Industry 4.0 & the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) | Translators & Interpreters
It has been called many things – smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things – but essentially, it refers to the computerization and digitalization of industry. This new type of technology sees the principles of the Internet of Things (i.e. connecting physical objects to a broader network and generating essential and valuable data) applied in a factory setting. Considered by many to be one of the significant trends affecting industrial businesses today, many believe IIoT revolutionized manufacturing and industry worldwide.
In a field that requires much technical knowledge, clarity of language is essential to success. Whether you need the translation of technical documents or manuals, or interpreting assistance in a business, conference or exhibition setting, TJC Global will assist you.
TJC Global is a world leader in providing technical translation and interpreting services for many highly specialized industries. We have established a large and diverse network of professional linguists with expertise in a wide variety of technical subjects. Therefore, we can source specialists with backgrounds or qualifications in your specific field to ensure that translations are completed to the highest standard. Our translators will utilize their knowledge of technical and scientific terminology and their local and cultural expertise to deliver precise, unambiguous translations: facilitating global business and information exchange worldwide. examples of our clients: McLaren, Saint Gobain
We are also pleased to arrange for our interpreters to meet your client(s) anywhere and provide interpreting services all over the globe.
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What forms of interpreter services can TJC Global provide?
Video/videoconference interpreting: (also Video Remote Interpreting is available) TJC provides language interpreting services to support events such as business discussions, conferences, legal/court/arbitration/litigation, and other online business interactions in the industry during these challenging times.
Participants can communicate via video, or voice calls using laptops, smartphones, tablets etc. These can be recorded should you wish to take minutes. Our professionally qualified interpreters can join your online virtual meeting, event, or proceeding, for example, and interpret remotely in the language pairing you require to facilitate smooth communication between all parties.
Telephone/teleconference interpreting is a practical way to bridge any language barriers. The interpreter is either located remotely (away from either party) or is with one of the parties. In both cases, they deliver interpreting services through telephone conferencing.
Telephone interpretation is helpful for clients who cannot travel to their counterparts’ countries but still wish, for example, to hold business discussions or communicate progress updates. At TJC Global, we are pleased to provide professionally qualified interpreters in almost any selected language combination.
Simultaneous interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI))
is used for international conferences, critical business discussions, seminars & symposiums. In this case, two to three interpreters are usually situated in a booth, away from the audience, and take turns to interpret at high speed, changing over every 15-20 minutes to avoid fatigue.
The interpreters use headsets to listen to the speaker’s message and repeat it immediately (practically “simultaneously”) in the target language to benefit relevant audience members.
Consecutive interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)) is the most common type. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial, legal and technical meetings, medical or court hearings, or onsite inspections. The interpreter listens to the speaker, often making notes, and later delivers the meaning in the target language.
The interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences for panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties – at a stand or elsewhere.
About the digitalisation of industry
The term Industry 4.0 (or “Industries 4.0”) comes from a German government initiative proposed in 2013 (after it was coined at the Hanover Fair in 2011). The 4.0 originates from the idea that we are now experiencing the fourth industrial revolution; the first being mechanization (late 18th – early 19th century), the second, the advent of electricity (late 19th – early 20th century) and the third, the switch from analogue to digital technology (1950s – 1970s). The fourth, happening now, marks the introduction of intelligence, connectivity and much broader computerisation in manufacturing. “Industry 4.0” is commonly used in Europe and Asia to refer to the general computerisation of industry.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
A term used widely in the USA. According to oxforddictionaries.com, The Internet of Things is “the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.” The addition of “Industrial”, as in “The Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT), occurs when this principle is applied in the manufacturing sector.
According to Search Business Analytics, “Smart manufacturing (SM) is a technology-driven approach that utilises Internet-connected machinery to monitor the production process. The goal of SM is to identify opportunities for automating operations and use data analytics to improve manufacturing performance.”
Our Industry 4.0 Translation and Interpreting services cover areas such as:
The Internet of Things (IoT)
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