For nearly 15 years, Cobalt Audio Video, the popular radio accessories division of ComtronICS Inc, is your go-to for the widest selection of value-priced, quality-built headsets and audio accessories found anywhere—everything from a single source!

Cobalt AV brings you the the most state-of-the-art-radio accessories, including our brand of Bluetooth® tactical wireless headset intercoms and related products. Our Cobalt AV brand blue muff headsets with detachable radio/intercom cords are an industry favorite.

Got a special communications need? Cobalt AV custom builds headsets, cable assemblies, wireless telephony, and intercoms to suit your unique application.

Shipping is never a problem! Cobalt AV’s warehouse in Lexington KY is ideally located within 1-2 ground shipping days for our central and eastern United States customers. We also offer quick turnaround to our Canadian customers.


Because of the niche markets we serve, Cobalt AV has no direct competitors. There are other companies that sell radio accessories, but none are positioned quite like Cobalt AV with our capability.

Cobalt AV’s focus is on growing a large network of two-way radio dealers who recognize the benefits of our unique brand of personal customer service, product customization, and the availability of a wide breadth of audio products from a single source.

We are currently accepting dealer applications from qualified entities. You may pre-qualify for a dealer application by contacting David Fried at 800.264.6021 or 859.299.9494 x1.


While our products and knowledge are outstanding, our greatest resource is in our people, many of whom have been with us for years, and whose efforts have insured the success of Cobalt AV and ComtronICS Inc for over 30 years.

David Fried, President
David grew up in Flemingburg KY where his family owned a department store since the early 1900′s. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Journalism & Advertising. With retail in his blood and a gift for designing and configuring communication systems; in 1980, he founded ComtronICS. David is an avid skier and traveler, with a great fondness for The Big Lebowski, from which comes his favorite quote: “Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you.”


Deborah (Deby) Prechtl, Visual Communications Manager
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP, Deby has over 30 years experience in graphic design and product engineering. She has been involved with ComtronICS in a variety of capacities since the company’s inception. Deby is presently based out of Cincinnati. Her interests include historical architectural research, jewelry design, creative writing, home renovation and gardening. Her favorite witticism? ”Wherever you go–there you are.”


Melissa Kirk, External Relations & Logistics
Melissa is from Memphis TN. She relocated to Kentucky in 2005 and joined ComtronICS in 2009. Her interests include art appreciation, drawing, creative writing and traveling. Favorite quote: “Success is the abiity to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”–Sir Winston Churchill.


Melinda Lyons, Shipping & Receiving
Melinda is from Lexington KY and has a degree in Business. Her interests include gardening and scrapbooking. A friendly person, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.


Gerald Caton, Technician
Gerald has been with our company for many years as the go-to guy for all kinds of technical issues. His hobbies include collecting radios, antique bottles and model trains. His philosophy of life? “I just take things one day at a time.”

Marcus Fried, Production & Sales


Tim Gilliam, System Sales | DAS Integration | RF Engineering
Tim is from Harlan County, Kentucky, where his family originally settled in the 1800′s. Because his Dad was in the Marines for 30 years, Tim has traveled throughout the world. Professionally, he specializes in designing new products and systems. His interests include fishing, traveling and beaches. A devoted family man with grandchildren, he is involved with the Masons, Scottish Rite and the Shriners. Tim’s philosophy? “No one has ever become poor by giving”.


Louis Cloud, Senior Field Technician
Louis is an easygoing and quick-witted philosopher with a fondness for the writings of Mark Twain, whom he frequently quotes. He has a First Class FCC license in Electronic Communications and has recently completed digital matrixing training for Clearcom. Professing himself to be a gifted massage therapist, Louis says his favorite things include house boats, Alaskan cruises, and a good nap. Louis’s words to live by? ”When the going turns weird, the weird turn pro.”–Hunter Thompson.


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Ryan Tipton, Project Manager
Growing up in Lexington, Ryan studied art and music. He is certified in Nortel, Ericsson, Mobile Access, Tyco, and Anritsu. Ryan says, “I try to live with the rule of ‘perception is’. How people see you is most likely how you are.” Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, reading, and watching movies.