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Video visitation convenient, efficient, secure.

In Hillsborough County, Fla., the corrections system is accommodating family visitations and attorney-client conferences with fewer guards, yet the facility continues to maintain a high level of security for its inmates. The improved logistics for visitations is achieved with a new videoconferencing system provided by Brinckmann and Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based videoconferencing integrator and software developer.

With 48 conferencing rooms--half for inmates, half for visitors--along with stations for guard supervision and system management, the system uses IP-based multipoint technology to enable monitoring-automatic scan or selected booths--of all two-way conferences. Guards can also save snapshots of the conferences. Inmates no longer have to be moved from a secure area to a visitation area, reducing risk to security and the amount of time and number of guards required to conduct visitation.

The system also accommodates dial-in conferences, allowing lawyers to remain in their offices while conferring with clients at the facility. A combination of commercially available desktop videoconferencing equipment and the special management software were all that was necessary to implement the system.

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Title Annotation:Company Business and Marketing; videoconferencing system from Brinckmann and Associates, Inc
Publication:Communications News
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 1999
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