RantNetwork and HIAS Affiliate Sign Contract to Provide Mobile-Based Interpretation Services to Humanitarian Aid Workers

Top Quote RantNetwork announces its partnership with humanitarian organizations such as HIAS for the supply of app based translation and live interpretation services to support case and resettlement workers working with refugees. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 08, 2017 - Bloomsburg, PA - RantNetwork and HIAS Affiliate Sign Contract to Provide Mobile-Based Interpretation Services to Humanitarian Aid Workers

    Jewish Family & Children's Services to provide refugee and immigrant services utilizing RantNetwork's mobile platform "OPI Translate" to deliver advanced translation and on-demand live interpretation services.

    HIAS affiliate Jewish Family & Children's Services has selected RantNetwork's mobile app "OPI Translate" to support its growing multilingual translation and interpretation needs in assisting migrants and refugees around the world. JF&CS will use OPI Translate for on-demand mobile access to live interpreters for on-site and 3rd party communications to support immediate refugee reception and placement support, including identification of needs and efficient allocation of services and assistance.

    OPI Translate provides advanced translation features such as Voice-to-Voice, Photo Image Recognition/ Translation and Text-to-Speech features coupled with on-demand one-button access to live interpreters 24/7/ 365 days a year in 220 foreign languages. OPI Translate's network consists of over 8,000 certified interpreters with financial, technical, medical and legal domain expertise.

    "As providers of critical needs to newly arriving refugees from around the world, we rely on interpretation to communicate. We are thrilled to have a new telephonic tool in the RantNetwork model that enables us to connect to a live interpreter without going through a switchboard. This process is faster and easier to use, especially in the field. As a result, our case work team is equipped with interpretation whenever they need it. We look forward to our partnership with RantNetwork in meeting JF&CS's needs in a multilingual world" says Leslie Aizenman, JF&CS' Director - Refugee & Children's Service.

    Andrew Royce Bauer, RantNetwork's Chief Marketing Officer, explains his personal connection with refugee organizations including HIAS. "My grandmother and grandfather were refugees fleeing persecution from the Nazi's. When they arrived in New York, they didn't speak a word of English and had to overcome years of communication challenges to fully contribute to their communities. The ability to understand a language is one of the most powerful ways refugees can reduce the walls which stand in the way of freedom." Andrew also points out how OPI Translate can support refugees beyond the language translations, "OPI Translate is a tool for personal empowerment. Using this App helps a refugee forge meaningful social connections with their neighbors and feel more comfortable navigating the day to day complexities of their new environments."

    About RantNetwork
    RantNetwork is a Pennsylvania-based software development company specializing in translation and interpretation technology delivered by mobile phone. With the release of RantNetwork's first product, "Communilator" more than a half million users have downloaded RantNetwork's language translation applications. The live interpretation and advanced-technology features of OPI Translate enable RantNetwork to offer corporate solutions, billing/ accounting integration, customization, and volume discounts. OPI Translate is the world's first and only fully integrated mobile App that offers one-button, on-demand access to over 8,000 certified live interpreters in 220 foreign languages 24/7/ 365 days a year. To learn more, please visit http://opitranslate.com

    About JF&CS
    JF&CS is a member of the Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies (AJFCA), a membership organization for Jewish human service agencies in the United States and Canada. AJFCA has approximately 125 member agencies, representing most of the eligible Jewish family and children's agencies in North America. Strongly rooted in Jewish tradition and values, Jewish family service agencies throughout North America care for the elderly, open doors to the disabled, lift up the unemployed, counsel families and those in mourning, build homes, support education, help immigrants begin anew and more. AJFCA provides the platform through which the actions of each of our member agencies in their communities are united in a single, strong Jewish response to human need.

    Media Contact: Bill Parks, Marketing Department, media ( @ ) rantnetwork dot com

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