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Interpretation equipment in South Africa
Interpreting equipment in South Africa
Here you can find and offer the best interpreting equipment in South Africa. Simultaneous interpretation is one of the most complex types of language use. Conference interpreters are using very specialized equipment and are working in a soundproof simultaneous interpreting booth. Most of the conferences are held in simultaneous interpretation mode and use simultaneous interpretation equipment. There are cheap solutions and highly reliable, but costly alternatives. While selecting conference interpretation equipment utmost care has to be taken. As it is not trivial, we recommend finding a company that specializes in such equipment and not just an audiovisual company. Most of the professional conference interpretation and translation agencies will either have their own equipment or have a working relationship with such specialized companies. You can purchase conference interpreter services and rent simultaneous interpretation equipment from the same company.
What kind of simultaneous interpretation equipment setups exist out there?
There are three types of setups: Permanent installations are used in large conference facilities, like in United Nations, the European Parliament. These centers held conferences on almost daily, so they need simultaneous interpreting equipment permanently. These include small rooms used as a booth. This is a very comfortable and convenient setup, but it is not mobile and not price effective if used occasionally.
Portable/mobile setups are mostly used in hotels and other venues, which does not have permanent installations. For such venues portable (mobile) booths have to be transported and installed before the event. Such equipment needs to have at least to sits per booth per language, as simultaneous interpreters always work in pairs. For some major conferences, there are three interpreters per booth per language. Generally, portable interpreter booths have the same features as permanent ones, but the equipment is easily foldable and transportable.
Whispering Equipment is a portable set consisting of a microphone, wireless handheld transmitter, and wireless receivers for listeners. It is well suited for seminars and tours with a few listeners and is not suitable for large conferences.