AVR is one of the top competitive emerging products developed for a Government organization in Audio – Video domain, proving ease of use and maintainability in back-end supports and file backups in the server modules. AVR project has advanced to a multi-level solution provider for Court Rooms, Meeting Rooms & Training rooms competing for other such applications. It is a complete suite for Audio & Video recording solutions that help to digitize everything that happens in the above-listed category. AVR has undergone various changes and functionality addons, eventually to make it easier and user-friendly.
The main challenges faced during the project were,
The client wanted a solution that needs to be very secure and doesn’t need the files (esp. media files) to be accessed by anyone. It should only work with our application.
The number of Audio / Video input channels should be dynamically increased depending on the device used.
The quality of audio and video should be the best.
Compression of Audio / Video files to reduce file storage.
Conversion of Audio to Text and its accuracy was also a challenge.
We have achieved the best quality Video / Audio by creating our libraries and packages.
We created our own Audio / Video player to ensure that the Audio / Video recorded through this application can be played through our player only.
Also, we have achieved the best compression through the solution that we proposed.
AVR SMB Suite: It is designed and built specifically for small and medium-sized businesses. The SMB Suite brings together powerful products designed specifically for your needs: The SMB Recorder, the SMB player, and the SMB Mixer. The SMB suite of AVR features a standalone unit with an integrated player, recorder, and mixer.With the SMB Suite, you benefit by having the best small and medium-sized business solution available based on a proven and fully integrated Windows foundation and delivered through our easy license program.
AVR Enterprise Suite: designed for large enterprises helps companies respond faster to market and customer demands by making their products play a more strategic role. The AVR Enterprise Suite contains all our products packaged into one single box for one combined price.
AVR Player: AVR’s powerful playback features let users playback record and archived audio-video files with ease. You can listen and watch captured files even from remote locations. The player gives you complete control over recordings. You can playback specific areas by accessing the log entries from the log notes area.
AVR Recorder: AVR Recorder allows users to record, archive, and playback live audio and video using 4, 8, or 16-channel audio modes. The recorder also sports features to view and listen to archived audio and video. With an AVR recorder at your disposal, you can control archiving of audio and video from remote locations. You can even adjust audio levels remotely.
AVR Network Console: AVR’s Network Console provides features to remotely manage recording and playback of audio-video over a secure network. Features included remotely managing the recording, playback, controlling audio levels, inserting log notes, and playback using log note entries.
AVR FTP Backup Module: AVR’s FTP Backup module help to archive recorded files in the local network or a remote location using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Archived files can later be downloaded from remote locations.
AVR Log Notes: The Log Notes feature of AVR helps insert log entries into audio-video sequences while recording is in progress. A bookmark is placed in the audio-video recording stream when the log notes are inserted, which helps in easy playback and search. For a Courtroom scenario, log notes are inserted by the Court Reporter and can place a bookmark; to easily identify the cross-examination of a witness. Using powerful search features or by accessing the log note entry, the cross-examination can be played back with ease. The in-built spell checker ensures that the log note is correct and error-free.
AVR Support Package: AVR’s Enterprise Suite supports web-based recording, playback, annotation, remote archiving, and retrieval of files. In addition, 24/7 support ensures round-the-clock troubleshooting.
AVR – Search: AVR features a powerful natural-language search feature; that helps users find specific areas in archived recordings with ease.
For a court proceeding, there will be multiple recordings required. We were able to merge all the recordings into a single file. The security for these files was high since the recordings can only be played on the application player itself. The judges can hear everything that happened, and no one else can access the tapes except the people involved. The other aspect of the system is there is little room for error. No matter what happens, all the data will be kept in an encrypted form and only be accessible by those who are authorized to view it.
We developed our compression algorithms, and the storage space needed was low compared to other applications. The quality of the recordings remained unchanged even after the compressions. The high-performance QT-based application was developed for all the platforms such as Windows, Mac, and Linux. There were no compatibility issues reported, and the end-user can play this on their respective systems. The data can be protected from any unauthorized access, and only the authorized people can view what happens in the courtroom.
Tools & Methods
Slack for team conversations/
Proto.io for prototype
Luidchart for visualizing
Git for source code
Jira for project
Figma for build
Softnotions is focusing on the Global provider in Digital Recording solutions. AVR project was developed as a customized product that has grown up to multi-level solution provider for Court Rooms, Meeting Rooms & Training rooms competing with other such applications. It is a complete suite for Audio & Video recording solutions that help to digitize everything that happens in the above-listed category. The first phase of AVR has been implemented in more than seven Judicial Departments across the world, which is to be the region’s first of its kind model. AVR has undergone various changes and functionality add-ons’ eventually to make it easier and user-friendly.
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