The Realtime TV comes with realtime viewing software pre-installed. Your clients may view, highlight and save their transcript that was viewed on the Realtime TV.
There are no settings to worry about, no baud rates or protocols to configure. There is also no keyboard taking up valuable table space: all functions are performed on the high-resolution, capacitive-touch screen.
If you provide realtime to just one client, you may use the ME2U/TV system. You plug the USB transmitter into your computer, and simply provide the Realtime TV to your single client. Turn the TV on, and your client is receiving your realtime. Simple, safe and secure.
If you provide realtime to more than one client, you will use the Ez Send transmitter. The Ez Send plugs into your computer via a USB port. The Ez Send allows you to wirelessly transmit your realtime to up to 14 clients. These clients may use any combination of Realtime TVs and USB Ez Receivers. If your client(s) did not bring a computer or do not have litigation-support software, you can supply them with a TV. If your client(s) have computers and litigation-support software, simply provide them with a USB Ez Receiver.
The Realtime TV is compatible with all previous-generation transmitters: X7 & RED.
1) Eight-inch Capacitive Touch Screen (like an iPad)
2) Realtime software pre-installed
3) View, Highlight & Save Transcript
4) Free firmware updates for one year
5) Keyword(s) search
6) No software to install, no tokens.
Operating instructions: Press “On.”
Never lose a realtime hookup again!
Q1. What are the main arguments in favor of using a Realtime TV?
A1. One, it requires no setup by or training for your clients. They tap the Realtime TV icon, and the screen opens up to the realtime transcript sent by the reporter. There are no settings to remember, baud rates or protocols to set, or COM ports to configure.
Two, it’s a question of weight. Sure, you can carry extra “throw-down” computers, typically the little netbooks that are readily available and affordable, but they do come at a cost: usually 2 – 3 pounds each. Compared to a Realtime TV, bringing extra notebooks is like bringing along your favorite bowling ball to every deposition.
Three, the Realtime TV is StenoCast realtime equipment that is paired with your StenoCast realtime transmitter. In other words, it is equipment designed specifically for realtime, not a generic device that is rigged up to work for court reporters. That is very important.
Four, when you use your StenoCast TV, you are specifically not relying on your clients to remember to bring their computers to each deposition or court hearing. If your client forgets, or if they bring non-working equipment, it costs you, the reporter, a substantial amount of money. So while there are some limited applications where a client can use a Wi-Fi system, and you could provide an app to your client that can be used on their mobile device, it takes just one mishap to make that option too expensive or risky to be feasible for most reporters.
Q2. Does the client have the option of saving the transcript and also saving their highlights?
A2. Yes. The transcript can be saved as a text file or as a PDF file. The highlights made by clients are saved in the PDF format.
Q3. Are there options as to the size and color of font?
A3. Yes. The Realtime TV has options on font size ranging from very small to very large, and the client can make those changes on the fly. There are also several options as to color of font and color of background.
Q4. Does a client need to plug in a keyboard to type on a Realtime TV?
A4. No. Any typing can be accomplished with the onboard touch-screen keyboard.
Q5. When working in a courtroom setting where multiple cases are heard each day, is there an easy way to start a new session without turning the Realtime TV off each time?
A5. Yes. Just tap the “New Transcript” icon. This will create a new transcript, without needing to re-establish the wireless connection. The wireless realtime connection will be maintained, regardless of how many individual transcripts are created throughout the day.
Q6. Can a co-worker with their own X7 or RED or Ez Send transmitter borrow my TV, which is paired to my transmitter?
A6. No. Each TV can only be paired to one specific transmitter. This is primarily a security feature so that no one can receive your wireless realtime on their own Bluetooth device without your knowledge or consent. You can obviously lend a reporter your entire realtime system, including the transmitter and receivers and TVs. However, individual components cannot be shared, as the transmitters and receivers are specifically paired to each other.