How does simultaneous interpretation work?

Mar 29,2022 471 views

Simultaneous interpretation equipment is indispensable in global conferences to bridge multilingual communications. The equipment ensures that the content is simultaneously translated into the target language while speaking.

How simultaneous interpretation work?

A basic simultaneous interpretation system includes a set of receiver and corresponding headphones for the audience, as well as a transmitter and microphone for translation.

The equipment corresponds to transmitters of different frequencies sent by different languages, and is composed of several receivers (set as needed). Each receiver is equipped with 2--6 Each frequency is a language, which is controlled by the frequency selection switch, and the listener can choose according to the language they need.



Classification of simultaneous interpretation equipment

According to the transmission principle of the device, it can be divided into wired and wireless. With the disadvantages including inconvenience to move and rent, wired interpretation system was completely withdrawn from the market before 2020.

Wireless simultaneous interpretation equipment is divided into frequency modulation (fixed frequency) type and infrared type. Because the FM (fixed frequency) type is not ideal due to too many interference factors of the signal source, the FM (fixed frequency) type simultaneous interpretation equipment on the market is rare and will soon be completely eliminated. The infrared simultaneous interpretation equipment is a relatively popular equipment at present. The signal is transmitted through infrared, the effect is stable, and the confidentiality is strong.


Application scenarios

In addition to international conferences, simultaneous interpretation equipment is also widely used in foreign affairs, business activities, meetings and negotiations, news media, television broadcasting, training and teaching, international arbitration and many other fields.