Conference Translation Interpreting Equipment
Translation Equipment for Conferences and Meetings
In addition to providing interpreters we also supply interpreting equipment for conferences, meetings and conventions.
We offer state-of-the-art interpretation equipment including interpreter's booths, microphones, headphones, transmitters, consoles and all related sound and audio components.
We will take care of every aspect of your needs from the technical set-up of all equipment to the provision of interpreters to the recording of proceedings.
Flexibility is a priority to us and we are aware that conferences and meetings come in all shapes and sizes. No matter how big or small your request we can ensure you get the interpreting equipment you need. From small scale business meetings to multilingual conferences, we have the first hand experience to guarantee satisfaction.
Multilingual Conference SolutionsExamples of the interpreting equipment and services you need and we supply are:
- Soundproof Interpreting Booths - Our simple interpreter's booths allow your conference interpreters to be tucked away discreetly.
- Interpreter Consoles, Mixers, Recording Devices - Available in many configurations to cover a wide range of conference/meeting formats.
- Experienced Interpreting Equipment Technicians - Technicians at the apex of their professions who set up, organize and monitor interpreting systems during meetings or conferences.
- Delegate Units - Including microphones, headphones and voting systems for delegates and attendees.
To discuss your needs and book your interpreting equipment simply contact us and let us take care of your conference or meeting.
HeadsetsIn a standard conference set-up, each delegate has a headset with which they listen to the live translation. Our headsets comprise of a small boxed receiver and light weight headset. Receivers can tune into a range of channels (6 to 16) by using a simple switch and individual volume levels are selected with a gain control.
MicrophonesConference interpretation systems must use microphones to both enable the interpreters to follow what is being said. Microphones can also be used for PA systems and recording the event on audio or video cassettes. The style of conference will dictate what types of microphones need to be installed.
They may be any or a combination of the following:
- Tie/lapel microphones allow the wearer to move around and speak.
- Lectern microphones enable speakers to talk directly to their audience.
- Table microphones can either be controlled by the system operator or by delegates using push-to-talk microphones.
- Question and Answer microphones are hand held and can be taken to members of an audience when they want to speak.
- Stand microphones are placed around a conference hall for the audience to walk up to when asking questions.
Kwintessential use a wireless system which uses the infrared spectrum to transmit audio signals to the delegate receivers. The system behaves like light, reflecting off solid walls and surfaces. The transmission is distributed from infrared radiators installed round a room on stands or hanging from ceiling bars. The number and positioning of the radiators depends upon the number of channels to be transmitted, the size of the area to be covered and the texture and colour of the walls. Because of the bandwidth of each channel transmitted, infrared provides true voice reproduction of simultaneous interpreters, speakers and other original sound sources, such as Powerpoint presentations.
Interpreting BoothsOur interpreter's booths meet with both the ISO standard for portable booths and the requirements of the EU's own interpreters. Our professional standard booths are finished in aluminium and white or aluminium and off white and fit discreetly into most venues. Externally they measure 1.80 X 1.80 X 2M high and 2.50 X 1.80 X 2M high for the EU interpreters.
On-Site TechnicianOur technicians lead the installation teams, ensuring that equipment is installed safely, meets the requirements of the clients and is fully tested. During the meeting the technician operates the system to ensure its optimum operation for clear and natural speech. The other important role for the engineer is to facilitate the interface between the interpreters and the organisers and the delegates so that the event runs smoothly.
Tour Guide SystemThe Tour Guide systems or InfoPort systems use radio to enable interpreters or guides to talk to groups of people on the move, while they visit places, exhibits or factories.
The systems operate so that the group listens to one speaker. Occasionally a group will be divided into different language groups in which case each group will have headsets that are linked back to one speaker. The systems are not designed for participant interventions although these can accommodated if the users discuss their requirements with Kwintessential before the event.
Under certain circumstances, these systems can be used for simultaneous interpretation in meetings but there are limitations which have to be accepted by hirers.
The systems can be sent by courier to clients, in brief case style carriers each containing one or two microphones, one transmitter and up to 25 delegates headsets.