The conduct of a multilingual diplomatic conference requires the solution of a number of problems of an audio engineering nature. Among these are (1) the control of the microphones used by the participants, (2) sound reinforcement, (3) control and distribution of simultaneous interpretations, and (4) resolution and recording of votes. The author discusses the problems which arise in each of these areas, and describes contemporary systems practice which has been developed for their solution. Suggestions for improvements in certain areas of design, drawn from his experiences at the United Nations, are advanced.
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