SOURCE: York Telecom

July 20, 2005 08:16 ET

York Telecom Tapped to Broadcast New Jersey Supreme Court Proceedings Over Internet

EATONTOWN, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 20, 2005 -- York Telecom, a recognized expert in complex visual communication solutions and services, has begun to broadcast the proceedings of the NJ Supreme Court via streaming media over the Internet. Two additional state Supreme Courts broadcast live proceedings over radio or television.

The Court uses nine voice activated cameras to automatically switch to the appropriate speaker and capture the video. Captured video is sent live over ISDN lines to York Telecom. Per the agreement, York Telecom converts video of the proceedings into streamed content available as either a live or on-demand Webcast. Anyone with Internet access and Windows Media Player can view the court sessions without making the trip to the Court's Trenton, New Jersey location. Broadcasts, which carry everything that happens in the Supreme Court courtroom, are accessed via the Court's web page www.njcourtsonline.com. Daily arguments carried live are then archived online.

"The New Jersey Supreme Court is a highly respected institution tasked with making important legal decisions on behalf of the people. It is now able to do so before the people in a way few other courts have been able to," said Ken Scaturro, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at York Telecom. "We're pleased to be a part of the demystification of the judicial process by opening the virtual courtroom door to an unlimited audience."

"We're putting a human face on an institution that's really not known to a lot of people," said Jeff Newman, in charge of technical applications for the NJ Courts. "Through these Webcasts, we can offer a clear picture of how the process works in real-time. We expect everyone from lawyers to students to view the proceedings via the web. The electronic door is open and everyone is invited in."

For more information about York Telecom email info@yorktel.com or call 866-836-8463.

About York Telecom

Founded in 1985, York Telecom Corporation, headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey, is a leading provider of visual communication services and solutions for the Federal Government and Fortune 1000 companies, as well as State and Local governments. The company offers total managed video services, professional video production and postproduction as well as consulting, integration and operational services for visual communication solutions such as Videoconferencing, Video On Demand, Custom Media Studio and Room Design and Multimedia Network Management. York Telecom has nationwide branch offices, an international help desk and a worldwide integration, production and support force. For more information, visit York Telecom online at www.yorktel.com or email at info@yorktel.com

Contact Information

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    Marketing Communications Manager
    York Telecom Corp.
    732-413-6023
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    Eatontown, New Jersey 07724
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