Most recent purchase takes The MEL Group into the design and manufacture of in-ear communication systems. The MEL Group, a leading engineering solution provider to the aerospace, defence and industrial sectors has announced that it has acquired Sensorcom Ltd, a specialist in in-ear communication and hearing protection products.
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Most recent purchase takes The MEL Group into the design and manufacture of in-ear communication systems

Sensorcom’ complete understanding of ear anatomy, sensitivity, and physiology combined with plastics, microelectronic design and assembly capability has created a highly specialised product range engineered to address the growing need for hearing protection and communications in high noise situations and discreetness for covert operations.

London-based Sensorcom invests heavily in research and development to produce new products and software solutions to create functionality and hearing protection with a growing range of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) based products that manipulate different types of information including sound and images.

At the beginning of the year, The MEL Group, based in Suffolk, acquired both Clement Clarke Communications and Flycom Avionics. Combining the expertise of each company has allowed The MEL Group to become a leading company in communications.

Gary Harvey, Managing Director of The MEL Group said,

This diversity is the life-blood of the new product development that keeps The MEL Group at the top of its game. Clearly the move is exciting as the future potential of the combined business will transform The MEL Group into one of the most flexible global engineering and communications solutions providers.  We are using the engineering expertise we have acquired in the aerospace supply sector to diversify into other areas where there are synergies of supply and this is what we see as our global strength.  There are many uses for this technology today particularly in a world where health and safety issues, increasing general security and a growing need for better defence are all generating increased demand for upgraded audio and hearing equipment.

Founded in 1999, by Ian Munro, an Audiologist and hearing aid designer, and Richard Frankson, who worked for a company that pioneered In-Ear monitoring, Sensorcom’s products were initially used for the entertainment and broadcast sectors moving into police and military as demand for products for use in challenging acoustic environments evolved. The company wanted to introduce earplugs that attenuate rather than block to keep the user safe from hearing damage but spacially aware so surrounding sounds, dialogues and alerts can be heard.

The MEL Group will be exhibiting some of Sensorcom’s products at the forthcoming DSEI exhibition on 15th – 18th September 2015 at the ExCel, London. Please stop by and visit us on stand S4-365.