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The Everett McKinley Dirksen courthouse has 13 integrated evidence presentation courtrooms on the 10th and 12th floors. Additional integrated courtrooms are: 1919, 2103, 2119, 2541 and our ceremonial courtroom 2525. The major features of these electronic courtrooms are:
Document Camera
Displays documents, X-rays, DNA autorads, photos, transparencies, and 3-D objects. It can also display positive or negative modes. Includes 1 auxiliary A/V input that supports external input devices such as a DVD player or an audio deck. Special features included are auto-focus and high powered zoom.

Annotation Monitors
Provides on-screen, multicolor annotation capabilities to highlight images from any input source including the document camera, or computer. A variety of pointer arrows, colors, and lines are available that can direct attention to critical details on the screen. Supports 2 tablets, 1 for counsel at the lectern and 1 for the witness at the witness stand.

Real-Time Transcription
Available to the judge and counsel via a wired connection. However, proprietary software is required on individual computers in order to receive real-time transcription. Counsel should contact the official Court Reporter for the software version and any special system requirements needed for installation.

LCD Touch-Panel Control System
Switches between input and output selections. The judge retains control of all video and audio displays prior to publication to the jury via an icon. A jury blackout switch sends static noise to the jury box to block out sidebar conversations between the judge and counsel.

Video Conferencing
Each courtroom on the 10th and 12th floors has integrated video conferencing capabilities.

Other Features
  • 19" Flat Panel Monitors: Located at the judge's bench, podium, counsel tables, and witness stand.

  • Computer Inputs: Located at the lectern and 1 at each counsel table. We will provide VGA cables to connect counsel's computers to the evidence display system.

Video Displays and External Devices
Each courtroom on the 10th and 12th floors are equipped with a powerful digital projector as its main video display. The jury and speculators view evidence on a 10' x 8' drop down screen. The liquid crystal projector is mounted in a recessed wall pocket above the jury box. In addition to the projection system, 19" flat panel monitors are located at the judge's bench, podium, counsel tables, and witness stand. Other features include:
  • Computer inputs located at the lectern and one at each counsel table. We will provide standard VGA cables that connect computers to the evidence display system.

  • Drop Down Projector Screen