ELSA (Enabling Language Service Anywhere)

A mobile device used for real-time language interpretation is now being used in the hospitality industry to break the language barrier for international travelers. The hands-free ELSA (Enabling Language Service Anywhere) device, manufactured by RTT Mobile Interpretation, utilizes cellular technology to connect directly with interpreters in 180 languages. It was originally developed for law enforcement, first responder medical units, and health care facilities. RTT plans to continue its expansion into the hospitality and education industries. In January, the company signed an agreement with Red Lion Hotels to pilot the ELSA device in its Anaheim property.