Press Release

KUDO and ISE Partnering to Provide Live Language Translation for Opening Address

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – For the second time, a major ISE presentation will feature live language interpretation in as many as six languages.

In 2020, the world’s largest AV show will once again open new channels of inclusion by engaging the audience in their own language. With technology and translation services provided courtesy of KUDO, attendees will be able to select the language of their choosing during the ISE 2019 Opening Address by former Disney Executive, Duncan Wardle.

This will greatly enhance the connection between Wardle and the growing international audience of ISE. KUDO will offer access to its services, and Wardle’s talk will be translated in real-time from English into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, and Russian. Listeners, onsite and beyond, will be able to choose their language through KUDO’s intuitive app, downloaded free on their own smartphones.

And in an unprecedented move in the industry, KUDO will also offer a pop-up window for the deaf community to follow in sign language!

“ISE is now recognized as the largest AV and systems integration show in the world,” says Mike Blackman, Managing Director at Integrated Systems Europe. “It is the European destination for an industry that is truly global, and providing language support makes ISE even more so,” he adds.

KUDO, a technology company founded in 2017, is one of the exhibitors in this year’s ISE at booth 3-C120. Fardad Zabetian, KUDO’s CEO, created the company to help make language and conference services affordable and accessible through the cloud.

“We’re happy to support ISE for the second year in a row and to offer multilingual capabilities to the Opening Address, thereby fostering true understanding and engagement in different languages”, says Zabetian. “We’re very excited to help take Duncan Wardle’s message to speakers of six different languages and even the deaf community through sign language.”

Yet another reason to attend Duncan Wardle’s opening address at ISE next February.

About KUDO

KUDO is a cloud-based collaboration platform that enables web meetings and live conferences with real-time multilateral language interpretation. KUDO supports more effective and inclusive meetings by allowing people and businesses to overcome communication barriers and speak their own language. Accessible from anywhere, on any device, KUDO redefines possibilities in global communication. KUDO, Inc. is a New-York based technology startup founded and managed by language and conferencing industry insiders looking to bring people together. More info at

About Integrated Systems Europe

Launched in 2004, ISE is the world’s largest tradeshow for the professional AV and electronic systems industry. ISE 2020 will take place from 11-14 February 2020 and is expected to draw over 1,300 exhibitors and more than 80,000 registered attendees to its Amsterdam RAI location. The event is a joint-venture of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) and the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). For further information, please visit

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