Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) with Interpreter Relay

Clevercast Translate@Home now supports remote simultaneous interpretation (RSI) with interpreter relay. Interpreters can now listen in real time to the audio feed of their colleagues. This way, they no longer need to understand the speaker language. They can use another translation as the audio source instead.


Listen in real time to other interpreters

The language room interface now contains a new ‘Interpreter Relay‘ dropdown button. By default this is set to Disabled, which means the interpreter will hear the floor audio when the video is playing. At any time, an interpreter can select one of the language rooms. When she does this, the interpreter will hear the audio from this language room instead of the floor audio. Since there is no latency, she can hear what (unmuted) interpreters are saying at the same moment and use this as the source for her own translation.

This feature can also be used to allow interpreters to coach each other for the same language. An interpreter, who is not translating, can listen to his translating colleague and give the necessary instructions via text chat.

You can also listen to another interpreter and the floor audio at the same time. While interpreter relay is active, you can modify the floor audio volume through the audio menu in the player’s control bar. By default, the floor audio volume is disabled after switching to interpreter relay.

Changing the floor audio volume through the player, while using interpreter relay

When an interpreter wants to hear the floor audio only, all she has to do is select Disabled in the interpreter relay dropdown again. The player will immediately switch back to the video’s original language.


Language room redesign

We also redesigned the language room interface. The video player is enlarged so interpreters can read and translate slides in the video. If the interpreter’s screen is wide enough, the messages will be displayed next to the player. The interface is responsive, so the messages will slide under the player on smaller screens.

These adjustments are based on feedback from our customers. So if you, as a Translate@Home user, have tips or feature requests, don’t hesitate to send them to us.