Point Source Audio Redesigns In-Ear Headsets For Hygiene And Maintenance

Point Source Audio has added detachable earbuds for improved hygiene and maintenance across its CM-i family of lightweight in-ear intercom headsets. The company said the new design was brought to market earlier than initially planned in light of the current health crisis.

The increased sound isolation offered by a Point Source Audio in-ear intercom solution has been embraced by broadcast and sports production crews including the Carolina Panther’s Panther Vision, the Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Cardinals, the Harlem Globetrotters and numerous camera operators working around crowd noise. The in-ears effectively block external noise which therefore provides better clarity and hearing protection when the headset’s audio signal can be set at a lower overall volume.

The patented modular CM-i headsets with in-earphones provide noise-isolation typical from big earmuffs, but without the heavy weight. The CM-i3 and CM-i5’s featherweight assembly weigh just between 1 to 2oz. so they can be worn comfortably all-day.

The comfort and effectiveness of in-ear headsets are a no-brainer, but no one is comfortable sharing in-earphones no matter how well they may be cleaned. The new detachable in-ear design addresses hygienic concerns with earphones that quickly detach from the cable so they can be assigned to the user and replaced for new users.

The removable earphones are a common feature to both the CM-i3 and CM-i5 intercom headsets which helps companies address the challenging health management of cleaning and maintaining required safety equipment worn by its staff. The in-earphones are a highly personal item, and typical with small electronic parts may be difficult to sanitize properly. The personal assignment of the detachable in-earphones ensures that users take responsibility for their in-ear buds and there is never any sharing of the in-ears themselves.

“The current global situation has brought hygiene to the front of everybody’s mindset, but in fact, these challenges have always been looming,” says James Lamb, president of Point Source Audio. “This design change can help ease the administration process of dispensing personal gear to work crews, especially in regard to reducing the health risks if sharing equipment.”

Designed for clarity and all-day wearing comfort, the CM-i line is the world’s only series of modular in-ear intercom headsets offering a revolutionary combination of in-ear performance, increased isolation, lightweight comfort, and earphone modularity. The robust feature set makes these headsets ideal for teams who rely vitally on the ability to hear clearly — and react quickly.

“Customers tell us again and again that they will never go back to their old-style headsets after using a Point Source headset,” says Lamb. “For anyone who must work in loud environments or have health concerns about sharing headsets or bulky headsets that weigh too much, our intercom headsets will give them relief from all these problems. Add the ability to switch to your own in-earphones for hygiene and peace of mind, and the CM-i family delivers an unbeatable proposition.”

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