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Tourtalk Simultaneous Interpretation Systems

A Tourtalk system is ideal for use as a portable simultaneous interpretation system. As the systems are completely wireless, no installation is necessary and they can be set-up within minutes of arriving at a venue.

The Tourtalk TT 100 system can accommodate up to twenty different interpreters (languages) and can be used licence-free on all continents. The TT 100 system also enables up to two interpreters per language, allowing them to take turns at regular intervals to reduce fatigue.

The Tourtalk TT 40 system can accommodate up to twelve different interpreters (languages) and can be used licence-free throughout Europe.

With a wide range of accessories available, the systems can be configured to suit many applications. Here are just a few examples-

Example 1 - Simultaneous interpretation for a church

Tourtalk TT 40 simultaneous interpretation system for church service example

Each interpreter has a headband microphone connected to a Tourtalk transmitter (each set to a unique channel). Each interpreter listens to the preacher (floor language) and whispers the translated message.

For each member of the congregation to hear the translated message in their language, they simply plug-in a single earphone or headphones into a Tourtalk receiver and select the appropriate channel. They can then adjust their volume to a comfortable level without disturbing others.

As each interpreter can whisper into their headband microphone, interpreter’s booths are not necessary. If a portable charger case is purchased, the system can easily be moved to different rooms or even off site.

Example 2 - Simultaneous interpretation for a factory tour with foreign visitors

Tourtalk simultaneous interpretation system during a guided tour example

The presenters have lapel microphones connected to Tourtalk transmitters (set to the same channel).

The interpreter listens to the presenters by using a single earphone* connected to a Tourtalk receiver (set to the same channel as the presenter’s transmitters). The interpreter then translates the presenter’s messages into a headband microphone connected to a Tourtalk transmitter (set to a different channel).

Each member of the tour simply connects a single earphone* to a Tourtalk receiver and selects the appropriate channel. They can choose to either hear the presenters or (if a foreign visitor) the interpreter.

In this scenario, all the participants benefit from the system, as the presenters don’t have to shout to compete with ambient noise, and the tour group can adjust their own volume to a comfortable level. As the system is completely wireless, the tour group is free to walk around the entire facility, indoors and outdoors.

*If hearing protection is required, then either a single earphone can be used under existing ear defenders, headphones can be used over ear plugs, or ear defenders with integrated loudspeakers can be worn. Please contact us for details.

Example 3 - Simultaneous interpretation for an international conference

Tourtalk simultaneous interpretation system with stationary transmitter example

Each interpreter wears a headset connected to a Tourtalk stationary transmitter (each set to a unique channel). The headset enables the interpreter to monitor the floor language (via the headphones), and speak simultaneously into the stationary transmitter (via the boom microphone).

For each delegate to hear the translated message in their language, they simply plug-in a single earphone or headphones into a Tourtalk receiver and select the appropriate channel. They can then adjust their volume to a comfortable level without disturbing other delegates.

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Portable chargers that are built into transport cases, provide protection and storage of the portable transmitter and receivers between events. The transport cases are small enough to be carried as hand luggage onto aircraft, making it ideal for interpreters who travel internationally.

Systems can be supplied as a package or configured to suit each application.

A range of simultaneous interpretation system packages are available.

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