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Auscript’s sister technology company partners with industry leader in court recording solutions

Court technology companies ForTheRecord (FTR) and Court Record Solutions (CRS) have signed an exclusive agreement to integrate their products into an end-to-end record production, management and access system.

Court Record Solutions is the sister company of Auscript – Australia’s most trusted transcription provider and the official provider of court reporting services to numerous commonwealth courts and tribunals throughout Australia. The collaboration leverages pioneering technology originally developed in-house by Auscript to increase efficiencies and improve client experience.

Auscript was the first operator to implement a nation-wide digital recording and transcription network using FTR software in 2005. In the following years, Auscript developed a suite of applications that enabled the company to deliver over 99% of transcripts on time, and revolutionised access to recordings for the judiciary via a secure online portal, now known as Court.fm.

In 2010, CRS was formed to commercialise the Auscript technology with the assistance of a grant from Commercialisation Australia.

Auscript CEO and Managing Director, Peter Wyatt, said the new partnership brought together the considerable know-how and specialities of two leading court technology companies to deliver solutions that would fast become the benchmark in a new era of producing and working with the digital record.

“The results we have achieved at Auscript by blending the CRS innovations with FTR technology over the last few years have been game-changing for Auscript. The efficiency of the production operation has greatly increased and our clients have experienced more seamless, on time, service delivery and much more meaningful reporting.”

Court operators and reporters will benefit from integrated connectivity and control of FTR technology via the CRS range of solutions, meaning web access and control, enhanced management of audio, greater worker mobility, improved production times and lower operational costs.

Mr Wyatt said Auscript’s sister company CRS was looking forward to the collaboration.

“CRS is excited by this opportunity to introduce greater efficiency and accessibility into the process of making and moving the court record,” he said.

The solutions are currently scheduled for release in the Fourth Quarter of 2012 and will be co-branded and marketed exclusively by FTR.

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For further enquiries: Peter Wyatt, CEO and Managing Director, Auscript, 0417 766 877

Download the Auscript Media Release (PDF)

About Auscript Auscript Australasia Pty is a Record Holdings company registered 14 July 2004 and headquartered in Brisbane QLD Australia. Record Holdings Pty Ltd is 100% Australian owned and operates a number of service and technology operations throughout Australia, including Auscript and Court Record Solutions, Auscript’s sister company and technology partner. www.auscript.com

About ForTheRecord ForTheRecord (FTR) Limited is a global leader in providing digital recording and content management systems for judicial and public safety venues. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, and part of the global Melbourne IT Group, FTR solutions are sold through a worldwide network of authorized resellers and systems integrators and can be found in more than 22,500 recording venues across 55 countries. www.fortherecord.com

About Court Record Solutions Court Record Solutions (CRS), a Record Holdings company, is an innovative court software technology company based in Williamsburg, Virginia (USA) and Brisbane, Queensland (Australia). The company creates solutions that enable online court media access, live audio distribution and end-to-end transcript production process management, whilst aiding in cost recovery. www.courtrecordsolutions.com