Atlantic Signal - MICH Maritime Alternative Communications Suite
Atlantic Signal was approached by a U.S. Military Special Operations PM who asked if they could develop an alternative to the Sordin MICH Maritime System that they had been using for over 10 years. The objective: to provide a superior headset, providing several options not available on the Sordin model while also providing an ergonomically designed push to talk assembly with actual PTT switches rather than the housing they currently were using that featured a toggle switch for primary and secondary radio TX. This particular client also wanted the comms system mountable to the rail on their Ops-Core helmet.
Atlantic Signal went further, provided a transition kit that allows the operator to maintain comms when not wearing the helmet. The caveat was to make the alternative comms suite compatible with the hundreds of thousands of dollars in cable inventory the client already owned. The result is the Atlantic Signal MICH Maritime Alternative Comms Suite featuring a waterproofed Peltor COMTAC III ACH headset, with ARC rail attachment (system is also available with a vertical headframe versus the helmet rail mount) and plug and play ambidextrous boom microphone, 7 conductor waterproof inline quick disconnect, ergonomically designed push to talk housing with dual shrouded PTT switches and 10 pin female headset connection. The PTT is available in a single or dual comm version.