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Ultra Electronics USSI HyperSpike®

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Ultra Electronics – USSI Receives a Substantial Order from a Large Automotive Manufacturer

COLUMBIA CITY, Indiana (August 25, 2015) – Ultra Electronics, USSI announces today that it has received a substantial order from a large automotive manufacturer for Medium Power Speaker Arrays (MPSAs). Ultra Electronics USSI’s MA-Micro speakers were chosen due to their advanced features including acoustic output, voice clarity, light weight design, easy installation and cost savings.

The leading automotive manufacturer will utilize the HyperSpike MA-Micro speakers to project verbal emergency messages and alert tones throughout their manufacturing facility. The MA-Micro, having both indoor and outdoor capability, has a 360 degree peak acoustic output of 118 dB. The MA-Micro supersedes others in its class with superior voice clarity achieving a Speech Transmission Index (STI) of .91 out of 1.0. With a total weight of only 20 pounds, the MA-Micro speaker’s light weight and powerful design reduces costly installation expenses. Because of their power, significantly fewer number of MA-Micro speakers are needed for a facility compared to conventional horns.

“We have seen a large demand for wide area indoor mass notification within advanced manufacturing environments,” said James Martzall HyperSpike’s Sales Application Manager. “Customers are seeking our product because the MA-Micro meets the demands of having a voice intelligible speaker that outperforms its competitors in fire and life safety operations.”

The MA-Micro can be heard approximately 0.25 miles (400 meters) away in all directions if mounted twenty-five feet (7.5 meters) above the ground. With its indoor and outdoor applications, the MA-Micro is ideal for manufacturing facilities with high ambient noise environments.

Ultra Electronics USSI is an innovative global supplier of highly intelligible, ruggedized, long range acoustic communication devices and mass notification systems. Being deployed world-wide, these products are used in diverse applications such as crowd control, mass notification, border/port security, law enforcement, maritime security, perimeter protection, and more. To find out more or request a demonstration, please visit

About Ultra Electronics:

Ultra Electronics is a group of businesses which manage a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products in the defence & aerospace, security & cyber, transport and energy markets by applying electronic and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs

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 offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of a programme. 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. The Group has a small head office and executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile, responsive support that they provide to customers as well as formulating Ultra’s overarching, corporate strategy.

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

•  Aerospace  

•  Communications

•  C2ISR

•  Infrastructure

•  Land

•  Maritime

•  Nuclear

•  Underwater Warfare