Philips’ new dictation software for Mac will optimise workflow

Macworld Australia Staff
28 June, 2012
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Philips’ new Dictation and Transcription Software for Mac OS X  – announced on Tuesday – will ‘optimise’ professional workflow, according to the company.

The dictation software, dubbed ‘SpeechExec4Mac’ provides “workflow automation, transcription features and speech recognition” as outlined on Philips’ website. The software, available from mid-June, will enable users to download dictations to a network for individual playback.

Dictation solutions is an emerging service in the tech market, with Apple recently announcing its own version for the soon-to-be released Mountain Lion that will let users talk instead of type, with your words converted into text. This includes third-party apps and websites, according to Apple. Dictation will be able to support English (Australian, U.S. and UK), French, German and Japanese languages. Philips’ software is currently restricted to English.

The Philips professional dictation solution is built for Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional speech recognition software and includes security and backup features, carousel view for ‘at-a-glance information’ and automatic updates.

Philips’ software requires 100 MB of hard disk space, OS X Lion and 1GB of RAM. Australian pricing for the software is yet to be confirmed.



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