As judges have to deal with an ever-increasing number of cases and tight budgets, video communication technologies are becoming increasingly obvious choices for their value and overall efficiency. The many benefits of adding video communications to the courtroom setting include:
- Ease of use
- Efficient use of time and resources
- Streamlined arraignment process
- Recorded proceedings for later review
Flat-screen TVs of various sizes as well as document cameras can be used to display evidence and exhibits for jurors, the courtroom gallery, defense, prosecution and judge areas. The Stanislaus County Courthouse in Modesto, Calif., exemplifies AVI-SPL’s commitment to comprehensive AV solutions in this area. The judge, jury, lawyers and the audience all have sizeable displays, so each can clearly see the evidence or other items introduced into the record. But the benefits of video communications technology goes beyond enhanced presentation capabilities.
AVI-SPL’s work on the Jay Street Courthouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., includes a video system that can accommodate presentations while also allowing defendants to appear remotely from prison. In such cases, not only can videoconferencing save on the cost of transporting inmates to and from the courthouse, it also makes sense if those individuals are too sick to appear before a judge in person or have a communicable disease. Similarly, expert witnesses can appear from remote locations, while still being able to fully communicate with judges and lawyers.
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