When and Where to Use Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Services

By Atlas LS

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of Remote Simultaneous Interpretation and know what it is. But do you know all the potential uses it has in today’s modern world? The variety of circumstances it can be used in are numerous. Keep reading below to see just some of the possible situations where using RSI services can help keep translation costs low and improve understanding and communication between all involved.

Panel Discussion - Where to use RSI services

Online Events and Webinars

This is an obvious one. If you’re hosting an online webinar or event with participants who speak different languages, using a good Remote Interpretation service is a must. Since most participants will likely be in different locations, having an interpreter on the call to facilitate communication between the attendees and speaker(s) is the most practical solution. To make this really simple, many RSI services can even integrate seamlessly with existing conferencing tools such as MS Teams, ON24, Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, etc.

Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions are another great place to use this service. It’s not uncommon for panels to be made up of numerous speakers and attendees who have different native tongues. With remote simultaneous interpretation, you can have separate language channels set up for speakers of each language so that they’re able to easily follow along with what is being said.


You probably already thought of this one, and for good reason. Consider what typically would have been required before the advent of remote translation services when a conference was being hosted that required translation services. A translator would need to be found, interviewed, hired, and then brought to the physical location of the conference to perform their translation services. If the translator wasn’t located nearby, significant expense and planning time would often need to be spent to arrange their transportation to the site of the conference. For conferences spanning multiples days, accommodations would also need to be arranged and paid for. With RSI services, this is now a thing of the past. Instead of arranging (often expensive) transportation and accommodation requirements, the interpreters can translate for you remotely no matter where they are physically located.

Small Meetings

Remote simultaneous interpretation services are also quite effective in removing language barriers in small meetings where participants speak different languages. It allows them to express themselves confidently and without hesitation, while enabling the other attendees to easily understand what is being communicated. This can be particularly helpful for global companies with various regional team members that need to be able interact and express their thoughts with one another.


Last but not least, seminars are another excellent candidate for the use of remote translation services. By allowing your interpreters to work remotely from the comfort of their home or office, they can better focus on the translation of complex and/or technical information. This in turn will help ensure that the content delivered is more accurate and easier to comprehend.