What is spf.io?

Spf.io (pronounced spiffy-oh) is all-in-one translation and accessibility software for events and prepared content. It enables your events and content to be accessible in many languages through captions, translations, transcriptions, and more. It’s completely accessible through the web and does not require installation or download.

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What does all-in-one translation and accessibility platform mean?

Accessibility and translation in practice will be different depending on the context–whether that’s a live event, prepared content, or a mix of the two. We’ve designed spf.io to flexibly meet these needs for any of those cases!

Standard Features

Branded Portal

Every customer gets their own branded portal, a unique link where they can add teammates and manage spf.io for events and content.

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Autoreplacements

Customize the captioner and translation engine with autoreplacements. If the captioner picks up a name or a phrase incorrectly, add an autoreplacement to decrease mistakes. Similarly, for translation, correct the way certain phrases are translated by creating a translation autoreplacement within that language.

Audience View

The audience view is the link audience members access to receive captions or translation, on any device like a smartphone or laptop. It’s convenient and easy to scale to multiple languages.

Zoom Integration

All of the above options integrate with Zoom through the Zoom Caption API. This means the captions or translation can be displayed directly in a Zoom call, making it even more convenient for your audience.

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Live Event

A live event is a conference, meeting, or gathering happening in real-time, whether it’s virtual, in-person, or both. It has little to no prepared content, like slides, scripts, videos, etc.

Automatic Captioning Enable accessibility for your live event with automatic captioning. Send the event sound into spf.io and set it up to conveniently display the automatic captions to your audience the way you choose. 

Auto Caption & Translate This is a fast and easy option to provide automatic translation. Just send the event sound into spf.io and choose how you will display the translation to your audience. With autopilot, you can control how long it waits before sending out translation.

Interpreter SubtitlingWhen you have an interpreter, enhance the reach of their work with automatic subtitles. The interpreter joins your event like normal with headphones, but their spoken interpretation is automatically captioned by spf.io. The real-time captions can be viewed conveniently by audience members, for a smooth translation experience.

Remote Stenographer Integration – Spf.io integrates with steno devices so if your event requires a high quality of captions, then you can consider this option.

Hybrid Event

A hybrid event is a livestream, conference, or gathering with a mix of both prepared content and spontaneous speech.

Virtual Teleprompter With this feature, a speaker with a script can have their hands free and their script in front of them while seeing their audience. Even with a virtual audience, speakers can feel connected and bring energy to their talk with a teleprompter.

Supervised AI – This method leverages a trained operator to operate the Captioner to eliminate any mistakes that the AI potentially makes. With this method, the operator can easily switch between prepared content and spontaneous speech in a unified interface called the Operator View.

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Prepared Content

Prepared content are media like documents, scripts, slides, videos, and audio files that need to be transcribed or translated.

Document TranslationWith spf.io, quickly generate automatic translation of documents, scripts, handouts, and more. Create a first pass translation, which can then be reviewed and edited. 

Slide Translation It takes just a few clicks to generate translations of slides with spf.io! Just upload the slides, generate the initial slide translation, and review. It’s that easy.

Audio/Video Transcript Generation Easily upload and generate a transcript for an audio or video file. Then, edit and export.

Video Caption and Subtitle File GenerationAll it takes is uploading and generating the caption file to get the first pass captions. After editing the caption file, you can also generate translations in order to get subtitles in other languages.

Translation MemoryAny documents reviewed by a translator can be added to Translation Memory, which means translations will improve over time.

Frequently Asked Questions

See the full FAQ here.

What are the technical requirements for spf.io?
  1. A computer running Google Chrome (1.6 GHz Dual-core CPU with 4GB RAM / 4GB Free disk space)
  2. Reliable internet with 5 Mbps upload/download speed during the event (a wired ethernet connection is best!)
  3. Microphone audio output from the venue soundboard to the computer
What’s the pricing for spf.io?

Pricing depends on how many language pairs and the amount of time (usage) you will need it for. Please fill out our request a quote form to get details for your use case.

What languages does spf.io support?

Spf.io supports more than 3,600 language pairs but with a varying degree of accuracy.  For Tier 1 languages, such as English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, spf.io performs well and can support these language pairs.

We also have customers that use spf.io to caption and translate English to both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.  For Tier 2 languages (character-based languages) such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc., we recommend customers to use the Manuscript or Interpreter Subtitling method.

What streaming platforms do you support?

Customers have many choices to select from when it comes to streaming: BlueJean Network, Hopin, Live, Streamyard.  You can use spf.io Overlays to ingest caption or subtitle to any platform of your choice. In addition to open caption, spf.io also offers a web-based client app Audience View that supports user-selectable channels to receive the subtitles.

See spf.io in action

Curious to see how it works? Want to see what your event could be like?

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