KUDO was the perfect fit. While KUDO is usually used as a standalone cloud-based application, calling for no conferencing system hardware, it can also be employed in tandem with a traditional simultaneous interpretation involving transmitters and infrared receivers.
With nothing more than three computers and a tracking webcam, KUDO was able to upload quality audio and video to the cloud. That included the audio from the interpretation booth installed in the room, as well as the PowerPoint presentations being shared by the speakers and the questions asked by any participant.
Working from a list of addresses provided by Telebras, KUDO reached out to a large pool of investors and gave them a chance to follow the meeting from anywhere in the world. All they needed was a smartphone or computer with Internet access. Distance was no longer an issue.
Remote participants could choose between watching the live video stream or following along through visual aids presented in real-time. They had the option of asking questions in writing as well as orally, and they could view and download onto their computers copies of the presentations and other documents, for future reference.
The result was an inclusive and convenient experience for those sitting remotely, an invisible solution to the participants and interpreters in the room, and a significantly longer and very visible reach for Telebras.