Olympus has launched a new generation of dictation management software and portable dictation devices.
The new DS-9500 dictation device brings greater ﬂexibility and freedom to professional users with the introduction of WiFi-enabled fle transfer to a smartphone for instant emailing. Files can also be transferred via the docking/recharging station.
The device’s two noise-reducing, omni-directional microphones also improve productivity by optimising recording quality in noisy environments, which can reduce the time it takes to transcribe files.
Other useful features include an easy-to-use slide switch for intuitive operation; a 2.4in colour display integrated memory (expandable via the SD card slot); and a choice of security options to protect files, including PIN code and 256-bit encryption.
The new version of Olympus’s bundled dictation management software, Olympus Dictation Management System ODMS R7, also boasts additional time-saving features, notably the ability quickly to turn speech into text. Key features include:
Automatic dictation import from DS-series devices;
File exchange via email, network folder or FTP;
Player control via footswitch;
Background and real-time speech recognition (in combination with Dragon speech recognition software by Nuance, which must be installed separately);
Support for multi speech recognition profiles; and
256-bit AES encryption.
There is also an optional System Configuration Programme (SCP) for ODMS that lets you manage dictation hardware and workﬂows centrally via a web browser.
To speed up the manual transcription of voice files (rather than automatic transcription by Dragon), Olympus recommends an AS-9000 Transcription Kit, featuring a stereo headset and USB foot pedal with four configurable buttons.