ExhibitOne Granted U.S. Patent Approval for Virtual Court-Interpreter System
PHOENIX (June 4, 2013) – ExhibitOne Corporation announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent #US 8,379,072 B2 for the company’s award winning Virtual Court-Interpreter System (VCIS).
VCIS enables courtroom language interpreters to stay in one location as they handle interpretation needs in different courtrooms/court buildings. The system includes both audio and video technology which enables the interpreter to not only hear the words being spoken, but to take those words in context with facial expressions, inflections and other forms of body language which are important to the process.
“The key to the system and its patent is more about the integration of technology than the technology itself,” said ExhibitOne CEO and President Kevin Sandler. “In fact, VCIS can leverage much of a court’s existing A/V infrastructure, which keeps costs very low.”
By using VCIS:
- Interpreters can assist in more cases
- Courts reduce interpreter-related costs, including travel-related expenses
- Cases are handled more efficiently
- Defendants and the court consistently use properly qualified interpreters
In 2011, the National Association of Counties presented its NACo Achievement Award to the county court system that was first to implement VCIS.
ABOUT ExhibitOne – Established in 1997, Phoenix, Arizona-based ExhibitOne is recognized throughout the country as a leader in the designing, engineering, and integration of commercial, high-demand audio/visual and videoconferencing systems. From courtrooms to classrooms and from corporate offices to emergency operations centers, ExhibitOne partners with architects, general contractors and directly with commercial users in providing highly effective A/V solutions that deliver impact and results.