Fresh on the heels of interpreting software provider Boostlingo’s March 2022 acquisition of two technology providers, the company is pursuing simplicity as a goal.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Boostlingo is now focusing on integrating California-based Interpreter Intelligence, an interpreting schedule management platform, and Denmark-based remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI) provider, VoiceBoxer, into the organization.
VoiceBoxer founder Sergio Llorian, who now serves as President of EMEA and RSI at Boostlingo, said that by joining forces, VoiceBoxer will empower Boostlingo to be a one-stop shop for clients, offering a breadth of interpreting service technologies; including Interpreter Intelligence’s robust interpreter management and scheduling technology, VoiceBoxer’s simultaneous interpretation delivery platform, and Boostlingo’s advanced on-demand virtual interpretation and interpreter management platform.
The guiding principle for VoiceBoxer’s platform has long been improving the interpreter experience. Boostlingo, whose staff doubled in 2021, has a network of 10,000 professional interpreters focusing on consecutive interpreting. Due to VoiceBoxer’s existing partnerships with language service providers, the Boostlingo organization now has the ability to tap into the VoiceBoxer network of remote simultaneous interpreters to staff multilingual events.
Now, Boostlingo plans to integrate VoiceBoxer’s RSI technology into its platform by the end of 2022. VoiceBoxer’s Copenhagen headquarters will now serve as Boostlingo’s European flagship. Until final integration is completed, VoiceBoxer will function as a standalone product of the overall Boostlingo organization.
V4 of the VoiceBoxer platform will combine VoiceBoxer’s multilingual interface and features, including slides, chats, and polling, with one-touch event creation. Users of monolingual platforms, Llorian said, are more used to that kind of simplicity.
“It is easier to have a breadth of capability and then downshift when you need something simpler,” added Llorian. “You can have a full experience if you need it.”
In contrast to popular conferencing platforms, the VoiceBoxer platform will be multilingual at every touchpoint. The release of V4 also offers an opportunity to build an RSI footprint in the Americas while bringing Boostlingo’s scheduling capabilities — which have yet to be used widely in EMEA — to VoiceBoxer clients.
Most of VoiceBoxer’s direct clients are LSPs looking to be full-service interpreting hubs for corporate, government, and educational end users. The company also handles significant volumes of public sector and NGO work, particularly in EMEA.
Regardless of the vertical, Llorian said, “our goal is to empower the interpreter to work at the height of their professional abilities.”
Users can get a full demonstration of the new version later this month at the VoiceBoxer V4 Product Webinar. Register here.