RWS and CEDAT85 launch new closed captioning and live captioning solution for online meetings and events


CHALFONT SAINT PIERRE, England – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – RWS, the world’s leading provider of technology-based language, content management and intellectual property services, and CEDAT85, pioneers in speech recognition technology, announced a new partnership and the launch of a voice recognition solution. Live closed captioning and captioning for online meetings and events. The offer enables multilingual participants to actively collaborate and engage with each other in real time – in their own language – without language barriers.

By combining Language Weaver and CEDAT85’s speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies, the solution works by transcribing live speech and audio into text and subtitles, then applies the latest neural network machine translation models to translate. text in over 130 languages. Captions appear on the screen in real time in the participant’s language.

“Live events are usually conducted in one language, which somewhat limits the size of the audience. With the exponential increase in online meetings and events, businesses now have the opportunity to expand their reach, ”said Thomas Labarthe, President of RWS Language Services and Technology. “We are excited about our new solution which removes all the language challenges associated with online conversations and collaboration. ”

The solution can be customized for any environment and integrated with any platform where discussions and live events take place. CEDAT85 also integrates this new functionality in its Cabolo® device, which transcribes meetings and conversations into text.

“At CEDAT85, we like challenges and we know that we have the right technology to support our customers whatever their ambitions. The amount of human and technological knowledge brought together by RWS and CEDAT85 in this partnership is impressive and can only bring great benefits and strategic achievements to all of our clients worldwide ”, said Enrico Giannotti, CEO of CEDAT85. “We look forward to delivering this innovative offering and raising the bar for transcription and translation at the highest level for any meeting type, in any industry. ”

Language Weaver is RWS ‘secure and adaptable machine translation platform that processes large volumes of content. It instantly and securely translates content in 2,700 language combinations. CEDAT85’s speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies have been developed over the past 35 years and are used by some of the world’s leading brands to instantly transcribe conversations for analysis and collaboration. The combination of these technologies provides one of the most powerful solutions to increase the inclusion and participation of event attendees who speak multiple languages.

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About RWS

RWS Holdings plc is the world’s leading provider of technology-based language, content management and intellectual property services. We help our clients connect and bring new ideas to people around the world by communicating business-critical content at scale and enabling their innovations to be protected and realized.

Our vision is to help organizations interact effectively with people all over the world by solving their language, content and market access issues through our collective global intelligence, deep expertise and smart technology.

Customers include 90 of the world’s top 100 brands, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, and around half of the top 20 global patent applicants. Our customer base spans Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North and South America in the technology, pharmaceutical, medical, legal, chemical, automotive, government and telecommunications sectors, which we have been serving since offices on five continents.

Founded in 1958, RWS is headquartered in the United Kingdom and is publicly traded on AIM, the regulated market of the London Stock Exchange (RWS.L).

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About CEDAT85

CEDAT85 is the pioneer and market leader in automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies, operating since 1985, with hundreds of customers operating in international markets through its subsidiary Speech-i Limited in London.

Named in the 2018 Gartner Competitive Landscape for Speech-to-Text Applications, where, according to this report, CEDAT85 is among the top global players for Speech-to-Text applications and in the top 5 in Europe. More recently, Gartner listed CEDAT85 solutions in the Gartner 2020 Market Guide for Speech to Text solutions, the market guide is the most important Gartner document for Speech to Text solutions (in the absence of the Magic Quadrant for this specific industry ).

Cedat85 is today a benchmark in the processing of content from speech, relying on a team of highly specialized professionals, increased over time both in number and skills through specific continuing training plans; progressively refined methodologies to guarantee the highest levels of quality; innovative technologies designed specifically to process audio and text while keeping them connected to each other. Cedat85’s experience in voice technologies is proven by more than 500 clients of local authorities across Europe, such as the Italian Chambers of Deputies, the Italian Ministry of Interior and the Office of the Italian Prime Minister, as well as by clients like the British Library and multinational banks.

The solution is available on premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment. For more information, please visit: If you want to know more about Cabolo® please visit:


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