TEA Headsets Awarded TCAPS Order For INVISIO X50 System


TEA Headsets is happy to announce they have just been awarded a $7.5M order for their INVISIO X50 Systems for the TCAPS requirement ran through PEO Soldier. The primary goal of this requirement is to provide soldiers protected hearing in combat, while enabling them to hear the surrounding environment as well as their communications (ex; 2-way radios, intercoms). Noise-induced hearing loss, which is often both permanent and preventable, can directly affect a Soldier’s ability to perform the mission. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most prevalent injuries among military and civilian personnel, representing a significant portion of the annual cost for service-connected disability compensation.

According to the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has reported that tinnitus (ringing or other noises in the ears) and hearing loss are two of the most common service-connected disabilities. Approximately $1.1 billion in disability compensation was paid for these two conditions in fiscal year 2009, and this number continues to rise, as Soldiers and civilians support noise-hazardous operations unprotected.

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About the INVISIO X50 System: The INVISIO X50 greatly expands the user’s capabilities to effectively communicate on the battlefield with it’s ability to work with practically any 2-way radio, vehicle/aircraft/watercraft intercoms, mobile phones, tablets, and even computers.

The INVISIO X50 system features the INVISIO X5 dual in-ear headset which provides certified hearing protection, enhanced and amplifiable electronic hear-thru and clear speech communications using the patented in-ear bone conduction microphone technology.

At the heart of the system is the INVISIO X50 Control Unit/Push-to-Talk. The X50 Control Unit serves as a communication hub, allowing soldiers to interconnect and control multiple 2 way radios, adjust independent incoming audio levels of each connected radio and also adjust the levels of their external hearing.

The System includes INVISIO X5 Headset, INVISIO X50 Control Unit/Push-to-Talk and modular Communication Cables for specified radios/devices.

Congrats guys!


7 Responses to “TEA Headsets Awarded TCAPS Order For INVISIO X50 System”

  1. John says:

    Has anyone got any trial updates on this product?

  2. Rob Collins says:

    This technology has been available and marketed to hunters for more than 20 years, but those first units amplified wind noise to the point that they were unusable if the wind was greater than about 5 mph. In excess of (swag..) 50db, the units shut off..

    If this effectively deals with the wind/interference/static/squelch, I’d look seriously at it for hunting. Integrating hearing protection, communications, while enabling enhanced situational awareness would be GREAT. If it’s able to do those things without being cumbersome/uncomfortable, I would seriously consider it and know many others would too.

    Fingers crossed!

  3. The INVISIO X50 has been on the market since 2009 and is in use with several SWAT and SOCOM teams. We also have a new system called the INVISIO V60 that has expanded capabilities. We offer a 30 day eval program for interested teams, for more information please visit our site at or feel free to contact any of our sales reps.


  4. See Bowl says:

    Our unit just tested this very product. Awesome to say the least. Used during range ops, explosive breaching, and scenario based missions. Performed flawlessly for us in all situations. Much more comfortable and more practical than the Peltor headsets in my opinion. Worked incredibly well with a gas mask on too. Only system I have used that sounded virtually the same with and without gas mask when you spoke into it.

    Only down side is the price…but…if you got the dough, you won’t be disappointed.

  5. Fritzthedog says:

    How is this different form the Nacre (now Honeywell) Marine Corp Issued system or the unit made by Silynx?

  6. There are key differences between the systems. We use a patented bone conduction microphone in our earpieces to pick up speech instead of an echo mic like others, what this means is you do not need a surgical ear seal for the headsets to work (you can also still use the headset if the foam plugs fall off). Another key difference is our Soft Spring in-ear retention system, this provides a much more secure fit of the earpieces (whereas others rely on the foam tip to keep the earpiece in place). This makes a huge difference during combat operations where certain headsets can work their way out of the ear.

    Simplicity is another big difference, you literally just have to connect and turn on our system whereas with others you have to calibrate the systems and ear seals prior to use. Our new V60 takes simplicity even a step further, all you have to do is connect it to a radio and the system automatically activates and is ready for use.

  7. Vince says:

    I’m another happy end user. I found the X50 to be the Rolls Royce of Ear pro/Comm interfaces. The system is well refined and performs much better then the competitors. During our selection testing and evaluations, we evaluated the other in ear bone conduction system and also over the ear systems and found them to work, but not really perform. The Invisio systems not only performed, they shined. They were comfortable and the Comply Tips were durable. Also, the versatility of the interface was useful. you can connect smartphones, radios and intercom systems. This thing can do it all. Last, The folks from TEA are awesome. Thanks to Gerard for hooking it up. As said before, if your unit or agency has the money, or someone is willing to do the leg work to get them to comply, check out TEA’s Invisio headsets.