Accuracy and clarity in courtroom proceedings are vital to maintaining an effective justice system. Technology remains a critical part of helping legal professionals do their jobs accurately and effectively. Biamp’s Tesira platform creates a networked media system where audio is routed, processed, and distributed within a single courtroom or many courtrooms. Features such as Automatic Gain Control and mix-minus provide sound reinforcement in courtrooms without interfering with the proceedings. Tesira works in tandem with a VoIP system to enable remote interpretation, and can also process audio from remote video arraignment systems to tie all the audio together. Using For The Record recording software, courtroom staff members are able to successfully capture court proceedings and archive these recordings securely.

Our Tesira SERVER-IO has enough DSP to handle multiple courtrooms. Because Tesira is a platform, there are shared resources in processing, VoIP, amplification, and other areas. In this multiple courtroom scenario, Tesira interfaces with the remote video arraignment codec, which is more economical for the court system because it reduces transportation costs between the courthouse and local correctional facilities.

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All courtrooms in this scenario feature audio processing and routing throughout, and VoIP integration supports interaction with offsite language interpreters or with defendants testifying from remote locations. The AVB/TSN sound card installed in the PC running For The Record software provides seamless connection from Tesira. AVB/TSN is an open standard networking protocol that uses simple Ethernet cable to transport media streams.

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