Communication on the high seas
The client had requested a 6 language system to be used for a high level sales awards and dinner aboard the sea Dream II yacht in St Thomas, USVI. Due to space considerations, the interpreters would be using their own staterooms as booths, all of which were located on a lower deck than the ballroom where the ceremony was to be held.
To provide the best quality available, whilst removing any of the potential interference issues that could be created by operating any kind of FM system inside an all metal yacht, we specified and supplied a Bosch Integrus IR system. We utilized an optical fiber link to connect the ballroom deck with the stateroom deck resulting in an unobtrusive cable run to pass through the bulkhead doors and up the staircases. Video of the event was relayed to the interpreters using the yacht's onboard video system, the audio being handled as usual by the Bosch Next Generation CCU and consoles.
50 guests were able to enjoy seamless multilingual participation in their prestige event thanks to the faultless operation of the interpretation. A system that performed flawlessly as expected in an application where nothing could be left to chance, several hundred miles out at sea where replacements are not an option.
Matthew Field - 1 decade ago
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