WiredRed’s e/pop Web Conferencing Links the 14th Judicial Court and Lake Charles City Court to Jail for Court Procedures via Video

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City and District Court in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Replaces Expensive Hardware-based Video Conferencing System with IP-based e/pop

WiredRed®, a technology leader in real-time communications software, today announced that the 14th Judicial District and the Lake Charles City Court in Calcasieu Parish, Lake Charles, Louisiana, has deployed the Company’s e/pop® Web and Video Conferencing software for video arraignment and “Assignment of Counsel” court proceedings. Prior to e/pop, the 14th Judicial District Court (JDC) utilized an expensive traditional point-to-point hardware-based video conferencing system that was complex to use and required expensive peripherals to increase the audio quality in the cinder block room where inmates are arraigned.

In the case of the 14th Judicial District Court, which utilizes e/pop in both the City and District Courts, video and audio are the two critical features that allow the Judge and inmates to see and hear each other in real-time during the Right to Counsel proceeding. e/pop is installed on a standard PC server at the courthouse and connects to the jail remotely via Frame Relay. The conference session traffic is transmitted securely on the Court’s private network as it does not route over the Public Internet.

Since the 14th JDC deployed e/pop, the Lake Charles City Court has been able to arraign 30-50 inmates on their Arraignment Dockets.

“Before video conferencing, Lake Charles City Court was forced to either shuttle inmates to the court, or the Judge and minute clerk had to drive to the jail, both which required transportation time and marshals for security,” said Tim Leger, MIS Manager for the 14th Judicial District and Lake Charles City Court. “We have increased the amount of arraignments fivefold, our Judges get more work done, and we’ve cut the cost of transportation and security for trips to and from the jail, thanks to e/pop.”

e/pop Web and Video Conferencing includes a comprehensive set of features, and fully interactive sessions for all participants, with multiparty video, VoIP, remote control, record & playback, plus complete desktop, application/document and dynamic presentation sharing. Not only is e/pop extremely easy to use, it takes approximately five minutes to install and deploy because it has no third-party software dependencies.

“We are truly excited that e/pop is being used to help process Right to Counsel proceedings faster at the 14th Judicial District Court and also arraignments at Lake Charles City Court in Louisiana, which may speed the judicial process,” said Steven Peltier, CEO at WiredRed. “This is the real beauty of web and video conferencing technology – it allows you to conduct business and communicate as if you were there in person.”

About WiredRed

WiredRed Software is a technology leader in real-time communications. The Company's secure, multipoint routing technology powers its e/pop product line, which includes multiparty video conferencing, web conferencing and secure IM software. All e/pop products are designed to provide busy, security-conscious IT staff in business, government and education with fast and easy to maintain solutions compatible with their existing networks.

More than 3,500 commercial and government customers are using e/pop software. Customer installations include ADP, Florida Rock, Tindall Corporation, D.H. Pace, Mercury Insurance, Baker & McKenzie, Merrill Lynch, The Members Group, Scottrade and Wells Fargo. e/pop has also been deployed throughout hundreds of schools, as well as local, state and federal government agencies including the U.S. Army, U.S. National Guard, Bureau of Land Management, National Institute of Health, Department of the Interior, and State of California, Health Services. The company licenses its software to corporate and government IT organizations and a growing network of business partners.

For more information, visit the WiredRed web site at http://www.wiredred.com, or contact the company directly at l +1-858-715-0970.

e/pop and WiredRed are registered trademarks of WiredRed Software.

All other marks are property of their respective owners.

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