Today’s courtrooms and legal community are becoming more tech savvy with the implementation of digital evidence presentation, digital recording, and remote witness testimony. When you have a product like TesiraFORTÉ controlling the audio in the courtroom, you can take advantage of all these AV amenities.

When we designed this courtroom system design guide, we made sure each area of the courtroom was supported by the right microphones, speakers, and technology so that all talkers in the room would be heard clearly. With the TesiraFORTÉ TI in this example, you can reliably manage the audio for all courtroom proceedings, including the levels of speakers and microphones, recording, remote arraignment, and media device audio playback.

Courtroom System Design Guide1

Courtroom System Design Guide
*In addition to For the Record, other third-party court recording software could be used.

Courtroom System Design Layout

Courtroom System Layout

The needs of each courtroom will vary, so here are three different systems under three different conditions:

1) If you don’t need remote witness testimony

You could purchase a TesiraFORTÉ CI, which gives you all the benefits of AEC, but without the telephone interface.

2) If you need a document camera in your courtroom

Set-up your document camera in a convenient area of the courtroom, and connect it to the third-party controller.

3) If you want to have networked audio in multiple courtrooms

The Tesira platform can handle multiple courtrooms with the help of AVB technology. AVB is an IEEE open standard networking protocol that allows media to stream across Ethernet networks. You would purchase an AVB-enabled TesiraFORTÉ model and an AVB switch.

What would you do differently in your configurations?

Stay tuned for future posts featuring different system design guides!