy Phone STX-100 Surface Unit] [Soniwave Diver-to-Diver] [Soniwave Surface Unit]

Buddy Phone H2O Telephone
The Buddy Phone product line is designed for the serious sport diver. It offers clear underwater communication at a reasonable price. Ranges up to 400 yards are commonly reported.
Three configurations are offered;
1) Transceiver with a silicone mouth mask,
2) Receive-only unit,
3) AGA full-face mask with a Buddy Phone.


[OTS Buddy Phone] [OTS Aquacom SSB-2001]
[OTS Aquacom SSB-2010] [OTS Buddy Phone STX-100 Surface Unit] [Soniwave Diver-to-Diver] [Soniwave Surface Unit]

Aquacom SSB-2001 Sonic Transceiver
The Aquacom SSB-2001 is a 1 channel, VOX or push-to-talk transceiver. It can be configured to operate with virtually any full face mask. SSB-2001 has a squelch control that can be set to help suppress marine and/or man made back ground noise. It operates on (8) AA alkaline batteries and transmits with 2 full watts of power. SSB-2001 can easily be converted to a portable surface station by the addition of a CDK Surface Accessory kit. SSB-2001 has been field proven by many Search & Rescue teams and Commercial Divers around the world.
[OTS Buddy Phone] [OTS Aquacom SSB-2001]
[OTS Aquacom SSB-2010] [OTS Buddy Phone STX-100 Surface Unit] [Soniwave Diver-to-Diver] [Soniwave Surface Unit]

Aquacom SSB-2010 Sonic Transceiver
The Aquacom SSB-2010 is a "State-of-the-art" Multi-channel through-water transceiver. It offers 3 watts of power and is completely adjustable underwater. The DSP processor ensures the highest intelligibility possible. The voice CPU and custom chip allows the user to easily adjust his earphone volume, VOX or PTT control, activate the Squelch or choose from one to eight channels while underwater! A CDK-6 can be added to convert the SSB-2010 into a portable surface station. The 3 watts of power ensure clean, clear communication and yields great range. This system is a must for any serious Search & Rescue Team.
[OTS Buddy Phone] [OTS Aquacom SSB-2001]
[OTS Aquacom SSB-2010] [OTS Buddy Phone STX-100 Surface Unit] [Soniwave Diver-to-Diver] [Soniwave Surface Unit]

Buddy Phone STX-100 Surface Transceiver
The STX-100 is a multi-channel surface station designed to operate with any sonic transceiver that is on the same frequency and within range. It comes standard with a 35' transducer cable including transducer, hand-held microphone and main electronic module housed in a rugged enclosure. It operates on (8) "C" size batteries and comes standard with (2) channels (32.768 kHz upper & lower). Optional channels can be installed. This light weight, portable surface station is a great companion for any of our through-water transceivers and is reasonably priced!
[OTS Buddy Phone] [OTS Aquacom SSB-2001]
[OTS Aquacom SSB-2010] [OTS Buddy Phone STX-100 Surface Unit] [Soniwave Diver-to-Diver] [Soniwave Surface Unit]

soniwave.jpg (15383 bytes)SONIWAVE DIVER-TO-DIVER UNIT
The Soniwave™ diver communicator is easy to install. A diver will simply replace the mouthpiece on his or her second stage regulator with an appropriately sized Soniwave acoustic mouthpiece. The push-to-talk (PTT) button and electronics housing snap to the air hose. A protective spiral wrap covers the cable and the air hose. Insert a 9Volt alkaline battery and the system is ready to use.

Soniwave Diver Communicators turn on automatically when a diver enters the water and turns off about 30 seconds after leaving the water. Digital squelch technology maintains the system in silence until a transmission is received, thus making the communicator unobtrusive, preserving the normal sounds of the diving experience. To speak to another diver or topside, the diver presses the large yellow push to talk (PTT) button which snaps to the hose near the second stage regulator. The diver’s speech is picked up by a microphone located inside the mouthpiece.

The diver’s voice is transmitted through the water using an ultrasonic carrier. The range is about 100 meters under calm water conditions. Thermoclines will tend to greatly reduce the range because it causes the ultrasonic carrier to be reflected, rather than transmitted. This also holds true for large objects which can reflect the ultrasonic carrier if located in the line-of-sight between divers.

The Soniwave mouthpiece was designed with input from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. The extended bite flanges allow the diver to evenly support the mouthpiece with the back teeth, rather than gritting with just the front teeth. These bite flanges have been tapered to allow the mouth to retain its natural position during use, thus reducing jaw fatigue. The design allows free tongue and jaw movement so the diver can speak more freely while retaining the mouthpiece in its natural position. There are a number of techniques that you can master with practice to make speaking easier and more easily understood. Generally, greater than 85% intelligibility can be achieved after 3 dives.

[OTS Buddy Phone] [OTS Aquacom SSB-2001]
[OTS Aquacom SSB-2010] [OTS Buddy Phone STX-100 Surface Unit] [Soniwave Diver-to-Diver] [Soniwave Surface Unit]

SONIWAVESURF.JPG (11652 bytes)SONIWAVE SURFACE UNIT
SONIWAVE SURFACE™ is an excellent tool for communicating between topside and divers below. New developments in signal processing provide crystal clear transmission to divers for instruction, search and recovery or recreation. With this tool, boats can be in constant communication with divers and topside personnel can participate in organized activities, follow dive groups, maneuver for anchor locations and recall divers. 8 D cell batteries provide more than 25 hours operation or the unit can be powered by an auxiliary power source through a panel mounted jack. 2 way communication can be recorded by attaching a recorder to an external adapter. Volume and squelch adjustments are all that are necessary to operate unit. Transmission to divers is accomplished by using a CB type microphone. The stainless steel panel protects the electronics unit and the system is housed in a robust plastic case which has ample storage room for the microphone, underwater transducer, cables and other gear.

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