Simultaneous Interpreting takes a Giant Leap Forward

Simultaneous interpreting involves converting your message into a different language in real-time. A team of interpreters, in special sound booths, hear you speak through headphones and immediately deliver your words in another language to audience members with headsets. This allows you to speak freely and at a natural pace.

Essentially, the process works like this. The speaker will get a few words into his sentence and then the interpreter will start interpreting with a small lag. As the speaker orates, the interpreter listens and speaks at the same time, converting one language into the other. After examining the rising costs of simultaneous interpreting equipment, we figured there had to be a better way to provide the service while making it affordable for even the smallest conferences. From these discussions, we realized that we could forgo all of the expensive equipment while maintaining the exact same quality as onsite simultaneous interpreting. From the ground up, we developed simultaneous remote interpreting.

We launched simultaneous remote interpreting over the last quarter with great success. The service uses a proprietary system to send and receive voice data with no delay. Additionally, unlike other internet communication software, our product is full-duplex allowing simultaneous listening and speaking without a reduction in sound fidelity or frequency response. This allows us to conduct simultaneous interpreting over great distances. Simply put, you no longer need to budget for interpreter sound booths, equipment, or pay travel costs to have interpreters at your event. The interpreting is done remotely and relayed back to the event with no loss of quality or accuracy.

The major benefit of the product pertains to accessibility matters. We believe that all stakeholders should be fully-engaged in their first-language. The cost of simultaneous interpreting was a major barrier to open communication, especially for smaller organizations. Now, smaller conference-type events can be open to people of all languages.

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