National Institute of Standards and Technology

Hybrid and Virtual Courtrooms – Digital Court Recording

DCR - Virtual Courtroom Secure Communications

DCR Virtual Courtroom ensures secure Internet-based data transmissions between computing devices by adhering to protocols and standards established by the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These transmissions encompass various activities such as exchanging audio and video data, sharing files and screen captures within the system, and sending text messages.

The cornerstone of the DCR’s secure communication framework is NIST Special Publication 800-131A, recognized globally as the authoritative guide for secure commercial and financial computer communications, shaping standards not only in North America but also worldwide.

The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) is one of NIST’s six research labs, focusing on IT measurements, testing, and standards. Renowned for its high-quality, impartial research and data, ITL serves as a trusted source across the globe. Covering diverse fields like computer science, mathematics, statistics, and systems engineering, ITL’s research aligns with NIST’s mission to bolster U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness through advancements in measurement science, standards, and related technologies.

NIST’s Special Publication (SP) 800 series disseminates valuable information to the computer security community, comprising guidelines, recommendations, technical specifications, and annual reports on cybersecurity activities. Developed in compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014, NIST produces SP 800-series publications to address and uphold the security and privacy requirements of U.S. Federal Government information and systems.


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


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.

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