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Mark's Guide to Installing a Warehouse Server

Posted by Mark D'Arcy , 01 November 2012 - * * * * * · 4,493 views
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Installing a Warehouse

This blog is intended to remove some of the confusion when installing the warehouse, concentrating on those parts that generally cause the most problems. It does not provide step by step instructions but is presented as a guide with a few tips thrown in.

Please make sure to read the appropriate Administrators Guide for more detai...


Speech to Text Recognition: The Last Frontier? Holy Grail? Sleight of Hand?

Posted by Ken Cook , 08 October 2012 - * * * * - · 16,512 views

Speech to Text Recognition: The Last Frontier? Holy Grail?  Sleight of Hand? Ok, my second post on the blog.  So far my numbers are impressive.  I’ve made it into double digits.   True, not far into double digits, but nonetheless…..  Oh, and just as a reminder, if you have any issues with my topic this time, please refer to my first blog for further explanation of how this blog works.

Speech to text recognition (STR) is, to...


Encryption of Recordings

Posted by Mark D'Arcy , 19 September 2012 - * * * * * · 9,476 views

Encryption of Recordings In TheRecord Manager 5.5, FTR added the ability to save encrypted copies.  This is sometimes confused with signing that was introduced in TheRecord Manager 5.6 and mentioned in this blog.

To understand the difference please read...


Quick Notes, Templates and how to use them.

Posted by Mark D'Arcy , 29 August 2012 - * * * * * · 10,464 views

Quick Notes, Templates and how to use them. In version 5.1 (If my memory serves me correctly) we introduced templates within FTR Gold (Monitor, Reporter and Log Notes) You will even find it in Interrogator and Hearings. I think it is one of the least understood but most useful features that we have introduced, so I have decided to enlighten everyone on what they are and how they work. I will leave...


Trends in the court and law enforcement markets - Centralized Monitoring

Posted by Ken Cook , 31 July 2012 - * * * * * · 15,094 views

Over the next several of my blogs I will examine what I have observed as trends in the court and law enforcement markets as it relates to recording and content management.   I wanted to write about the contribution vaudeville made to the development of the nascent movie industry, but that got shut down quickly.
Some of you might not consider them trends.  ...


Mark's Guide to Configuring a Recorder

Posted by Mark D'Arcy , 29 June 2012 - * * * * * · 8,539 views

I have been wanting to write this blog for quite a while now, obviously every install is dependent on the requirements but below I will try to provide some of my tips on a successful installation that don't really fit in the installation guides. This is fairly generic guide that covers virtually every scenario whether it be archiving to CD/LAN or a...


What is TheRecord Manager

Posted by Mark D'Arcy , 26 June 2012 - * * * * - · 9,535 views

Two of the biggest questions I get from people lately are 'What is manager' and 'What version do I need'

Hopefully I can answer both of these questions, The first question 'What is Manager' is a fairly easy one to answer, TheRecord Manager has a number of editions that enable various options and features within the application to...


Digital Recording Performance Measures

Posted by SueLynn Morgan , 11 June 2012 - * * * * * · 8,860 views

Accessibility. Accountability. Efficiency. Performance. Productivity. Transparency. Have you ever considered the relationship between each of these words and digital recording? Do you think these relationships play a key role in the day-to-day functions of the courts? I will submit to you they do and would...


What's New in 5.6 - More Conversion Options

Posted by Mark D'Arcy , 06 June 2012 - * * * * - · 9,769 views

What's New in 5.6 - More Conversion Options Along with all the other new features, we have included a couple of new options in the export panel, which is delivered as part of TheRecord Manager Access Edition

The first new conversion option, which we have been asked for probably more than...


What's New in 5.6 - Loss of Signal Alarm

Posted by Mark D'Arcy , 04 June 2012 - * * * * * · 9,370 views

What's New in 5.6 - Loss of Signal Alarm This feature is delivered in TheRecord Manager “Guardian Edition”

The loss of signal alarm adds the ability to monitor the audio input levels coming into the audio capture device (e.g., capture card) and detect a loss of signal on any channel when the audio level drops below a user-defined threshold for a specified time.

When loss of signal is...