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The first KUDO studio is now open at our Washington DC office

Conference Rental Opens KUDO Interpretation Studio in the Washington DC Metro Area

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Our DC office just got a major upgrade! The new interpretation studio setup looks almost identical to that of the high-profile international events we serve. It gives interpreters the ability to service meetings anywhere in the world from one central location, with professional standards and comfortable working conditions.

KUDO is an innovative cloud-based multilingual collaboration platform for meetings of all sizes. It connects speakers and attendees anywhere in the world, on any device, through a seamless video and multilingual audio streaming experience. The team behind KUDO brings 40 years of combined experience in conference interpreting and conferencing systems solutions. 

So what exactly is a KUDO studio?

In the past few years, we have seen the rise of remote interpreting become accompanied by concerns about poor audio quality, connectivity issues and – perhaps the most detrimental aspect – deteriorating working conditions for interpreters. Despite various companies pushing for remote solutions, the interpreter community agrees that standard office environments, office spaces, and coffee shops just aren't going to cut it. A truly professional environment is needed for quality work. 

The beauty of KUDO studios is that they provide interpreters with a familiar and controlled environment from which to service meetings anywhere on the planet while upholding professional standards with superior audio and video quality, booth etiquette, and (when possible) working in teams. The studios are a key feature behind the quality of KUDO’s cloud-based multilingual meetings.

The first KUDO studio is suitably located at Conference Rental office in Washington DC. The setup features a set of full-size, ISO-compliant booths seating up to three interpreters each. Interpreters have at their disposal professional-grade hardware to ensure crisp audio and HD video inputs at all times. Wired broadband connectivity, along with full Wi-Fi redundancy, and a technician standing by through the duration of an event, give interpreters the peace of mind they need to concentrate on the one thing they do best: interpret!

The Conference Rental KUDO studio can support the language interpretation needs of several parallel events, in multiple languages. The modular setup allows booths to be used in a variety of ways, to service one or several meetings. Additional booths can be added in a matter of minutes for as many additional languages as necessary.

The booths are installed in an actual conference room complete with some of our latest conferencing technology, including push-to-talk microphones and an intelligent tracking camera. This versatile approach makes it possible to hold on-site events as well, with the added bonus of real-time language streaming for additional attendees not present in the room. 

So, if you are hard-pressed to find local interpreters for your next multilingual event, say, in Phoenix or Cincinnati, you can now have a team of DC-based interpreters join the meeting from the new studio. You can save on travel cost while creating efficiency without ever compromising on quality.

What does it mean for conference goers?

Participants at the venue can follow the meeting with HD audio and video in a language of their choosing, through their Android, iOS or desktop device.
While conventional interpretation and language distribution equipment is not required for KUDO to function, it can integrate seamlessly with KUDO software. This hybrid solution was recently implemented at an event by a Brazilian telecom provider that spanned four cities across the globe. Working in tandem with Conference Rental in delivering traditional interpreting equipment at the event site, KUDO was able to provide a fully collaborative, comprehensive solution that ensured the highest standards for interpreters at other sites while streaming live multilingual video to multiple continents.

We welcome you, interpreters and other language professionals, to stop by and visit the new studio! We're staying true to quality standards for cloud-based multilingual meetings. 

Are you interested in using simultaneous interpretation capability for your next event? Would you like to make your meetings accessible remotely to an international multilingual audience? Contact us today.