Courtroom Audio Visual Requests

Historic Courthouse Courtroom 1 AV Technology Reference Guide
Justice Center Courtrooms 1, 2, 18, 19 AV Technology Reference Guide
Justice Center Courtrooms 3-17 AV Technology Reference Guide

The Chester County Justice Center has 17 courtrooms and eight hearing rooms and the Historic Courthouse has two courtrooms. Some, but not all, are equipped with state of the art audio visual (AV) equipment for use during hearings, trials and other court proceedings.
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; however the equipment will need to tie into the courtroom equipment.

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
  • Zoom video conferencing*
  • 2-way teleconferencing
  • Document camera 
  • Computer connection access
  • Projector* that projects onto a 9’ screen visible by counsel, witness, judge, and jurors
*requires a reservation with the courts.

Hearing Room Equipment


The following equipment is available:
  • Assisted listening device
  • Zoom video conferencing*
  • 2-way teleconferencing
  • Wireless computer connection access
  • Projector* that projects onto a 9’ screen visible by counsel, witness, judge, and jurors
*requires a reservation with the courts.

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 and Neckloop Telecoil (T-Coil) are available by reservation for the hearing impaired.


Video Conferencing System

Video conferencing is achieved via Zoom. Please coordinate with the court ahead of time to schedule and receive court approval for utilizing Zoom video conferencing. 

Computer Connection Access


A laptop connection to the AV system is available in courtrooms at counsel tables via a built-in HDMI cable. A laptop, tablet, or cellphone connection to the AV system is available in courtrooms and hearing rooms by wirelessly streaming via the Mersive Solstice app when connected to Chester County's Guest WiFi network.

Teleconferencing


Courtrooms and hearing rooms are outfitted with teleconferencing equipment capable of supporting multiple remote sites.