Continental Interpreting provides professional conference interpreters that interpret simultaneously for multilingual events of all sizes. Simultaneous interpreting—also called simultaneous translation—is a complex skill requiring the interpreter to listen and translate at the same time.
Simultaneous interpreting is a very demanding job that requires intense concentration. Depending on the complexity of the subject matter and the length of the meeting or event, two interpreters are necessary per language so they can alternate interpreting. This allows the interpreters to maintain quality and avoid fatigue. With Sign Language interpreting, if the meeting or event is over one hour, two interpreters are also required for the same reasons.
There is a need to rent interpreting equipment for simultaneous conference interpreting services. While the speaker is communicating with the audience, our interpreters sit in a tabletop booth or fully encapsulated booth that has an interpreting console set up so they can easily interpret the message into the target language. If a booth isn’t used, they will use a portable transmitter, and will either be in the back of the room or side of the room depending on where the speaker is positioned. Audience members hear the interpreters through lightweight, wireless listening devices.
Pairing expert simultaneous conference interpreters with sophisticated interpreting equipment ensures seamless, effective communication with your multilingual audience. Learn more about our Interpreting Equipment Rentals.