Digital Court Recorder

Designed for courthouses by the experts in AV court technology, Digital Court Recorder (DCR) is an easy-to-use integrated solution for digital AV recording and management.

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The Solution That Revolutionized Courtroom Recording

Introducing the all-new DCR for today’s fast-track judicial and courtroom management demands. We’ve made our landmark recording system better, faster and more reliable than ever before. Capture the record with bold recording and playback features supported by a full range of customized software, hardware and multimedia solutions.

Enjoy premier-quality audio and video thanks to word-class microphones, speakers, cameras and components. Take advantage of video conferencing capabilities to enhance courtroom participation. Add the latest in HDMI presentation technology and translation tools to streamline proceedings, while ensuring accurate, fair and trusted jurisprudence.

Software Features

DCR features and components are designed solely for more efficient and effective court recording experience.

01 Case Management and Docket Integration

DCR automatically incorporates critical information into the digital case file, so it can be called up at any time during or after the trial. Enjoy instant access to every case on the docket.

02 Video Conferencing and Arraignment

DCR can host multiple participants via advanced video conferencing technology. Ideal for remote hearings, live testimony and evidence presentation as well as video arraignment.

03 Evidence Presentation
DCR integrates with a full array of BIS audio/visual solutions (document cameras, DVD players, annotators, whiteboards, projectors, screens, LCD monitors and more) to add speed and accuracy to the evidentiary process.
04 Bookmarks
Bookmark any point in the digital file by time, speaker or notes to call it up at any point in the proceedings with point-and-click speed.
05 Room Control

Add this system for one-touch control of all audio and video components in the courtroom. Raise and lower mic levels. Operate cameras, projectors and recorders. Control monitors and displays. Room Control is configured to meet your needs with both appliance and server based options. Room Control configures to your needs with IP, network and server-based options available.

06 Assisted Listening

For hearing impaired courtroom participants, DCR can be configured with optional IR (infrared) and FM-based headset systems that are in full compliance with ADA regulations.

07 Automated Back-Up

The primary digital case file is saved on the system’s hard drive, while a second copy is automatically archived on a secondary drive or DVD for full redundancy.

08 Simultaneous Record and Playback
With DCR you can record proceedings live while reviewing testimony and evidence previously captured via playback for a more accurate and more efficient path to justice.
09 Vast Search Criteria

Call up digital files by case number, judge, defendant, keywords, date, time and other search criteria. DCR locates it in seconds!

10 Remote Translation and Language Interpretation

Provide access to court services for limited English proficient, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. We provide the connectivity to translators even if they’re many miles from the courtroom.

"We guarantee installation and technical service performed by our own team of trained and certified BIS experts. We will never outsource your critical courtroom needs to subcontractors or vendors."
Kirk Ambrose
Vice President
Frequently Asked Questions

DCR allows up to 32 audio channels and 8 video channels to a single file, but our fully scalable solution lets you choose the number of channels you need. Both audio and video are saved to a single file.

Yes! With DCR, you can bookmark any point in a digital file by time, speaker or notes to call it up at any point for later reference. Markers automatically are created when recording is started, paused and stopped.

Absolutely! DCR can record video conferences. This feature can be used for live testimony, evidence presentation and even video arraignment. BIS Digital excels at integrating different technologies for a total and seamless digital recording solution.

Sure! The software allows the attachment of supporting documentation such as testimony, evidence, notes, presentations, and rulings.

DCR runs on the Microsoft Windows Platform, allowing it to run on most PC’s.

Absolutely! With DCR you can record proceedings live while reviewing testimony and evidence using the DCR Player.

Yes! You can look up digital files by keyword, docket, case number, judge, defendant, keywords, date, time and other search criteria.

Sure! DCR allows you to seal a portion of a file or entire recordings that hold sensitive information.

Yes! DCR-IR allows up to 32 audio channels and 8 video channels to a single file, but our fully scalable solution lets you choose the number of channels you need. Both audio and video are saved to a single file.

The primary digital recording file is saved on one drive, typically the system’s PC hard drive, while a second copy is automatically archived on a secondary drive. Cloud storage is available as well.
Product Comparison Chart

DCR software adapts to the recording enviroment.

Featuresdcr-player-logoCourt
Recording
dcr-ir-logoInterview
Recording
dcr-2-logoMeeting
Recording
UsesCourt & Judicial Proceedings; DepositionsForensic and Custodial Interviews and InterrogationsCity, County, State and Agency Meetings
Saves to Single Native File
Records 32 Audio Channels
Records 8 Video Channels
File Markers (bookmarks)
Confidence Monitoring
Broadcast/PA Systems
File Attachments
Saves to Single Native File
Light Switch Start
Screen Capture
Record Sealing
Annotations
Voice and Face Masking
Simultaneous Archiving
Free Player
Automatic Gain Control
Automatic Noise Reduction
Time/Date Stamps
Integrates with Case Management Systems
Used with Microsoft Word
Roll Call, Motions & Votes
Cloud Storage
Saves to PDF and WMV
Open codec
Touchscreen capability
Non-proprietary compression
Dante and AVB
Web Access and Control
Solutions

Since 1982 the mission of BIS has been to create the best digital recording solutions available in the marketplace.

Industries

BIS has the unique ability to integrate communication, recording and multi-media system solutions with computers.

The Company
In 1982, the first compact disk player was launched. Coincidentally, so was BIS Digital.
Software

Introducing the all-new DCR for today’s fast-track judicial and courtroom management demands. We’ve made our landmark recording system better, faster and more reliable than ever before.

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