Ultra Electronics Unveils HyperSpike Portable AHD (See in Action, Video)

HyperSpike HS-10 Portable Acoustic Hailing Device
HyperSpike HS-10 Portable Acoustic Hailing Device

Ultra Electronics USSI has unveiled the new HyperSpike® HS-10 portable acoustic hailing device with superior voice intelligibility.

With its unique HyperSpike technology, the cost-effective HS-10 delivers long-range commands and piercing alert tones making it ideal for law enforcement personnel, first responders, campus security, and any application requiring a reliable and portable long-range communication device.

The HS-10 easily penetrates high background noise environments with a Speech Transmission Index (STI) rating that exceeds 0.85 out of 1.0, far surpassing traditional megaphones, bullhorns and commercial speakers in both acoustic output and voice clarity.

(The HS-10 is a self contained portable acoustic hailing device (AHD). Weighing only 15 lbs, the HS-10 packs a peak acoustic output of 144dB for a communication range of 750+m. Courtesy of Ultra Electronics USSI, jeff gaerte and YouTube)

The HyperSpike smartphone app allows full control of the record and play microphone and the pre-recorded tones and messages from a safe distance.

Patrick Allison, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for USSI
Patrick Allison, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for USSI

The unit can also be mounted on top of a vehicle and be fully operated from inside the cabin.

“We are very excited to offer an affordable portable acoustic hailing device with unsurpassed intelligibility,” said Patrick Allison, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for USSI.

“The HyperSpike® HS-10 allows users from multiple organizations to communicate critical messages effectively and increase safety and security during uncertain or challenging situations.”

HyperSpike HS-10 Portable Acoustic Hailing Device
The cost-effective HS-10 delivers long-range commands and piercing alert tones making it ideal for law enforcement personnel, first responders, campus security, and any application requiring a reliable and portable long-range communication device.

The HyperSpike® HS-10 is available in two models: the HS-10(C)ommercial and the HS-10(R)ugged.

The HS-10(R)ugged offers extended communication range and higher acoustic volume output for applications that require increased performance at longer distances.

Key features of both models include lightweight design of 15 lbs., peak acoustic output of 144 dB and a communication range of up to 750+m.

Both units also have integrated record then play functionality, live voice microphone, built in alert tone button and an internal rechargeable battery. Color options include black, gray, red, white and custom color treatments.

Ultra Electronics is an internationally successful defense, security, transport and energy company with a long track record of development and growth.

Ultra applies electronic and software technologies in demanding and critical environments ranging from military applications, through safety-critical devices in aircraft, to nuclear controls and sensor measurement.

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Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its specialist capabilities and, as an independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support all of the main prime contractors in its sectors.

As a result of such positioning, Ultra’s systems, equipment or services are often mission or safety-critical to the successful operation of the platform to which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra’s positions for the long-term which underpins the superior financial performance of the Group.

Ultra businesses have a high degree of operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise in their specific niches.

Across the Group’s three divisions, Ultra operates in the following eight market segments:

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  •     Underwater Warfare