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Williams AV: Breaking Language Barriers with Artificial Intelligence

When it comes to language translation there is a new interpreter in town. Convey Video is a real-time language translation system from Williams AV that expands access to language translation for a wider array of events. Convey Video also enhances learning experiences for live, in-person presentations, trainings and web events.

In this blog we’ll walk through some of the most common questions about Convey Video. For a more in-depth look at this newest innovation from Williams AV—including how easily Convey Video can be integrated into an array of video environments and platforms—register for our webinar, Breaking Language Barriers with Artificial Intelligence.

What is Convey Video?

Convey Video is a real-time language translation system that provides an affordable and alternative option when live interpreters are not available or within the scope of your budget. The key benefits of Convey Video include:

  • Real-time language translation
  • Microphone and mixer inputs plus the power of AI to translate spoken word instantly and continuously into on-screen captions
  • Enhanced learning experiences for presentations, trainings, and web events
  • Expanded access to language translation
  • An affordable alternative to expensive live interpreters
  • Easy integration with an array of video environments for maximum flexibility

How Does Convey Video Work?

Convey Video is powered by Google’s artificial intelligence platform. It can transcribe up to 27 languages and more than 70 dialects with up to 94 percent accuracy.

The end user or integrator can personalize everything from language to text size to color, background, and text location. Selectable video input options include HDMI, USB, and text over black for broadcast.

Convey Video also provides easy language selection and set up using a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen.

Who Can Use Convey Video?

Great use cases for Convey Video include a myriad of verticals from universities, houses of worship, corporate, broadcast, judicial and government.  These industries commonly would use Convey Video for applications such as lecture support, meetings, trainings, video calls and webinars. 

What Are the Main Alternatives to Convey Video?

The main alternative to Convey Video are live human interpreters, but this is often a cost-prohibitive option. Human interpreters can cost between $150 and $200 an hour, not including any necessary equipment rental.

But cost isn’t the only thing that makes Convey Video a better choice than the alternative.

With human interpreters, you need one person for every language, while Convey Video can translate 27 languages all in one platform. Convey Video also eliminates human error, allows for third party control, provides continuous real-time translation, and archives both voice and text.

What Do I Need to Install Convey Video?

Convey Video is rack mountable and requires an ethernet connection for translation services. Convey Video also has HDMI input and output and a USB audio input.

How Can I Learn More About Convey Video?

Join us on April 21 for a webinar, Breaking Language Barriers with Artificial Intelligence, with the experts from Williams AV. We’ll talk more about how Convey Video expands access to language translation for a wider array of events—and budgets—and walk through how you can integrate Convey Video into your existing video environments and platforms.

Ready to learn more? Check out our webinar.


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