Integrated Evidence Presentation Courtrooms
The Everett McKinley Dirksen courthouse has 8 integrated evidence presentation courtrooms on the 10th
and 12th floors. The major features of these electronic courtrooms are:
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.
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.
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.
Each courtroom on the 10th and 12th floors has integrated video conferencing capabilities.
Video Displays and External Devices
- 19" Flat Panel Monitors: Located at the judge's bench, podium, counsel tables, and
- 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.
- C-Video, S-Video, and Aux-In Connections: Located at each counsel table. Utilized
for such devices as computer audio or an audio deck that integrates into our house
- Analog Phone Line: Located at each counsel table to provide a connection to an external
private data network.
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 25' 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
- 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.
- Each counsel table has connections for C-video and S-video devices and an Aux-In
connection for devices such as computer audio or an audio deck that integrate into
our house audio system.
- Each counsel table has access to an analog phone line which gives them the capability
to connect to an external private data network.
- Drop Down Projector Screen