Audio Visual Technology you can rely on when it really counts.
Audio Visual Technology You Can Rely on when it Really Counts
Universal AV has worked with several local authorities and universities to deliver working Coroner’s courtrooms and moot courtrooms (simulation courts).
The audio-visual systems and technology for these environments can be quite complex and needs to be robust and reliable whilst being intuitive and easy to use. The importance of these proceedings demands that the technology works first time for the judges and court officials.
There are a variety of requirements for this environment, such as clear audio and visuals, privacy for sensitive evidence and statements, the ability to record and document evidence and proceedings, ensuring local and remote participants have the same access to the proceedings, and ensuring overspill rooms are fully equipped so court proceedings can be transmitted to and from other rooms.
It is critical in these environments that everyone’s voices can be heard, key evidence can be displayed correctly and that privacy can also be deployed in the case of sensitive witnesses.
The covid pandemic has meant that more cases are now undertaken via video streaming with attendees joining the hearing via a video call or link from another room.
AV Solutions for Courtrooms
From voice re-enforcement, video streaming and recording through to full witness box configuration and evidence display we are able to support all requirements.
The technology can vary but includes:
- Two way intercom
- Video PTZ cameras
- Video streaming
- Digital video and audio recording
- Large format commercial displays
- Small on desk monitors
- Touch screen room control
- Interactive touchscreen panels
- Language transcribers
- Assisted Listening System
- Video Conferencing
- Wireless Presentation
- Courtroom Furniture
Our in-house design team work with the courtroom staff to understand how they want to use the system.
It is important that the technology supports the way they work; they should not have to change to accommodate it. Judges need to simply press a button to have evidence or remote witnesses appear on a screen. The technology should enhance the hearing not distract from it.
We have devised court room audio visual systems that include separate witness rooms, where key witnesses can provide evidence anonymously in a safe and secure environment. The participation can be heard by all but only seen by the judge and there can be no room for error with this.
Sectors We Work With
Many universities and higher education facilities that teach law, need access to highly realistic courtroom environments so that they can experience what a courtroom hearing is like. We have worked to deliver industry-leading audiovisual technology to create these moot courtrooms, as the technology in these spaces should be the same as that used in the actual courtrooms. By providing this service, students can argue a case as it would really be argued in court, taking into account all the AV technology needs to convey their points correctly and include all members of the courtroom.
Universal AV work with public courtrooms to provide cutting-edge technology that is designed with courtrooms in mind. We tailor our services to the specific needs of each courtroom, as a coroner’s courtroom will need slightly different technology than a large, county courtroom, for example. Our service comes with the highest level of confidentiality, as we know that courtrooms are sensitive environments where information much be kept private and secure.
Why Choose Universal AV for your Courtroom AV Solution?
Local authorities have turned to Universal AV for the design of the courtroom audio-visual systems required in these spaces. Universal AV has experience in working with the public sector on coroner’s courts and moot courts. We work with customers to discuss their requirements, the court environment and available facilities to ensure the customer receives the correct solution. We have experience working in new build and heritage locations where the technology has to be sympathetic to the surroundings.
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Case Study Highlight
Rochdale Coroners Court
Universal AV were asked to reply to the tender notice by Rochdale having already supplied audio visual technology to the Coroners Courts in Manchester. The Coroner had seen this in use and was impressed by the functionality and simplicity in which it could be used.