Considering the advancements in AV technology, integrating it into your everyday courtroom processes has become a necessity.
Whether you are considering integrating technology into your daily processes, need assistance with evidence presentation, are looking for quality public address system, or an effective way to capture your verbatim record, technology in the courtrooms has some clear advantages.
1. Judges Can Run the Courtroom
With the simple push of a button on the control panel, a Judge can start and stop the digital recording system. Having this capability allows Judge to have complete control over when the recordings begin. If no court reporter is available for the room, the Judge can ensure that the verbatim record is still captured. This is also useful in small claims courts where hearings a quick and have little turn-around time; you can easily and smoothly transition from one case to the next.
2. Digital Evidence Presentation
There is no longer a need to bring bulky display systems into the courtroom or to pass paper around the room to every individual to review. With expertly engineered Evidence and Media Presentation Systems, you can easily project your media to a large TV in the courtroom or play your media through speakers so that every participant, and even the gallery, can hear the evidence that you are presenting. The JAVS Evidence and Media Presentation System is a true plug and play experience- once it is set up in the courtroom, it is simple to use for every proceeding.
The best part is that, when used in conjunction with JAVS recording technology, any media presented through the system is captured as a permanent part of the record. This feature gives you the full record, in one simple place.
3. Video Conferencing
Through integrating video conferencing, the court will no longer need to charter inmates into the courtroom; a process that can be time consuming for both the sheriff, courtroom, and jail. When considering the daily processes for the courtroom, video conferencing allows the court proceedings to continue, uninterrupted, and safely.
In addition, JAVS video conferencing systems will allow the video to be displayed on screens and speakers to every participant in the proceeding. In some analog video conferencing solution, there is only one TV in the courtroom that is positioned so that only the Judge can see the live video feed. However, it is imperative that every participant in the courtroom see what is happening in real time. JAVS video conferencing systems are also captured as a permanent part of the court record- so there is no need to upload a separately recorded media file to your drive, as a way of including them in your court records.
4. Schedule Proceedings
By including a scheduling software program in your court’s technology suite, you can have even more control of your courtroom. Our featured scheduling system, Suite 7, comes with a host of features to allow more control of the courtroom and create efficiencies in processes. Sessions can be scheduled for any date, in any courtroom, on a network-connected computer. Sessions can easily be rescheduled or copied to a different date, with the click of a few buttons. You can even schedule the sessions to start or stop recording at a specific time, making the processes for the Judge or person controlling the room even easier.
5. Video Switching vs. Pan, Zoom, Tilt
Video switching is the automatic change of camera views when speech is detected on the microphone that has been assigned to that camera.
In some courtrooms, they utilize pan, zoom, tilt cameras that typically require a dedicated employee to adjust the direction of the camera to capture each speaker. You can learn more about the advantages and recommended uses for each type of video recording in Julie Helling’s White Paper, Capture the Best Courtroom Video: A Comparison of Camera Set-Ups. If you have questions regarding any the different types of video cameras or want to know which is best for your courtroom, please request a free technology consultation.
By utilizing video switching, you can ensure your cameras capture everything that happens in the courtroom. Plus, when it’s time to review your video record, the JAVS Centro AV processor will have already stitched together the various camera views to create a complete record.
Want to learn more about the advantages of technology integration in the courtroom? Contact us today!