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SPH10-10 Intercom Communication Headsets for Boaters
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Bring state-of-the-art full-duplex communication technology to your boat. This is a serious system for crew coordination using long-range Bluetooth communication unmatched in today’s market.
- Completely wireless (no cumbersome antenna or belt-pack)
- Full duplex (up to 4-person team conferencing)
- Full time (no voice activation delay or buttons to push)
- Hands free (including voice-control cell phone operation)
- Answer, dial, share or reject cell-phone conversations
- Rechargeable Lithium battery (10 hours talk-time, 7 days standby)
- Bluetooth transmissions (eliminate interference from other headsets)
- Water resistant
- Range up to 900 meters (line of sight-transmitting through bulkheads or metal surfaces will reduce effective range)
- Comfortable, secure, attractive appearance
- Easy programming and operation
- Warranty - 2 Years
These new "Marriage Savers" represent a quantum leap in technology with noise-cancelling receivers and full voice-controlled operation, perfect for on-board crew co-ordination or dozens of other applications like cycling, hiking, kayaking or canoeing for full multi-plex conferencing (up to 4 team members). There is no competitive product offering comparable value with all of these features.
My Team Talks QUICK START INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for your purchase of our new SPH10 headsets. Please take time to read the SPH10 manual thoroughly as you'll find dozens of features beyond the obvious intercom and phone functions. For those of us who "just can't wait" to try them out though, we have put together this Quick Start sheet to get you started with a simple 2-person intercom, and then how to add a phone connection via Bluetooth.
OUT OF THE BOX
Your headsets are packaged individually. Each one comes with 2 separate microphones. The longer "boom mike" should be used for most outdoor applications. Inset it into the left headset making sure it is oriented correctly (small arrows lined-up) and pushed in securely (to keep moisture out).
Next, you will need to fully charge each headset. Put the "L" shaped plug into the square socket on your right earpiece (noting the wide and narrow sides of the plug) Next, insert the USB plug into an outlet (computer, stereo, car outlet, AC or DC adapter). When you first plug it in, a RED LED will light up on the LEFT earpiece to let you know it is charging. After about 2 hours, the LED will turn BLUE indication that it is fully charged. It is best to remove it from the charging source once it is fully charged.
You are now ready to try on your headset.
These headsets are designed to fit comfortably and securely so rather than have the band go over top of your head, it goes behind your neck. This provides a more "universal fit" and permits you to wear a hat or helmet or simply not mess up your hair. If you wear glasses, remove them first, put on your headset then replace your glasses. The band and small rubber clip fit between your ear and head while the foam earpiece should cover your ear.
There are just 2 simple controls which are located on the left ear-piece; the multi-function "JOG" button and the "Phone" button. The JOG button activates the intercom and controls volume. The PHONE button activates the Bluetooth phone connection. Pushing both buttons at the same time turns your headset ON and OFF.
So, let's get started! This part will be easier with another person so you can activate or "PAIR" your headsets. Locate the JOG and PHONE buttons then put the headset on. Once comfortably in place, push and hold the JOG and PHONE buttons. You should hear THREE BEEPS followed by a voice saying "Hello". If you push and hold the 2 buttons together again; she'll say "Good-bye" and turn your headset OFF. If you continue to hold them both together when turning ON, she will say "Hello" then advise you of your Battery Condition. Once you have your headset on, you can adjust the volume by rotating the JOG button clock-wise for louder until you hear a loud BEEP, or counter-clockwise to you hear a soft BEEP.
PAIRING TWO HEADSETS
We have chosen Bluetooth frequencies for the operation of these headsets because of the quality, incredible flexibility and universal communications opportunities that it provides. Your headsets can be paired with any other Bluetooth headset anywhere in the world and communicate without competing interference because of the unique "pairing" or Bluetooth appliances.
To "pair" with one other headset, after turning it ON, push and hold the JOG button FOR 5 seconds. You should hear a couple of soft BEEPS followed by a voice saying "Intercom pairing". Have your partner turn on their headset then push and hold their JOG button and hear "Intercom Pairing". The LEDS on both headsets will flash quickly RED. Give them a few seconds to find each other, then push the JOG button on ONE headset only. Wait a couple of seconds and you'll hear a mild "hiss" on both headsets. You are now connected and can have your full-duplex conversation. When either person decides to terminate the conversation, he has to push the JOG button briefly and both headsets will go into STAND-BY. Either person can initiate the next conversation by simply pushing the JOG button again which will put both headsets back in ACTIVE mode.
Note that when you are completely finished using your headsets, they should be turned OFF by pushing and holding the JOG and PHONE buttons together until the voice says "Good-bye" and LED light goes OFF.
PAIRING TO A CELL PHONE
Your new headsets can also be used to answer (or initiate) a phone call by "pairing" with your phone. To do this, push and hold the PHONE button until you hear "phone pairing". Then turn on your cell phone and go to Settings, then Bluetooth. Enter "Search for Devices" and when it displays "SENA SPH10" select that. It may take a few seconds but then your phone will display SENA SPH10 connected". You can now send and receive phone calls using your headset. Incoming calls will take priority over intercom conversations but you can either accept them by hitting the JOG or PHONE button or reject them by pushing and holding the JOG button for 2 seconds until you hear a BEEP.
For more detail on either Intercom or Phone functions, refer to the SENA manual.
SPH10-10 vs the 2Talk
So, you might ask; "If the SPH10 is the state-of-the-art headset, why are we introducing the 2Talk?"
Because we listen to our customers. Many cruisers sail as a couple, and use just two headsets, and they wanted a storage case that holds a pair of headsets so they fall readily at hand when needed (like when docking or catching a mooring). Cruising couples also work in all kinds of weather and tend to want a simpler interface that works well with older hands. So, the 2Talks, while very similar to the SPH10s, are packaged as a set, in a nice storage case, and are ready to wear and communicate upon power-up. There is no need to Bluetooth-pair the headsets to begin communication. They are charged up and ready to go.
The technology is the same between the two models. They use the same Bluetooth 3.0 chipset and operate very similarly, but the headband and ear-pieces are slightly different as are the controls. There are pros and cons to each and they can still be operated together. Here are the differences:
Headband: The 2Talk has a slightly more robust band which should be more resistant to breakage if handled roughly.
Ear-pieces: The 2Talk is slightly smaller and slimmer with fewer "openings" making it much more water-resistant, so it can handle rain, sweat, and the occasional wave in the face. The MP3 jack and Phone Button have been eliminated and the Jog Button replaced with a waterproof recessed button. Volume + and - buttons have been added, and are raised proud of the surrounding surface for easy tactile recognition. The plug-in boom mic on the SPH10 has been replaced with a flexible but permanent boom mic, which is also be less prone to water intrusion and works as well as the plug-in boom-mic on the SPH10.
Controls: The pairing and connecting procedures are essentially the same for both headsets but there are fewer buttons on the 2Talk. So, pairing (if needed) can be done using the center button on the 2Talk rather than the "Phone" button on the SPH10.
The 2Talks come with a foam mic cover, spare foam ear-covers and a USB charging cable, while the SPH10 also includes rubber ear piece covers and a short "bud-mic". The other difference is the price which is lower for the 2Talks, and the 2Talk includes the storage casa.
Pros & Cons
The SPH10 is well recognized and very well-liked in the yacht market, and the controls are large and easily differentiated even with gloves. The boom mic is right on the lips for maximum clarity even in a strong breeze, and the bud-mic can be substituted for more protected applications.
The 2Talk is more rugged, more water resistant, and the buttons less likely to be activated or deactivated accidentally. It is well suited to expanded markets where the wearers may get splashed more frequently, such as kayakers, paddle-boarders, cyclists and jet-skiers. While neither headset currently has submersible certification; the 2Talk has better water-resistance.
Ultimately the choice is somewhat subjective, but rest assured that both represent un-matched performance and value in the personal communications market.
Tufftalk and Tufftalk Lite vs. 2Talk or SPH10
The new Tufftalk and Tufftalk Lite are clearly different from our existing products, SPH10 and 2Talk. They are designed more for industrial applications including serious noise reduction ear muffs (21 decibels) and "hard-hat" models. They also utilize Bluetooth 4.1 which has "mesh" technology to simplify group intercom and have built-in FM stereo.
Operation of the Tufftalk Lite is very similar to the 2Talk with the use of a center button with a "+" and "-" button on either side. The Tufftalk controls are more like the SPH10 with a large "jog" button and separate phone button. They can both be paired with either SPH10 or 2Talk using the Bluetooth 3.0 technology and function within a group. Both Tufftalk models have a "group intercom" function whereby all paired members can be accessed by pushing the "group" button on Tufftalk and the + and - buttons together on the Lite model. This can be handy for group training or when setting up a conference takes too long with Bluetooth 3.0 models. One other advantage of this "mesh" technology is that signal strength is not diminished with added members (range is reduced by 1/2 when a 3rd or 4th member joins a SPH10 or 2Talk conference).
Ambient noise is reduced by 21 decibels on Tufftalk models but you can still hear someone speaking directly to you. If you want to hear or even amplify ambient sound, you can do that with the Tufftalk model. The only other real advantage of the full Tufftalk model is that it can use regular batteries if you exceed 10 hours of talking in one day and they have an external antenna for greater range (Tufftalk Lite is only rated for 800 meters).
Both Tufftalk models are "over-the-top" head sets but also come as a "hard-hat" model for road crews, fire fighters or factory crane operators. Either design is extremely comfortable and secure thanks to adjustable, heavily padded earpieces.
Tufftalk adds an extra dimension to our line-up for dozens of new applications and users and pricing is very competitive for these state-of-the art personal communication devices. Please call us at 864-275-7837 with any questions or for more information.