Our Mission

To lead global collaboration through premier language technologies and interpretation services

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What We Do

We provide conference Interpreting services for world-wide events of all sizes, focusing on viable new technology solutions.  We rent & sell equipment, and design custom installations.

Conference Interpreting Solutions for events of all sizes

We offer on-site and remote interpreting services around the globe, including cutting-edge technology and qualified professional conference interpreters. We offer services for events of all sizes, including product launches, conferences, board meetings, public events, as well as multilingual webinars and audio-only conference calls. Visit the Event Services page for more information.

Rental and sale of portable equipment 

We rent and sell simple portable interpretation equipment for smaller events and tours. Visit the Portable Equipment page for more information. 

Permanent equipment installations

We sell, install and service permanent installations and labs for training institutions, universities, schools, organizations, agencies and businesses that need interpretation equipment and services on an ongoing basis. Visit the Permanent Installations page for more information. 

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What Sets Us Apart

With four decades of experience, a commitment to new technology and raising standards for interpretation, our vision is to be compatible with the future. 

Expansive Network of Global Partners

We have a vast network of new technology firms, equipment manufacturers and professionally-qualified interpreters who meet our rigorous standards and are based in strategic locations around the world.

Experienced team

With specially trained project managers and highly skilled technicians and over 30 years in the business, our technical service team is renowned for being the best in the industry. 

Best-in-class technology 

We provide the latest market solutions and approaches to meet 21st century needs while maintaining quality and integrity of service and have over 4,000 receivers and 50 sound isolation booths in stock.

STRONG relationships

Our long list of loyal clients demonstrates that we have the reputation and the trust of our clients to handle the most complex and elite assignments. 

Our history

Founded in 1972 as Design Specialists, Bill Wood and his team have embodied the core values of collaboration, quality and integrity for over four decades, and have been devoted to raising the standards for conference interpretation to the highest level. Bill has designed interpretation equipment and sound isolation booths to meet the needs of interpreters and has a long history in remote interpretation, receiving one of the first patents in the field in the early 1990s. He is known globally as an audio pioneer and is frequently quoted. The company is now run by Naomi Bowman who joined in 1988. Our current technology focus is to work with startups that are working to meet true market needs and implement their technologies successfully and effectively in the marketplace through strategic partnerships.

Headquartered in South San Francisco, California with team members in Los Angeles and Brussels and global partners to provide local services, DS-Interpretation, Inc. is positioned to serve your global event needs anywhere in the world. Visit Team Bios page for more information.

Bill Wood, Founder and Chairman of the Board and Naomi Bowman, President.

Bill Wood, Founder and Chairman of the Board and Naomi Bowman, President.

DS-Interpretation, Inc. is the best equipment and Interpreter provider company in the United States. Naomi Bowman and her colleagues provide the best sound equipment and only professional linguists. I have worked in many countries in conference interpretation. It is the best company of its kind, barring none.
— AIIC Professional Interpreter

Who we serve

Our customers include institutions, foreign and domestic government agencies, international organizations and associations, and corporations. We have provided interpretation services for a wide range of clients and international events, including the international sporting events, Space Shuttle missions, international diplomacy meetings, conferences and meetings for multinational corporations and more. See our Clients page for more information.

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