Personal FM Systems
What is a personal FM system?
Personal FM systems and remote microphone systems serve to pick up relevant sound such as a speaker’s voice and transmit it directly to a listener to improve hearing. They usually consist of at least 1 transmitter and 1 receiver. The transmitter, typically held or worn by a person speaking, uses a microphone to pick up sound and transmits it to the receiver (though transmitters can also be plugged into other media such as smart phones to transmit audio directly). The listener wears or holds the receiver which amplifies the sound – most commonly via either T-Coil technology (if the listener has a hearing-aid with T-Coil) or through headphones / earbuds.
Uses & Integration
Personal FM and remote microphone systems are typically used by individuals with hearing difficulties or auditory processing disorders in order to improve hearing and increase the amount of content heard by the listener. They are great in meeting and classroom environments where the space between the speaker and listener may be large.
If a soundfield is already in place in the environment, personal FM and remote microphones can typically be patched in so that the individual speaking only needs to use one transmitter. This is usually done by connecting the personal FM / remote microphone transmitter to the Audio Out port of a soundfield receiver. However, in the case of the Ranger remote microphone system (below) and the Audita soundfield system, patching is not required since they operate on the same frequency. Instead, Audita transmitters can transmit sound directly to a Ranger receiver.
Ranger is the first and only remote microphone system under the Simeon umbrella. We’ve compiled our personal FM and remote microphone expertise to create a product that answers all your needs:
Remarkable sound quality
Ranger’s FM transmission allows for crystal-clear sound so you can hear at a distance in real time. 96 channels allow you to ensure your signal isn’t competing with anything else.
Huge transmission range
Ranger has a stronger signal than similar systems and works even in large spaces without signal drops.
Ranger is exceedingly simple to use; unlike most systems with complicated menus and functions, Ranger keeps the user in mind with a 3-button keypad.
Ranger was designed to work seamlessly with Audita soundfield; both operating on the same UHF band. This means that the Audita transmitters can transmit directly to the Ranger receiver with no extra patching or cables needed, making simultaneous use of a soundfield and remote microphone system easier
The core components of Ranger are the transmitter and receiver. The transmitter features a plug-in microphone that can be substituted for other microphone styles or to connect peripheral equipment to play media. The receiver comes with a pair of attenuated earbuds but these can be substituted for a neckloop or earhooks depending on the user’s preference. The system also includes a Micro USB charging adapter, two lanyard holsters for the transmitter and receiver, and a clamshell case for the complete system.
Warranty options to suit your needs
Ranger comes with a 3-year limited warranty and this warranty can be upgraded in some regions. Call for more information.
Personalize how you listen
We’ve developed a number of accessories to complement Ranger and make the system fully customizable to suit the needs of every user. Ask about specialty listening accessories or alternate microphone options.
Reccommended Ranger accessories
Below is a selection of some of our most popular Ranger accessories. Click each image to learn more. For more accessories, and to view our product codes, visit the Accessories page.
Supportive Hearing Systems also stocks a range of listening products from Comfort Audio. Call us for more information on what options are right for you.
• Comfort Digisystem
• Comfort Contego
• Comfort Duett