CourtSmart’s centralized recordingA system where each courtroom or courthouse operates independently but is networked to recording servers for storage, archiving, and retrieval of the record. system is based upon client server architecture utilizing full ODBCOpen Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a standard programming interface. Utilizing ODBC CourtSmart can manage the metadata connected to a recording making retrieval of these recordings fast and simple. standards for rapid retrieval of thousands of records. Redundant recording servers provide true fault-tolerantWhen a system continues to record when a component of the system has failed. recording. Centralized recording is optimal for multiple courtrooms. Centralized systems are also used for archivingAn automated transfer of data from the recording servers to removable media (Blu-ray, DVD, etc.) or to networked storage (SAN or cloud) for long term archiving. from multiple sites where statewide or Circuit wide implementations are required. Data is streamed to the central servers over the LANLocal area network (LAN) is a computer network that connects computers within a local area such as a courthouse./WANWide area network (WAN) is a computer network that covers a larger geographic area such as a large campus, multiple counties, or a state. using DANTEA non-proprietary digital transport protocol for audio over a standard IP network. digital transport.
Courts can reduce staffing costs by having one person who is centrally located, monitor and annotate multiple courtrooms (typically one staff for up to four courtrooms). Centralized recording and monitoring optimize staffing and hardware.