Sennheiser offers a wide range of options for simultaneous translation with excellent sound quality.
However, the quality of Sennheiser’s technology is heavily dependent on the type of venue. You need
to take into consideration the room dimensions and layout. This includes balconies and all the nooks
or crannies. If your event is held at a unique venue, outside or with a lot of lighting effects -
you might need more emitter panels to cover all the corners. Most of the Sennheiser transmitters are
using infrared technology. Infrared signals require a clear line of sight to the audience. Everyone
involved in the translation has to be at the same location since infrared light is contained only in
one room. Don’t forget about the interpreters’ booth you’ll have to set up, too.
In this regard, Interactio is not limited to the location or type of the venue. Since the mobile
system uses Wi-Fi to transmit the interpretation there is no limitation for your event. However, in
cases where attendees will be using Wi-Fi, organizers are dependent on a Wi-Fi network stability. If
you decide to have lighting effects or separate your venue with curtains, your audience will hear
the interpretation perfectly. Interpretation won't’ stand in the way of your aesthetic ideas. With
Interactio you can have more customizing and monitoring options, as well as access live statistics.
It’s made to be easy to use for you and your attendees. The technology works for your advantage. You
don’t need bulky interpreters’ booths or people who would distribute and collect the gear.
Sennheiser simultaneous translation equipment ensures a very high quality of sound as long as the
emitters are placed in a manner to provide even illumination throughout the room. Another advantage
of Sennheiser - it's hearing aid compatible.
How does this compare with an app-based system? Well, Interactio’s translation system has received
very positive reviews for its sound quality. And the key point to remember with Interactio is that
the event manager can monitor and control the sound during the event.
This is where the difference between Sennheiser and Interactio is most visible. Sennheiser is quite
limited in terms of scale and audience size. The number of people who can listen to the audio
interpretation is limited by location. Sennheiser Tourguide 2020-D can only support 8 languages at a
time. The digital transmission allows optimum reception quality with a range of only up to 100m
outdoors and 50m indoors.
With Interactio the scenario is completely different. Forget all the audience and scale limitations,
because there aren’t any. The range simply doesn’t exist because interpretation can be done remotely
including interpreters, too. Interactio can support as many languages as you need for the event. The
app is a great alternative for large-scale events because it’s much easier to expand the scope of
There is quite a lot of gear to consider if you go with Sennheiser. You will need a lot of tools to
make the interpretation happen - console panels, headsets, receivers and booths. It’s no secret that
these come with a price tag and that’s something to think about, especially if your event is a
smaller one. Also, consider the possibility of lost or broken receivers - most of the times
organisers have to cover it afterwards.
Using Interactio is very cost effective compared to all traditional interpretation systems. Not
surprisingly, the biggest saving point is the renting or purchase of hardware. Think about it - no
transmitters or receivers, no bulky booths, console panels etc. Also, no additional expenses are
going to haunt you if any receivers are lost or broken. Think about it - you might save thousands