New interpretation modes for the Williams Sound Digi-Wave system

Williams Sound has expanded the functionality of the portable Digi-Wave DLT 300 transceivers. Already featuring a unique true interpretation mode (below) where interpreters can hear the floor language in their headset while simultaneously transmitting the interpreted language on a separate channel - the DLT 300 now packs an even greater punch! 

Original Simultaneous Interpretation Mode

Williams Sound Digi-Wave interpretation mode example


The new bilingual mode enables an interpreter to quickly and seamlessly switch the transmission channel when he or she switches between different target languages. Now, an interpreter can react quickly when the floor language changes; there is no need to change gears/rewire or instruct the audience to change channels.

The new relay mode enables one interpreter to act as the relay language -- a worldwide first for a completely portable solution. There is no need for an interpreter console or a base station to offer relay capability. Relay mode gives event coordinators more flexibility when hiring interpreters. There is no need for cumbersome/expensive additional equipment.

New Bilingual Mode

Williams Sound Digi-Wave Bilingual interpretation mode example

Bilingual mode allows the interpreter to quickly switch their output channel between Ch. 1 or Ch. 2, depending on which language/audience needs to hear them. This mode eliminates the need for the interpreter to use - and physically switch between - 2 DLT units programmed to fixed channels.
In this example the Floor changes from a Japanese speaker to an English speaker. When the Floor is speaking Japanese, the bilingual interpreter uses the “v” button to select Ch. 1 as the output channel and interprets Japanese to English to the English audience listening on Ch. 1.
When the Floor changes to an English speaker, the interpreter uses the "^" button to select Ch. 2 as the output channel and interprets English to Japanese to the Japanese audience listening on Ch. 2.

New Relay Mode

Williams Sound Digi-Wave Relay interpretation mode example

Interpretation with Relay Mode allows the interpreter to quickly switch between listening to the Floor on Channel 0 or the Relay on Channel 1.
In this example, the Floor is speaking Japanese. The Japanese audience can listen to the Floor on Ch. 0. Interpreter #1 pushes the “v” button to hear the Floor, and interprets Japanese to English to the audience listening on Ch. 1.
Interpreter #2 listens to the Relay (Interpreter #1) by pushing the "^" button and interprets English to Spanish to the audience listening on Ch. 2.

About Williams Sound

Williams Sound has been helping people hear interpreters for more than 20 years. They provide reliable, intuitive technology solutions with crystal-clear audio for simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. Their Digi-Wave™ digital systems can be configured for use in virtually any environment where interpretation is required. Each system is designed by in-house engineers and backed by industry leading warranties.

Williams Sound Digi-Wave can be used for many other applications, including as a two-way tour guide system.

For more information on the Digi-Wave or the IC-2 interpreter control console please vist the shop or contact us.


Williams Sound Digi-Wave language interpretation brochure

Williams Sound Digi-Wave tour guide brochure

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