Del Rio District Courtroom 1 has standard equipment to include a document camera, DVD Player, monitors on all tables, monitors visible by each juror to include three ceiling mounted 65” HD monitors, electronic markup capability on select monitors, tabletop microphones on each table, wireless microphones, wireless internet, and device input connection options.
Presenting in Court
The court highly recommends arriving early or scheduling a visit to ensure all technology is functional in the room prior to a given proceeding. Speak to the courtroom deputy to secure time in the courtroom.
Presenting evidence from a device you bring to court
All connections are monitored by the courtroom deputy to control what is viewed in the courtroom and the jury. Counsel must confer with the judge as to what evidence will be shown on the equipment prior to its display. There are two options to present from devices you bring to court (i.e. laptop, paper evidence, etc.)
Physically connect your device:
- You can physically connect with a cable at the podium, attorney table, or defense table (see courtroom layout). There is one option to connect: HDMI. You must either have a device that has an HDMI output, or bring an adapter to connect to the cable we provide. The court will not provide adapters to either party.
- What you are connecting to is a cable that looks like this (click here). You will either have a port on your device that looks like this (click here) or you need an adapter to accommodate this.
- If you are using a MacBook or similar device, you need an adapter to connect. For example, look for a corresponding conversion from lightning to HDMI, or USB-C to HDMI depending on your model.
Presenting physical evidence
A document camera that looks like this (click here) allows the judge, attorneys, jury and witness to view exhibits simultaneously (such as: documents, photographs, objects, etc.). A DVD player is also available in the podium.
Touch screen monitors (Planar touch panel controlled through a Crestron DGE-100 or DGE-200-C) at the podium, judge’s bench, lower bench, and witness stand facilitate annotation (marking up an image).
In the jury box, every two jurors share a 27” monitor to include three ceiling mounted 65” HD screens. All evidence is also shown on the touch screen monitors available in locations noted above.
Power strips are available on Defense and Prosecution tables that provide two three prong power outlets and two USB ports (for charging only).