Powerful, Intelligible Communication
Communicate, Notify, and Save Lives with LRAD
LRAD Corporation is using
long-range communication to safely hail and warn, inform and direct, prevent misunderstandings, determine intent, establish large safety zones, resolve uncertain situations, and save lives on both sides of its proprietary Long Range Acoustic Device.
LRAD systems resolve any ambiguity of intent and facilitate rapid and decisive force protection during defence operations by providing operators and crews the ability to establish significant standoff ranges, unequivocally determine intent, favorably resolve uncertain situations and save lives on both sides of the Long Range Acoustic Device.
The role of Defence forces in conflicts has evolved toward greater emphasis on managing interaction with civilian populations. Defence organizations around the world are using Long Range Acoustic Devices to fill the critical gap between initial engagement and employing lethal force. Since LRAD was first introduced in 2003, the product line and applicable missions have expanded to become a vital part of layered defence and attack strategies for land forces around the world. LRAD has saved the lives of soldiers and innocent civilians and enabled maneuver forces to quickly make accurate life or death decisions, to stand down or open fire.
As part of a layered communication and EOF strategy, LRAD systems provide defence personnel time and distance to distinguish between security threats and innocent civilians before employing lethal force. At distances ranging from 200 meters up to 3 kilometers, LRAD systems broadcast focused (15°-30°), highly intelligible multilingual hails, warnings and commands to security threats or large crowds. LRAD also broadcasts powerful deterrent tones to initiate the EOF based on a threat’s actions.
Through the use of voice commands and deterrent tones, LRAD unequivocally determines intent at distance and is an essential component in all EOF protocols. Thousands of LRAD systems have been deployed in over 70 countries worldwide with proven performance and reliability in all types of weather conditions and environments. Portable LRADs range from the handheld LRAD 100X weighing just 7 kgs to the LRAD-1000Xi with an audible broadcast range up to 3000 meters.
Every LRAD comes with an all-weather microphone and LRAD’s MIL SPEC MP3 player to record and playback messages on the fly or to broadcast live or pre-recorded warnings, commands and messages in any language for any operational scenario.
LRAD systems are the most thoroughly tested acoustic hailing devices (AHDs) on the market, having successfully passed approximately 40 separate U.S. government tests including all MIL STD testing for heat, humidity, and shock. LRAD systems feature rugged military construction and have been tested and approved by ARDEC and the Aberdeen Test Center.
LRAD systems are easily integrated with Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS) to protect soldiers inside HMMWVs, MRAPs, Strykers and other armored vehicles while adding the vital capability of scalable EOF through clear communication and non-lethal deterrence.
Using powerful, long-range communication to increase standoff distances enhances the safety of maneuver forces by keeping civilian populations at extended ranges and providing additional time to assess threat situations and respond appropriately.
The LRAD 100X is a self-contained hand portable hailer that is 20-30 decibels (dB) louder than standard bullhorns and megaphones. Optimized driver and waveguide technology ensure crystal clear voice communication so every syllable is understood over distances up to 600 meters. This extraordinary acoustic performance comes in a rugged package that can be operated in all weather conditions making it ideal for soldiers and small vehicles.
LRAD 300X is a low profile, lightweight solution particularly suited for use on armored vehicles. The LRAD 300X is easily installed with a variety of temporary or permanent vehicle mounting options to provide Defence forces long-range communication and a highly effective hailing and warning capability over distances up to 1000 meters.
LRAD 450XL is the industry's loudest, most intelligible AHD for its size and weight. Low profile, lightweight and designed for temporary or fixed mounting on tripods, small vessels, vehicles and CROWS, the LRAD 450XL uses an enhanced, patent pending technology to generate the audio output of a unit almost twice its size and weight with the same high level of clarity and intelligibility consistent with the LRAD product line. With a 1700-meter range, the LRAD 450XL is rapidly being adopted by security and defence forces around the world.
LRAD 500RX is an integrated communication system for perimeter security, FOBs, area surveillance, protection of assets and other critical infrastructure. Controlled remotely across an IP network, it enables system operators to respond to potential threats from a safe environment with a fully functional unmanned perimeter security solution. Featuring an integrated camera, high-intensity searchlight (optional) and robust, IP-addressable full pan and tilt drive for precise aiming and tracking, the LRAD 500RX can also be integrated with radar to provide automated intruder alerts and responses.
LRAD 950RXL is designed for integrated applications ranging from small vessels to fixed installation security solutions, the LRAD 950RXL can be controlled remotely across an IP network enabling system operators to create a fully functional, unmanned perimeter security solution and respond to potential threats from a safe location. Featuring an integrated HD camera, a high-intensity, 12 million candlepower searchlight (optional) and a robust, IP-addressable full pan and tilt drive for precise aiming and tracking, the LRAD 950RXL can also be integrated with radar to provide automated intruder alerts. The LRAD 950RXL’s ability to immediately interact with a potential threat remotely provides security personnel additional time and distance to accurately assess situations and scale their response appropriately.
LRAD 360XL-MID is an indoor/outdoor omnidirectional emergency warning and public address system, housed in a lightweight, compact form factor.
Featuring LRAD’s industry-leading voice intelligibility, every word in an LRAD 360XL-MID broadcast is clearly heard and understood up to a 2.0 sq. km area.
Perfect for urban areas, small campus and industrial sites, the LRAD 360XL-MID is portable or can be installed on existing infrastructure or buildings, light poles, etc. The LRAD 360XL-MID safely delivers voice and emergency broadcasts with LRAD’s unsurpassed clarity and range in uniform 360° coverage.
LRAD SOUNDSABER-X array loudspeaker delivers general announcements and emergency notifications with industry-leading vocal intelligibility and speech clarity.
SoundSaber’s compact, lightweight, rugged, high-efficiency drivers provide greater audio output and superior intelligibility. LRAD’s advanced line array speaker technology ensures broadcasts are clearly heard and understood in high ambient noise environments. The thin form factor of the SS-X enables unobtrusive installation.
The LRAD SS-X features the industry’s highest intelligibility and is easily configurable for large indoor or outdoor areas.
LRAD DS-60 horn systems provide highly intelligible, area customizable solutions for remotely operated public address, mass notification, and life safety communication with 60° broadcast directionality. LRAD’s compact, high efficiency amplifier cabinet includes an Ethernet based audio streaming device that enables exceptionally clear live or recorded message transmission across a TCP/IP network. Flexible and easy to install and integrate, the Ethernet interface eliminates hissing and crackling by digitizing mass notification installations. The DS-60 features a rugged, all weather enclosure for permanent outdoor installation, an all-weather electronics cabinet with integrated MP3 player, microphone and network Streamer, with unparalleled vocal clarity and intelligibility.
LRAD Corporation introduced its first directed sound technology in 1996 and began engineering acoustic solutions for government and commercial markets. In response to the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole, the Company’s engineering team developed the revolutionary Long Range Acoustic Device and created a new industry.
In 2013, the Company launched its new line of ONE VOICE® omnidirectional public address/mass notification systems featuring LRAD’s unparalleled area coverage, vocal clarity and reliability. LRAD® systems are in service in more than 70 countries around the world in diverse applications including mass notification and public address, fixed and mobile defence deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, asset protection, and wildlife control and preservation.
LRAD Corporation is using long-range communication to safely hail and warn, inform and direct, prevent misunderstandings, determine intent, establish large safety zones, resolve uncertain situations, and save lives on both sides of its proprietary Long Range Acoustic Device.
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In the ARMY, we talk about shoot, move, communicate. Well, this is the communicate part. Communications is the key not only about winning in engagements, but also with hearts and minds. The fewer people we have to engage, the more we are able to keep soldiers safe, as well as not engage the local populace in deadly force. Regardless of the mission you're on, whether you're a combat unit or combat support, the LRAD is multi-usage.
Operations and Training Officer
200th Military Police Command, Fort George G. Meade, MD
In 2005, the Army and the JNLWD, in conjunction with CASCOM, identified a critical capability gap. Their analysis found that soldiers could not adequately communicate in host nation language from a safe distance to adequately limit EOF. Soldiers were being placed in situations where they could only choose to shoot or not shoot, resulting in many unnecessary indigenous civilian casualties. Other non-lethal tools failed to provide adequate direction to inform civilians what they needed to do to avoid EOF and potentially lethal consequences.
Early AHDs had previously been provided in Army EOF kits, but Army testing revealed they were inadequate to effectively communicate beyond the typical standoff firing range during convoy protection, at entry control points, for crowd control, and on FOB perimeters. To address this capability gap, the Army and JNLWD went to industry sources, including LRAD Corporation, and asked them to develop a communications tool that could communicate up to 300 meters over 88dB of background noise. The LRAD 500X won an extensive AHD competition to become the Army's solution.
The LRAD 500X has Army safety certification and has successfully completed a full battery of tests at Aberdeen Test Center.
Systems have been fielded on FOBs, MRAPs, LSVs, LCUs and at ECPs around the world.
All-weather, robust and combat proven, LRAD systems support soldiers at all tactical levels in their critical missions. LRAD systems enhance force protection during defence operations with a compact, combined suite for deployment by individual operators and crews to establish significant standoff areas, unequivocally determine intent, change behavior, and resolve uncertain situations.
LRAD use in mounted and dismounted Defence operations enables soldiers to initiate contact at safe distances by broadcasting powerful warning tones and highly intelligible commands in host nation languages to quickly determine intent and scale EOF to save lives.
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