Paras and Associates Interpreter Systems is ALVIN
- the All Language Video Interpreter Network.
ALVIN begins with a mobile video unit which is
wheeled to the point of care. The clinician pushes a button and
initiates an interpreter request.
Requests are first routed to interpreters who are
hired and housed at your hospital facility. Frequently requested
languages are typically supported by full-time interpreters.
Less frequently requested languages can be supported by trained
multi-lingual hospital staff who have small video units installed
at their desks.
If interpreters are not available at your facility,
the request can be routed to a network which you can create with
other hospitals in your healthcare system, or in local or regional
If no interpreters are available on that network,
the request moves to a commercial language interpreter provider.