Courtroom Audio Visual Requests

The Chester County Justice Center has 18 courtrooms and eight hearing rooms. Some, but not all, are equipped with state of the art audio visual (AV) equipment for use during hearings, trials and other court proceedings. Other rooms are equipped with basic AV equipment, and a few other rooms share mobile AV equipment requiring advance reservations. 

If you wish to reserve AV equipment for use during a court proceeding, submit the AV Request form at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled court date. Please be aware that submitting a request does not guarantee use of equipment on the requested date. Someone will contact you via either email or phone shortly after receiving the request.

There is no cost to use the audio/visual equipment. However, Chester County does not provide  personnel to operate the equipment during a trial or court proceeding. Our staff will set up and test the equipment, and troubleshoot if needed, but will not remain in the Courtroom during the trial or hearing.

Outside A/V equipment is may be brought in for use without submitting the request form and meeting with the County’s A/V technician prior to the scheduled court date. 

WIFI


If you have a device that needs to connect to WiFi, you must bring the device in ahead of time to test it OR submit an AV Request form prior to the court proceeding. A member of our staff will contact you and assist you with connectivity.

Details


Typical Courtrooms have visual and audio presentation systems that include the following:
  • Assisted listening device
  • 4-way video conferencing*
  • 2-way teleconferencing
  • DVD player*
  • VHS player*
  • Document camera 
  • Computer connection access
  • Audio/video connection access
  • Projector* that projects onto a 9’ screen visible by counsel, witness, judge, and jurors
*requires a reservation as it may be not be available in all courtrooms.

Hearing Room Equipment


The following equipment is available:
  • 9’ projection screen
  • Document camera
The following equipment requires advanced notice of reservation 
  • 4-way videoconferencing
  • DVD player
  • VHS player
  • Projector for connecting a laptop

Document Camera


Available by reservation. Transmits an image of paper documents, x-rays, negatives, transparencies, and 3-D objects in the courtroom or hearing room. Zoom feature included.

Assisted Listening System


Wireless headphones are available by reservation for the hearing impaired.


Video Conferencing System

Supports up to three remote locations on a single video conference call. IP-to-IP video conferencing is not supported. Incoming ISDN-based calls can be supported as needed.

Computer Connection Access


A laptop connection to the AV system is available in courtrooms at counsel tables and the podium. Connection is via a standard 15-pin male VGA cable and a male 1/8” audio cable. This equipment does not support DVI-D, S-Video, or HDMI connections.

Audio/Video Connection Access


A connection to the AV system in the courtrooms is available at counsel tables and the podium for those who have other AV-related equipment. Connection to the system is though standard male composite stereo input and composite video input.

Teleconferencing


Courtrooms are outfitted with teleconferencing equipment capable of supporting one remote dial-in site.


DVD/VCR


Panasonic DVD/VCR combo is available for DVDs (DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, DVD-RAM) or VHS tapes (VHS, S-VHS). This equipment does not allow redaction on the fly of different video content.