It’s hard to imagine how the interpreting industry would have been able to continue as well as it has over the last few months without RSI, but it’s not a new technology by any stretch.
It seems like a lifetime ago now, but VoiceBoxer was the first RSI platform I ever used back in 2014 and grew familiar with. It was one of the first on the market and at the time it was revolutionary. Of course, there are many other players on the market now, but VoiceBoxer is still a platform I keep coming back to time and time again.
For those who aren’t as familiar with RSI (aka Remote Simultaneous Interpreting), it’s a great solution for international training courses, webinars, presentations, board meetings and more with a global attendee list. The attendees can listen to the presentation in their own language via the remote interpreter, whilst simultaneously following along with the speaker. You, your attendees and the interpreter can be anywhere in the world.
What is VoiceBoxer?
VoiceBoxer was founded by Sergio Lloran and Andrea Baccenetti in 2014 after meeting during their MBA programme at Copenhagen Business School.
Speaking of its founding VoiceBoxer says:
“VoiceBoxer was created to address this need, and we work every day to help people communicate across borders, in languages they understand. We help organizations foster a stronger sense of community engagement by including colleagues in all languages.”
To hear VoiceBoxer’s take on the platform, have a look at this video tour:
What sets VoiceBoxer apart from other RSI platforms?
VoiceBoxer has an incredibly user-friendly interface which is great, especially for RSI novices. With easy to navigate options for both interpreters and delegates, it’s a very interactive platform with a multilingual chat, whereby you can send your message in your own language and have it translated in your desired language.
In terms of set up, interpreters can log in 20 minutes before the start of the session and conduct a quick soundcheck, which is incredibly quick and straightforward. RSI assignments can often be just as, if not more, stressful then in-person interpreting, and VoiceBoxer has created a platform to alleviate as many of these common concerns and pitfalls as possible.
Final thought: Will VoiceBoxer stand the test of time?
After speaking with Sergio Lloran, co-founder and CEO of VoiceBoxer for this article, he shared with me the exciting news that VoiceBoxer is working on a version three of the platform, due to the rolled out over the summer.
This is a really exciting step forward for the platform and is important for it to continue to be a frontrunner in the RSI sector. I still hugely value VoiceBoxer and the functionality it brings to clients and to interpreters, so it’s certainly a platform that I will keep going back to time and time again.
What is your experience of using VoiceBoxer? Have you got any tips or tricks to share? Let me know in the comments below.