Interpretation Equipment: Michigan State University

EPIC Translations provides interpretation equipment such as interpreter’s control unit, microphones, transmitters, wireless receivers, and power mixers.

Pilkey Communications, a nationally recognized leader in distance learning, instructional technology and content distribution, contracted by Michigan State University, selected Epic Translations to be the sole provider for interpreters, interpretation equipment, and setup and support for a conference hosted at MSU for a 50 member delegation coming from one of China’s prestigious higher education institutions.

The conference covered such topics as “Constructing Lifelong Education System to Promote the Harmonious Development of Economy and Society”, “Five factors related to web-based teaching methodology in the future”, and “The second session of the Sino-US International Network Education Forum” amongst a few other topics.  This conference was dubbed as a very important conference for MSU as well as for the delegation visiting from China.  It enabled both sides to express views and opinions about several issues and topics surrounding distance learning and higher education in both countries.

Epic Translations provided and managed the interpreters, technical support, and set up for:

  • Interpreter’s Control Unit – Used as a stand-alone unit for dual language applications and up to 2 target languages. The IC-1 features a microphone mute, floor relay, key and normal controls, dual microphone and headphone connections, and dual volume controls.
  • Interpreter’s Microphone With Built-In Headphone – Designed for use with IC-1 interpreter’s console.
  • T35 Transmitter – The T35 transmitter features a powerful microprocessor, sleek digital display, and easy-to-use menu controls. Operates on 10 wideband channels and 77 narrowband channels. Quickly choose between Voice, Music, or Hearing Assistance in the Application Preset menu. The T35 configures itself to the appropriate setting – taking the guess work out of complex audio installation.
  • Six Channel Wireless Receivers With Earbuds – Features an impact-resistant casing and a belt clip for hands-free operation. Each receiver is pretuned, and field adjustable by internal tuning coil. A 3.5 mm mono phone jack accommodates low-impedance mono earphones, headphones, and neck loop telecoil couplers. The 3.5 mm phone jack conveniently serves as a charging jack for rechargeable batteries.
  • Nine Channel Power Mixer

In addition to providing the equipment, Epic Translations also managed the maintenance and the support of the equipment by ensuring proper technical resources were always available on-site for the duration of the conference.

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