Different Types of Simultaneous Translation System

Simultaneous interpretation is the ability of an interpreter to repeat everything that the speaker says in the target language of the audience with only a two-word delay. The interpreter does not pause to wait for the speaker to finish each sentence, the interpreter conveys the meaning almost immediately. The term ‘convey meaning’ is an important aspect to take into consideration. When something is being interpreted into another language, it is important that the audience understands the meaning of the message instead of an inaccurate direct translation.

Simultaneous Interpretation

The benefit of a simultaneous interpretation system in UAE is that a lot of people from different backgrounds with a different native tongue; can attend the same event and leave with the same message. If that is not all inclusive, I don’t know what is. The equipment used to convey the message to each member of the audience is a vital aspect. There is no use in the equipment if it becomes faulty. The speaker will carry on with his/her presentation and the audience member will get lost in translation as he/she is dependent on the equipment.

Infrared Systems (IR)

This system is successfully operated with electromagnetic radiation which conveys sounds through wavelengths that are shorter than the average radio waves. The wavelengths are longer than visible light, making it possible to transmit sounds through these devices, given the fact that it is a small area. The sound is transmitted through light pulses and multichannel receivers are used in the headphones to convey the message. Infrared systems are often used in small meetings or gatherings where the information shared is confidential. By now, you would have wondered about the radio waves and the interference of cell phones and other devices. You need not to worry as this infrared system is immune to interference from other radio devices.

Infrared systems may not be disrupted by radio waves, yet there is a bit of light sensitivity. Therefore, they can only be used at indoor gatherings or meetings. The equipment cannot function if there is a solid object between the infrared system’s emitters and the audience. When using IR systems, keep in mind that the installation process needs to be done carefully and skilfully.

Radio Frequency Systems (RF)

This interpretation system is user-friendly as it is easy to use and to install by anyone with a general knowledge of sound equipment. These radio frequency systems are not sensitive to light and can, therefore, be used indoors and outdoors. Radio frequency systems are able to transmit sound by using radio waves and can transmit between 3 kHz to 300 000 MHz Radio frequency systems are the most commonly used by interpreters as they can transmit sound even in the event of solid objects between the interpreter and the audience.

Simultaneous Translation System

Radio frequency systems are available in different frequencies, yet the most used are the 72- and 216-MHz FM systems. The 72 MHz FM has a transmission range of up to 1500 ft. and are in the form of handheld digital systems. These portable devices are light and can, therefore, be taken from one place to another without a lot of effort. They can also transmit sound into eight different simultaneous channels. The 216-MHz FM systems can be used in three simultaneous channels with the added benefit that it has a transmission range of up to 3000 ft. They can be difficult to install, yet these devices can prevent interference by existing listening equipment with a frequency.