Interpreting Equipment – HUAWEI Connect


Provide and set up professional SI equipment, interpreting booths, headsets etc.

Using expertise and innovative approach, HI-COM helps to provide, set up and manage the newest SI equipment for world’s largest key-note speech event, HUAWEI CONNECT 2016!


HUAWEI CONNECT is an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem. Over 15000 industry leaders came together to Shanghai to envision a Better Connected World, welcome the smart society, and shape the digital transformation of industries. The largest industry gathering in Huawei’s history, HUAWEI CONNECT combines Huawei’s Cloud Congress, Network Congress, and Developer’s Congress into a single dynamic event.

The biggest challenge

As an interpreting partner of HUAWEI’s event organiser, HAVAS Group, HI-COM was trusted with hiring, testing, and assuring the quality of the SI specific equipment, including interpreting booths, headsets, signal panels etc.

The first step for us was to assure the newest yet most trustworthy technology was used at the event, since the information was transmitted to multiple channels (6 language pairs). Second step was to assure the amount of headsets matched the amount of guests. To cover this large interpreting event, we needed to find and test more than 8000 pieces, install 70 infrared panels and have 30 technicians on site for the whole length of the event.

Facing 3 great challenges HI-COM assured the perfect flow of of such an important event.

Challenge 1

The biggest challenge of the project is to ensure good SI signals to cover the whole venue. Due to fire protection regulations, installation of infrared panels can be challenging. The project required a number of tests, adjustments and coordination actions. Finally, 70 infrared panels were successfully installed with additional equipment in place to strengthen the signal.

Challenge 2

Amount of hardware equipment. As per a limited amount of an 8 channel simultaneous interpreting receiver’s suppliers of a market, Hi-COM is one of the only suppliers of 8 channel receivers, and supplies of 8-channel receivers for simultaneous interpreting are limited.

Challenge 3

Providing an anti-loss hardware solution. At this event, Hi-COM recorded an extremely low number of lost SI headsets: 0,5%, minimizing the extra costs of the Client.

Project Highlights


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infrared panels







Stéphane ChouryInterpreting Equipment – HUAWEI Connect