> U of M Law School's Gothic Architecture
April 7, 2009
FSP Integrates Technology with U of M Law School's Gothic Architecture
Federated Service Pro has recently completed a successful technology installation and upgrade in the Moot Courtroom at Hutchins Hall on the University of Michigan Law School's campus. The purpose of the project was to install one audio visual system for both the court room and the jury room. Features of the installation include large sixty inch plasma screens that enable evidence to be displayed to the jury. This allows for annotation over the images presented. The system has four cameras in the court room and two cameras in the jury room so that mock trials can be recorded in progress and streamed over the internet. Any of the cameras can be utilized for video conferencing, so that proceedings can be watched at other locations and used as a valuable distance learning tool in real time. This also gives the court room access to other court rooms via video conferencing. All video can be archived, so students can refer to the footage at a later date. According to Greg Samborski, Sales Engineer for the project, "The most interesting as well as challenging aspect of the project was blending modern technology with the Collegiate Gothic architectural style of Hutchins Hall." U of M wanted state of the art equipment while maintaining the traditional look of the Moot Courtroom. Federated Service Pro accomplished this by creating a custom audio video system that is hidden in desks and behind wood paneling when not in use. When a need for the technology arises, plasmas emerge from behind the wood panels and out of antique desks. For 150 years, the University of Michigan's Law School has offered its students one of the world's finest legal educations in a setting of stunning physical beauty. Among Michigan Law's 20,000+ alumni can be found leaders in law, business, and public service in countries across the globe. It is a top ranked public law school and its faculty is internationally recognized for the depth and breadth of its legal scholarship, its interdisciplinary and international perspectives, and its concern with both legal theory and legal practice. For more information about the U of M Law School building project, contact John Masson, Media Relations Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-647-7352.
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