Technology in new Calgary Court Centre reducing costs, improving safety
CALGARY, April 23 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced that it has been awarded
a $16.3 million contract by the Government of Alberta for the Calgary Courts
Centre multimedia project.
Alberta's newest courthouse will be among the most advanced in the world
with new audio and video technology used to reduce the cost and risk of
prisoner transfers, enhance the presentation of digital evidence, link remote
witnesses and improve courtroom efficiency.
TELUS will design, supply, install and maintain more than 73 courtrooms
with the latest technology, including digital recording, video-conferencing,
remote witness facilitation, electronic annotation, and remote management.
Video cameras and television screens will provide two-way communication from
remote locations to the courtroom.
Using this technology achieves the government's key objectives of
improving safety and efficiency in the justice system and in turn, improving
access to justice.
"We're very pleased to be working with the Government of Alberta to help
realize their vision of introducing innovations in the justice system that
continue to improve safety and efficiency. This is a tremendous win for TELUS,
giving us the ability to execute on the most ambitious audiovisual project in
Canadian history and showcase technology that will increase access to justice
for all Albertans," said Monty Carter, TELUS managing director, Alberta.
Opening August 2007, the Calgary Courts Centre adds a striking presence
to downtown Calgary, with one million square feet of modern architectural
design from world-renowned designer, Carlos Ott.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.7 billion of annual revenue and 10.7 million
customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, over the last six years TELUS has
contributed more than $76 million to charitable and non-profit organizations,
and has established seven TELUS Community Boards across Canada to lead its
local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please
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