What is UTFx?

Enterprise Transcript Management

UTFx is a cross-jurisdictional enterprise transcript management utility designed to expedite the production of court transcripts (including both stenotype and DAR) in the jurisdiction’s prescribed format.

For court administrators and private transcription service providers, UTFx provides a complete management solution for trial transcripts in both English and French. Web-based for ease of access, UTFx works with any audio recording system and any third-party transcription software, and it inherently accounts for the various ways court records are created.

The UTFx Transcript

Precise Transcript Management’s software produces secure, certified transcripts in the extant format of the client jurisdiction. UTFx publishes certified PDFs for electronic filing by the producer of the record with the Court Registry.

Each PDF contains an automatically compiled table of contents, index of exhibits, hyperlinked bookmarks of the index, electronic certification of each transcriptionist’s work, and statistics related to the Visible Character Count.

The PDF file can easily be divided into volumes as required. The transcript is also produced in an electronically certified ASCII or ANSI format with page and line numbers identical to the PDF.

This copy is used for full text research purposes and supports the search software currently used for litigation research.

The transcript can be produced in searchable, volumeindexed format compatible with e-reader tablets and e-reader enabled web-browsers.

The Background

Departments of Justice have over time adopted discrete record transcript formats and services models. Those who produce the record are responsible for the accuracy of its content.

As trial proceedings increase in number, length and complexity, so too does the demand on transcript services.

By automating the transcript file management process, an Enterprise Transcript Management (eTM®) application increases the capacity of the court or reporting agent to produce transcripts. At the same time, it addresses issues related to transcript certification, equitable compensation for transcription services, format consistency and format changes.