Navigating Multilingual Events with Advanced AV Technologies


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In today’s dynamic business landscape, events have evolved significantly, encompassing a range of formats to engage a diverse audience. One notable trend gaining traction is hosting multilingual events. Imagine orchestrating a gathering where speakers and participants communicate in multiple languages. The challenge lies in effectively bridging these language barriers to ensure seamless comprehension and engagement. This is precisely where interpretation technologies come into play.

Welcome to the realm of AV technologies customized for multilingual events! Let’s delve into why keeping abreast of the latest interpretation practices and technologies is imperative to elevate these events into seamless and engaging experiences.

Understanding Interpretation Requirements

The kind of interpretation needed heavily hinges on the event format—be it in-person, virtual, or a hybrid amalgamation. For virtual or hybrid events, integrating AI-powered interpretation for real-time captions and subtitles is a game-changer. It swiftly dismantles language barriers, amplifying accessibility, and sustaining audience captivation.

Now, concerning human interpreters, you have two main choices: simultaneous or consecutive interpretation. Simultaneous interpretation involves real-time translation while the speaker is talking, while consecutive interpretation occurs after the speaker pauses. The selection depends on the event type and its scale.

Tech-Forward: Selecting the Right Tools

In the realm of technology, the options are abundant—ranging from user-friendly phone apps to sophisticated interpreter sound booths. The goal is to opt for tech that interprets and provides real-time subtitles with AI, facilitates interpreters in hearing and speaking through distinct channels, centralizes audio and interpretation controls, and offers portability with streamlined cabling.

Did you know? The AI market in the language industry is anticipated to witness significant growth, according to Grand View Research [Grand View Research]. This underscores the pivotal role AI plays in interpretation, ensuring events run seamlessly and captivate the audience.

Within this tech sphere, Williams AV stands out by simplifying interpretation for both online and in-person multilingual events. Their Interpretation Controller and Digi-Wave Interpretation Systems are designed to eradicate language barriers, ensuring effective communication.

Additionally, a survey by InterpretAmerica highlighted that a notable 91.3% of professional interpreters integrate technology into their daily workflow [InterpretAmerica]. This emphasizes the indispensable nature of technology in delivering smooth interpretation experiences.

Bringing it All Together: A Strategic Approach

Multilingual events offer an exciting avenue for fostering inclusive and impactful communication. Embracing the right interpretation practices and technologies is paramount. Whether it’s real-time AI-powered subtitles or the adaptability of interpreter sound booths, the options are abundant. The key is to align your event needs, target audience, and objectives.

Every language spoken represents an opportunity to connect with a broader audience. Let’s dismantle these language barriers and craft events that resonate with every individual, regardless of the language they speak. Here’s to effective and impactful interpretation!

Want to learn more?

Join The Alliance and Williams AV for a webinar featuring seasoned AV professionals from Spain and the US, proficient in providing interpretation equipment, service, and support across in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.

This interview-style discussion will shed light on critical aspects:

  1. Selecting the right interpretation technology.
  2. Addressing technology challenges in hybrid and remote events.
  3. Avoiding common mistakes during interpretation events.
  4. Interpretation system design and settings.
  5. How AV professionals can best support interpreters.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of the evolving landscape of interpretation technologies and techniques, equipping you to elevate the experience of multilingual events for your clients. Access the webinar and deepen your expertise in delivering seamless and engaging multilingual events.

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Diego Perez


Country Manager at Newtech

Diego José Pérez has has over 30 years of experience designing and implementing corporate video conferencing networks and services on Microsoft platforms at the top companies and with the most important players in the market.  Since 2016, Diego has served as LATAM General Manager for Newtech Solutions Multimedia SA, a unified communications multimedia technology company. Diego has experience in leadership, planning, marketing and sales with excellent skills in negotiation, management control, strategies and people skills.