“We contacted several after-market microphone manufacturers to build a rugged shoulder mic with a Nexus connector for use by our Helicopter Crew(s). This required a custom mic that contained switching, so that the user can unplug his helmet mounted headset from the on-board intercom and plug into the shoulder mic to operate in the high noise environment near the running helicopter. To make things even more problematic, we employ several brands and models of radios, Motorola, Harris and Kenwood.
Stone Mountain was the ONLY manufacturer to accept the challenge. All the others told us sorry we don’t make anything like that.
Stone Mountain rapidly developed a prototype based on their existing designs that we’ve tested in the field and are very impressed with ruggedness and operability of the mic. The cost is less than we can build them ourselves.
The Stone Mountain solution meets or exceeds all of our product requirements.”