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Shure Unveils IH6500 Interpreter Headset at InfoComm 2016

June, 08 2016 |

Niles, Ill., June 8, 2016—Today at InfoComm 2016, Shure Incorporated introduced the IH6500 Interpreter Headset. Designed for professional interpreters who prefer an integrated headset, the IH6500 provides excellent speech intelligibility, comfortable fit, and multiple connectivity options for use in multi-language meetings and conferences. The dual-sided headset has removable ear pads, allowing for convenient cleaning, and also features a flexible gooseneck microphone boom that pivots 270 degrees. The IH6500 is compatible with Shure DCS 6000-series Interpreter Sets, including the IS 6132 P.

“Comfort is essential when performing interpretation jobs and we kept this top of mind when designing the IH6500,” said Chris Lyons, Senior Manager, Conferencing Products at Shure. “The lightweight and compact fit gives more freedom of movement, accommodates extended wear, and offers a high-quality alternative to using a gooseneck microphone. The earphone speakers are designed to maximize speech intelligibility.  For seamless integration, the IH6500 also meets ISO requirements.”

During meetings and events, the new IH6500 enables interpreters to move around or lean back in their chair while maintaining a consistent audio level and quality. The cardioid microphone is positioned close to the mouth to reduce pickup of adjacent voices and minimize background noise. International organizations, national and regional government bodies, and organizers of temporary meetings at hotels and convention centers can incorporate the IH6500 for use at temporary events or as a permanent installation within a facility. The included removable ear pads help promote hygiene, as they can be changed between users. Interpreters can wear the IH6500 with the mic on the left or right side and have access to the included 3.5mm TRSS and DIN adapter cables to permit use with a variety of interpreter units.

The Shure DCS 6000 Digital Conference System complements the IH6500. Powerful, scalable, and flexible, the DCS 6000 series enables even the largest meetings to be managed with complete control and reliability. With comprehensive hardware and software options, the DCS 6000 can conform to the specific needs or protocols of any group or organization, from city councils to global enterprises.

The IH6500 Interpreter Headset will be on display at InfoComm at Shure booth #C9708 and will be available in fall 2016. To learn more, visit Shure at InfoComm or go to