With remote interpreting, also known as distance interpreting, the speaker and the interpreter are in two different places. However, by using a telecommunication system, the audio signal, and sometimes the image, can be received in real time.
There are various different types of remote interpreting, such as Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), or Over-the-phone Interpreting (OPI), although the term specifically refers to Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI).
Remote simultaneous interpreting requires the assistance of the appropriate technology so that the interpreter is able to receive the speaker’s voice and image at a high quality. The interpreter will usually be in a studio equipped with booths, from which their translation will be relayed to any participants who are using a specific platform designed for this purpose.
In addition to optimizing costs, remote interpreting provides an alternative to situations which, due to requiring face-to-face assistance, would currently be inadvisable for health reasons. It can also be used in certain contexts such as online meetings or remote press conferences.
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