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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Honeywell’s QUIETPRO Intelligent Hearing Protection and Communication System Maximizes Situational Awareness in Rapid Changing Environments

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA — Law enforcement operations depend upon well-trained tactical officers with maximum situational awareness and assistive technology. A tactical officer with impaired hearing or compromised communication, either permanent or temporary, is at a disadvantage in an operational setting.

The QUIETPRO intelligent hearing protection and communication system from Honeywell transforms critical communications from a point of vulnerability into a tactical advantage. Adapted from combat-proven technology, QUIETPRO is the only intelligent hearing protection and communication system that provides smart personal hearing protection, digitally-enhanced speech communication, and clear radio communication throughout the full spectrum of tactical operations.

Honeywell Safety Products is dedicated to supporting law enforcement officers who place their lives on the line to maintain the safety and security of our communities. With QUIETPRO, commanders can feel confident that their tactical officers maintain full hearing readiness before, during and after deployment.

QUIETPRO offers:

  • Clear two-way communications and speech intelligibility in extreme noise;
  • “Bionic hearing” technology to deliver fast adaptive hearing protection for superior situational awareness and understanding in rapidly changing noise environments;
  • Amplification of ambient sound up to 5x, increasing officers’ awareness of critical warning signals;
  • Automatic fit-check of earpiece upon insertion to ensure optimal protection; and
  • In-ear speaker and microphone placement allowing easy fit and comfortable long-term wear time.

The QUIETPRO QP400 intelligent hearing protection and communication system is available from military and tactical distributors in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.honeywellsafety.com/quietpro.

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Honeywell Safety Institute Announces 2014 Open Enrollment Course Listing; Featuring Miller Fall Prevention and Protection Training

SMITHFIELD, R.I., USA — February 19, 2014 — Honeywell Safety Products announced the 2014 open enrollment schedule, featuring Miller® fall prevention and protection training.  This comprehensive offering of fall prevention and protection classes is part of the Honeywell Safety Institute, an initiative aimed at providing educational tools, resources, and training programs that inspire workers to implement good safety practices in industries around the globe.

The 2014 open enrollment schedule includes courses in more than 30 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as courses at state-of-the-art Honeywell training facilities in Franklin, PA, and Houston, TX, which feature catwalks, climbing towers, confined space simulators, wind simulators and other equipment to protect from hazardous environments in a range of industries.

“Training is an integral part of our Total Solution in fall protection, since no fall protection equipment – regardless of how effective – can save an employee who is not trained in its use. To meet this crucial requirement, Miller Training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a safer, more productive work environment,” said Lisa Burns, US technical training and operations manager, Honeywell Safety Products.

All open enrollment training courses feature experienced instructors, live demonstrations and hands-on training. Course goals include enabling employees working at heights to recognize fall hazards, evaluate the risk posed by each hazard, and control the hazard through preventive or protective measures. The sessions are further customized by location to address site-specific variables and performance requirements of fall prevention and protection.

Topics include:

  • At-Height Training, including Fall Protection Rescue, Advanced Fall Protection Rescue, and Competent Tower Climber
  • Competent Person Training
  • Fall Protection Inspection Training
  • Confined Space Training, including Confined Space & Confined Space Entry, and Confined Space Rescue
  • OSHA Training, including Construction, General Industry, and Residential Fall Protection training
  • Train the Trainer, including Fall Protection Train the Trainer, Wind Energy Train the Trainer, and Confined Space Train the Trainer
  • Wind Energy Training, including Basic Height Safety and Competent Climber
  • DOT Hazmat Training
  • First Aid, CPR & AED Training

Honeywell Safety Products also offers:

For more information, download the 2014 Open Training Schedule from https://www.millerfallprotection.com/pdfs/2014TrainingSchedule-web.pdf.  Or, visit the Miller Fall Protection Training website www.millerfalltraining.com. The website’s new Online Booking Tool enables users to review and reserve available courses with a few simple clicks.

High resolution images of Honeywell Safety Institute training are available for download from http://honeywell.northplains.com/invitee_view/collection/?urltoken=823ee67b-beb7-4e39-a03e-03184bc6f9e0.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.

About Miller® Fall Protection Products
Miller® is a world leading brand in fall protection solutions, including: personal fall protection equipment; engineered fall arrest systems; collective fall prevention/barrier solutions; and professional services including training, audits, consulting, product inspection and repairs. For over 65 years, products labeled with the Miller brand have protected those working at height in a wide range of industries including construction, oil and gas, telecommunications, wind energy, transportation, mining, general industry, utilities and more.

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Gordon Hempton to Receive National Hearing Conservation Association’s Media Award

Westminster, CO February 4, 2014 — Gordon Hempton, an acoustic ecologist with a passion for the pursuit of quiet places, will be presented with the National Hearing Conservation Association’s Media Award in Las Vegas in March, 2014.

The NHCA Media Award recognizes the efforts of writers and/or producers of news features that serve to heighten public awareness of the hazards of noise. The NHCA honors Gordon Hempton for his interview with Krista Tippet entitled “The Last Quiet Places.” It was first broadcast July 4, 2013, on Krista Tippet’s show, On Being, which is broadcast on National Public Radio. In the interview, Gordon takes listeners on a soundscape journey as he argues that silence, far from being a luxury, is an essential requirement of a full life, that it is an endangered species, and that quiet is the think tank of the soul. The interview can be downloaded or podcast by visiting http://www.onbeing.org/program/last-quiet-places/4557

Mr. Hempton has circled the globe three times in pursuit of the Earth’s rarest natural sounds. His sound portraits that record quickly vanishing natural soundscapes have been featured in People magazine and a national PBS television documentary, Vanishing Dawn Chorus, which earned him an Emmy. He provides professional audio services to media producers, including Microsoft, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and Discovery Channel. Recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, he is co-author of One Square Inch of Silence: One Man’s Quest to Preserve Quiet (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2010).

The NHCA’s presentation of the Media Award to Gordon Hempton will take place at an awards luncheon during the NHCA’s 39th Annual Conference, to be held March 13-15, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about the NHCA Conference, “Stop Gambling With Your Hearing,” go to http://www.hearingconservation.org.

About the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA’s membership includes audiologists, researchers, industrial hygienists, physicians and occupational health nurses, educators, professional service organizations, safety professionals, engineers, audio professionals, students, and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hearing loss prevention.

Visit the NHCA online at http://www.hearingconservation.org or call 1-303-224-9022. Follow the NHCA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nhcaorg, on Facebook at http://bit.ly/vLRg5, and on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/3X2DfT.


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Richard Danielson, PhD, to receive National Hearing Conservation Association’s Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award

Westminster, CO February 4, 2014 — The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) will recognize audiologist and educator Richard W. Danielson, PhD, with its Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award in Las Vegas in March 2014. This prestigious award, established in 1990, recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of hearing conservation. The NHCA is pleased to honor Dr. Richard Danielson for his distinguished career as an enthusiastic educator and his productive contributions to national efforts to prevent noise-related hearing loss.

Dr. Danielson is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, with dual appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and in the Center for Space Medicine. Since 2003, he has been the Manager for Audiology and Hearing Conservation at NASA-Johnson Space Center. There, he leads a NASA program aimed at preventing noise-induced hearing loss (during spaceflight and ground-based missions) among NASA’s astronauts, pilots, and other employees. He also collaborates with NASA and international partners towards resolution of auditory and acoustic issues on the International Space Station.

Prior to his work with NASA, Colonel (Ret.) Danielson held several senior leadership positions in the U.S. Army during his 28-year career, which included serving during Operation Desert Storm as the Officer-in-Charge of the first Audiology Task Force ever deployed to a combat theater. In addition to his exceptional military career, Dr. Danielson has held numerous national leadership roles in several audiology-related professional organizations.  He has chaired the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and served for 13 years on its national council, where he was instrumental in revising CAOHC’s curricula for certification and recertification of course directors and professional supervisors of audiometric monitoring. Dr. Danielson recently served as Chair of the American Academy of Audiology Foundation Board of Trustees, and has been the president of the Texas Academy of Audiology, the Washington Society of Audiology, and the Military Audiology Association, He has held faculty appointments at 11 universities, where he has taught, supervised research, published, and mentored doctoral candidates, graduate students, medical residents, and audiology interns.

NHCA’s presentation of the Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award recognizes Dr. Danielson’s lifelong campaign to persuade others to become, what he calls, “evangelists for hearing conservation,” sharing a truly devoted enthusiasm for hearing loss prevention.

Dr. Danielson’s acceptance of the Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award will take place at an awards luncheon during the NHCA’s 39th Annual Conference, to be held March 13-15, 2014, in Las Vegas. Many of his colleagues and associates will be on hand to honor and recognize this prestigious achievement. For more information about the NHCA Conference, “Stop Gambling With Your Hearing,” go to http://www.hearingconservation.org.

About the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA’s membership includes audiologists, researchers, industrial hygienists, physicians and occupational health nurses, educators, professional service organizations, safety professionals, engineers, audio professionals, students, and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hearing loss prevention.

Visit the NHCA online at http://www.hearingconservation.org or call 1-303-224-9022. Follow the NHCA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nhcaorg, on Facebook at http://bit.ly/vLRg5, and on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/3X2DfT.


Monday, December 16th, 2013

National Hearing Conservation Association Receives Award in Class Action Suit

Westminster, CO  December 16, 2013 – The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) was the recipient of a cy pres award as a part of the settlement of a class action suit against Motorola and other Bluetooth manufacturers. A cy pres award is a dollar amount awarded to a non-profit organization which furthers the interests of those damaged by the possible wrong doing.  The NHCA was selected as a recipient due to wide-spread recognition of its long-standing mission of preventing noise-induced and other avoidable hearing loss in all sectors of society.

Although no admissions of guilt were made or implied, these manufacturers settled claims against them for violating rules and regulations which were in place to protect the hearing of consumers.  Specifically, the lawsuit claimed that consistent spikes in decibel levels, in conjunction with long term use of Bluetooth headsets could cause temporary and permanent hearing damage.  The claims alleged further that no warnings were properly made to alert consumers that their hearing was at risk.  The settlement requires all Bluetooth manufacturers to place visible warnings in the proper instruction books to alert users of the potential risks.

Evan Nass, Esq., lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, selected the NHCA as the recipient for the cy pres award, due to the organization’s “unyielding advocacy for the prevention of hearing loss.”  “Our hearing is a precious commodity.  The NHCA serves as a tireless guardian for this sense, which is too often ignored or neglected by society.”

The award will be utilized by the NHCA Scholarship Foundation to foster research and encourage student involvement in hearing loss prevention, and by the NHCA to further its efforts to prevent hearing loss.  These efforts include an annual conference, publication of new research in hearing loss prevention in The International Journal of Audiology, and outreach to both affiliated professions and the general public.

According to NHCA President Jennifer Tufts, “NHCA is a small organization with big ideas and a big mission.  With the cy pres award, we can put more of our ideas into action.  We are very grateful to Mr. Nass for selecting NHCA as the recipient of this award.”

 

About the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA provides networking, resources and professional development opportunities to improve skills, practices, and services in hearing loss prevention. NHCA’s membership includes audiologists, researchers, industrial hygienists, educators, professional service organizations, safety professionals, medical professionals, engineers, audio professionals, students, and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hearing loss prevention.

For more information about the National Hearing Conservation Association, visit the NHCA online at http://www.hearingconservation.org or call 1-303-224-9022. Follow the NHCA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nhcaorg, on Facebook at http://bit.ly/vLRg5, and on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/3X2DfT.


Monday, May 6th, 2013

Honeywell Safety Products Applies Innovation to New Products for Head-to-Toe Fit, Style, Comfort and Safety

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA — Honeywell Safety Products today announced a variety of new safety products featuring an array of design and technology innovations to protect workers from “head to toe” in fit, style, and comfort.

“Safety managers are entrusted by their workers with a critical goal: to ensure their safety and protection while on the job. It is our mission to provide the solutions that they — managers and workers — need to succeed,” said John Montigny, Chief Marketing Officer, Honeywell Safety Products.

“The products that we’ve announced today introduce innovative new thinking towards safety — advancements in technology, new looks in design, fresh approaches to fit and comfort, and realistic understanding of usage. They represent our continuing dedication to providing “head to toe” protection for workers and the solutions safety managers require to manage enduring cultures of safety for everyone,” he said. 

The products include:

  • Oliver® Boots industrial safety footwear, which merges its long history of superior craftsmanship (since 1887) with cutting-edge technology for the ultimate combination of ruggedness and comfort in work boots for use in extreme environments. Featuring chemical-resistant exteriors, Poron technology, Natureform wide profile steel toe caps, Nanolite footbeds, premium leather and direct-attach construction, Oliver Boots maximize safety and comfort while reducing foot and leg fatigue. Oliver Boots are ideal for use in mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and construction industries. For more information, visit www.oliversafetyboots.com.
  • New North® brand “Conspire™” and “Relentless™” styles of safety eyewear, which are the first to introduce the company’s exclusive North Signature Fit™ Profile. Based on years of anthropomorphic research in facial dimensions, the North Signature Fit features uniquely shaped and padded nosepieces and flexible temples that comfortably fit at least 85% of wearers right out of the box — without the need for advanced adjustments. Both styles feature a lightweight, full-wrap design, include an eight-base, single front with dual lenses, and are fully dielectric. A variety of lens tint options, along with Fog-Ban® anti-fog lenses, are available. The result is “grab-and-go” convenience and protection for workers — plus value and a simplified purchasing process for safety managers. For more information, visit www.honeywellsafety.com.
  • Two new styles of Harley-Davidson® Personal Safety Wear that continue to motivate workers to proudly wear their high performance safety eyewear.

    The new HD1400 Series Safety Eyewear’s radical “old school” retro design is inspired by the distinctive heritage of the Harley-Davidson brand. Its contrasting color temples feature a streamline, vintage fuel tank emblem for unmistakable Harley® styling.

    The new HD1500 Series Safety Eyewear embodies the gritty appeal of Harley-Davidson in its sleek, semi-frameless, wrap-around dual-lens design — and temples that feature H-D® iconic skull and trailing flames.

Both lines shield workers’ eyes from workplace hazards while the polycarbonate, anti-scratch lenses resist impact, distortion and scratches, and block harmful ultraviolet rays. Wide temples add side protection and durable, impact-resistant polycarbonate frames ensure lightweight comfort. For more information visit www.H-DPersonalSafetyWear.com

For more information on any product, visit Honeywell Safety’s website at http://www.honeywellsafety.com.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (http://www.honeywellsafety.com), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal®, Servus® , and Oliver®, offers a full range of quality PPE including respiratory, hand, footwear and clothing, welding, head, first-aid, hearing, eye/face, fall protection, lockout/tag out, and traffic safety products. Honeywell Safety Products helps build an enduring culture of safety through comprehensive education; innovative technologies; and comfortable, high-performance products and solutions that inspire workers to make safer choices on their own.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and certainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Honeywell Safety Products Offers “Mold Remediation Overview” to Advise Hurricane Cleanup Workers on Protection from Mold Exposure

SMITHFIELD, RI — Flood waters caused by hurricanes, rising rivers from torrential rains, and other natural disasters leave a wake of destruction. After the immediate cleanup, workers are left a major health hazard — mold. To assist with workers’ questions about how best to protect themselves, Honeywell Safety Products is offering its “Mold Remediation Overview for download at http://goo.gl/3TRZn.

Molds are fungi that can be found anywhere, growing on virtually any substance. All that is needed is moisture, oxygen and an organic source. Any remediation work that disturbs mold and causes mold spores to become airborne increases the degree of exposure. While many molds are innocuous, other molds can be extremely toxic — causing respiratory and other disorders. Inhalation is the route of exposure of most concern to flood cleanup workers.

There are no U.S. government standards or regulations for exposure. However, government agencies have provided guidelines on personal protective equipment for workers. The level of protection recommended increases with the size and scope of the infected site.

To help workers protect themselves from the hazards of mold exposure, Honeywell Safety has published a “Mold Remediation Overview.” The document is available to download from the Honeywell Safety website at http://goo.gl/3TRZn.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (http://www.honeywellsafety.com), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, offers a full range of quality PPE including respiratory, hand, footwear and clothing, welding, head, first-aid, hearing, eye/face, fall protection, lockout/tag out, and traffic safety products.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and certainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Honeywell Launches QUIETPRO QP400 – Next Generation of Tactical Intelligent Hearing Protection and Communication Systems

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA — Honeywell First Responder is proud to introduce the next generation of tactical intelligent hearing protection and communication systems for military and tactical operations at the AUSA 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC, October 10 – 12, 2011. QUIETPRO® QP400 provides soldiers with smart personal hearing protection, situational awareness enhancement, and the clearest incoming and outgoing communication throughout the full spectrum of training and deployment operations.

“As a Tactical Communication and Protection System (TCAPS), QUIETPRO QP400 enables soldiers to communicate in combat scenarios without compromising their ability to hear their natural surrounding and their tactical communications,” said Brian Burns, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), US Army, Business Development Director for Government Programs, Honeywell First Responder Products. “QUIETPRO QP400 delivers the clearest in-ear communication essential for understanding and adapting to rapidly changing environments.

“On the battlefield we were always taught to ‘Shoot, Move and Communicate.’ Half of communication is the ability to hear. QUIETPRO QP400 allows the soldier to hear in all situations and by protecting their hearing they are able to accomplish the mission and come home safely.”

The fastest adaptive hearing protection for superior situational awareness and understanding in rapidly changing noise environments.

The new Honeywell QUIETPRO QP400 improves a soldier’s two-way communications and speech intelligibility, especially in high noise. Its patented digital Active Noise Reduction (ANR) technology delivers revolutionary results by continuously monitoring ambient sound, and reducing the levels of noise across the spectrum of frequencies to acceptable levels in real time. This allows soldiers to hear ambient sounds at safe levels – even in intermittent and impact noise – and provides increasing low frequency attenuation for clear, intelligible communications.

Flexible, smart one solution radio communications for seamless transition between mounted and dismounted mobility platforms.

On foot patrol, mounted in a vehicle, or in the air, QUIETPRO QP400’s new quick connection/disconnection cables allow full jump-on/plug-in transition on all mobility platforms. QUIETPRO QP400 now features a four-channel/intercom capability through a smart comms hub, and adapts to the widest range of radio and intercom platforms, enabling soldiers to be networked and connected during all stages of their mission.

New ergonomic design and superior ease-of-use.

QUIETPRO QP400’s new push-button interface provides quick and easy access and control of functions while its one-side cable design eliminates excess connections. Its new voice feedback menu walks the user through each function for easy operation, and control of system function and modes.

Since entered into operational service, more than 63,000 of the original Nacre QUIETPRO intelligent hearing and communication system have been fielded across 13 countries. More than 40,000 are in daily service with the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, US Special Forces and U.S. Government agencies, and is the only in-ear intelligent hearing protection and communication system approved for the U.S. Army Nett Warrior soldier modernization program.

The QUIETPRO QP400 intelligent hearing protection and communication system from Honeywell First Responder will be on display at AUSA, and will be available from military and tactical distributors in the United States.

For more information, visit http://www.honeywellsafety.com/quietpro.

About Honeywell First Responder

Honeywell First Responder Products manufactures solutions to the challenges facing firefighters and other first responders around the world, providing them with the most technologically advanced personal protective equipment available.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (http://www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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Download high resolution photos for publication from http://goo.gl/kTn8Q

 


Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Debby Chui, Brian Mann Join First Commons Bank to Lead New Wellesley Branch

Newton, Massachusetts, USA – June 3, 2011 – First Commons Bank, N.A., of Newton, Mass., has announced the management team for its soon-to-open Wellesley branch office: Debby Chui will be Vice President and Branch Manager, and Brian Mann will be Assistant Branch Manager. The Wellesley branch is scheduled to open this summer at 161 Linden Street, in Linden Square. First Commons Bank opened for business on July 22, 2009, and serves businesses and individuals in Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts.

“We are pleased that Debby and Brian joined our team. Together, they have 33 years of banking experience and, more importantly, they have over 20 years of Retail Banking experience in the town of Wellesley. Debby and Brian will provide our clients with solid banking expertise as well as extensive knowledge of the local community,” said Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

As Vice President and Branch Manager, Ms. Chui, of Newton, Mass., will be responsible for the daily sales and operations of the new Wellesley office; and she will be reporting to Mark Jurilla, Chief Retail Officer. Prior to joining First Commons Bank, Ms. Chui was Vice President and Branch Manager of two RBS Citizens Bank branches in Wellesley. She managed the Linden Street branch from 2006 until 2011, adding responsibility for the Central Street branch in 2007 until 2011. Prior to joining RBS Citizens, Ms. Chui was a Project Manager for Dataware Solutions in Burlington, Mass., where she managed the Putnam account. Previously, she was a Business Consultant for CGU in Foxboro, Mass. Ms. Chui is active in the Wellesley community. She is a member of WOW (World of Wellesley), a nonprofit organization supporting minority professionals in Wellesley. She is also a past board member of the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Chui is a graduate of Brandeis University.

Mr. Mann, of Newton, Mass. will be the Assistant Branch Manager in Wellesley and support the branch’s day-to-day sales and operations. Mr. Mann has 27 years of banking experience. Before joining First Commons Bank, Mr. Mann was a banking executive in the Wellesley community for 16 years. He was Assistant Branch Manager for Cambridgeport Bank in Wellesley for 8 years and remained Assistant Branch Manager with RBS Citizens when it acquired Cambridgeport in 2003. Previously, Mr. Mann was a Mortgage Consultant Manager with Cambridgeport in Cambridge, Mass. He was also a Branch Manager for The Provident Institution for Savings, in Boston. Mr. Mann is a graduate of Suffolk University.

About First Commons Bank

First Commons Bank, N.A., is a new, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured full-service community bank, dedicated to serving the businesses and individuals of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. The bank, which opened for business in July 2009, reports total assets of more than $119 million, making it larger than 41% of all FDIC-insured banks in the U.S. First Commons Bank provides clients with superior, personalized service and the highest-quality banking through its onsite management team, experienced staff members, a unique and welcoming branch environment, and advanced banking technologies. Of note: Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President, and CEO, was named Financial Services Executive of the Year in the prestigious 2010 American Business Awards. First Commons Bank (http://firstcommonsbank.com) is headquartered at 718 Beacon Street in Newton Centre, Mass. Follow First Commons Bank on Facebook at http://facebook.com/firstcommonsbank, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/firstcommonsbnk, and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/first-commons-bank-newton-centre-ma.

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Immunetics Awarded $2.4 Million NIH Grant for Clinical Trials of New Blood Test for Chagas’ Disease

immunetics-release-logoBOSTON – May 3, 2011Immunetics, Inc. today announced it has been awarded a $2.4 million, 3-year Phase II SBIR grant by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to support clinical trials of the company’s new confirmatory test for Chagas’ disease, a serious and potentially fatal parasitic infection.

Chagas’ disease is endemic in large parts of Latin America, where it affects up to 11 million people, and has emerged in the U.S., where more than 300,000 people are infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease is difficult to diagnose, and is often silent for years before clinical symptoms appear. During this time, carriers can pass on the parasite through blood donations and infect transfusion recipients.

Existing screening tests that detect antibodies to the parasite are frequently inaccurate. A complex method called radioimmunoprecipitation (RIPA) is sometimes used to confirm screening test results, but is beyond the reach of most laboratories. There are no FDA-approved confirmatory test methods.

Immunetics’ test, called an immunoblot, detects antibodies to the parasite and is based on the same technology used in confirmatory tests for HIV and several other bloodborne infections. Data presented by Immunetics at meetings in 2010 of the American Association of Blood Banks and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene showed the immunoblot test to be as accurate as RIPA in preliminary studies, said Dr. Andrew Levin, president and scientific director, Immunetics.

“The new NIH grant will enable Immunetics to undertake a full-scale clinical trial to obtain data to submit to the FDA for approval of the immunoblot as a confirmatory test. Immunetics will undertake the studies with collaborators at Blood Systems Research Institute, the American Red Cross, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Levin said.

“This grant award gives us the opportunity to take our Chagas’ immunoblot test through the clinical studies needed to establish its validity as a confirmatory test. We are very grateful for NIH support for this project, which will allow us to bring forward a practical solution to one part of the growing public health and blood safety problem that Chagas’ disease presents in the U.S. and Latin America,” he said.

About Immunetics, Inc.

Immunetics Inc., (http://www.immunetics.com) offers state-of-the-art assay technology for infectious disease diagnosis and pathogen detection, and for over 10 years has been a leading innovator of tests for bacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases. The company produces and markets a range of infectious disease assay kits and instruments. Its mission is better, cost-efficient care through more accurate diagnosis. Immunetics is headquartered in Boston, Mass. Follow Immunetics on Twitter at http://twitter.com/immunetics.

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Press Contact: Don Goncalves, Tiziani Whitmyre, 781-793-9380, dgoncalves@tizinc.com


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