Online access to documents and digital video recordings of arraignments
conducted by video is expected to be available for three to five years before additional storage is required.
The AP400 and APV200-IP are also being used in 62 locations--courtrooms and detention centers--of the Montreal, Quebec, Canada's court system with the goal of eliminating all pre-trial transportation of prisoners while expediting the arraignment
The primary judicial uses for videoconferencing are hearings and arraignments
Polycom's ARENA program is focused on creating unique solutions such as Simtrol's Curiax Arraigner[TM] digital arraignment
software that address application needs in growing market segments like telejustice," said Mark Roberts, Vice President, Polycom ARENA program.
The bottleneck in processing arraignments
is apparently the result of not enough people available to the District Attorney's Office to complete arraignment
paperwork in a ``smooth and timely manner,'' Parachini said.
Richard Mays, Chief Technology Officer for VSI, said, "VSI has had considerable success selling its Omega systems into video arraignment
applications, and we feel confident that these new products will provide attractive solutions for the arraignment
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The jurists are embroiled in a long-running spat with prosecutors over how many arraignment
courts are needed to handle the daily caseload.
Here, judges, prosecutors, correction officials and defense attorneys are clearing legal logjams with Bell Atlantic's innovative Video Arraignment
The judges have resisted opening another court, insisting that detectives and prosecutors investigate and review cases faster so all arraignments
can be done in a day.
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The Judicial VSX Collaboration System are also used for video arraignments
, video-enabled courtroom presentations (such as expert witnesses and remote testimony), psychiatric evaluations and consultations, rehabilitative distance learning programs, warrants, meetings between inmates and legal counsel or government representatives, judicial consideration of appeals, visitations and parole board hearings.