Auscript is a company that delivers fast, precise, and secure recordings and transcripts.
Every year, the company records over 100,000 hours of digital audio, analyses it using
sophisticated software and then delivers 1.5 to 2 million pages of transcript for justice, business,
government and law enforcement clients. With accuracy ratings the highest in the country (98.5%),
Auscript is the market leader in mission-critical recording and transcription services. Their clients
include the Department of Justice and Attorney General in Queensland, Family Court of Australia,
Federal Court of Australia, and Federal Circuit Court Australia.
In April 2013, DiGiCOR worked with Auscript. This situation requires Auscript to have a better IT infrastructure to
assist them in providing the best service in their industry. DiGiCOR was at
the service to help this company provide a mass quantity of reliable Rackmount
systems that is compatible with their voice recording applications.
Find a unit with enough processing power while still performing quietly
Requires mass quantity of units
Obtain a system with a short depth 1 RU
HOW WE HELPED
Conduct several testing and evaluations
DiGiCOR managed to provide Auscript with dual 1RU servers that met all of their requirements
The server, with a sound capture card, was quiet enough to eliminate any interruptions to court proceedings and recordings
DiGiCOR provided around 1000 units of the short depth (2 units back-to-back per 1U space) 1RU servers
Auscript has been able to take the Australian justice, business, government, and law enforcement
world by storm acquiring the highest published quality ratings in the country
We had several meetings and discussions with Auscript’s team to generate the best solution to improve their performance.
After a complete and detailed investigation of the company’s requirement,
it was clear that a significant number of systems would be required to run software to convert recordings to text,
whilst storing the data. As a result, we found three challenges in this project.
Firstly, two units must be deployed into every courtroom for high availability, and they must be very quiet to
ensure they do not interrupt court proceedings as well as recordings. Secondly,
the system must have sufficient processing power to process the audio recording and
use the software to translate this into text format. The main challenge in this scope is to find a unit with enough
processing power while still performing quietly.
Finally, the final challenge was to bring a system with a short depth 1 RU. On the other hand,
affordable price is also part of Auscript’s consideration in this project.
How We Helped
After several testing and evaluations, Digicor managed to provide Auscript with dual 1RU Servers that
met all their requirements to run their in-house software applications. The server,
with a sound capture card, was quiet enough to eliminate any interruptions to court proceedings
and recordings and met the short depth 1RU form factor that was required.
Digicor managed to provide Auscript with close to 1,000 units of the short depth (2 units back-to-back
per 1U space) 1RU servers throughout the year, fitted into many law environments.
Due to the efficiency of these servers and Auscript’s software and sound capture cards,
Auscript has been able to take the Australian justice, business, government, and
law enforcement world by storm, acquiring the highest published quality
ratings in the country with an unprecedented accuracy of 98.5%. Every day Auscript
is deploying more and more of these servers in courtrooms around the country.
Due to their value for money and ability to meet the client’s requirements,
Auscript continues to use Digicor as their IT solutions provider.