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  • Swiss-founded start-up helped take thousands of planned multilingual on-site events online in light of Covid-19 threat
  • Hundreds of global organizations hosted their events on Zoom, Webex, or similar web conferencing platforms, with remote interpretation provided by Interprefy
  • Platform usage increased seven-fold from Q1 to Q2 2020

 

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: AUGUST 12, 2020 – Interprefy AG, the Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) technology and services provider headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, has seen exponential growth during the global Covid-19 lockdown, with business tripling in the second quarter of 2020, stemming from professional services and platform usage.

Most of our existing and new customers have been struggling to continue with their events as planned after the pandemic hit globally.

With the pandemic forcing the events industry into holding conferences, meetings and congresses virtually, the leading RSI technology and services provider has seen a huge demand for and helped support thousands of multilingual events in shifting to digital since the Coronavirus outbreak. 

“Most of our existing and new customers have been struggling to continue with their events as planned after the pandemic hit globally. But Interprefy managed to successfully support them in taking their events online and make a high quality multilingual experience easily accessible for their attendees”, Kim Ludvigsen, CEO at Interprefy, explains.

While the adaptation of Remote Simultaneous Interpretation has been progressing slowly over the past years, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend since April 2020, leading to an unprecedented demand for remote interpretation.

Interprefy’s gateway solution and technology partnerships allow for organisations of all shapes and sizes to add crystal-clear audio interpretation to their sessions in Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, ON24 and more. By offering participants easy access to join the conversation in their native language, the solution helped increase inclusivity and engagement during the events.

With a seven-fold increase in platform usage from the first to the second quarter of 2020, the Interprefy team has grown exponentially, predominantly in providing professional services.

Many clients have already indicated that they will continue to take their events online in the foreseeing future

“Before the pandemic hit, there had been some resistance in the industry in modernizing interpretation processes, despite the potential of making their simultaneous interpretation delivery less complex, more flexible, scalable and cost-efficient. But with our professional services team supporting organisations in transitioning to online and event organisers experiencing the benefits of virtual events with remote interpretation, many have already indicated that they will continue to take their events online in the foreseeing future”, Kim Ludvigsen concludes.

Interprefy’s cloud-based remote interpreting solution has been built to cater for all types and sizes of online and on-site events. Interpreters deliver their services from home or interpretation hubs, while event participants can simply listen to the language of their choice through their smartphones, laptops or desktops - anywhere, anytime. Because Interprefy partners with leading language service providers, the best conference-level interpreters can be identified for any mix of languages in any area of specialization at short notice.

 

About Interprefy 

Interprefy provides remote simultaneous interpreting for events and meetings. Its platform revolutionises simultaneous interpreting by replacing old hardware with a cloud-based solution so that interpreters can deliver their services without needing to be onsite, while event participants can simply listen to the language of their choice through their smartphones. Because event and meeting organisers don’t need to fly in interpreters, pay for hotels and organize for interpreting equipment to be installed, they can enjoy the stress-free and cost-effective premium service offered by Interprefy.

Scalability and flexibility are at the core of all Interprefy’s products. Interprefy is loved by world leading enterprises, international organizations and not-for-profits across the globe. Because Interprefy partners with leading language service providers the best interpreting talent for any mix of languages, including rare languages, can be sourced.

 

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Markus Aregger

Written by Markus Aregger

Markus is Head of Marketing at Interprefy, on a mission to help organizations break down language barriers. He is a Swiss-born digital marketeer with a large professional footprint in international B2B & B2C business environments. A guitar industry veteran, he can often be spotted taking apart and modifying his electric guitar collection.