When renting interpretation equipment, there are a few basic rules to keep in mind:
A professional interpretation booth is one that complies with ISO 4043 requirements. There are many booths for rent that look great, but do little for the interpretation. If you want acceptable sound insulation, ISO 4043 is the minimum standard. There are also tabletop booths that provide a certain measure of sound baffling and can be used under conditions where a full-sized walk-in booth may not be practical.
Wireless transmitters are recommended for escort interpretation, brief presentations, and trade show applications, as well as to use as tour guide systems. We do not recommend their use for longer meeting or conventions.
The type of receivers you rent will be determined by the transmitter and the number of languages. Most FM systems provide for up to six target languages (6-channel receivers). Click here for our receiver selection chart, to help you determine which type is best for your needs.
Interpreter control centers:
Make sure that any interpreter control centers you rent are fully ISO 4043 compliant and have a built-in amplifier that provides the interpreters with individual volume controls, as well as microphone mute button, microphone switching, transmitter selection buttons, and (if needed) relay capabilities.
There are many types of professional microphones for simultaneous interpretation, including unidirectional, omnidirectional, lapel, hand-held and headset microphones, depending on the venue and application.
Headphones and earphones
There are many types of headphones and microphones, depending on the venue, application, type of audience, etc. Make sure that you have the right equipment for your needs.