Connected Justice: It’s much more than simply cutting costs

October 25, 2012 - 0 Comments

As collaboration technologies become more pervasive in our daily lives, we increasingly hear about video and other communications taking students on virtual fieldtrips, connecting colleagues across the globe and enabling better access to healthcare for rural and under-served communities.

You may have also noticed a dramatic increase in the use of video and collaboration in the Connected Justice areas – courts, law enforcement and corrections. Dallas County, Texas, for example, implemented videoconferencing, or telepresence, a number of years ago and immediately realized multiple benefits from reducing detainee transport to enabling faster case disposal. One application in particular has shown dramatic impact within court systems – remote interpretation. The video below is a great overview of how remote interpretation works and its benefits.

To make this kind of collaboration possible, at Cisco, we’re tackling interoperability head on to drive open, standards-based connectivity which extends any-to-any video calling to any standards based endpoints, so you can preserve existing investments while delivering utility-like video to all users and environments throughout the organization.

Cisco Connected Justice solutions leverage this dedication to interoperability to help courts, law enforcement and corrections agencies across the globe to collaborate, dispose of cases and increase safety – all while saving to invest in other key areas.

How do you see collaboration technologies helping your local justice agencies?

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