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Pexip Virtual Courts

Enable true-to-life, security-first, virtual court flows with Pexip’s trusted, scalable video platform.

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Pexip Virtual Courts

More than just a video conferencing solution

Across the globe, judiciaries trust Pexip to deliver technology for virtual and hybrid court hearings, video arraignments, virtual interactions in corrections systems, and policing.
 
The Pexip Virtual Courts solution is purpose-built for courts to simplify, modernize, and enhance communications and proceedings in courtrooms, enabling courts to virtualize their court flows and improve them through automations.

The remote court environment replicates the workflow of a hearing using an adaptable set of:
 
  • User roles, including strong authentication
  • Room configurations 
  • Workflow automation rules

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Why do global judiciaries choose Pexip for their virtual and hybrid court sessions?

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Seamless interoperability
Remote hearings can take place regardless of location, video meeting platform, or hardware. This means participants can conveniently join from any device such as a laptop, webcam-enabled PC, browser, mobile device, or using an existing courtroom video system.
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Security-first collaboration
Pexip’s enterprise-grade video conferencing solutions use industry-standard encryption and security protocols to maintain privacy and security for end-user devices and all participants in hearings.
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Easy to use
The Pexip Virtual courts solution adapts to the way people work and integrates seamlessly with the technology already being used in the courts. The result is an intuitive and consistent experience in every courtroom, so participants can get right down to business.
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Tailored to your needs
Using a comprehensive set of APIs can enable more sophisticated applications that are tailored to your needs and integrate with virtually any relevant third-party application. This allows you to make video a seamless part of your existing workflow.

Judicial workflows using Pexip Virtual Courts

Before the hearing

Judicial staff can easily schedule proceedings

This workflow shows how  judicial staff can schedule proceedings: book a date/time/judge in their existing scheduling tools and we will integrate this flow into the Pexip Virtual Courts solution.

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During the hearing

Judges have full control over the proceeding 

Defense and prosecution teams remain separate in private, virtual waiting rooms. The judge can then move these groups, or individuals like witnesses, between private waiting rooms and the virtual courtroom at any time during the proceeding.

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Pexip Virtual Courts: Rooms

Waiting room


Waiting rooms can be configured differently depending on the court’s requirements. In a typical waiting room, participants can see who has arrived within their own group. 

Witnesses are anonymous (nobody can hear or see them) in the waiting room. They can also be shown as anonymous in the courtroom if needed. They will remain in the waiting room until the judge or clerk brings them in to the main hearing room.

 

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Temporary private room


Before the hearing begins, participants can initiate private consultations from the waiting room, for an example a defendant and his/her lawyer can meet before the hearing to discuss the case.

During an active hearing, the judge can use the Judge’s Chambers to initiate private consultations with selected participants from the courtroom. 

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Courtroom


This is the main room in the court flow. Here the judge is given extra controls including the ability to pause an active hearing and mute all. Rules and automations can also be configured for example, action A or B is triggered when a specialist joins.

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Judge’s Chambers


Used for the judge to override court flow configurations, prepare the court case, and can also be used as a private room in an ongoing court case.

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Customer voices:

How do global judiciaries use our video platform?

 

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"The role of technology here is not to support and enhance our old ways of working but to overhaul and often replace our practices of the past".


Richard Susskind

The Future of Courts, Harvard Law School

 

 

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Feature highlights

 

Easy to participate

All users need to authenticate themselves using the court’s selected authentication service.  After the users have authenticated themselves, they are able to test that they are able to connect with both audio and video.

A preflight video can be shown to participants to ensure court rules and conduct are understood and adhered to.
 
Participants also have the opportunity to have private consultations before the hearing begins.

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Judge: Full overview of all hearings

The judge has a full overview of all of their scheduled hearings for the day from one single screen.

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Judge: Meeting settings

In the Meeting settings tab, the judge can set general meeting rules including rules for who can bypass the lobby, who can present, announcement of people entering/leaving  and muting options.

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Judge: Change layout

The Change layout tab allows the judge to override the existing layout for the court hearing. Layout options include adaptive composition, equal focus, speaker focus, highlight and theatre.

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Judge: Starts the hearing

When the judge starts the hearing, all groups, with the exception of witnesses, are automatically moved into the courtroom after a countdown that has been configured based on that specific court flow. 

The court flow can also be configured to have the judge admit all participants individually or by groups.

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Judge's chambers

The Judge can arrange a private consultation with one or several people from the hearing at any time.

Participants invited to the private consultation are automatically sent to the Judge's chambers. All 
other participants will return to their respective waiting rooms.

 

Judge: In court - Spotlight

The Judge can choose to put someone in spotlight if they are making a long speech for example when the witness has been brought into the court room to give their testimonial.

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Court Clerk: Management Dashboard

The court clerk has a full overview of all ongoing and scheduled hearings and can monitor and manage multiple court hearings from a browser-based dashboard.

From this dashboard, the court clerk is also able to support and chat with participants in multiple hearings.

 

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