Live Interpreting

Simultaneous Interpreting | Consecutive Interpreting | Telephone Interpreting
We Speak: [Real-Time]

Sometimes, translations can’t wait. Take the example of an important international meeting, conference, or telephone discussion where not all of the participants speak a common language. In these circumstances, one or more skilled interpreters can bridge the language gaps in real time.

There are at least three ways to do this:

  • Simultaneous interpreting is where an interpreter (verbal translator) hears information from a speaker and simultaneously verbally communicates it to recipients in a different language.
  • With consecutive interpreting, it’s a more sequential process with listening delays. A source speaks, an interpreter listens; the interpreter then communicates the message in the native language of the listener. Then the process is reversed when the listener speaks.
  • Telephone interpreting can use either of these approaches via the phone.

Linguistic Systems offers professional, precise interpreting services that enable successful, real-time communication between parties that do not understand each other’s language.

Our interpreters are available for business meetings, conference calls, conventions, exhibitions, courtrooms and depositions, medical exams, community meetings, tours, and more.

Simultaneous Interpreting for Events

Attracting unique and talented foreign individuals from a diverse international field is a huge plus for any conference or event. But they’re coming a long way. So you may need to help by providing interpreting services for the speakers or participants in order to communicate their ideas.

The benefit of doing so far outweighs the cost. That’s why Linguistic Systems’ simultaneous interpreting service is in high demand at international conferences, business events, and community meetings.

This service lets presentations and discussion proceed at the same pace as a single language meeting. Each attendee hears what is being said in his or her own language with the help of a wireless receiver.

Linguistic Systems provides a complete package. The simultaneous interpreting service is a combination of highly talented conference interpreters and wireless electronic equipment to transmit the interpreters’ words to the appropriate listeners.

The equipment is based on state-of-the-art infrared or FM wireless transmission. Booths meet the ISO 4043 standard for conference interpreting. Up to 12 languages and audiences of unlimited size can be accommodated at any location in North America.

Simultaneous interpreting is the ultimate in international conference hospitality. There is no better way to attract foreign attendees who will contribute greatly to your event.

Smaller Meetings

Linguistic Systems also provides simultaneous interpreters and equipment for smaller meetings, usually with 20 or fewer participants. For touring situations, we use portable wireless FM-based equipment with a range of approximately 250 feet. The receiver and transmitter are small, and they can be carried in a pocket or clipped to a belt for ease of movement.

We support smaller meetings with the same attention to detail and careful screening of interpreters as we do for larger conferences. We’re committed to your success, regardless of meeting size.

Consecutive Interpreting

Consecutive interpreting is used often in law offices, business meetings, and various medical situations where language is a barrier. A highly trained consecutive interpreter is able to interpret in two language directions, delivering the message with the same intonation and emphasis as each speaker, without embellishment. Linguistic Systems has provided this service for oral depositions and other needs in more than 50 languages, for years.

Event Interpretation Options

Linguistic Systems provides expert interpreting services for events. Whether you are a conference sponsor, exhibitor, or attendee, we can help — even brainstorming with you to create the best solutions (see examples below) and schedule.

Interpreting (by native-speaking trained professionals), both simultaneous and consecutive;

Simultaneous interpreters in 20 languages, using stationary booths and wireless equipment to accommodate major conferences in multiple languages;

Simultaneous interpreters for smaller conferences or meetings with fewer participants, using portable wireless equipment that enables attendees to move from one location to another;

Consecutive interpreters in 60 languages, enabling an exchange of vital information within an office or hospital setting;

Whisper interpreting — typically for individual participants in a one-on-one setting designed to minimize disturbances to nearby attendees;

Translation of hand-out material — product sheets, brochures, technical specifications, descriptive literature, reports, questionnaires, and conference feedback forms;

Multimedia presentations, videos, and audio tapes, including foreign language dubbing, narration, and subtitling.


Telephone Interpreting Services

Save on Travel

Over-the-phone interpretation is a less expensive alternative to on-site interpreting. Interpreters don’t need to be physically present with source speakers, so travel costs are significantly reduced or eliminated.

Healthcare, customer care centers, and government services are some of the major users of telephone interpreting. Linguistic Systems offers a telephone interpreting response time of under 20 seconds for 120+ common languages.

“The interpreter did a superlative job, always a good experience using your service!”

— Call Center Manager

Dual Language Excellence

Linguistic Systems goes beyond target language proficiency in qualifying its interpreters who are solely US-based. Native-speaking mastery of both English and the target foreign language is essential. This is an important distinction as many other providers use interpreters from overseas who may not have high-level English skills necessary for accurate and timely interpretation.

Telephone Interpreting: Quality Technology & Processes

Linguistic Systems’ telephone interpreting technology and processes ensure performance, scalability, and business continuity. They include:

  • Telecommunications and data infrastructure scaled to meet rapidly expanding service volumes;
  • Redundancy and multi-level disaster recovery testing;
  • Quality monitoring technology and processes to ensure optimal performance;
  • Information security practices that meet stringent government and financial industry requirements;
  • Dedicated, proactive customer and technical support.
“Thank you again. We appreciate all the hard work of your team in supporting our diverse clients.”

— Operations Director