The Interpreter Console
A guide showing the functionality of the interpreter toolbar.
The Handover feature
A simulation of a takeover request between two interpreters in the same booth.
Technical requirements to perform simultaneous interpreting on QuaQua
- A performance-ready computer. If your laptop or desktop has an i5 Quad processor (or higher) you are already set to go.
- You do not need to install any software to use QuaQua, but you will need the latest version of the Google Chrome web browser. Check here to see if your browser is up-to-date.
- Work worry-free and connect with a fast ethernet cable connection to the internet
(min. 8MB / sec). This is the only way to ensure a fast and stable internet connection. Wi-Fi is prone to interferences and does not provide a reliable basis for uninterrupted video and audio streaming. Weather conditions, other users in the network, and more factors can slow your connection down. That's why we strongly encourage connecting your computer via ethernet cable to the internet. You can check your internet connection in our QuaQua Test.
- Make sure to use a professional-level noise-canceling USB headset or professional desktop microphone along with over-ear headphones.
Want to make sure your browser, PC, internet connection and headset will perform in a QuaQua meeting? Take the QuaQua Test.
At QuaQua we like to keep it simple. The soft console we designed is similar to a hardware console, but with the advantages of a digital interface. This way you can start working with QuaQua without big hurdles. Our soft console is one of the most user-friendly interfaces for interpreters out there. Why? We integrated the language relay switch and microphone into one button. So when you switch language relays, you no longer need extra handling and turn on your microphone.
To add to the user-friendly interface we introduced two short keys. Yes, just two. This helps interpreters focus on the job at hand.
Toggle between your A and B channels by using the left and right arrow buttons on your keyboard.