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Bulletin #02 of 2016

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Bulletin #2 of 2016
Title Type: 
Change to Product
Bulletin Date: 
Bulletin #2 of 2014. March 4, 2016 (UPDATED April 29, 2016)
Bulletin Type: 
Change to Product Bulletin
Bulletin Subject: 
KMACS 5 Communicator Manufacturer Change to OTS
Products Affected: 
400-046 Kirby Morgan Air Control System 5 (KMACS 5) 415-107 Communicator 425-099 Comm Conversion Kit for “No Comm” KMACS 5 415-030 Battery Charger *New P/N. See below
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Kirby Morgan’s Air Control Systems (KMACS-5s) will soon be shipping with communicators & chargers manufactured by Ocean Technology Systems (OTS). These communicators are configured much the same and have the same features, capabilities and part numbers as the preceding model.

*No change in part numbers or prices at this time.

Bulletin #2 of 2016
415-107 OTS Communicator - A review of the features:

  1. This Communicator will retrofit into earlier models (KMACS 5, DCS-2, 2As).
  2. If a replacement communicator (415-107) is purchased for an earlier KMACS 5 or DCSs the new 2016 OTS charger, P/N 415-150, should be ordered along with it.
  3. The comms incorporate a switch to allow cross talk between the divers in two wire mode.
  4. The push to talk enables the tender to choose Diver 1, Diver 2, or both.
  5. The circuitry of the communicator contributes to noise reduction.

*New P/N for Battery Charger: 415-150 OTS Charger…

  1. Has a built in voltage adapter (for international use) which automatically converts from 110 to 220 volt with an appropriate external plug. The power cord handles 110/220 volts.
  2. The charger can remain plugged in while the panel is in use, i.e. the 415-150 charger and 415-107 communicator can be operated simultaneously.
  3. The new 2016, 415-150 Charger by OTS is not compatible with many earlier communicators, but is compatible with those used from August 2000 to August 2006.

The current headset 415-145 is compatible with both the new OTS made communicator and the previous communicators.


Availability of the pre-2016 *415-030 Battery charger (Amron Int’l) is limited to stock on hand.

There are a limited number of 425-099 Communicator Conversion Kits and 400-046 KMACS 5s with communicators by the previous manufacturer (Amron Int’l) still available – LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND.

For current pricing, please contact your local KMDSI dealer or e-mail [email protected] for more information.