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Point Source Audio Introducing Modular Intercom Headset At InfoComm 2014

Offers patent-pending slim-line design with three listening modes

By PSW Staff June 2, 2014

The new Point Source Audio CM-i3 intercom headset, which weighs in at under 2 ounces

Point Source Audio (PSA) is introducing the new CM-i3 intercom headset, offering a unique combination of in-ear performance, lightweight comfort and earphone modularity, at the upcoming InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas (booth C10913).

The feature set makes the headsets well-suited for concert venues, front-of-house operations, multimedia production, personal entertainment and other professional trades relying on convenient two-way communications.

The CM-i3 intercom headset uniquely offers binaural sound isolation. Whereas traditional head clamp style headsets can provide good sound isolation, their bulkiness and weight is not optimal for sustained wearing. At just 1.8 ounces, Point Source Audio’s proprietary approach reduces weight by as much as 90 percent compared to traditional headsets.

Further, users can easily switch between left, right, or left/right listening modes to create the desired audio mix.

The CM-i3 headset utilizes Point Source Audio’s EM-3 in-earphones, but users have the ability to switch out them out with earphones of their own choice.

The headset’s binaural capability also provides a more dynamic range of use than monaural designs, which are unable to filter environmental audio or interchange between left and right channels. Rather than requiring the user to remove the entire headset to check environmental sounds or interact with others, the user can simply remove one or both earphones to exit the listening mode or monitor a combination of feed audio and surrounding acoustics.

“Our new CM-i3 is a declaration to the audio industry that you don’t have to choose between size and comfort versus performance when selecting an intercom headset,” says James Lamb, president of Point Source Audio. “We aim to solve the nagging challenge currently in the intercom headset category. To that end, the CM-i3 leverages our company’s expertise in miniaturization to provide long-wearing comfort, dynamic operability and earphone customization—a first-to-market twist.”

On display InfoComm 2014 (again, booth C10913) in Las Vegas, the new the CM-i3 headset is expected to be available for purchase beginning in Q4, 2014.

Point Source Audio


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