San Jose, CA (June 15, 2023) - XL8 Inc., a Silicon Valley tech company that provides AI-powered machine translation technology optimized for media content and dialogue, is announcing that its new app, EventCAT for Zoom, is now available in the Zoom Marketplace. The new app expands XL8’s technologies into the online video conferencing world, delivering accurate real-time translation during multi-language Zoom meetings.
The new Zoom app is based on XL8’s Interpret platform capabilities, the same core translation technology used to power the company’s EventCAT platform for live event interpretation and live subtitling. The XL8 engine covers more than 20 languages including most of the languages frequently requested by users, and XL8 is continually adding new languages to the stack.
“We launched the app as Beta in March and received invaluable feedback from users,” said John Butterworth, Vice President Sales Engineering at XL8. “Their input was incorporated into the version now available to the general public and the result is an effective and easy-to-use collaboration solution for multi-language online meetings.”
Downloading and experience the XL8 Zoom App
To take advantage, users simply need to follow a few simple steps.
Upon signing in to the Zoom client, users can locate the "Apps" option at the bottom of the screen. By selecting this option, they can easily find the EventCAT app by using the search function. With just a click, users can initiate the app download process.
Once the EventCAT app is successfully installed, it will conveniently appear under the 'Apps' section located in the bottom right corner of the Zoom client.
The process to use varies slightly for hosts and participants, and no additional account is required for participants to utilize the app. Here's a breakdown of the process:
- Select the language you will be speaking as a host.
- Choose all the languages that will be spoken during the meeting by both host and participants.
- Start the session.
Simply select your preferred language to join the session.
Upon activation by the host, the app will automatically launch a bot that records the meeting for interpretation purposes, ensuring a seamless translation experience for all participants.
The XL8 Zoom App revolutionizes the landscape of multi-language collaboration on the Zoom platform, empowering users with efficient language translation capabilities. To embark on this transformative journey of online collaboration, download and experience the XL8 Zoom App today. For more information about XL8 and its innovative language solutions, please visit here.
XL8 was founded in 2019 by technical executives from Google and Apple, both with an advanced degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. A Silicon Valley tech company at its core, XL8 takes AI-powered machine translation (MT), specially optimized for media content, to the next level. Its advanced technology allows significantly more efficient workflows by providing: in-line editing, automated media transcription with time coding, automated subtitling, synthesized voice dubbing, real-time meeting interpretation, and live subtitling. XL8’s uniquely specialized translation engines have been built from the ground up utilizing professionally trained, human-perfected subtitles curated from the media industry’s top content producers. XL8’s “secret sauce” offers media focused translation accuracy that is up to 40% higher than other generally available MT services. Since its inception, XL8 has surpassed translating 800,000 hours of content and more than 2 billion words, and currently supports more than 77 language pairs.
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