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March 17, 2010 - 11:44pm
Hello, All. I work in court and am thinking of starting to offer Teleview to remote deponents or attorneys who may be interested in reading the proceedings.
A couple of questions -- How does Teleview work overall? Is it a good system? And does anyone use SKYPE and the video to stream to remote locations? How does that all work as far as the preparation? Just looking to avoid some pitfalls and have a smooth time the first couple of times I try it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Steve in San Diego Sup. Ct.
March 18, 2010 - 7:09pm#1
If you don't understand how
If you don't understand how it works, you're likely to have issues, and it won't be a pleasant experience. You'll need to have a good grasp of how LAN's and WAN's work.
I use Teleview frequently. On one job I had, the taking attorneys' expert was located in France, and I sent that expert a Teleview feed and set up his local attorneys with a messenger program so that the expert could relay questions to them based on his reading of the Teleview feed. In that way, those attorneys were able to forgo the expense of flying in this expert just for a day of depos.
This was all a last minute setup, meaning the taking attorneys did not give notice that this service was needed ahead of time.
The people who receive Teleview feeds are always very impressed that there's no huge setup time required and no major downloads to deal with, no installation of programs to mess with. They love how simple it is.
But, as I said, in order for it to be a favorable experience for all involved, the reporter has to have a very good working knowledge of how to make it work. However, I understand from David that he's working on a version that will not require such a learning curve. I do know of several reporters who got frustrated with the learning curve of the present version and abandoned the program. But for me, it's as valuable a tool to me as StenoCast is.