Video Conferencing and Telepresence Solutions for the State and Local Government

No longer limited to Federal government agencies with big budgets, video conferencing and telepresence systems are transforming the way state and local government agencies communicate. As costs have come down and reliability has improved, government agencies of all kinds are using this technology to increase productivity, reduce travel, and fulfill eco-friendly initiatives.

Video conferencing and telepresence systems create virtual meeting experiences so realistic, participants feel as if they are in the same room, even when they are in agencies located miles apart. As a result, the need for government workers to travel for meetings is reduced, saving travel related costs and carbon dioxide emissions.

State and local government agencies use video conferencing and telepresence solutions for a wide variety of applications, including collaboration among departments, video arraignments, and distance training. Established in 2007, NU-SECURE 360° is a leading integrator of video conferencing and telepresence systems, audio visual equipment, and managed conferencing services for state and local government agencies. We plan, design, implement, and support secure and reliable solutions that are tailored to meet specific agency needs.

All of video and audio visual solutions are based on open standards that accommodate multi-vendor interoperability and leverage existing network infrastructure. We work with all of our government clients to help them maximize the return on their investment, while minimizing the total cost of ownership.

IVCi’s integrated collaboration solutions for government agencies include those designed for:

Inter/Intra-Agency CommunicationSpread out in locations across the country, many state and local governments face communication challenges. Video collaboration solutions can help agencies with the following:

  • Joint planning
  • Training and education
  • Multi-organization coordination and collaboration
  • Continuity of operations
  • Secure communications
  • Citizen and community outreach programs

Judicial and CorrectionsVideo systems in courts and correctional facilitates improve security and facilitate the judicial process. These solutions enable hearings and cases to travel through the court system faster, and minimize transportation costs and security risks of inmates. Typical uses of video solutions in judicial and correctional environments include:

  • Arraignments
  • Visitations
  • Scheduled court hearings
  • Court appeals
  • Depositions
  • Witness testimony
  • Telemedicine
  • Court recordings

First Responders and Public Safety First responders and public safety agencies utilize video conferencing systems to improve emergency response times and maintain continuity of operations in critical situations. Mobile solutions allow emergency personnel to go into the field to assess disasters and report back to headquarters in real time. Implementing this technology in first responder and public safety environments facilitates:

  • Emergency management
  • Critical needs assessment
  • Crisis communications
  • Preparedness and response training
  • Central command communications
  • Ensuring citizen safety

Other critical uses of video for state and local government agencies include:
Protecting the Public

  • Increase speed and efficiency of pretrial services with remote video arraignment
  • Officers spend more time responding, less time in court
  • Faster fire and rescue response time
  • Eliminate contact between victims and offenders
  • Enhance emergency operations center (EOC) collaboration for emergency response

Increasing Service Effectiveness, Responsiveness, and Productivity

  • Spend more time collaborating, less time driving
  • Reach informed consensus faster
  • Redistribute staff resources in departments
  • Defer staff increases
  • Keep courts on schedule

Reduce Costs and Stimulate Economic Development

  • Save taxpayer dollars
  • Reduce overtime costs
  • Lower fuel costs
  • Decrease maintenance expenses
  • Positive environmental impact
  • Attract more people to live and work in a community
  • Improved quality of life