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17:57 Sep 9, 2006
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / Spionage Systems
Spanish term or phrase: escuchas
I have to translate the word "escuchas" in the following context

"Nosotros contamos con equipos de avanzada de ALTA TECNOLOGÍA, que tienen la característica de detectar y ubicar físicamente todo tipo de elemento de escucha, desde lo más sofisticado como ser micrófonos direccionales, láser o infrarrojo hasta lo más común como micrófonos de RF (frecuencia de radio) pasando por toda la gama de elementos de escucha conocidos en la actualidad, si existiera algún elemento de escucha..."

In fact these are not only "escuchas teléfonicas", so it cannot be translated as "phone tapping/wire tapping" Do you think that "listening in" would include all kind of "escuchas"?
Silvia Gentili
Argentina
Local time: 10:24
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3Listening device
Satto (Roberto)
4 +1covert listening device / bug / bugging device
Flavia Scafatti
4eavesdropping devices
Giovanni Rengifo
4monitoring device
David Russi


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
monitoring device


Explanation:
Una posibiilidad

David Russi
United States
Local time: 07:24
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 84

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Robin Levey: Far too general - you can 'monitor' practically anything.
1 hr
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
Listening device


Explanation:
; )

Satto (Roberto)
Colombia
Local time: 08:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 53

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Hollywood
2 mins
  -> Tnx David

neutral  Robin Levey: Does not convey the discrete (and potentially illicit) nature of the listening activity.
1 hr
  -> To me it does, eavesdropping can be a hidden camera, a person looking with binoculars from far away..etc etc

agree  Ronnie McKee: I like this best because eavesdropping assumes listening to conversations without someone's knowledge, and that may not always be the case with listening devices.
15 hrs
  -> Tnx Ronnie

agree  Vanesa Camarasa
19 hrs
  -> Gracias Olga

disagree  Giovanni Rengifo: If they want to "detect and localize" these devices, it´s because they´re hidden, so "eavesdropping or similar devices" is most likely what they´re referring to. Listening is too neutral.
22 hrs
  -> A "disagree" is not a retaliation thing..`disagree is out of line..the answer may not be of your liking but is not wrong.

neutral  Flavia Scafatti: I agree with mediamatrix and Giovanni, "listening devices" is too general/ neutral. What they are offereing are "spy products" http://www.spyfull.com/servicios.htm
1 day6 hrs
  -> She is asking for a general devive..

agree  Arthur Allmendinger
1 day18 hrs
  -> Tnx Arthur
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
eavesdropping devices


Explanation:
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four blocks in any direction in midtown Manhattan without picking up an eavesdropping device."2 ... import, sell or advertise any eavesdropping device while "knowing or having reason ...
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Hidden Cameras, Hidden Microphones - State Laws
... Installing an eavesdropping device in a private place is a felony in Alabama ... The law prohibits "using an eavesdropping device to hear or record all or any part of an ...
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Giovanni Rengifo
Colombia
Local time: 08:24
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 151

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robin Levey: Cierto!
1 hr
  -> camEra, OK, sorry about the typo, but then "your right" and "cant"? Watch your spelling too, it´s "you´RE right". It´s not that I didn´t like your answer, it´s just I believe it´s not right. This is no retaliation. Sorry, but you got me all wrong!

disagree  Satto (Roberto): Yes, I´m sure I can't eavesdrop with a "camara" you're right..ok. then, you'll have to be more friendly with your answers..it sure really sounds like a retaliation..case closed.
2 hrs
  -> No, you can´t eavesdrop with a "camEra" or with "binoculars", "eavesdropping" means listening (not watching) secretly to a private conversation
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
elemento de escucha
covert listening device / bug / bugging device


Explanation:
A covert listening device, more commonly known as a bug, is usually a combination of a miniature radio transmitter with a microphone. The use of bugs, called bugging, is a common technique in espionage and, increasingly, in police investigations.
Most bugs use a radio transmitter, but there are many other options for carrying a signal: radio frequencies may be sent through the main wiring of a building and picked up outside; transmissions from a cordless phone can be monitored; and it is possible to pick up the data from poorly configured wireless computer networks or tune in to the radio emissions of a computer monitor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_listening_device

RF Bugs work by transmitting the audio within a room away to a distant Listening Post (LP) where it can be recorded for later use, using a radio carrier frequency. Most devices work over a relatively short distance; up to a distance of approx 500 metres. Specialist high power devices will work over a greater distance of about 1000 metres. There are even some devices that can be listened to from anywhere in the world, by using a system similar to the way a mobile phone works.
Cleaners, contractors, employees and even security guards have all been the targets by unscrupulous individuals to plant Bugging Devices on there behalf. In most cases it’s because they are happy to make some quick and generous cash. Without paying TAX. For just plugging in a phone or mains adaptor straight into a wall socket. Just imagine the damage that a simple Bugging Device could cause if it was placed in the right place.
http://www.247closeprotection.co.uk/bugs-who-uses-them-and-w...




    Reference: http://www.criminologia.org/articoli_pdf/sicurezza_urbana_pd...
Flavia Scafatti
Argentina
Local time: 10:24
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Ronnie McKee: this assumes eavesdropping which may not be the case
7 hrs
  -> the text comes from an ad posted by a company that offers "spy products" http://www.spyfull.com/servicios.htm

agree  Fabricio Castillo: Voto x bug
18 hrs
  -> Muchas gracias Fabricio! Saludos :)
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