Social distancing doesn’t mean disconnecting
In the current COVID 19 crisis, social distancing and working from home make sense as part of global efforts to fight this pandemic. However, these measures also make it more difficult to do business. In a situation where physical business meetings, conferences, workshops and boardroom presentations are no longer possible, many commercial enterprises, government bodies and NGOs are resorting to virtual conferencing. Thanks to the internet, we can all maintain our connections with colleagues and external stakeholders working from home, wherever they are in the world. But this new reality is not without its challenges.
Overcoming the language barrier
Multinationals, regional and international organizations often have to contend with linguistic diversity in their interactions with staff and external partners. In Africa, for example, major official languages include English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish and Swahili. In the unfamiliar setting of a virtual meeting language differences can hamper efforts to pursue business continuity and decision-making. Thankfully, there is a tried and tested solution for overcoming the language barrier in these circumstances.
Tamarind Language Services – facilitating your virtual communication
Tamarind Language Services has developed a special package for simultaneous interpretation during virtual meetings. Our customized platform enables our highly experienced interpreters to plug into the virtual meeting application of your choice (Zoom, Go-to-Meeting, etc.) in order to provide professional simultaneous interpretation into English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, Portuguese and other languages.
It’s simple. A headset plugged into a computer is all your participants need. They then choose the appropriate language channel to listen to and can ask questions or make comments in the language of their choice. This input is translated in real time for the moderator and/or other participants, before they respond. All that you (or your IT technician) need to do is to designate a separate channel for each language group and share the links with us. You can leave all the remaining work to our technical staff and our team of expert interpreters.
Quick, reliable, real time communication
Our simultaneous interpretation solution for virtual meetings enables you to communicate and interact with the speed, security, simplicity and reliability you demand.
Our team – your advantage
You can rest easy in the knowledge that you are in the safe hands of our competent team of interpreters and technicians, all well versed in the world’s leading video conferencing systems, such as Skype, Go-to-Meeting, Zoom and others. We use only the most up-to-date software versions to ensure that you always enjoy state-of-the-art sound and image transmission.
Your participants may be scattered across the globe, but Tamarind brings them closer. It feels almost as if you are all sitting face-to-face in the same room. Working together – with the help of Tamarind.
Our guarantee – Your peace of mind:
Are you planning a video conference with a multilingual team? Give us a call today.
To ensure the safety of our clients and staff, we have decided to limit our movements during this period and maintain social distancing by working from our respective homes. This does not affect our service delivery at all. As usual, please contact us via email, phone or live chats and we shall be happy to assist you.