Audiovisual technology is prevalent in all areas of state and local governments, and Visionality is experienced in designing and implementing audiovisual solutions for courtrooms, emergency operations centers, boardrooms, city council chambers, public works facilities, and prisons.
Audiovisual technology is becoming a necessity in courtrooms today, and is being used to display evidence or pictures digitally, to play videos, and to allow those who can’t physically be present in the courtroom to participate in the proceedings. We can design and implement a solution using videoconferencing technology, document cameras, monitors, microphones and more.
Communication is critical in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC), where staff disseminates information and plans about severe weather, natural disasters, and major incidents. Video walls and monitors are used to display maps, live video streams and pictures so the EOC staff can see and understand the situation as it evolves. Videoconferencing systems are used to communicate with other agencies involved and the “boots on the ground” such as fire, police and rescue personnel. Interactive whiteboards can be used for agencies to collaborate and update each other as the situation evolves.
EOCs are also used to train emergency personnel, which can be challenging due to differing schedules and budget constraints. Visionality can develop a videoconferencing and distance learning solution that allows personnel to get the training they need when their schedule allows, and reduces travel costs.
Visionality can design and implement customized solutions for boardrooms, city council chambers, and other local and state government offices. From videoconferencing systems and monitors, to microphones, voting systems, document cameras and collaborative whiteboards, you will have the tools you need to run your meeting.
We can also help you to meet the requirements of Texas HB 283, which requires county commissioner’s courts and some governing bodies to make an audio and video recording of regularly scheduled open meetings and make an archived copy of that recording available online. HB 283 takes effect January 1, 2016.
Audiovisual technology is used in prisons to enhance security and allow for better communications, while also helping to reduce costs. Videoconferencing allows prison staff to communicate with mental health professionals, doctors, lawyers, and others to coordinate on inmate cases, and allows inmates to communicate with family members or healthcare providers when needed.
Cost savings are realized and security risks are minimized when inmates can meet with mental health professionals and doctors virtually instead of being transported, and cases can be coordinated by staff in different locations.
Digital signage can be used in court buildings, government offices, and other facilities to help visitors locate courtrooms or offices, and in cafeterias and common areas to provide entertainment or information about events. Digital signage can also provide a critically important means of communication in case of severe weather, intruders, fire, or other dangerous situations.