Booth Rental Service

Simultaneous Interpretation Booth

  • Full Interpretation Booth with five plexi-glass sections, door, roof and fans.
  • Each Plexiglas sections contains two panels of Plexiglas with air space in the middle for maximum isolation.
  • Normal booth size is 6’ 2” deep by 6’ 4” across the front by 7’ tall and fits nicely on an 8’ by 8’ raiser.
  • Small booth (which is smaller than ISO standards) is 4’ 2” deep by 6’ 1” across the front by 7’ tall and fits on a 6’ by 8’ raiser.
  • Normal and Small booths rent for $500 per day plus a $260 fee for one install and take down on Oahu.
  • Transportation and labor fees are added for delivery to Lanai, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.
  • A custom made raiser designed for the foot print of one small booth is available for $50 per day. It measures 4’ x 6’ x 16” and weights 65 pounds.

Full Booths

There are several reasons to employ a Simultaneous Interpretation Booth Rental Service. The most important is respect for participants who don’t need Simultaneous Interpretation (SI). With SI there are two people talking in the room at the same time: the Presenter at the podium and the Interpreter. Two voices in the room is a distracting situation for participants who don’t need SI. It is disrespectful to interfere with those who don’t need SI especially since it’s expensive, in many ways, to be seated in a Hawaii ballroom. The Booth isolates the Interpreter’s voice so it doesn’t flow freely into the meeting room.

Another function provided by the Booth is to isolate the interpreter’s microphone from the house sound system. Without the Booth the podium speaker’s voice would mix with the interpreter’s voice and be heard as background interference in the participant’s Receiver.

The booth also provides a work space for the Interpreters.

COM COM recommends placing the booth on a raiser in the ballroom. The raiser should be at least 16” high so interpreters can see over participants walking past. Place the raiser where the Interpreter team can see the podium and video screen. As space allows, the raiser and booth can be placed at the back of the room and out of the way of participants. Fifteen feet of space between the Interpretation Booth and back row of chairs is preferred.

  • Isolate Interpreters voices to minimize distractions of participants.
  • Isolate Interpreter’s microphone so the house audio system doesn’t bleed over into the Interpretation Receivers.
  • Provides work space for Interpreters to study the next presenter’s materials.
  • Allows positioning the Interpreters in the back of the room out of the way of participants.
  • Normal Booth size is 6’ 2”deep by 6’ 4” across the front by 7’ tall.
  • Normal Booth size provides a sufficient amount of air to circulate inside the booth.
  • Normal Boothsize provides a comfortable work environment to reduce Interpreter fatigue and maintain quality over the duration of interpreter’s service.
  • Small Booth (below ISO standards) is 4’ 2” deep by 6’ 1” across by 7’ tall and fits on a 6’ by 8’ raiser.
  • Small Booth doesn’t isolate sound as well as the Normal booth
  • Small Booth is used when floor space is not available. But please plan ahead and provide sufficient floor space for a Normal Booth in the floor plan.
  • Small Booth is used when the program is very short and floor space for a Normal Booth is not available.
  • Larger Booths that are up to 18’ across the front are available on special request.