A humming or a high-pitched sound
resulting from the sound of the output speakers looping back to the
microphones. It can be controlled by qualified technicians.
A person who can communicate in two
languages. Usually not qualified to interpret unless properly
Attendants who will help conference delegates or
participants to register, and provide them with hand-outs, show them how to use the receivers, and perform other conference- related services.
When the lecturer speaks, and pauses
to allow the interpreter to verbally translate his concepts. It does
not require interpretation equipment. Despite being less expensive
equipment-wise, the transmission of the message takes longer, therefore, it
is only recommended for short events or press interviews.
A person attending your meeting to
listen to your speaker. Also a term for any meeting participant as
in round table sessions, group negotiations or brainstorming meetings.
Intepreter provided to accompany
a visiting executive in his or her business meetings to facilitate
A small device which receives the
interpreted message via FM radio signals. Includes a choice of
lightweight headphones or smaller earpieces. The best solution for
allowing meeting delegates to hear the interpreter message. They can
pick up signals from up to 300 feet away -- Including through walls.
The attendees will have maximum flexibility to move around the conference
site. They offer up to six channels (for up to six different
languages). It is the top choice for most conferences and
A small device which receives the
interpreted message via infrared signals. Includes a choice of
lightweight headphones or smaller earpieces. Allows the delegates to
hear the interpretation in a secure setting. As small and
lightweight as the FM receivers, it can be heard only in the same room as the
speaker. An expensive option for those organizations who want the
highest degrees of security for sensitive issues, such as secret formulas
or military strategies. It is affected by strong light so it must be
The result of too many frequencies
being used in close proximity. Causes an interruption or
deterioration of the audio signal. It can be prevented by using
properly trained technicians.
It is the electronic equipment that
makes interpretation possible. It includes a console placed in the
interpreter's booth to control the incoming and outbound message, a
microphone and the transmitters.
A small portable system used for
interpreting to small groups up to 100 delegates. Affords high
mobility, since it operates with batteries.
A simultaneous interpretation process
by which several languages are interpreted by relying on the
interpretation of one or more previously interpreted languages. It
requires the interpreters set-ups to be interconnected with special
equipment. It is also called chained interpretation. It is the
method used at the United Nations.
It is performed when the interpreter
translates at the same time as the speaker. The lecturer can speak
at a normal rate. It is used in meetings, conferences, seminars and
conventions. It requires interpretation equipment. It is more
fluid and efficient, allowing greater concentration by the audience.
It gives the interpreters a
nearly-silent presence in your room, confining their voices within the
walls. They come in different sizes and can be assembled in most
A person trained to set up and control
interpreters and sound equipment to prevent common audio problems.
Technicians constantly monitor equipment for proper transmission and reception as
well as feedback and interference.
To write out what has been recorded in a meeting or
conference by listening to a tape.
The written conveyance of ideas and
concepts from one language into another. Requires an understanding of
the source language and the ability to express it in the the
particular words and expressions of the target language relaying also the
correct lingual and cultural context .
Receives the interpreters outbound
(interpreted) signal and sends it on a predertermined channel (or
frequency) to the delegates receivers.