Virtual events have risen in popularity and more companies have decided to make use of virtual events for their meetings. Virtual events are important, especially amidst the Covid-19 virus.
Due to the virus, large gatherings are cancelled and thus, in order to ensure that audiences can still attend the meeting without travelling, a virtual event is necessary.
In this blog, we will be focusing on remote simultaneous interpretation (RSI).
Remote simultaneous interpretation is whereby interpreters may engage remotely, over telephone lines or the Internet. Physical equipment must also be the same as those provided on the physical site.
Since on-site interpreters are not needed, we reduce costs and carbon emissions. This also lightens the burdens on event organisers.
Benefits of Remote Simultaneous Interpretation
- Allows communication in different languages at lower prices
- Helps avoid simultaneous interpreting, which makes communication less dynamic
- Helps clients to schedule last-minute meetings with people from different parts of the world
- It is quick, agile and cost-effective
This also means that this would help to cut down on cost but still provide convenience for us. People with language barriers do not have to worry about it since it allows many different languages.
All in all, having remote simultaneous interpretation is better than having an on-site interpreter as an on-site interpreter may only be fluent in a few languages and may not be able to cater to everybody.
How does It Work?
- A presenter speaks in one language and their voice and image will stream live to a remote interpreter, usually through a web browser.
- An interpreter who hears the speaker will then translate the speaker’s language into another language.
- The interpreter’s speech transmits to a cloud-based Remote Simultaneous platform.
- This platform will then integrate with teleconferencing products like Skype and offer a standalone web conferencing service.
- The audience will then connect to the RSI platform via their electronic devices and they will be able to see and hear the speaker in the language of their choice.
When Can We Use It?
Remote simultaneous interpretation is for any event where people belong to different cultures and speak different languages. It is also for events of any size, be it large or small. Examples include:
- Panel Discussions
- Press Conferences