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Promoting Multilingual Conferencing

Consecutive vs Simultaneous Interpretation If you ask the established players, the common wisdom is that the only way to deliver interpretation over-the-phone is using consecutive interpretation (CI.) CI is dreadfully slow and tedious. Further, as a practical matter, CI only supports meetings in two languages. ZipDX Multilingual is dramatically different! It’s a brand new way […]

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Step #6: Making A Test Call

Step #6: Making A Test Call If you are using Chrome to view this web page you can conduct a test call to experience Zipline 3.0 for yourself. There are four goals in making this test call: Tell Chrome to allow Zipline 3.0 access to the microphone Verify proper network connectivity to ZipDX servers Confirm […]

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Step #5: Test Your Network Speed

Step #5: Test Your Network Speed The next step is to test your internet connection speed to ensure that it is sufficient. We recommend that you use the speed test offered at www.speedtest.net. The speed test allows you to select a server against which to test. Since the ZipDX servers are located on the US West Coast […]

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Step #4: A Quiet Place to Work

Step #4: A Quiet Place to Work We understand that interpreting is hard work. It takes serious concentration to keep pace with the conversation. The task is made easier if you can find a quiet place to work, free from common office or household distractions. Take any steps possible to guard against possible interruptions. You can make your […]

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Step #2: Wired Broadband Internet Access

Step #2: Wired Broadband Internet Access To deliver interpretation over-the-phone you must have consistent, reliable internet access capable of at least 500 kbps (aka 0.5 mbps) in both directions. In practice, most cable or DSL-based internet service is more than sufficient. We strongly advise against delivering interpretation over a wireless (Wi-Fi) network! The occasional, random loss of connectivity […]

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Step #1: A Computer

Step #1: A Computer Delivering simultaneous interpretation over-the-phone with ZipDX requires the use of a personal computer. Your computer can be a laptop or desktop, running Microsoft Windows, Apple’s OSX or Linux. To deliver interpretation you will use our Zipline 3.0 software, which is a web-based soft phone. You don’t need to install any software to your […]

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Court Interpreters Starting Guide

Welcome! This series of pages provides a simple, step-by-step process designed to help a professional court interpreter prepare for initial training in the use of ZipDX Multilingual conferencing. This introductory process involves 7 simple steps. The steps are listed on the left of this page. Start at #1 and follow all instructions exactly!  When you have successfully completed the […]

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Revised Guidance for Interpreters Using OSX

In recent weeks we’ve been investigating a problem where an interpreter is using a Macintosh computer. The combination of a Macintosh and an analog headset often results in a tremendous amount of echo sent into the conference. When this problem occurs the interpreter is the source of the echo. They never hear the echo, but […]

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The Tech-Savvy Interpreter Profiles ZipDX Multilingual

It’s magical to hear professional interpreters at work. Skilled professional interpreters provide the linguistic glue than can bind a global organization. They provide connections across what would otherwise be a vast cultural chasm. Interpreters study various topics, achieving a grasp of the subject area where they may work. That may be diplomatic matters, business, medical […]

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