The ability to immediately translate speech from one language to another is an amazing feat of human communication, and multiple factors come into play to make it possible. Sometimes you might have the need to translate to a large crowd of different nationalities and it’s imperative that they all understand what is being said. This is where state-of-the-art interpreting equipment comes into play, and in this article, we’ll be taking a look at what interpreting equipment is and how it can be used to your advantage.
What Is Interpreting Equipment?
It usually consists of a physical device which has an earphone and a microphone, and it is handed out to the interpreters, guests, visitors or audience in attendance who need to be able to hear your presentation or speech clearly in their own language.
It is ideal for events requiring simultaneous interpreting and expounding in detail what they are seeing around them in a way that they can understand. With a range of around 100m, this is the perfect choice for large gatherings with many different translations of an original language. It can also be used on a smaller scale, for example on a wireless tour guide system, or in international press conferences, at seminars, conventions or even in the courtroom. It’s also useful for business meetings taking place on an international scale.
How Does Interpreting Equipment Work?
It works by giving interpreters a portable wireless transmitter device which is completely wireless and battery-operated, and it comes with a microphone attached. The audience or tour group is given a portable wireless receiver device, however, it has headphones or earphones connected instead of a microphone.
When the interpreter hears the main person speaking, for example in English, they can then interpret in real-time in their own language, and everyone who holds a receiver device will hear in their ears that translated speech immediately. Each language is tuned into its own channel, so there will be no confusion with people hearing languages they do not understand.
There are two different styles of device, 1-way and 2-way communication. Both are wireless and can be used for a variety of uses such as during tour guides for international visitors. Before your event, reach out to your language service provider and let them know how many pieces of wireless tour guide system equipment you are expected to need for the session so they can supply everything correctly on the day.
Here at Elite Asia, we stock a large variety of first-class interpreting equipment for large and small events. They are easy to set up, simple to operate by the translator and the audience, they have a wide range and they come supplied with long-lasting batteries.
You can rest assured that our technician and account manager will always be available, so that everyone can always hear their own language crystal clear, and that they leave feeling satisfied for you have gone to the effort to ensure full communication.