General info Last updated: 2024-03-01

InterpretBank Digital Boothmate and NotePad are your Virtual Assistants designed to provide instant access to terminology from your glossaries and support with numbers within context during real-time interpretations. With the power of Automatic Speech Recognition and a specially trained language model, InterpretBank ASR delivers unmatched precision in real-time spoken language analysis.

Key Features of InterpretBank Digital Boothmate:

  • Automatic lookup of user glossary and numbers through Speech Recognition
  • Support for English as the source language
  • Session sharing for real-time collaboration among colleagues
    • The STANDARD version offers time-limited sessions, which can be restarted as needed, subject to server availability. The STANDARD is included in your active SUBSCRIPTION or PRO Pack
    • The TIME-BASED version, available on a pay-as-you-go credit system, provides unlimited session times, greater accuracy and can be used on any browser.

Key Features of InterpretBank NotePad:

  • Live transcription and fast machine translation lookup through highlight of transcript
  • Support for 10 languages
  • Integrated Automatic Speech Recognition and Machine Translation
  • The STANDARD version offers time-limited sessions, which can be restarted as needed, subject to server availability. The STANDARD is included in your active SUBSCRIPTION or PRO Pack

To purchase credit for the TIME-BASED version, contact us at info@interpretbank.com

Sessions

Digital Boothmate: How to create a session with a glossary

  • Start by either creating a new glossary or importing an existing one into InterpretBank Desktop.
  • Then, upload your glossary to InterpretBank ASR via the InterpretBank Desktop. Open the glossary and go to the AI Tools section and select Digital Boothmate from the menu.
  • Lastly, open the URL provided by InterpretBank in your Chrome Browser.

Digital Boothmate: Share a session in real-time with other users

Share the results on your screen with your colleagues without the need for them to connect to the event's audio.

To share a session, click the Settings icon on the top bar. A pop-up will appear, displaying a URL that you can easily share with others via email.

Recipients of the link can choose their preferred target language upon accessing the shared session.

Connectivity

How to connect the audio of a physical console (on-site)

You need to send the audio (the content you hear in your headphones while interpreting) to the App. To connect a Mac or PC computer with an interpreting console, you will need the following cables and adapters:

Connect the audio line-out of the booth console to the audio-in jack of the external sound card. Connect the sound card to your computer.

On-site audio connection diagram

How to connect an audio source from your computer (video) on Windows 10/11

This configuration allows you to listen to a source on your computer (youtube, zoom, etc.) and route the audio also to InterpretBank ASR. You can not speak in your mike (for example for RSI).

You will use the Windows build-in virtual sound card called Stereo Mix (should you not see Stereo Mix among the sound cards, refer to this short video on how to show it):

  • open the Sound options of Win10 by right clicking on the speaker icon in the menu bar, and selecting "Sound", see screenshot 1
  • make sure that in tab "Playback" the Speaker (or headphones) are selected, see screenshot 2
  • make sure that in tab "Recording" the Stereo Mix is selected, see screenshot 3

On-site audio connection diagram

Troubleshooting

Modifying standard audio on a Windows machine can be daunting. If the above solution does not work, you might want to check these:

How to connect an audio source from your computer (video) on macOS

Limitations

Note on Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI)

For Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (on platforms like Zoom), we recommend using two separate computers – one dedicated to the videoconferencing platform (where you listen and translate) and the other for the NotePad or Boothmate function. Configuring a single computer's audio channels to accommodate both applications can be complex and is generally not advised.

Video

For further details, watch this video from Techforword.