Hybrid courtroom technology - today & for the future
A consistent experience for both in-room & remote courtroom attendees
Digital transformation in the courtroom
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and in order to proceed with judicial activities whilst also adhering to current social distancing guidelines, courtrooms worldwide are undergoing rapid change.
WolfVision Cynap and Visualizer / document camera technology solutions are supporting new and upgraded hybrid courtroom setups in many installations, helping to enable simultaneous in-person and remote participation in court proceedings.
Our systems are rapid to deploy, cost-effective, secure, and easy-to-use, and they offer a customisable range of functionality for controlled presentation of evidence, together with built-in video conferencing, streaming, wireless screen sharing, recording and annotation capability.
Adapting to the present, innovating for the future.
Post Covid-19, the move towards hybrid courtrooms will continue. Hearings, arraignments, and trials have already in many cases been adapted to enable social distancing, and where appropriate, remote court attendance. Even with the current vaccine rollout, it is still important for attendees to feel safe when required to attend a courtroom in-person. Live room-to-room streaming or streaming to iPads for social distancing will continue to be important, as will streaming directly to YouTube or other platforms for maintaining public accessibility.
With a backlog of cases waiting for trial, remote technologies continue to be useful, helping to deliver time efficiencies and cost savings, not least by improving availability – everybody is more easily available via Zoom!
Wireless presentation, web conferencing & collaboration
Cynap is an all-in-one wireless presentation and collaboration system. It offers app-free, dongle-free 'touchless' BYOD wireless screen mirroring, together with built-in Zoom, Teams, WebRTC web conferencing, recording, plus room-to-room streaming in a single appliance. It integrates easily with courtroom infrastructure, and it has proved to be invaluable in helping facilitate the re-opening of many courtrooms following closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
For on-screen presentation of evidence, Cynap helps to provide a consistent user experience for both in-person and remote court participants.
Returning to jury trials
Cynap supports hybrid courtroom setups where some court participants may be attending remotely, at the same time as allowing in-person attendees such as attorneys, witnesses etc. to share content wirelessly on-screen directly from their own mobile devices, eliminating the need to touch any installed in-room equipment.
Even jury trials have been brought back, with social distancing maintained either by using Cynap to stream on-screen content within a room or to additional rooms, or streaming material directly to iPad or other devices. In many cases a defendant does not need to appear in-person, but can attend remotely from home or prison, whilst still benefiting from a consistent courtroom experience.