After working closely with various types of Courts and associated parties, we realised that accurate audio capturing is key to success. It underpins the entire court recording’s lifecycle and is critical to the delivery of quality audio and a reliable and fast transcript. The recording solution, part of the Profile Script platform, includes the setup of the necessary computing and audio equipment in each courthouse to record and store audio files all the trial proceedings, at high quality. For purposes of availability, files are saved and kept initially at the recording workstation which is located in each courtroom, then forwarded to the Court’s Local Server that collects audio files from all courtrooms and proceeds to high-quality encoding. The decoded files are sent to a central datacenter (either in the cloud or on premises depending on the selected approach) and stored permanently.
The recording solution can serve all levels of civil and criminal courts (County Courts, Courts of First Instance and Courts of Appeal) supporting unlimited number of courtrooms and primary users (court secretaries and/or judges). Variations of the selected recording mode may apply, according to the court’s level and activity. The solution can work either as a web application or as a standalone application. The latter is the preferred choice by most Courts, when high availability of the recording infrastructure is of utmost importance, as it allows recording without the need of an internet connection.