For Immediate Release:
Litigation-Tech and Trial Consulting Network purchase “the system” for trial presentation, a computer rivaling IBM's Watson. “This system isn’t for playing Jeopardy. Nobody else has anything close, ” says Ted Brooks. "Even the new iPad apps for attorneys can't compete with 'the system'."
Of note in the photograph below:
Notice in the back of the courtroom, a state-of-the-art 37” CRT monitor on a scissor-lift stand, cleverly incorporated into a shipping case. Weight, around 400 lbs.
On counsel tables, ELMO (document camera) device, flat-screen monitors.
In the foreground: (Highly Classified) -- We cannot completely reveal "the system," however, in the lower left, note the multiple cooling fan-equipped RAID array tower, with external CD-RW drive on top of tower (also fan-cooled), and barcode scanning pen. Weight, approximately 100 lbs.
Next, on top of the workstation table, you’ll see “the system” keyboard and mouse, and even a backup laptop. Not that "the system" will ever have any problems, but other tasks might be accomplished while TrialDirector plays the depo (complete with scrolling closed-caption text) on the flat panel, and rest of “the system.”
--- April Fools, 2011
Note: This was our actual Brobeck in-house trial setup in Salt Lake City for a trial in the late '90's. On one hand, it’s not really that long ago. On the other, this stuff looks like what cavemen might have used.
Ted Brooks, President
"Enhancing the Art of Communication"
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