Remote Multilingual Interpretation Services on BlueJeans
Backed by telecommunications giant Verizon, BlueJeans provides several cutting-edge features unique to remote multilingual interpretation. At Trusted Translations, we offer quality remote interpretation services for BlueJeans meetings and other events.
Professional Interpretation for Meetings and WebinarsAcquired by Verizon in 2020, BlueJeans is another excellent option for a remote, cloud-based videoconferencing platform. Popular among both small and large businesses, BlueJeans has partnered with clients like Facebook, Salesforce, LinkedIn, and more to offer a communication service that works with almost any device. Since its acquisition, BlueJeans has introduced several new features specifically designed to support simultaneous remote interpretation. Most importantly, BlueJeans moderators can add unlimited interpreters and up to five concurrent language channels per meeting, with relay interpretation also enabled. Interpreters receive role-specific responsibilities and access to the virtual interpreter console, allowing them to select incoming and outgoing languages as well as adjust their volume and audio mix. Note that currently, these interpretation-enabled features are available in the Windows/Mac Desktop app only; meeting participants can join using any device, but the Moderator and Interpreter must join via this desktop app.
Benefits of BlueJeans for Multilingual MeetingsBlueJeans’ introduction of these new interpretation-specific features puts it a cut above competitors that lack these special considerations. At the same time, the platform also has several other benefits for multilingual meetings, including:
- High-quality, reliable video and audio
- Non-BlueJeans users can join without downloading an app or software
- Available on Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, and Windows
- Integrates easily with Slack, Panopto, Canvas LMS, and more
- Security includes encryption and other protective features
Limitations of BlueJeans for Remote Interpretation
That said, BlueJeans does have some limitations to consider when you’re selecting a remote interpretation platform, such as:
- BlueJeans does not offer a free tier subscription, unlike some competitors
- Max participants for a Simultaneous Interpretation meeting is 250
- Does not support interpretation in breakout sessions or for room system users
- Only five concurrent language channels can be added per meeting
- Interpreters must (as noted above) use the desktop app
If your organization plans to host very large meetings or multilingual conferences, BlueJeans may not be the right fit for you. While its max participant number (250) puts it on par with Google Meet and GoTo Meeting—and a step above Webex’s 200—it still does not match paid tiers at competitors like Zoom, which can offer participant limits over 500. Likewise, the limit to five language channels per meeting is not ideal for events that require more languages.
Trusted Translations offers high-quality video remote interpretation for your organizational needs. Our professional translators and interpreters are experienced with a wide range of communications platforms, including BlueJeans, and can provide you with guidance on the solution that will work the best for you.