Since their introduction, the SuperMic and SuperMic+ have rapidly become some of Setcom's most popular products.
- The SuperMic's versatility allows an officer to use it in multiple ways, and with sophisticated electronics, the SuperMic does the switching automatically.
- The SuperMic operates in three modes:
- When off the motorcycle with his Helmet Kit plugged in, an officer hears and transmits over the portable radio using the speakers and microphone in the helmet. The SuperMic's push-to-talk button keys the radio.
- When an officer unplugs the Helmet Kit, the SuperMic's microphone activates, allowing it to be used as a conventional speaker-mic.
- When an officer plugs into the Motorcycle Cable Kit, the push-to-talk button on the motorcycle's handlebars keys the radio. In Portable Radio Only configurations, the officer transmits and receives over the portable radio; in Mobile + Portable Radio configurations, the officer automatically transmits and receives over the mobile radio.
- Many of the SuperMic's electronics are surface mounted on proprietary circuit boards, yielding higher quality and durability.
- The SuperMic's helmet connection provides a quick-release jack to improve officer safety.
- Setcom offers the SuperMic in two models, the SuperMic and the SuperMic+, both of which work with all widely-used portable radios.
- In addition to the versatility described above, the SuperMic+ allows an officer to mute its speaker. For Motorola JEDI Series portable radios, the SuperMic+ automatically mutes its speaker when the Helmet Kit is plugged in. For portable radios other than Motorola's JEDI Series, the SuperMic+ includes a three position toggle, allowing an officer to switch the speaker from "Hi" to "Low" to "Mute".
- The SuperMic+ also includes a 2.5mm jack into which an officer can plug an earpiece, allowing him to discreetly monitor radio traffic when not wearing the helmet.
- Both SuperMic models can be configured to work with or without a public address system.