In simultaneous interpretation the interpreter listens to the speaker’s speech through headphones and translates it into the target language without any delay. The interpreter works in a soundproof booth and their translation is transmitted to the audience via infrared headphones a few seconds after the original speech is pronounced. In some cases, multilingual simultaneous interpretation is provided via different audio channels selected from the wireless receiver.
Simultaneous interpretation is an extremely demanding task for interpreters, as they need to translate and listen at the same time. Perfect command of the languages is not enough. In fact, this unusual task can only be performed after many years of specialized training.
As simultaneous interpreting requires great concentration, it is impossible to sustain acceptable quality for extensive amounts of time. This is why professional simultaneous interpreters always work in pairs, taking turns of around 30 minutes each.
We choose only the best certified professional interpreters, and we can provide simultaneous interpretation services in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Russian, German, and more.
Simultaneous Interpreting Equipment
Besides working with the best simultaneous interpreters, we also offer the installation of the necessary interpreting equipment for any event where this interpreting mode is required. Our preferred brand of equipment is BOSCH.
We will supply:
- Infrared receivers
- Sound-proof booths
- Control Units
- Site technicians
For smaller events, for example multilingual business meetings or guided tours, we can also provide portable equipment or “bidule”. In this case there is no booth and the interpreters wear headphones with a microphone attached. The audience listens to the interpreter via wireless receivers.