Portland, OR (March 25, 2015) — Lightspeed Aviation, a leading innovator in aviation headsets, announced today that it has added Bluetooth audio capability to their entry level Sierra headset, making the entire Lightspeed® line of aviation headsets fully compatible with Bluetooth cell phone, music, and audio alerts from aviation apps installed on Bluetooth-capable devices.
"Sierra already enabled pilots to use a cell phone via Bluetooth. By adding the music functionality, we are responding to the growing number of pilots that are accessing audio alerts from popular navigation apps. These alerts use the same Bluetooth protocol as music," said Teresa De Mers, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support. "Combined with our proprietary FlightLink recording app, Sierra is packed with features not found in much more expensive headsets.
Lightspeed positions Sierra as a value-priced entry into the world of premium ANR aviation headsets and sees it as the perfect complement to their popular Zulu.2 and the top-of-the-line Zulu PFX®.
"Think of Sierra as the BMW 2 of headsets," said De Mers. "You get the comfort, performance, and features of a premium ANR headset at price that puts it within reach of most pilots — student or experienced."
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Lightspeed Aviation is a leading manufacturer of premium aviation headsets. Since introducing its first product at EAA AirVenture in 1996, Lightspeed has established a reputation for leading innovation in aviation headsets with a number of "first to market" advances, including Bluetooth® integration, Auto Shutoff™, the FlightLink app, and Streaming Quiet™ ANR. This has earned Lightspeed a loyal customer following among professional, commercial, and private pilots, and catapulted the company to the #1 ranking in the Professional Pilot headset preference survey two of the past three years.
Lightspeed also creates shared values with both employees and customers by generously participating in corporate charity matching programs and through its funding of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, which supports growth and compassion-related causes with an aviation focus.