Simple, sophisticated solutions
Standalone capture and management solutions for smaller courts and interview rooms
Standalone capture and management
For standalone users, VIQ has a range of audio/video capture and management solutions that are easy to use but with sophisticated features and functionality that gives you everything you need to capture a high-quality verbatim record.
Our standalone solutions can be installed on laptops for portable use and include built-in management utilities that allow you to easily create a CD or DVD to provide to your clients or for your own backup or remote use. You can make integrated log notes, add multimedia attachments, and monitor any of the independent channels of audio and video while recording.
VIQ has been leading the digital audio recording and management business for over 25 years. Here are some of the things we do better than anyone else:
- Audio and Video Capture
- Sophisticated File Management
- File Integration
- Customizable Interfaces
- Case and Data Management Integration
- Remote Access and Control
- Simplified Interface
Simple, sophisticated standalone recording
If simple audio and video capture is all you need, VIQ provides a simplified interface that lets you start recording with just one click. Best of all, our solutions grow with you, so it's easy to add additional funcionality if your needs change.
Audio and Video Capture
A crucial part of digital media evidence is audio and video recording. VIQ supports independent multi-channel digital audio capture through a wide selection of capture devices, including external USB boxes or internal capture cards.
Confidence monitoring, visual cues and audible alarms let you be confident that your audio is being captured at appropriate, usable levels. VIQ uses a unique compression algorithm to keep your audio files at a high quality but a small file size.
Audio files are recorded in a proprietary format for security and file integrity, but can be easily exported to a user-friendly MP3 or WAV format for public sharing. Our free player can also be used to playback VIQ files anywhere, anytime.
VIQ also works with a wide range of video capture devices: USB web cameras, IP cameras, and video surveillance systems. We also team up with partners like PESA to provide complete, all-in-one audio/video solutions like the PESA XSTREAM. We are dedicated to offering cutting-edge video capabilities and are always pushing our solutions to offer the best possible video technology available. Our video solutions have been proven in real-world environments and have captured tens of thousands of hours of video.
We use industry-preferred video encoding standards like h.264, AAC, and MP4 to ensure our media can be played from wide array of open source video players. We support video capture from a wide array of video capture cards and IP cameras. Our video capabilities are extremely flexible and allow us to meet our clients’ video needs from individual web camera capture to enterprise wide HD capture from up to six camera sources per session.
Sophisticated File Management
A record doesn't do you much good if you can't do anything with it. You need to be able to locate those files when you need them, share them with the people who need access, and makes sure that the records are secure and protected. VIQ's advanced database technology makes it easier to search, share and secure your files.
Say you need to pull up a file from a few months ago. Don't remember exactly when that recording was made? That's okay. Don't remember the file name? That's okay too. We'll find it. VIQ's advanced database technology makes it incredibly easy to locate recordings. We offer a wide range of search criteria, including partial matches, so as long as you remember anything about the recording, you'll be able to find it, quick and easy, no matter if you're running one workstation or one thousand.
Our database structure also makes it easy to manage the backup and security of your records. Your standalone recording system automatically backs up your records to a second drive or location for automated redundancy and with a few clicks of the keyboard you can create a CD/DVD of all your audio, video attachments that can be stored or shared for remote use.
Digital media evidence is more than just audio and video capture. You need to be able to make everything part of your official record: photos, emails, scanned documents, log files, PDFs, any bit of pertinent information. With VIQ, you can. Any electronic file can be attached to the case file and become part of the official record. You can even search your records by the attachment, and any authorized user who has access to the records will also have access to the attachments.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to VIQ's recording solutions. A court has different needs than a police station. A district court has different needs than a bankruptcy court. Even two bankruptcy courts can have different needs.
With VIQ, we pride ourself on being flexible. Our software comes with over 20 built-in front-end profiles that have been specifically designed to match the language and terminology around your organization. We can help you customize the software even further so that you get the exact look and feel that you want. Every field, every string on our software is customizable, right down to the last letter.
The same flexibility allows us to run our software in any language. So far, VIQ software has been translated into French, Chinese, Arabic and Spanish, and we are always open to more.
Case and Data Management Integration
You're already using a case/records management system, why not put it to better use? VIQ's recording software can integrate with any third-party case management system to give you a customized recording with no data re-entry. VIQ uses the information already entered in your case management database, such as case number, scheduled date/time, presiding judge and other participants, and copies it into your recording, saving you the time, effort and risk of data re-entry.
Ideal for fast-paced environments, VIQ's case management tool lets you prepare your case lists in advance, then be ready to instantly start recording when a case is called, and the next case, and the next case. Hotkeys help speed the process. You get all the speed and convenience of one-click recording while maintaining the benefits of a fully annotated recording, such as easy searchability.
VIQ takes a “hands-off” approach to your case management system so at no point is your case management data at risk, but if you want two-way integration VIQ can go the extra mile by providing the ability to upload case records back to the case management system.
VIQ has already integrated with many leading case management systems, as you can see to the right. If your case management system is not on the listen, don't worry. Integration is fast and easy. Contact us and we'll get in touch with your case management provider to get the process started.
VIQ has integrated with many popular case management systems:
Justice Systems FullCourt
... and more
Remote Access and Control
You don't always want to be in the same room as your recording equipment. VIQ's unique remote capabilities let you determine how and where your recording is monitored and controlled.
Maybe you just want a second pair of eyes on a proceedings or an interview. We can do that too. Multiple operators can be monitoring the same proceedings at the same time, each witnessing the live audio and video from their separate workstations.
Simple, simple interface
You would think with all these features and functionality, our interface would be complicated and scary. But it isn't. We function on a "set it and forget it" idea, where you feature the tools you use all the time, hide the things you don't want to see, and the rest are readily available when you call on them.
A sleek, modern interface with standard, user-friendly buttons and controls and a completely customizable interface with windows that can be pinned anywhere on the screen you like. You control the layout and in minutes you'll have mastered the capture process.
These features are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what VIQ can do. Best of all, you get to choose the features and functions you need. But if you change your mind later, it's a snap to add that functionality back on.
Learn more about what makes us different and how we do digital media evidence better than anyone else. Contact us today.