Based in the United States, Tony Douglass is Auscript’s Executive Director and its second largest shareholder. He is also the President of US based Court Record Solutions. Tony brings almost 20 years of digital audio and justice systems experience, and an outstanding reputation based on integrity and proven capability in high profile government justice inquiries and projects.
Whilst completing his Bachelor of Communications degree, Tony acquired a recording studio in Sydney to pursue his interests in audio engineering where he provided services to a number of Australia’s top international artists. He further developed the business to provide postproduction television services, producing some of Australia’s first 3D animated children’s television series that have been syndicated internationally. In the early 1990s, when digital audio production technology was in its infancy, the NSW Premier’s Department contracted Tony to provide forensic digital audio services for specialist inquiries.
Tony sold his interests in the recording studio and television production businesses to develop his career as a forensic audio enhancement engineer and court technology consultant. During this time, he trained under Bruce Koenig, the former Director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Voice Processing Unit, gaining qualifications in digital audio enhancement and authenticity analysis. He has provided expert services for all of Australia’s police services with some high profile cases requiring in-court expert testimony in support of his findings. Tony went on to create Evidence Technology Pty Limited, Australia’s first specialist electronic courtroom systems provider. His clients included the NSW Police Royal Commission, for which his work was recognised by US court technology leaders as the first true ‘eCourt’ to be implemented for an ongoing inquiry in the world.
Tony’s business grew to provide courtroom technology solutions to most of Australia’s major inquiries including the HIH Royal Commission, The Building Industry Royal Commission, Snow Town murders Inquiry, The NSW Police Integrity Commission and the NSW Independent Commission against Corruption. He provided technology consultancy services to the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the NSW Attorney General’s Department.
When the opportunity arose to acquire Auscript, Tony saw the potential to revolutionise Auscript’s recording and transcription services through innovative digital technology. Since that time, Tony has established relationships and developed innovative technology to provide clients with the fastest, most precise and secure recordings and transcripts.