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Our team of interpreters undergoes a stringent selection process before they are allowed to represent us in providing interpretation services. From the base languages of English and Chinese, Elite's team is skilled in providing interpretation services of major Asian languages like Malay, Tamil, Thai, Japanese, etc.


Elite's team of interpreters are not only fluent in their language skills, they are also sensitive in their vocabulary usage to clearly communicate what is being interpreted to the listeners and prevent any possible misunderstandings. They are experienced in simultaneous interpretation and are used to interpreting under difficult situations that require quick responses.


Business and technical jargon is also one of our strengths. Terminologies are being built through our experience and are properly documented within our comprehensive resource library.


The need of interpreters is more frequent as globalization encourages cross cultural trades. It is therefore imperative that clear business communication can be achieved without misunderstandings that could be prevented by engaging professional interpretation services. Non-disclosure agreements are commonly signed before any interpretation work commences. Thus, you can rest assured that your mega deals are in good hands.


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Different Methods of Interpreting


Simultaneous Interpreting: Most frequently used for large conferences or meetings, simultaneous interpreting requires that the linguist "translate" what the speaker is saying, as they speak. Thus, the interpreter is both listening and speaking at the same time. This takes intense concentration; simultaneous interpreters often work in teams, taking breaks every 30 minutes or so. Generally requires equipment such as microphones, headsets, and in some instances booths.


Consecutive Interpreting: Most appropriate in a smaller setting, the speaker will speak for a few minutes (a few paragraphs), then pause. The interpreter takes notes and then translates the speaker's message during the pause. The key element in consecutive interpreting is note taking: the interpreter must record ideas and then translate them back into the words of another language without pause.


Accompanying Interpreting: Another form of consecutive interpreting is often called accompanying interpreting. If you are visitors from another country, you may want to use the services of interpreter who accompanies you to meet your clients at the airport, city tours, and shopping excursions. accompanying interpreters generally translate informal conversations in casual setting.


Simultaneous Interpreting System


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A simultaneous interpretation (SI) system is a unique configuration of conference electronics that allow a conversation to be heard in several different languages “simultaneously”. If this equipment is not being used, conferences needing language interpretation (often confused with the term “translation” - which refers to the written word) must rely on “consecutive” interpretation in which the interpreter repeats everything the speaker says every few sentences. In other words, without simultaneous interpretation equipment, your meeting will take twice as long. The process transpires as follows: Conference audio (called the floor channel) is fed into the SI control unit where it is routed into the headphones of simultaneous interpreters. These interpreters are highly skilled language specialists that have the unique ability to listen in one language, interpret what the delegate is trying to communicate, and simultaneously speak the information in a different language into their microphone. The interpreted audio is than distributed back to the conference delegate and selectable on a number of different listening devises.

It is imperative that the translator is equipped with an in-depth understanding of the target audience's cultural background, a keen sense of observation and up-to-date market trends. In doing so, the translator can maximize the impact of the marketing communication as intended.


How are they used?


Simultaneous interpretation systems are commonly used in environments where a meeting, conference or training needs to be conducted in two or more languages at the same time. Multi-national corporations, international organizations, international teleconferences, courtrooms and classrooms are a few examples of facilities that often require SI gear. CSI features simultaneous interpretation systems as simple as a portable RF “whisper” system which packs into a briefcase or as complicated as a 32 digital system installed in a large conference hall.


Simultaneous interpretation systems are comprised of several key components:


Interpreter Booth - a sound-proof booth for two or three people that acts as a sound barrier between the interpreters and the conference delegates. CSI features several styles and models of sound-proof, ISO standard interpreter booths and will be happy to supply you with the current ISO standard for permanently installed booths as well.


Transmitters – whether transmitted by infrared (IR) or radio frequency (RF), the interpreter’s voice is transmitted wirelessly to the delegates in need of the language interpretation.


Wireless Receivers and headphones – whether IR or RF, are worn by the delegates in need of the language interpretation and feature a volume control and channel selector.


Elite carries various types of interpreting systems for rental on daily rates ONLY. Enquire with our sales colleagues on which type of systems suit your conference needs.


Contact any of our colleagues via our web form and ask for an obligation-free quotation here.

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