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FAQs Archive - Interpretation Solutions Limited

Can I use my own interpretation equipment?
admin 12th April 2022 No Comments

Yes, of course you can. However, it should be fit for purpose and suitable for use by professional interpreters. The attached document provides more guidance.

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What equipment is required for simultaneous interpretation?
admin 9th March 2022 No Comments

Generally, for on site interpretation you will need Soundproofed interpreter booths compliant with ISO 4043 Suitable microphones, PA system and sound mixer (alternatively, a sound feed from you) Delegate receivers, tuneable to each of the conference languages Sufficient infra-red emitter panels to broadcast the interpretation In addition, depending on the nature of your event, you […]

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Do you offer site visits?
admin 9th March 2022 No Comments

We do and, when arranging interpretation equipment, would always recommend you take up this offer. A site visit can identify potential issues ahead of time and help us plan solutions. For example, the proposed room may be too small to fit interpreter booths in so an alternative may have to be planned, possible even a […]

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Do you offer an Interpreter Coordinator?
admin 9th March 2022 No Comments

For all events using four or more languages (eight or moire interpreters), we offer a free on site interpreter coordinator. All we ask is that the client covers their travel and accommodation where necessary. The coordinator will ensure that all interpreters are present in the right place at call times and act as a single […]

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Why do you need to access the venue the day before our event starts?
admin 9th March 2022 No Comments

Rigging simultaneous interpretation equipment can take some time, especially where large numbers of interpreter booths are required or where access is difficult. In addition, we will need time to test all the relevant links to ensure that interpreters will receive a clear sound feed and that interpretation can be heard throughout the meeting room on […]

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Why are travel days sometimes included to interpreter’s fees
admin 3rd March 2022 No Comments

Often interpreters need to travel long distances to attend an event. In some cases and especially for rarer languages, this may involve international travel. We would always aim too have interpreters travel out the evening before so they travel outside their normal working day. However, sometimes flight schedules make this impossible so they need to […]

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Why can’t I use just one interpreter for my event?
admin 3rd March 2022 No Comments

Interpretation, especially simultaneous interpretation requires huge levels of concentration . Normally, simultaneous interpreters will change over around every 30 minutes. Therefore, when simultaneous interpretation is required, two interpreters will be required for any meeting over 30 minutes. Consecutive interpreters can work for longer, up to around one and a half hours at a time but […]

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Do simultaneous interpreters need to see as well as hear the speaker?
admin 3rd March 2022 No Comments

Yes. Simultaneous interpreting requires a huge cognitive effort on the part of the interpreter and they need to use both their sense of hearing and sight to ensure they are Abe to interpret effectively. Ideally, interpreter booths should be positioned with a clear line of sight to the stage. However, in smaller venues this may […]

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Can your Interpreters work with MS Teams
admin 3rd March 2022 No Comments

MS Teams does not have an integrated interpretation system unlike Zoom. However, we have access to platforms which can easily integrate with MS Teams and allow us to provide simultaneous interpretation in the background. Our preferred platform is Ablio Conference which allows us to take a feed from your Teams meeting to our virtual interpreter […]

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Can your interpreters work with Zoom?
admin 3rd March 2022 No Comments

Yes. Zoom has built in interpretation features (premium versions only) which our interpreters will be familiar with and able to use. Zoom’s built in interpretation system my not always be most appropriate for your event. In this case, we can still take a feed from your Zoom meeting and use an alternative system to provide […]

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