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Practical tests confirm:

RecMic II Series offers best voice recording accuracy even in noisy environments

The RecMic II Series with brand-new smart two-microphone system and unique noise cancellation technology sets standards for professional dictation.

Every professional using dictation devices has already experienced this problem: sudden and unexpected background noises which impair the recording and render transcription more difficult.

As disturbances can never be completely excluded, users have always been prone to the risk that their words are falsely transcribed into text by speech recognition, or that the person who has to manually transcribe the audio file simply has to omit incomprehensible passages.

This problem is now solved: The “RecMic” Series by Olympus guarantees best speech recognition accuracy even in in noisy environments to ensure that typists get clear understandable recordings without disturbing background noises. This has been confirmed in several empirical tests by renowned international providers of dictation and documentation solutions.

Noise Cancellation Technology for Optimum Speech Recognition Results

The new RecMic II Series is characterised by a unique two-microphone system with flexible alignment and an innovative noise cancelling technology.

“The tests we conducted in noisy environments show peak speech recognition performance. The tolerance to noise can be adjusted in seconds, just by pressing two buttons on the microphone, which allows a switch from a quiet to a noisy environment without any problem”, explains Romain Koenig, Head of the Technical Team at DICMA, one of the leading providers of dictation and documentation solutions in France.

“The technology provides optimum reduction of unwanted background noises and best results for transcription and speech recognition”, adds Jürg Sprecher, systems engineer at Voicepoint AG, the market-leading provider of digital dictation systems, voice recognition software and dictation management solutions based in Switzerland.

The voice is precisely identified

Consider this scenario: A clinician is sitting at the desk with an open window and dictating a medical report into the device. The microphone is tuned to a wide range, so all sounds and tones within the room are captured without distinction.

Speech recognition software converts the words directly into a text document (Speech-to-Text). Suddenly a rescue helicopter lands in front of his window. The recording is significantly impaired by the rotor noise and should be interrupted. Instead, the doctor can now activate the directional feature and due to the two omni-directional microphones, the RecMic II focuses purely on the speaker the surround sounds are tuned out.

In other words: The advanced noise cancelling technology is able to differentiate the sound signals. Thus, the voice of the dictating person is precisely identified, and disturbing noises – no matter whether they come from outside sources like construction sites, traffic etc. or from people in the room talking loudly – are suppressed. “The record quality and the speech recognition of the test device are excellent, thanks to the highly sensitive microphones as well as the effective suppression of ambient noises”, confirms Torsten Hein, Managing Director of DAZ Diktiertechnik, Germany – specialist of digital dictation technology.

Meet the high demands of the users

The combination of two omnidirectional microphones and the innovative noise cancelling technology revolutionises speech recognition accuracy when dictating – even in extremely noisy environments. The new generation of the RecMic Series provides the smartest and most flexible USB microphone and therefore fulfils even the highest user demands.

Sebastian Dahlen, EMEA Product Manager of Olympus SDS, continues: “Due to our insights gathered during customer interviews, we know that many users of speech recognition did not rely fully on the technology, because it did not always deliver the expected results. The actual reason – though not directly recognized by the users – was that suddenly occurring background noise can lower the accuracy rates and frustrate the user. Therefore we implemented the two-microphone technology so the user can feel prepared even under the nosiest conditions. You can rest assured that everything runs smoothly no matter where you work.”

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