Just recently, a year or a year and a half ago, we were organizing live interpretations, and our interpreters travelled to other cities and provided interpretation support at important meetings and conferences. However, the global COVID-19 pandemic redefined our traditional rhythm of life.
The world around us changes, and so do we. We test and use new technologies that allow us to work, advance and make life easier.
One of these life hacks is a remote interpretation via Zoom. Here we would like to tell you more about this technology and its features.
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to arrange online classes, video conferences and events from the comfort of your home. It is a free-to-use platform but for a limited time of 40 minutes only. If you are planning a high-level event or a series of long-term events, we recommend that you purchase a license allowing you to use the platform for an unlimited time during the period of the prepaid license. It is also worth noting that if you are the host of an event held via Zoom and you need interpretation for your foreign speakers/participants or guests, then you will not be able to benefit from the interpretation function without purchasing a license.
Let’s take a closer look at how interpretation is made via Zoom:
1. Language pairs supported by the platform:
2. Settings required for a smooth and high-quality audio and image transmission:
3. Simultaneous interpretation via Zoom:
4. Advanced features:
Event recording; broadcast on Facebook/YouTube; an opportunity to demonstrate a document/presentation by first opening this document and then clicking the appropriate button on the bottom panel; an opportunity to ask a question or ask for a possibility to speak using the “virtual hand” function.
Do you still have questions or doubts about how to use the platform? KLS Agency will be happy to help you organize your event at the highest level. We deliver simultaneous/consecutive interpretation services via Zoom, rent the platform, provide technical support, and do many other things.