Tesira creates an ‘e-court’ experience
AUSTRALIA: The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) in Perth has upgraded its A/V and conferencing system to allow for improved audio delivery and distribution capabilities, such as remote conferencing, centralised control and monitoring, and augmented audio comprehension with AVB/TSN technology. The project specification essentially called for the existing and outdated system to be retrofitted, creating what has been dubbed an ‘e-court’. Specialising in judicial and evidential recording solutions, Armadale-based systems integrator Redfish Technologies Pty Ltd was engaged to install the new setup, which is based around Biamp’s Tesira DSP platform.
A pair of Tesira Server-IO chassis units power the solution, which has been integrated with the existing network to distribute sound to four new hearing rooms and four conference rooms. These are capable of running both CobraNet and Dante at the same time alongside AVB/TSN. This has reportedly resulted in easier access to media over WAIRC’s network.
The system is also connected with other existing solutions via Tesira’s EX-Logic boxes, including WAIRC’s Liberty Court Recording equipment. Kramer Vision systems are now controlled by the Tesira setup, which provides the recording system with video follow audio. The system also makes use of Tesira VoIP teleconferencing and Polycom video conferencing that deliver zoned voice lift in each room and Univox hearing assistance.
In addition to facilitating centralised monitoring, recording and control, the Tesira solution also allows for streaming and on-demand recording with the possibility to add AVB/TSN technologies for future requirements. Meanwhile, remote placement of input and output is enabled by Tesira EX-MOD modular expanders that Redfish Technologies deployed throughout the complex.
‘Biamp has become our go-to brand for clients seeking to convert traditional meeting and conferencing spaces — in this case, a legal tribunal — into modern collaboration environments,’ said Redfish Technologies’ managing director, Stuart Herring. ‘Using the highly efficient Tesira platform, we were able to install the market’s most advanced commercial audio capabilities, together with features such as remote testimonies, without requiring the WAIRC to run additional cabling or make costly infrastructure changes. Plus, Tesira made it very simple to customise settings to accommodate the acoustic dynamics of different rooms and meeting members.’
The installation was deemed a success and was even awarded full Class A STI certification.
‘Courtrooms and tribunals are looking to upgrade their AV capabilities in order to maximise the potential of today’s collaboration trends,’ concludes Jim Seretis, consultant liaison and business development manager at Biamp Systems. ‘Using our networked media systems portfolio, facilities can easily incorporate distributed audio capabilities, conferencing applications, or centralised management capabilities that communicate over existing resources. The highly customisable Tesira platform integrates into any A/V ecosystem, facilitates system administration for staff, and can be adapted to meet the needs of any future expansion requirements.’