Remote Simultaneous Interpreting

What is Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (or RSI)?


When you hear the word “interpreter”, what do you see?

If you’re thinking of a professional translator standing by, waiting for a speaker to finish a sentence in their native language, you’d be right-but you’d also be thinking of “consecutive interpretation”, one of several types of interpreter services offered today.

“Simultaneous interpreting” is the process of interpreting or translating speech from one language to another, while that speech is still in progress.

When you add “remote” to this equation, you’ve discovered Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI): the premium way to make conferences of any size accessible to a multilingual audience.

  • Simultaneous interpretation is the process of translating speech from one language to another in real-time.
  • Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI) eliminates the need for on-site interpreters and equipment-reducing costs, carbon emissions, and the burden on event organizers.
  • Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI) works off the back of cloud technology and smart devices to create a frictionless experience for attendees/delegates.

How does Remote Simultaneous Interpreting work?

  1. Speaker– a presenter speaks in one language. Their voice and image are streamed live to a remote interpreter, typically through a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer.
  2. Interpreter(s)– an interpreter hears and sees the speaker on their device. Using a quality headset and microphone, they translate the speaker’s language into another language, in real-time.
  3. RSI Platform- the interpreter’s speech is transmitted to a cloud-based Remote Simultaneous Interpretation platform through their laptop or desktop computer.
  4. Audience– attendees and/or delegates can connect to the RSI platform via a computer or mobile device, seeing and hearing the speaker in the language of their choice.

Why Remote Simultaneous Interpreting?

  1. Reduced costs – reduce the cost of interpreting an event by over 50% compared to traditional costs, without compromising on quality.
  2. Increased flexibility – press conferences and meetings often need to be arranged at short notice. RSI means you can offer multiple languages to your audience anytime, anywhere, via either traditional receivers or attendees’ own smart devices.
  3. Hassle-free tech – gone are the days of expensive on-site interpretation equipment. With Remote Simultaneous Interpreting, participants adhere to the rule of “Bring Your Own Device” and listen in their own language.
  4. More floor space – Remote Simultaneous Interpreting takes away the need for soundproof interpreter booths, freeing up valuable venue space.
  5. Greater versatility – with RSI, events at difficult-to-reach locations like remote islands, resorts, and mountains can now be served by world-class interpreters.
  6. High fidelity sound – despite not relying on expensive equipment like IR and radio transmitters, RSI is capable of delivering full bandwidth sound at extremely low latency-along with high-quality video and lip-sync.
  7. Frictionless experience – their language, through their devices. No need to queue for a headset.

When can Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) be used?

  • Conferences
  • Panel discussions
  • Online meetings and webinars
  • Seminars
  • Small meetings

What are the benefits of Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI)?

  • Simplicity
  • Scalability
  • Flexibility
  • Eco-friendly
  • Great audio quality
  • Easy to use
  • Global support
  • Cost-effective
  • Best in class interpreters
  • Online meetings

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