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Language Interpretation

Remote Courtroom Language Interpretation

You will find Listen Technologies products at work in some very impressive settings. But there is one venue where I hope you NEVER have to experience the capabilities of Listen Technologies first hand – a courtroom!  ExhibitOne is one of the country’s leading A/V integrator for federal, state and local courts. We recently introduced our patent pending Virtual Court Interpreter System™ – (VCIS™).

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Language Interpretation – Different Types Require Different Equipment

I have often been asked the question, “I thought that language interpretation was a process where the presenter would speak a couple of sentences, and then the interpreter would repeat them in a different language, and they would take turns communicating the message? If so, what does your interpretation equipment do? The answer to this question is found in the explanation between “consecutive interpretation” and “simultaneous interpretation.” The truly inquisitive (and glutens for punishment…) will follow that initial question with “are there different types of language interpretation?” I think the easiest way to explain this is to define them one at a time: 

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Infogrpahic with cartoon drawing of a speaker talking into a microphone with the words, "Speaker in original language" with one line connecting to two additional characters with headsets and microphones in a box with the words, "Interpreters in their booth" and a final single line connecting to four persons wearing headphones with the words, "Participants listening to interpreted language.

How Does Language Interpretation Work?

I have been working in the language interpretation industry for more than 20 years now, and when I get asked the question “What do you do for a living?”, I sigh and prepare to attempt as short and concise an answer as humanly possible. However, this usually leads to the inevitable definition of what simultaneous interpretation is and how it works. I usually start with, “you know, like they use at the UN…”, but that is rarely sufficient for the curious mind.

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