Friday, October 21, 2016

Why Should I Dictate?

The short answer:
Get more work completed, in less time, and save money.

Traditionally, dictation and transcription has thrived in professions that involve large amounts of document creation. Doctors and attorneys were some of the first to discover the advantages of dictation over writing by hand. One could record his or her memos, letters, or notes, and later have a typist listen to the recordings and transcribe them into text. This saved time, money, and countless hand cramps, not to mention increased productivity.  

In recent decades, digital technology has developed so quickly that many facets of our daily lives have been totally reinvented, or even disappeared entirely. Now that computers are commonplace in every home and office, being able to type is less of a skillset and more just a part of life. Many young professionals have started to move away from dictation as part of their daily workflow, but unfortunately for them, they don’t know what they are missing. Get more work completed, in less time, and save money.

Can’t I just type all of my documents on the computer?
Did you know that the average person can talk three times faster than they can type? (It’s true; just see how long it takes you to read this entire blog post, then see how long it takes to type it out) That means that for every hour you spend typing out your letters, notes, memos, or other documents; you are wasting up to 40 minutes. Just think of what you can accomplish by reducing you document creating time by 2/3. 
Get more work completed, in less time, and save money.  

Time Is Money
Let’s be honest, you have invested countless hours (and not to mention money) in your career; and the market has assigned a value for the services you provide. Do you think that the market would assign that same value to simple typing services? Most likely it wouldn’t. So the question is, do you really think that you should waste time sitting behind a computer screen typing? 
Get more work completed, in less time, and save money.

Freedom to Think Freely
Writing can be a mentally strenuous task, even when it doesn’t appear to be. Forming thoughts into coherent phrases and then translating those phrases to text puts your mind in a specific state, which can hamper creative thinking. Dictation gives you the freedom to develop ideas organically, and can help open up a whole new world of creativity. 
Get more work completed, in less time, and save money.

Not your Grandpa’s Dictaphone
Professional cassette tape recorders dominated the dictation market for most of the 20th Century, and for good reason. Companies like Dictaphone developed recorders that were reliable well-built machines that doctors and attorneys used day-in and day-out for years. Many of these professionals relied so heavily on their cassette tape dictation recorders, that this antiquated technology has held on longer in the dictation world than in any other field. Now a new generation of legal and medical professionals is joining the workforce, and to you a cassette tape recorder looks like an antique.

Today there are a multitude of digital dictation devices available. From top-end professional digital dictation recorders to iPhone and Android aps, there is a digital dictation solution that fits your needs.  Get more work completed, in less time, and save money.

If you want to learn about how you can get more work completed, in less time, and save money with digital dictation, call us today.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Philips October 2016 Release Announcements

Philips Remote Device Manager 3.7 with major updates released

An important update has been released for the Philips Remote Device Manager (PRDM) version 3.7. The main enhancements are:
  • * New architecture (IIS web service)
  • * Philips SpeechAir support including network and application handling
  • * Philips dictation recorder support on SpeechAir and Android smartphones
  • * Philips SpeechMike Premium Touch support
  • * Improved template configuration
  • * Improved management console
New releases of the Philips Dictation Recorder Apps for iOS and for Good (iOS)

The new release of the Philips dictation recorder for iOS 3.9 includes the following updates:
  • * In-app document retrieval (SpeechLive)
  • * New option menu in recording list
  • Dictation properties can be renamed
With this version we also provide a new version of the Philips dictation recorder for Good which will also support iOS 10. This app was made for customers who use the Good Dynamics mobile device management software. It secures the content with a built-in encryption that ensures data cannot be accessed without Good authentication.

The apps are available for download in the Apple App Store.

Philips Dictation Recorder App for Android 2.9 released

We have released a new version of the Philips dictation recorder for Android. Latest updates include:
  • * Central configuration via Philips Remote Device Manager
  • * In-app document retrieval (SpeechLive)
  • * New option menu in recording list
  • * Dictation properties renaming
The app is available for download in the Google Playstore.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Olympus ODMS Patch for Dragon 14

To all Olympus ODMS users,

Olympus has released patch 0010 for ODMS R6.4. This patch will now officially support Dragon 14 Professional & Legal in your ODMS workflow (both Group and Individual). If you have avoided Dragon in the past because of price, you are in luck. Version 14 has a new lower price point than previous versions, along with better performance and increased sensitivity. If you are already using Dragon 14, new patch fixes the following issues we found that occurred with these versions of DNS.

* The error message "Dialog is not supported"is displayed after a user performs his/her Dragon profile training from the option dialog even if it was trained already.

* The error message "Dialog is not supported"is displayed when a user launches VR editor without training his/her Dragon profile.

ODMS R6.4Patch0010 with release notes have been posted on our website. You can download the files here

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Digital Dictation Recorders for Law Enforcement

Police officers and other law enforcement officials often face mountains of paper work after performing many aspects of their daily job. Accuracy and precision are paramount in everything from gathering evidence to interrogating a suspect, but how can we achieve accurate documentation while still making effective use of taxpayer dollars? This question is becoming more and more relevant in today’s economic climate, and one of the best answers is Digital Dictation Recorders for law enforcement from Olympus.

Interviewing suspects, whiteness, and victims can be a difficult and detail oriented task. Documenting these interviews by hand is time consuming and prone to mistakes. If you regularly take statements with pen and paper, upgrading to an Olympus Pro Digital Dictation recorder like the DS-7000 will not only make your job easier, but will also give you piece of mind knowing that all of your evidence is backed up in an audio file. Olympus Pro Dictation Recorders and digital voice recorders are easy to use, create high quality recordings, and feature impressive security features.

Engineered to maximize security, Olympus Professional Dictation recorders are perfect for creating, storing, and transporting confidential audio recordings. The DS-7000 recorder features 4 digit pin code lock, as well as 256 bit file encryption to ensure that your data and recordings are protected. Combine a professional dictation recorder with the Olympus Dictation Management System software, and you will have a powerful, secure, and user friendly dictation management system.

Built to last, Olympus’ Pro Digital Dictation recorders feature sturdy construction and long lasting rechargeable lithium-ION batteries that make them perfect for everyday use. With slide switch and push button models, there is defiantly an Olympus recorder to fit your needs. Other features vary between recorder models, but when you purchase an Olympus Professional Digital Dictation recorder you will feel the difference in quality the first time you pick it up.

For more information on Olympus Pro Dictation products for Law Enforcement Officials contact the Dictation & Transcription Pros at DTP Sales & Service.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Olympus DS-5000 and Olympus DS-4000 Upgrades

The Olympus DS-5000 and DS-4000 recorders are no longer supported by the manufacturer. What does that mean for me? Well if you use an Olympus DS-5000 or DS-4000, it means that there are no more updates or patches for your recorder. There are no more repairs possible, because we no longer have any spare parts from Olympus. And probably the most daunting news, your DS-5000 and DS-4000 is no longer guaranteed to be compatible with any future software or operating systems.

As offices are migrating to Windows 10 environments, the DSS Player software that came with your DS-5000 or DS-4000 will not be compatible. Despite Windows 10’s backwards compatibility, your DSS Player software was not designed to operate on that OS. You will experience frustrating glitches and bugs that cannot be corrected. Lucky for you, there is a solution.

The new Olympus DS-7000 and Olympus DS-3500 Digital Dictation recorders are the next generation of dictation devices from Olympus. Featuring color screens, amazing recording quality, long battery life, and too many great features to list; the DS-7000 or DS-3500 make great upgrades to your dictation workflow. Couple the recorder with Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) software, and you will have a top of the line digital dictation system that runs flawlessly on Windows 10.

We know you have more questions than can be answered by a short informational text, so feel free to call us today at 877-387-2838 or email us at Our knowledgeable sales or support staff can answer all the questions you have about the new line of Olympus Digital Dictation Recorders. Don’t wait until you have a workflow stoppage, call us today.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal Saves Attorney’s Time and Boosts Efficiency

Time is of the essence for busy legal professionals and Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal is designed to help maximize those precious minutes and increase a firm’s efficiency, productivity and bottom line. Created by Nuance Communications, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal software features the most advanced speech recognition technology available, to date.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal is 99-percent accurate, right out of the box, and can turn speech into text three times faster than typing. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal ‘s patented features are tailored specifically to meet the needs of attorneys and to further optimizes accuracy, it is trained using more than 400 million legal terms. The software’s enhanced features enable legal practices of any size to simplify the process of creating detailed contracts, briefs and other documentation, all through the sound of one’s voice.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal is a powerful tool that streamlines workflows and provides attorneys with the ability to:
  • Automatically format legal citations and leverage third-party correction features to speed document turnaround and allow staff to focus on higher-value tasks
  • Utilize “Smart Format Rules” that automatically adapt to their way of writing, making editing a breeze
  • Transcribe on the go by using a digital recorder, or even an iPhone or Android device, and then downloading the recording into a PC or Mac for transcription
  • Devise custom voice commands to create frequently used documents

Augmenting Dragon Naturally Speaking 13’s speed and accuracy are features that allow users to create, import and share custom word lists relevant to clients and an attorney’s area of specialty. Legal citations can be formatted automatically and third-party correction features can be leveraged to speed document turnaround and allow staff to focus on higher-value tasks.

The software’s Full Text Control Web extension allows users to simply speak for dictation, selection, correction and cursor movement within text, via the Internet. That capability is also available, within supported text fields, for the Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and email clients, and the latest versions of Internet Explorer®, Chrome™ and Firefox®. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13’s Enhanced Command and Control feature is also compatible with those browsers, along with standard Web controls, links and buttons.

Attorneys on the go can select from the dictation recorders from top manufacturers carried by DTP Sales & Service, such as the Olympus DS 7000 Professional Digital Dictation Recorder and the Philips Pocket Memo 8000. Both devices are compatible with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal.

Microphones built into many of the latest laptops are also supported by Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal, which automatically detects available microphones, allowing users to select the recommended device they prefer. The software also allows users to dictate wirelessly with a Nuance-certified Bluetooth headset.

DTP Sales & Service is an authorized, value-added reseller of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal and related accessories. DTP is a leading provider of the latest technology in dictation, transcription and speech recognition products. For more information about Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal, please visit

Friday, June 5, 2015

Streamline Workflows and Save Time with Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2

Streamline Workflows and Save Time with Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 is the most advanced speech recognition solution available for medical professionals, to date. Physicians who adopt Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 can turn speech into text three times faster than typing.

Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is specifically designed to optimize the use of EHR-EMR systems in practices with 24 physicians or less. With 99% accuracy, right out of the box, Dragon Medical Software enables physicians to use their voice to streamline comprehensive clinical documentation, patient notes, emails and more, freeing up time for what is most important, patient care.

The result is less time at a computer keyboard and a significant reduction in transcription costs.

There are five key reasons why more than 200,000 physicians worldwide have integrated Dragon Medical Software into their practices to streamline workflows and improve efficiency: 

  • Built-in medical vocabularies for nearly 90 specialties and subspecialties
  • A template library with customizable macros that allow frequently-dictated text to be entered with a single voice command
  • Patented technology that recognizes nine regional accents and can be trained specifically to the way an individual pronounces a word
  • Voice shortcuts to facilitate searching for medical information on the Web
  • Flexible input allows iPhone® and Android® devices to be used for recordings that can later be downloaded to a computer
For more information on Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 and the services provided by DTP Sales & Service, please visit and