Since 2009, Digital 4 has continuously developed new bespoke Caption Units, Caption Software and added new Display Technologies to advance Theatre Captioning:
Our continuing commitment to develop new hardware and software solutions to improve Access to the Theatre and the Arts for the d/Deaf, Deafened and hard-of-hearing community has made Digital 4 the market leaders in Theatre Captioning technology.
LED Caption Units and Software designed specifically for Access
Over 150 Caption Units and Captioning Software supplied to venues making Theatre accessible through-out the UK and Europe.
Outdoor Caption Units
Weather-proof and ultra-bright LED Displays for Captioning Open-Air Theatre.
Theatre Captions output via Projector and to LCD Displays
Increasing choice and lowering the cost of “Open Access” Theatre Captioning.
Captions to Tablets
“Closed Captioning” option for studio theatres, promenade productions and site-specific shows.
Testing our original idea for automatically outputting Theatre Captions triggered by audio input for “Open” and “Closed Captioning” devices.
Smart Caption Glasses
The first company in the UK to offer Theatre Captions on Epson Smart-Eye Glasses – Smart Caption Glasses
Full Colour Venue Caption Units
Hardware and Software for “Creative Captioning”. Over 40 units with bespoke software supplied so far.
New Venue Software
Multi-functional software for Theatre Captioning, Creative Captioning, Opera Surtitling and Theatre Sub-Titling to LED Displays, via projector, to LCD Displays, Tablets and Smart Caption Glasses.
Audio Description Stream
Add pre-recorded audio description files as an output stream alongside captions output simultaneously by a single operator.
App that automatically translates an output stream cue by cue into any language available on Google Translate as an additional output stream.
Output different languages to different devices from a single PC. For “Open Access” different languages can be shown on different displays. On “Closed Caption” devices such as Tablets and Smart Caption Glasses the client can choose which language stream they view.
Auto-Output Live Speech-to-Text
App for post-show discussions, lectures and conferences to automatically output Live Speech-to-Text to any display device connected to the system.
Captioner Script Import App
Created in collaboration with the RSC’s principle Captioner our Script Editor Application reduces the time it takes to prepare a script.
Sopratext Mini PC
To optimise coverage of auditoriums we have developed the Sopratext mini PC which allows signs of different sizes and resolution to be connected together and display Captions. This means that large LED display displays, wide-aspect ratio LCD displays and even small TFT displays sit comfortably on the same LAN where required.
Many of these exciting developments have been a result of Digital being asked to solve a particular problem on a particular project. If you have a show that you’d like to make accessible but are not sure how to, or if you have an idea that might help improve access for d/Deaf audiences, then please contact us.