Bilingual language rooms

Clevercast Translate@Home now supports bilingual language rooms. This allows an interpreter to translate to 2 different languages (sequentially) without having to connect to different language rooms.

This can be used, for example, to have a bilingual event translated by a single interpreter. When the language in the floor audio changes, the interpreter can continue to translate. He only has to press the button to switch to the other language room.

 

Creating a bilingual language room

A bilingual language room is created when an event manager adds a second language to an already existing language room. For a language to be selected as second language, it must also have its own language room for the same event.

Creating a bilingual language room

This example is typical for a bilingual event. The default language will usually be ‘Original‘. A language room is created for each of the two languages. In this example, ‘Estonian‘ is set as the second language in the language room for translation into ‘Afrikaans‘. So a bilingual interpreter can use the bilingual room to translate speakers in both languages.

 

Using a bilingual language room

In a bilingual language room, the interpreter can change the language into which she is translating. In the example below, the interpreter can switch between the languages ‘Afrikaans‘ and ‘Estonian‘ by toggling the language selection button (below the microphone and mute/unmute button).

A bilingual language room

When the button is pressed, the selected language is colored green (in this example ‘Estonian‘). When the interpreter is not muted, her translation is automatically sent to the selected language. If no other interpreters are active, the floor audio automatically gets turned up to full volume for the other language. This way, a single interpreter can translate a bilingual event in real time.

This new feature is based on feedback from our customers. So if you have tips or feature requests, don’t hesitate to send them.