KUDO has just opened a new studio in the Washington, DC area.
The setup mirrors that of high-profile international on-site events and it gives interpreters the ability to service meetings anywhere in the world from one central location, comfortably and professionally.
KUDO is a cloud-based multilingual collaboration platform for meetings of all sizes. We create a seamless video and audio streaming experience, while connecting speakers and attendees anywhere in the world on any device. KUDO is an industry insider backed by a team of leading professionals with 40 years of combined experience in conference interpreting and conferencing systems solutions.
What exactly is a KUDO studio?
Recent years have seen the wave of remote interpretation battle with poor audio quality, connectivity issues and –perhaps the most detrimental aspect–deteriorating working conditions for interpreters.
KUDO studios provide interpreters with a familiar and controlled environment from which to service meetings anywhere on the planet while upholding hard-earned professional standards, superior audio and video quality and the desirable teamwork and booth etiquette.
The D.C. KUDO studio is the first of many off site interpretation studios that will be rolling out in the future. It features a set of permanent 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!
KUDO studios 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, upon request, for as many additional languages as necessary for any one particular event.
The booths are installed in an actual conference room fitted with the latest conferencing technology, including push-to-talk microphones and an intelligent tracking camera. This versatility 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’re 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 our 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 own smartphones or computers.
And while interpretation equipment is not required for KUDO to function, it can be seamlessly integrated into conventional conferencing systems, with attendees following through traditional infrared receivers.
This type of solution was used in a recent roadshow by a Brazilian telecom provider with meetings in London, New York and Brazil. For this event, KUDO partnered with Conference Rental, an interpretation solutions and services provider supporting international meetings, global congresses and high-security events where language is crucial.
The studios are a key feature behind the quality of KUDO’s cloud-based multilingual meetings. They ensure stability and professionalism by controlling and monitoring all variables that can be controlled.
KUDO is expanding its network of partnering studios globally. Contact us today about becoming a KUDO-certified partner. We’ll help you set up and operate your own studios anywhere on the planet.