We had a great time at the 2013 Court Technology Conference (CTC) in Baltimore, MD last week. The show is only held every other year so it was great having it so close to home this time. (Close to my region, that is.)

The show seemed to have the same level of attendance as previous years; however, we were busier than usual at the Biamp booth. If you joined us in the booth, or happened to pass by, most of the conversations you would have heard were about AVB, Tesira®, and how best to update and expand courtroom AV systems so they last long into the future.

The CTC attendees we talked to knew that AVB is the next generation of AV technology and that Tesira is the DSP of choice for that kind of networked audio. Indeed, it is. It was great to see Courtroom 21 (the William and Mary Center for Legal and Court Technology) at the show with their portable courtroom using an AudiaFLEX DSP for their audio processing. The actual training courtroom in Williamsburg, VA uses Tesira as its audio backbone.

It was a great show, with some very intellectual and thought-provoking conversations about the future of AV, and AVB specifically, in courtrooms. I’ll leave you with the same takeaway I left with the CTC attendees:

Networked media systems, like those created using Tesira, can do so much more than just provide reliable audio processing. They can expand from the main courtroom, into smaller courtrooms, into the judges’ chambers where they have teleconferences, and into smaller huddle rooms around the facility.

With the use of partitions…well, now I’m getting off on a tangent. We can do things with AVB that we could never do before. That’s the takeaway.

If you’re in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic area, drop me a line and we’ll talk more about what AVB can do in the courts. See you at CTC 2015.

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