ISO 24019 requirements for Headsets when using BoostEvents

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BoostEvents aims at delivering high-quality events on our platform. For this reason, from September 8th, 2022 we have introduced new guidelines, in line with ISO standard 24019 – Simultaneous interpreting delivery platform.  (To find more about ISO standard 24019, follow this link)

 

This article talks about requirements related to headsets, headphones, and microphones when using BoostEvents as a speaker or interpreter.

 

AIIC's ISO 24019 compliancy recommendation

As indicated in ISO 24019, whether you are using a headset or headphones and microphone individually, the following technical requirements apply.

Microphones:

  • Frequency response range: 125 Hz - 15 KHz
  • Maximum frequency response variation: +/- 7 dB
  • Maximum sound pressure level: at least 115 dB SPL / 105 dB SPL (less than 10cm distance from the source) / (more than 10cm distance from the source)
  • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): 1% up to 115 dB SPL / 105 dB SPL at 1 KHz (less than 10cm distance from the source) / (more than 10cm distance from the source)
  • SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio): at least 70 dB / 65 dB at 94 dB SPL at 1 KHz (less than 10cm distance from the source) / (more than 10cm distance from the source)

Headphones:

  • Frequency response within 125 Hz - 15 KHz
  • Maximum frequency response variation: +/- 10 dB
  • Mass excluding the cable and connector: equal to or less than 100g
  • Ear contact pressure: minor or equal to 2,5 N
  • Headband: adjustable

Headsets:

  • All that applies to microphones and headphones, except that the mass excluding the cable and connector must be equal to or less than 200g

In addition, please note that equipment providing protection against acoustic shock and harmful sound levels is advised. Many vendors have those options. We recommend using a headset, headphones, or microphone that connects to the computer using a jack or USB connection. In the case of a separate microphone and headset please ensure they are connected using two dedicated sockets. Bluetooth headsets are forbidden.

An evaluation of recommended speakers and microphones has been conducted by AIIC - International Association of Conference Interpreters' technical and health committee. The following list of recommended/not recommended devices below is aligned to the results of the evaluation in question.

 

Recommended: Razer Seiren mini, Audio-technica AT2020, Razer Seiren X, Elgato Wave3, Rode NT1 USB Mini, BOSCH HDP, Fifine K053, Samson Meteor, Audio Technica ATR2500, Amazon Basics Professional, Fifine K670, Shure MV7, Rode NT1 USB, AKG HSC15, Beyerdynamic FOX, Blusmart lavalier, Fifine K699, Rode Lavalier Go, Sennheiser XS LAV, Fifine Mini

Not recommended: Blue Snowball, Shure MV51, BOYA BY-LM40, Shure MV5, AKG ARA, Sennheiser GSP 350, Blue Snowball, Ice Black, HyperX Quad Cast, Logitech H110, Blue Yeti Nano, Sennheiser SC60, Gyvazia lavalier, Jabra Evolve 2 40, Sennheiser SC 660, JLAB Talk Go, AKG HSC 171, Beyerdynamic MMX-150, Sennheiser SC75, Samson Go USB, Logitech H 340, Sennheiser SC165, Sennheiser PC8USB, KOSS CS300, Sennheiser PC131, Dericam Dericam, Razer Kraken, Audio-Technica AGTM2, Sennheiser SC260, Logitech H570e, Auto-technica ATGM1, Blue Snowball, Koss CS100, Logitech HS540, HyperX Cloud Core, Sennheiser SC75, Poly Blackwire 3320, Sennheiser SC165, Logitech H650e, Jabra Evolve2 65, Razer Seiren BT, Axtel Prime, Axtel Voice, Poly Voyager Focus 2 Bluetooth, Jabra EVOLVE 30 USB, Canford DMH625.

 

Get in touch

We have an extensive database of headsets that we can use to verify whether yours is compliant. If you'd like to know if your headset/headphone/microphone is compliant with these requirements, please reach out to BoostEvents Support at events.support@boostlingo.com and provide us with the brand name and model number.

 

 

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