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How does Interprefy work with Zoom?

Interprefy offers managed, smooth, real-time interpreting for Zoom Meetings and Zoom Webinars.

While Zoom offers some built-in interpreting capability, Interprefy's expertise, support and cutting-edge RSI interpreter software interface can help take multilingual Zoom meetings to the next level.

So both meeting participants and interpreters can focus solely on the content of their Zoom meetings or webinars, while Interprefy manages the rest.

Interprefy can be integrated with Zoom to export the video and audio from the Zoom meetings and webinars to our interpreter soft console and feed interpreters' rendition of the speech back into Zoom into the respective interpretation audio channels.


Benefits of using Interprefy with Zoom for event organizers and participants

By using Interprefy's RSI platform and expertise for Zoom meetings, Interprefy can enhance your multilingual meeting experience in multiple ways:

  • Any language - No limitations in the number and selection of interpretation languages to offer during your Zoom meetings.
  • Relay languages - Also known as "bridge" interpreting. This is used when not all interpreters understand the source language. One interpreter listens to the source language speaker and renders the message into a language common to all the other interpreters. These other interpreters then render the message to their target language groups.
  • Two-way interpretation - Allows participants to both listen and speak in their preferred language, like in Q&As.
  • Interpreter onboarding - Recruiting and onboarding the best interpreting talent for your required language combinations and subject area.
  • Care-free package - Hassle-free logistics and management of interpreting services.
  • Technical support - Technical support in setting up, monitoring interpreting channels.
  • Multilingual meeting recording - Possibility to record your meeting or event, including the interpreting rendered. 
  • One-stop-shop for interpreting - A user-friendly and one-stop-shop for the interpreters enabling them to focus solely on delivering their interpretation and ultimately improving the quality of the interpreting delivered to the audience.

Benefits for interpreters delivering real-time interpreting on Interprefy's platform to Zoom meetings

Interprefy has been built specifically to offer interpreters a professional soft console to deliver interpretation anywhere. Some of the highlights of the Interprefy platform are:

  • Allows to set up relay languages
  • Multiple incoming languages
  • The interpreter works on an interpreter soft console
  • Interpreters can communicate with booth partners through cues and a partner chat
  • Smart handover features
  • Interpreters can hear their partners' interpretation
  • Remote support and emergency procedures in the event of a technical issue.

How to use Interprefy with Zoom

We send the source audio and video from your Zoom meeting and webinars to the interpreter interface. The interpreter can then see and hear the speaker in real-time and communicate with his/her interpreting partner via chat. 

Meeting participants access interpreting audio through one of three options:

  • Directly in Zoom: participants simply select the language they want to listen to from the globe icon labeled "Interpretation" on Zoom. 
To learn how to activate Interprefy on Zoom click here

Alternatively, interpretation audio can be accessed via a second application:
  • Via the Interprefy mobile app: Much like the desktop app, participants simply download the Interprefy app from the app store, enter the event token and listen to interpreting and follow the webinar on their smartphone.

Making it happen

    1. Contact us for a quote on your requested languages and services.
    2. Your assigned project manager will find the best interpreters for your languages and subject area(s). Alternatively, you’re welcome to bring your own interpreters, and we’ll teach them the ins and outs of our platform. 
    3. We will help with the technical integration, provide user guides and create event tokens if you use Interprefy mobile or desktop apps.
    4. On the day of the event, our remote technical support team will do a soundcheck with the entire team at least 40 minutes before the start time of your event. Our support team will also monitor the interpretation channels during the event. 
    5. If using the app, users simply download the app, enter the token and select their language.