Courtroom Technologies

Courtroom Technology

 

For best utilization of this equipment, the Court recommends attorneys test laptop computers used to present evidence in the courtroom before use in open court.  Attention should also be given to testing the compatibility of the VCR and the cassette player.  Experience indicates that different hardware, software, and media recordings may produce different results. Under these circumstances it may be necessary for the attorney to make certain changes to accommodate specific media.

The Court does not provide wired Internet access to attorneys.  If Internet access is desired, attorneys may chose to subscribe to a commercial broadband service.  Wireless Internet service is provided on an "as available" basis. The Court does not warrant that this service will be available or uninterrupted.

Please contact the courtroom deputy assigned to your case to schedule testing.  For technical assistance or additional information, please contact one of the IT staff members listed below. IT staff members can instruct you on operation of the equipment in the courtroom. However, the Court cannot provide operators during the course of proceedings.

Authorization to use personal AV equipment and/or a third party vendor must be provided by Chambers. All equipment and/or parties must pass through court security.

COURT IT STAFF MEMBERS

Jackson - Keithfer Robinson  (601) 608-4042
                Jamal Ali (601) 608-4044

Hattiesburg - Michael Rigdon (601) 583-2433
                     Randy Saunders (228) 563-1709

Gulfport - Randy Saunders (228) 563-1709
                Michael Rigdon (601) 583-2433

Natchez - Keithfer Robinson (601) 608-4042
                Michael Rigdon (601) 583-2433

 

Document Camera

A document camera enables counsel to present electronic evidence with video monitors and/or a projection screen.

Computer Inputs

Laptop video and audio connections are available for presenting evidence from either counsel table or the presentation cart making it possible for attorneys to present both audio and video presentation as evidence.

Video Monitors

Video monitors are located at the judge's bench, the courtroom clerk's station, the witness box, counsel tables, the gallery, and the lectern.

Touch Screens

The witness and lectern monitors are equipped with touchscreen technology which provides for an annotation tool. The annotation tool will allow court users to draw or mark on the screen with a stylus or finger without altering the original document.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)

The VCR allows playback of evidence through the video distribution and display system.  The annotation tool provides the witness and the attorneys with the opportunity to annotate over the taped images using the touchscreen monitors.