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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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The Five Basic Types of Multilingual Events

Historically, we have consulted with organizations to help them with planning and staging multilingual virtual events. Part of our task at ZipDX is to help them understand the various types of events, and how each brings a different set of considerations. Our philosophy in providing this assistance is basically, “Teach a man to fish.” That […]

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Gear For Interpreters: An Alternative to a Headset

Welcome to another chapter in the ever-expanding world of ZipDX multilingual conferencing. As you may already know, we’re rather insistent that interpreters working on ZipDX multilingual conferences use a high-quality headset. In fact, we maintain a list of recommended headsets so that people new to the system can acquire a headset that’s known to meet […]

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Troublesome Terps Podcast Features ZipDX

Troublesome Terps is a new podcast for the interpreter community. The project is co-hosted by Alexander Drechsel (@adrechsel ), Alexander Gansmeier (@ACGInterpret) and Jonathan Downie (@jonathandownie), who are themselves professional interpreters based around Europe and the UK. Episode #4 of the podcast featured Barry Slaughter-Olsen (@ProfessorOlsen), General Manager of Multilingual at ZipDX, in a nearly […]

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Interpreter Training Syllabus

The following outlines a typical live training call for interprets getting started using ZipDX. The presumption is that the training consists of two or three interpreters, all working the same language pair (e.g., English-Spanish). One takes a turn playing the role of the interpreter, while the other(s) acts as a monolingual (Spanish) participant, with the trainer […]

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Multilingual Conferencing – ZipLine 3.0 Web Phone Update

Hello again fans of multilingual conferencing! There has been much progress hereabouts with respect to the ZipLine 3.0 web phone that interpreters use to work their magic using ZipDX. If you’ve had a multilingual conference very recently you may have noticed some of the changes. Nonetheless, I’d like to describe them for you’re here and […]

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Video How-To: Creating a Simple Multilingual Conference

Video How-To: Creating a Simple Multilingual Conference

There are several possible approaches to creating a multilingual conference using ZipDX. The settings used vary based upon the nature of the conference. Today we offer a video detailing how to create a multilingual conference in a manner appropriate for the board or committee of an organization. Video: Creating a Multilingual Conference The procedure detailed […]

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ZipDX Multilingual Presentation to IMUG408 at Adobe HQ

The January 2016 gathering of the International Multilingual User Group (IMUG408) was hosted by Adobe at their Silicon Valley headquarters in San Jose, CA. On this particular occasion the group enjoyed a presentation on “Simultaneous Interpretation for Virtual Meetings” given by David Frankel and Professor Barry Slaughter-Olsen of ZipDX. The presentation introduced the audience of […]

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A Primer on Interpretation Over-The-Phone

A Primer on Interpretation Over-The-Phone

Everything is going global. Interaction among governments, trade organizations, educational institutions, and even multi-national businesses, increasingly occur in the international sphere, where language barriers can be a problem. Interpretation solves this problem. Interpreters are skilled professionals who allow people speaking different languages to interact. Interpreters have been around for decades and are growing in importance […]

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Recommending Headsets for Interpreters Using ZipDX Multilingual

We routinely conduct introductory training for conference interpreters starting to use ZipDX. Before they can join a live training call they must first verify that their computer, headsets and internet access are appropriate for the task. Our online Starting Guide For Interpreters is offered to help them prepare. While many interpreters already have the required […]

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