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THE EXPAND MESH HEADSETS ARE SOLD INDIVIDUALLY. For headset-to-headset intercom communication, you will need to order two or more.
The Expand Mesh headset is the next generation of our Marriage Saver Headsets for situations where you need more than 2 headsets. With Mesh, the number of headsets communicating as a group is practically unlimited.
The Expand Mesh is equipped with Mesh Intercom technology to allow for easy group communications. With just a touch of a button you can automatically link multiple Expand Mesh headsets together for full-duplex open digital communication. This simplicity is perfect for use in a wide variety of recreational activities and action-sports activities including larger crews on vessels. These are also great for tour groups, training exercises, industrial production lines, jobsites, or any situation where instant and clear handsfree communication is important. These new Expand Mesh headsets offer the following features:
- Mesh Intercom
- Smartphone Connectivity - Play music, take calls, use Siri, etc.
- Audio Multitasking - Play music while also listening to intercom traffic
- Bluetooth® 5.2 - Faster, more clear, better stereo audio, and longer battery life
- Designed to wear comfortably with hats, helmets, long hair, or sunglasses. Super secure, these headsets can't fall off your head.
What is Mesh?
Mesh can be thought of as a 2.4GHz wireless web of interconnected headsets that can connect instantly with any other nearby Mesh headset. As long as they are in range, they will connect, without having to be specifically paired together (such as with Bluetooth). Mesh is an open network, where all of the headsets communicate as peers, whereas Bluetooth networks take the form of a chain, so Bluetooth requires headsets to be paired with one another in a sequential order, and can only support up to 4 headsets. While the Mesh is not Bluetooth, the headsets also have an integrated Bluetooth transceiver to pair with your phone for taking phone calls, playing music, Siri, Alexa, etc.
Other full-duplex headsets use Master and Slave type communication, or use separate base stations, while these Expand Mesh headsets are free of all of that.
These headsets are identical in form-factor to our 2Talk headsets, but utilize a Mesh protocol rather than Bluetooth for headset-to-headset communications. Other upgrades include the newer and more powerful Bluetooth 5.2 (vs. Bluetooth 3.0 in the 2Talks), as well as the change to the newer USB-C (vs. Micro USB) type charging cable.
Like our other communication headsets, the Expand Mesh allows your crew to have easy full-duplex group communication --or private conversations-- at extended ranges without having to shout or use clumsy and unsafe hand signals. Recreational and jobsite activities can be much safer by using Mesh intercom technology for fast and efficient handsfree communication.
Expand Mesh vs. 2Talk
|Number of Connections
Up to 2 devices
|Pairing Before Connecting
||No pairing required
||Need to pair beforehand
or private group communication
|Connection only with paired devices
This Mesh headset makes group communications easy. Also perfect for photo shoots, video production, security team coordination, jobsites, etc. Seriously outperforms other solutions.
How do our Expand Mesh differ from DECT type multi-headset solutions?
DECT (Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telephone) is the standard that was developed for the old 900MHz cordless phones and baby monitors back in the days when you had analog phones. DECT devices require either a base-station, belt pack, or a Master headset, with the remaining headsets acting as Slave devices. DECT devices typically now operate at 1.9GHz, which is a better frequency, but here in the US the FCC has allocated only a very tiny bandwidth of 10MHz (1920-1930 MHz), and very low power for these devices, so DECT here suffers from deficiencies related to that, including range and interference. The bandwidth and power allowed in Europe, for instance, is double of that used in the US. DECT headsets are not weather-resistant, are usually single-ear over the head type headsets, quite expensive, and there are no DECT solutions available anywhere that also have Bluetooth connectivity. The fact is that DECT served its purpose for many years, but Mesh is a new and exciting technology that is being deployed in wireless networks, home automation, commercial lighting, internet of things, and now for handsfree wireless group communication!
We are always here to answer any additional questions that you may have.