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Supreme Court: Mobile Infocomm Technology and video conferencing facilities

The Supreme Court is equipped with Mobile Infocomm Technology (MIT) and video conference facilities that facilitate the presentation of evidence in court and promote greater efficiency in the hearing process.

These MIT facilities include the following:

Type of MIT facility

What it does

Visualiser system


Allows images of 3D objects or hardcopy documents to be projected and magnified.

Find out more about the visualiser system:

65-inch high definition television with interactive display system

Allows parties to annotate and preserve multimedia contents.

Parties may use these facilities for:

  • A hearing of any matter in open court or in chambers.
  • Any other dispute resolution process that has specific technological needs.

Estimated fees

The use of MIT and video conferencing facilities are free of charge.

How to apply

Refer to the following to find out how to file a request to use MIT or video conference facilities.

Requests for the use of MIT facilities should be made at least 14 working days before the date of the hearing when the facilities are required.

To file a request, parties will have to fill in and submit the Application to Use the Video Conference Facilities or Mobile Infocomm Technology Facilities Form (Form 21, Supreme Court Practice Directions) to the Registrar of the Supreme Court during operating hours.

Requests are given priority based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Compatibility testing

The presentation material or media to be used must be made available for testing to ensure equipment compatibility at least 5 working days before the date of the hearing when the use of the facilities is required.

Parties who wish to give evidence through a live video or live television link must obtain the court's leave (permission) to use the video conferencing facilities. This is done by filing a summons via eLitigation.

Once the court has granted leave, requests for the use of video conference facilities must be made at least 14 working days before the date of the hearing when the use of the facilities is required.

To file a request, parties will have to fill in and submit the Application to Use the Video Conference Facilities or Mobile Infocomm Technology Facilities Form (Form 21, Supreme Court Practice Directions) to the Registrar of the Supreme Court during operating hours.

If parties wish to use audio-visual and computer equipment in addition to those provided in the courtrooms, details of such equipment will have to be stated in the request form.

Requests are given priority based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Compatibility testing

Prior arrangements for video conferencing testing to ensure equipment compatibility have to be made at least 5 working days before the date of the hearing when the use of the facilities is required.

If other equipment will be used in addition to those provided in the court rooms, they must also be made available for testing at least 3 working days before the date of the hearing when the use of the facilities is required.

Resources

Refer to Part XV of the Supreme Court Practice Directions for technology facilities.

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