ENCO To Highlight Automated Live Translation System With Machine Learning

Two dozen languages are officially spoken in the European Union, making the upcoming 2019 IBC Show in Amsterdam an ideal forum for the first showing outside North America of ENCO Systems’ new enTranslate automated live translation system. The company said its new automated system makes broadcast and AV content accessible to non-native speakers for a fraction of the cost of traditional translation services.

The new enTranslate software offers broadcasters, media producers and live presenters an easy and affordable solution to automatically translate television programming, corporate meetings, government sessions, lectures, sermons, training materials and other content. TV broadcasters can offer subtitles and secondary or tertiary closed captions in alternative languages to expand their audiences, while government institutions, universities, houses of worship and corporations can embed translated captions in short and long-form VOD content or show live, open-captioned subtitles on local displays to assist in-person attendees.

Deployable on-premises or in the cloud, enTranslate’s flexible architecture supports a wide range of live baseband and network-based audio and video inputs including analog, AES, HDMI, SDI, AoIP, NDI and MADI. It combines the highly accurate, low-latency speech-to-text engine from ENCO’s patented enCaption open and closed captioning solution with advanced translation technology powered by Veritone, enabling automated, near-real-time translation of live or pre-recorded content for multi-language captioning, subtitling and more.

Blending artificial intelligence with sophisticated linguistics modeling, enTranslate uses a Neural Machine Translation methodology to provide high-quality translations based on the context surrounding the current words and phrases. enTranslate supports 46 languages including English, French, Spanish and more.

Ken Frommert, President of ENCO, said traditional translation services can be prohibitively expensive and, particularly for live content—inconvenient, requiring advance scheduling of human translators. The enTranslate system helps make translating live and pre-recorded content both practical and affordable for organizations large or small.

Translated results can be output in standard caption file formats; embedded as closed captions using an external or optional integrated encoder; or keyed as open captions over an SDI, HDMI or NDI® output. For offline, file-based applications, audio or video clips can be easily ingested into the system and captioned with translations in any supported language, enabling users to quickly and affordably process large libraries of previously recorded content.

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