The Video Evidence Presentation System (VEPS) has several components—most of which are located on the VEPS carts in each courtroom. The VEPS cart is a mobile, self-contained workstation used by attorneys and court staff for evidence presentation from a variety of sources. The cart can be used at multiple locations in the courtroom.
- ADA Accommodations: For ADA accommodations related to the courtroom audio/video systems, please contact the appropriate courtroom deputy.
- Document Camera: The document camera, located on the VEPS cart, allows any item placed on its display surface to be viewed on the courtroom display devices. The document camera is located on top of the VEPS cart. The document camera can be used to present papers, transparencies, pictures, small 3-D objects, negatives, specimens and more.
- DVD and VCR: Some of the VEPS carts include DVD players and VCRs for playing DVDs or VHS tapes that are displayed on all courtroom video output devices. While not all the VEPS carts have the DVD players and VCRs installed, there are input capabilities available in all courtrooms, and you can ask the court to provide a portable DVD player or VCR or you may connect your own DVD player or VCR.
- Laptop Computer: A laptop computer can be connected to the VEPS cart or either counsel table for audio/video presentations. Images from the laptop can be displayed on all the courtroom monitors. Laptop audio/video cables are provided for connecting laptops at designated locations.
- Monitors: Monitors are located throughout the courtroom including the judge's bench, courtroom deputy station, attorney tables, jury box, and public areas.
The court has the ability to blackout particular monitors when required.
- Touch Screen Monitors: The witness box and the VEPS cart have monitors with touch annotation capabilities. Images viewed on each monitor are identical to the images appearing on all other evidence presentation monitors throughout the courtroom.
- VEPS Cart Location: The LCD touch monitor on the VEPS cart acts as a control screen and video evidence monitor. Use your finger to touch the button you want to activate. The touch panel menus allow you to select and adjust audio and video settings and keep track of courtroom timers, as well as annotate or draw on any video that is currently being viewed on the courtroom monitors.
- Witness Box Location: The touch monitor located at the witness box also allows the user to draw or mark on any video that is currently being viewed on the courtroom monitors. The touch monitor is easy to use because the witness draws directly on the screen with his finger.
- Viewing Video Sources: Tools for viewing video sources vary for each courtroom, but include LCD monitors, plasma screens, and large LCD screens. Video feeds to the jury, witness, gallery, or attorney monitors can be activated or muted.