Translating High-End Communication Equipment Manuals

It is often necessary to translate high-end communication equipment user manuals. This is because the manuals are often in languages that the end users of the communication equipment can’t understand. For instance, nowadays it is not uncommon for high-end communication equipment to be imported from China. Accordingly, the user manuals for such equipment come in Chinese. Yet in many cases, the end users of the equipment are unable to comprehend Chinese instructions. Then it becomes necessary to have the manuals translated from Chinese, to languages that the end users can understand.

There are cases where it is viable to tell the vendors of the high-end communication equipment to translate the user manuals. But the challenge here is in the fact that you often end up with very low quality translation, if you take this route.

Another option that is open to you is that of hiring a professional translator, to do the translation for you. This could be a person who does translation on a part-time basis (and whose charges are likely to be affordable). You could, for instance, find someone who works at the US Postal Service – whose HR portal is liteblue.usps.gov but who also does translation on a part-time basis. Upon receiving the assignment from you, he is likely to go to the liteblue extranet login page, sign in there, and proceed to browse through his work schedule to find out when he is likely to be off-duty. Then that time, when he is off-duty, is when he would do the translation work. This option is only likely to work well if the user manuals you are seeking to translate are not too bulky.

If the user manuals for the communication equipment are too bulky, you may have no other option, but to outsource the work to a professional translation firm. Then the translation work would be handled by a team of  (hopefully) experienced translators, and completed in a timely manner.

Configuring High-End Mobile Communication Equipment

Having installed high-end mobile communication equipment, you will then need to configure it. It is only after configuring (and testing) the equipment that you can commission it for use by the targeted market. In configuring the high-end mobile communication equipment, you will need to:

Follow the instructions in the manufacturer’s manual

High end communication equipment usually comes with manuals. You need to go through the manuals with a toothcomb, before embarking on the configuration work. If a major blunder arises, and it is discovered that you hadn’t followed the manufacturer’s manual while configuring the equipment, you are likely to be held responsible.

Pay close attention to security issues

So the idea is to ensure that you don’t leave any loopholes or backdoors that can be exploited by saboteurs.

Configure with all possible eventualities in mind

Engineers are always advised to plan with all eventualities in mind. You need to configure the equipment in such a manner that it can cope, even when, for instance, unusually heavy demands are put on it. It should be able to cope with power outages, with adverse weather conditions… and so on. Even website engineers plan with all eventualities in mind. This is why, for instance, the PepsiCo employees’ website, at www.mypepsico.com is able to cope even at pay-times: when heavy demands are placed on it. At such pay-times, each and every PepsiCo employees is bound to visit the my pepsico view login page, with the intention of signing in and checking his paystub. If the site is not designed to cope with such occasional heavy demands, it can easily crash. And similarly, while configuring your high end mobile communication equipment, you need to think of all eventualities, and ensure that you make provisions for all eventualities.

Ensure that the configuration is done by well qualified individuals

The configuration is likely to go well if it is done by well qualified (and experienced) individuals. You therefore need to do whatever it takes, to ensure that the work is done by the right people – even if it means having to fly them in from somewhere else.