There are several types of simultaneous interpreting equipment used for simultaneous interpretation services, whether it is in a conference, a seminar, a workshop or any other setting. The most common are those using Infra Red and UHF technologies. Both Digital and analog systems are available but we use and recommend digital ones, to ensure greater accuracy, zero chances of eavesdropping and sound quality.
Both technologies are very stable and , in essence, perform similarly; the advantage of Infra Red is that confidentiality is easier to maintain, as the signal can’t be received outside the venue.
On the other hand, UHF enables delegates to follow the proceedings even if they leave the venue for just a short while, so the narrative flow is not interrupted.
The essentials of this wireless communication are:
- Wireless headsets for the reception of real-time interpretation
- Sound-proof booths where the interpreters sit, equipped with microphones and interpreters desks. That is where the simultaneous interpretation actually takes place
- Transmitters and radiators to broadcast the audio signal to the headsets all over the venue and achieve full coverage for delegates and participants
- Technical crew to monitor seamless interpreting and troubleshoot any glitches that may occur in the transmission
The said equipment can be provided by B-Lingo for simultaneous interpretation services in Malaysia and Singapore. Shipping cost apply for events outside the Klang Valley (Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas)
For small settings or site visits where delegates are not seated but on the move, FM sets are a feasible option as well.