MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 18, 2015) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ", "VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VQS) has been selected by Gulf Business Machines ("GBM") to provide enterprise digital audio and video capture and management for the Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department ("ADJD") in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The initial digital court recording deployment will focus on the new ultra-modern Abu Dhabi Court House complex. The complex hosts Abu Dhabi's three major layers of adjudication: the Court of Appeal, the Court of Cassation and the Court of the First Instance. The innovative court complex has adopted the latest technology standards, including the best possible audio, HD video, digital recording and digital collaboration technologies available in the market today.
VIQ's initial three-year agreement with GBM includes software recording licenses, playback, transcription and tiered server licenses, as well as the associated audio and video capture cards and recording hardware, for a significant number of courtrooms and ancillary rooms and offices in the new court complex. The VIQ digital recording platform will be fully integrated with the Cisco C-Series video-conferencing solutions and the latest high definition cameras and plasma display monitors.
The design of the new ADJD digital recording infrastructure includes sophisticated synchronization protocols that ensure the veracity of the recorded data over three levels of redundancy, all indexed within separate databases. The design is driven by the ADJD's desire to not only capture the audio record for transcription purposes but capture high definition video as well. As part of the contract, all VIQ software is being installed in Arabic in partnership with GBM.
Upon completion of the initial VIQ/Cisco integrated deployment in the new court house complex on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, next priorities will focus on collaboration starting with integration with the ADJD's existing case management system, secure private cloud service for the management of the transcription workflow to ADJD's transcriptionists and secure online sharing of digital files via web portal. These innovative solutions will enable authorized stakeholders to truly collaborate digitally, including making private annotations, reviewing evidence, redacting portions of recordings and accessing audio and video online at any time, from anywhere, on any device.
GBM is one of the largest IT solution providers in the Gulf region, with more than 1,000 employees and offices across the region. GBM is a key VIQ partner, a Cisco Gold Partner and is the sole distributor for IBM throughout the Gulf Cooperative Council (excluding Saudi Arabia).
"We are thrilled to partner with GBM and welcome the prestigious Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department to our growing list of enterprise government customers who are adopting collaborative digital media evidence as a key component of their operation and digital infrastructure, improving productivity, security and accessibility," said Sebastien Paré, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions. "Worldwide, the new Abu Dhabi court house on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street is fast becoming a global leader in the capture and management of digital audio, HD video and other evidences. VIQ Solutions is delighted to be recognized as the world-class supplier of scalable, highly secured, reliable and proven digital capture and management solution for this very pivotal project for the ADJD through a solid partner like GBM and look forward to grow our partnership with ADJD and GBM throughout the UAE and the Middle-East."
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About VIQ Solutions Inc.
VIQ Solutions is the global expert in digital recording technology. With a better approach to the collection, management and collaborative sharing of digital audio and video files, we help increase efficiency, improve security and reduce costs for courts, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, health providers, and legislatures around the world. We have the proven technology and depth of experience and expertise to efficiently manage either enterprise installations of hundreds of rooms, with hundreds of terabytes of data and smaller stand-alone solutions for customers in various industries. Managing digital media evidence is what we do, and we do it better than anyone else.
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