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When To Choose Portable Equipment

Portable equipment provides a workable alternative when budget constraints or scheduling problems preclude the use of full simultaneous interpretation equipment. It is particularly well suited for short meetings such as school district and PTA meetings, local government and community service meetings, training sessions, church services, focus groups, tour groups, trade show exhibits, etc. Portable equipment can also be used to supplement full simultaneous equipment at conferences with short breakout sessions, meal functions or site visits in venues other than the general session room.

How Portable Equipment Works

The interpreter sits or stands on the periphery of the group, where he/she can hear what is going on without headphones and wears a battery-operated portable transmitter. The interpreter whispers into a head-band boom microphone which is transmitted to delegates who listen on wireless receivers within a range of about 200 feet. The receivers are multi-channel, so interpretation can be provided in up to six languages at once if required (each language requires a separate transmitter). Interpreters working together as a team for a single language must share a single transmitter and microphone. Because there is no sound isolation booth, the interpreters can be heard in the room by the other delegates, hence the need for whispering into the microphone. Because of the intense concentration required for whispering while listening without headphones, this type of equipment is recommended only for short meetings. (top)

Portable Equipment Rental Prices


Transmitter with Interpreter Microphone:.

Wireless Receiver with Earphone:..........



Spare equipment and spare batteries:.....

Minimum Equipment Rental Charge:.......

Price $



50.00 for <50 units

100.00 for >50 units



• Sales Tax for California rentals.
• Delivery and Pick-up OR Shipping.

Additional info:
• Equipment is packed in a wheeled carrying case or boxed for cargo shipping as required.
• Full instructions are included.
• All equipment is state-of-the-art and complies with FCC regulations.

To arrange equipment rental or for further information contact our office.
We accept all major credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express.

Sales Information

If you are interested in purchasing equipment for regular use instead of renting, please contact our office. (top)