RWS and CEDAT85 launch new live subtitling and captioning solution for online meetings and events

Solution removes language barriers with real-time subtitling across 130+ languages

Chalfont Saint Peter, UK

22 Jun 2021

RWS, the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management, and intellectual property services, and CEDAT85, pioneers in speech recognition technology, have announced a new partnership and the launch of a live subtitling and captioning solution for online meetings and events. The offering allows multilingual participants to actively collaborate and engage with each other in real-time – in their own language – without linguistic barriers.
Combining Language Weaver and CEDAT85’s Voice Recognition and Speech-to-Text technologies the solution works by transcribing live speech and audio into text and captions, and then applies the latest neural network machine translation models to translate text across 130+ languages. The captions appear on screen in real-time in the attendee’s own language.
“Live events typically take place in one language – somewhat limiting the size of the audience. With the exponential rise in online meetings and events companies now have an opportunity to widen their reach,” explains Thomas Labarthe, President of RWS’s Language Services and Technology division. “We’re excited by our new solution that removes all the language challenges associated with online conversations and collaboration.”
The solution can be customized for any environment and integrated within any platform where live discussions and events take place. CEDAT85 is also including this new functionality in its Cabolo® device, which transcribes meetings and conversations into text.
“At CEDAT85 we like challenges and we know we have the right technology to support our customers with whatever ambitions they might have. The amount of human and technology knowledge put together by RWS and CEDAT85 in this partnership is impressive and can only bring great benefits and strategic achievements to all our customers worldwide,” said Enrico Giannotti, CEO of CEDAT85. “We look forward to delivering this innovative offering and setting the bar at the highest level when it comes to transcription and translation for any type of meeting, across any industry.”
Language Weaver is RWS’s secure, adaptable machine translation platform that processes high volumes of content. It instantly, and securely, translates content across 2,700 language combinations. CEDAT85’s Speech Recognition and Speech-to-Text technologies have been developed over the past 35 years and are used by some of the globe’s largest brands to transcribe conversations instantly for analysis and collaboration. The combination of these technologies provide one of the most powerful solutions to increase the inclusion and participation of event attendees that speak multiple languages.
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RWS Holdings plc is a unique, world-leading provider of technology-enabled language, content and intellectual property services. Through content transformation and multilingual data analysis, our unique combination of technology and cultural expertise helps our clients to grow by ensuring they are understood anywhere, in any language.

Our purpose is unlocking global understanding. By combining cultural understanding, client understanding and technical understanding, our services and technology assist our clients to acquire and retain customers, deliver engaging user experiences, maintain compliance and gain actionable insights into their data and content.

Our clients include 90 of the world’s top 100 brands, the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and 19 of the top 20 patent filers. Our client base spans Europe, Asia Pacific, and North and South America. We work in the automotive, chemical, financial, legal, medical, pharmaceutical, technology and telecommunications sectors, which we serve from 80+ global locations across five continents.

Founded in 1958, RWS is headquartered in the UK and publicly listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L).

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