Announcing FTR RealTime: An Automated Speech-to-Text Transcription Service for Courtrooms 

LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2022—For The Record continues a 30-year legacy of groundbreaking legal technology with the release of FTR RealTime. The sophisticated, speech-to-text transcription service maintains pace with the spoken word while processing dialects, complex legal terminology, and multiple languages. With unprecedented accuracy of up to 95%, FTR RealTime eliminates the need to hire costly specialists for same-day transcription services. For The Record will debut FTR RealTime at Legalweek 2022. 

“Providing a searchable, instant written record is a critical step in modernization for the legal justice system,” said Tony Douglass, President of For The Record. “And after six years of testing and refining technology to do just that, FTR RealTime is ready. This automated transcription service will be revolutionary in terms of efficiency and access.” 

For The Record developed FTR RealTime specifically for courtroom applications by introducing artificial intelligence (AI) from top-tier platforms—such as AWS and Microsoft—to millions of hours of acoustically optimized legal proceedings. The highly specialized software emerging from this process not only delivers reliable transcription, it also links the written word with the corresponding audio for review and automatically stores records in the cloud for security. In courtrooms using For The Record’s audio and visual recording solutions, FTR RealTime service can be activated and operational in a day once configured. The transcription service will soon be available in courts around the world. 

According to Michael Rose, CEO of For The Record, “FTR RealTime is a technological leap in the speech-to-text market that will make a significant impact on our legal justice system. Judges will have a searchable record at their fingertips. Deaf and hard-of-hearing participants will have an automated tool that provides accessibility similar to CART. Lawyers will have the records they need to work on appeals. The potential limitless.” 

About For The Record 

For The Record is the global leader in digital audio, visual, and record-keeping innovations for the legal justice system. Over three decades, the company has modernized more than 30,000 courtrooms across 70+ countries. For The Record’s recent innovations include the world’s first cloud-based recording management system; an online transcript ordering platform; real time speech-to-text transcription; and a virtual justice platform that observes traditional court protocols. With the goals of accelerating justice and enhancing accessibility, For The Record continuously develops new courtroom technology. 

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