Digital courtroom of the future demonstrated at KBA conference
“The days in which you could try a case with a dry erase board, a marker and a booming voice are gone”, according to Judge McKay Chauvin, Jefferson Circuit Court, Division 8. This was the message of the Technology in the Courtroom presentation, given by Patrick Michael of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and President of the Jefferson Courtroom Upgrade Project (JCUP), at the Kentucky Bar Association meeting held in Louisville on June 20th.
The presentation included a demonstration of various technologies geared toward trial attorneys. But the centerpiece of the presentation was a fully functional digital courtroom system, including one of the law tables, borrowed from the Jefferson County Courthouse. The presenters tested the limits of the system, by connecting multiple PCs, a MacBook, two iPads and a document camera, which displayed unique content to each of three different displays.
JCUP began in 2010, when a group of attorneys decided to raise money to upgrade the technology in Jefferson County’s thirteen Circuit Courts. The group formed a non-profit and raised money from Louisville-area attorneys to pay for the upgrades, which cost over $800,000. The project conducted a pilot in 2012, which garnered mixed results. The team went back to the table and looked for a new partner who could bring a state-of-the-art digital solution to the table.
Trinity Video was selected as the audio video integration partner for the project. “The JCUP project demanded the best audio video engineering and integration capability and Trinity has the experience and know-how to bring that to the table”, according to John Jennings, Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “Our team of certified engineers, programmers and technicians have proven themselves with demanding customers in the private and public sector and this project is right in our wheelhouse.”
The technology includes the latest in digital audio video equipment from AMX. Trinity’s team includes AMX ACE programmers and InfoComm CTS certified engineers and technicians. The courtroom is a great example of a system that is flexible, expandable and affordable.
For more information, visit Trinity Video Communications.