Undertook to refresh the Tasmanian Supreme Court (Launceston) the audio and control systems in Court 1 & 2. This included integrating the new audio systems with video conferencing and the existing digital recording systems.
Launcestion Supreme Court 1 & 2 Audio and Control System Refresh
The Supreme Court is the highest court in Tasmania. The Court hears cases in its criminal jurisdiction, cases in its civil jurisdiction, and appeals. People accused of serious crimes, such as murder, manslaughter and serious drug offences, are dealt with in the Supreme Court after first being charged in the Magistrates Court. If there is a plea of not guilty, then a criminal case is tried by a jury. In the Court's civil jurisdiction, judges deal with claims for amounts of more than $50,000, and with claims for other types of orders. Civil cases are usually tried by a judge alone but, in some cases, there is a right to choose a trial by a jury of seven people, presided over by a judge. There are rights of appeal to the Supreme Court from the decisions of magistrates, and from most tribunals. Appeals from decisions in Supreme Court criminal cases are usually heard by a court consisting of three Supreme Court judges, called the Court of Criminal Appeal. Appeals from decisions in Supreme Court civil cases are usually heard by a court consisting of three Supreme Court judges, called the Full Court of the Supreme Court. Supreme Court buildings are located in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.
The Supreme Court of Tasmanian - Launceston had significant speech intelligibility and recording issues within the older Supreme Court 1 and digital recording and audio issue in Supreme Court 2. Additionally the control systems did not interact with the the audio and recording systems. Redfish Technologies implemented a best of breed audio colouration into both rooms, using Biamp audio mixers, Biamp "Ex" series of endpoints and AT localised reinforcement speakers. This solution improved the speech intelligibility within the room to a point all participates could hear all proceeding
Redfish also integrated this new audio systems into the existing JAVS recording systems, incorporating switching video for the Video Conferencing systems and in court video of the proceeding. Transcription team reported a marked improvements with the audio with the new audio solution added to the recording system
An updated AMX control systems was added, with a complete rewrite of the code providing better functionality to the and efficient use of the vision and video conferencing systems.