Monday, June 7, 2010

Ontario justice system revamps video network

In an effort to create a barrier-free court system, Ontario instituted a province-wide revamp of its video network infrastructure to allow people who can not physically appear in court participate in proceedings.

Through Video-over-IP, The Criminal Justice Video Network allows for active participation in the justice system to vulnerable witnesses such as children, remotely located experts, sick or handicapped individuals, and incarcerated individuals in other jurisdictions.

After an initial pilot phase, the network has now been in place for 18 months and is in 400 locations across the province. The network was setup with the help of Toronto-based communications provider MTS Allstream Inc.

Via it World Canada.

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