Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2011

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting requested Redfish Technologies to provide a recording solution for the main conference room so real time transcription could be undertaken to produce the written record.

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Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2011

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is a biennial summit meeting of the heads of government from all Commonwealth nations. Every two years the meeting is held in a different member state, and is chaired by that nation's respective Prime Minister or President, who becomes the Commonwealth Chairperson-in-Office.

Redfish Technologies undertook it successful participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in Perth between Friday, 28 October and Sunday, 30 October.
Redfish Technologies, engaged via Merrill Corporation, provided and managed two FTR digital recording systems to record the three Heads of Government Executive Sessions and one of the Foreign Ministers Sessions held between the Friday and Sunday.  The Executive Sessions were attended by 53 of the Commonwealth member countries Heads of State or their delegate.

Using the two recording systems, one as a primary and one as a backup, Merrill Corporation was able to provide a complete verbatim transcript to the Commonwealth Secretariat Office within two hours of the completion of each of the sessions, using six verbatim transcription officers and editors.  The recorded audio and notes were provided in real time to the transcription pool, enabling transcription staff to commence transcribing the sessions immediately.

Furthermore, the recordings, along with the transcripts of the sessions, have been provided for the Commonwealth Secretariat in various formats (FTR proprietary format, WMA and MP3), as well as the session notes (FTR proprietary format and HTML) for long-term archiving by the Commonwealth Secretariat Office in London.

Redfish Technologies is delighted to have partnered and participated in this unique event with Merrill Corporation and looks forward to working together again into the future.

A Rolls Royce service, the best ever that they had received, without question.

Commonwealth Secretariat Office

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