Speech Processing Solutions, the world’s number one in professional dictation, has just announced they will be releasing a new cordless dictation microphone. The Philips SpeechMike Premium Air allows healthcare, legal and business professionals to dictate their documents, saving them valuable time and resources. Professionals can focus on core responsibilities of their roles, such as taking care of their patients, thereby significantly increasing their overall effectiveness.
Wireless for increased mobility
The brand-new device will be the first Li-ion battery operated SpeechMike Premium ever launched by Philips. As the device does not require a cable to transmit voice files to the computer, users can comfortably pace around their office whilst recording their thoughts. “The new device enables users to benefit from all the advantages of the industry leader, SpeechMike Premium, without the constraints of a cable” explains Dr Thomas Brauner, CEO of Speech Processing Solutions.
State of the art technology: Lossless speech transfer
The lossless speech technology ensures the user’s voice is safely transmitted to the computer in highest audio quality and without any interruptions. Dr Brauner continues: “Our cutting edge technology ensures every word is captured from the moment you press record. You can even move up to 10 meters away from your workstation. If you do move away too far, you will be gently alarmed to move closer to your station again. In this way, no important data will ever be lost.”
Available in September 2017
Designed for speech recognition
The free-floating microphone is decoupled from the device’s housing, which guarantees that almost no background, touch, click, air or structure-borne noise is recorded. The Philips SpeechMike Premium Air comes with a premium studio-quality microphone with a built-in noise reduction filter, which helps users achieve exceptional speech recognition results. The device can be used with the latest Philips SpeechExec Pro software with integrated speech recognition or with the Philips’ cloud-based dictation workflow solution SpeechLive, which amongst many features, offers a professional transcriptionist service.
Superior docking station for high-speed wireless charging
The included Philips docking station provides high-speed wireless charging under three hours and instant pairing between your device and the docking station. “The charged device can easily be used for up to 23 hours. This is especially perfect for heavy users in hospitals, legal practices and other roles which carry a high administrative burden” adds Dr Brauner. With an optional foot control connected, the docking station even enables hands-free recording.
Philips SpeechMike Premium Air will be available from Summer 2017.
Free floating, decoupled microphone for precise recording
The microphone in the new SpeechMike Premium is decoupled from its housing for the most incredible crystal clear recording performance ever to be delivered by a desktop dictation device. The completely redesigned microphone suspension guarantees that almost no background, touch, click, air or structure-borne noise is recorded. This technique is derived from studio microphones to make sure there are no sound distortions whatsoever – and to guarantee outstanding speech recognition results.
A well-engineered microphone grille is able to make a high-end microphone as in the new SpeechMike Premium stand out even more. The hexagonal holes used for the metal grille feature three times more open surface than its predecessor, engineered to provide crystal clear recordings.
The microphone area of the SpeechMike Premium is made of many different layers to make it sound as clear and original as possible. One of those is a fleece inserted above and below the microphone capsule. The fleece filters out sound distortions such as pop and hiss noise, guaranteeing perfect results even if dictating closely into the microphone.
Customers can upgrade from their previous SpeechMike model without installing additional software. For integrators, this means no changes need to be implemented and the existing SDK can be used. The SpeechMike Premium is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems, as well as virtual environments such as Citrix, VM Ware and Hyper-V. It can be configured using SpeechControl, the convenient Philips hardware management tool.
The device is designed to fit perfectly into the hand and reduce unintentional pressing of buttons. The trigger and the ‘command’ button on the back of the device are engineered to be in easy reach for the fingers.
The SpeechMike Premium comes with a slide-switch or a push-button operation. The slide switch is wear-free and ergonomically shaped with a softly ribbed surface for smooth tactile feedback and comfortable and intuitive utilization. In addition, our engineers implemented a millionfold proven contactless slider detection, making it completely wear-free for an extra-long lifetime.
The device comes with a trackball. This allows the user to easily control and navigate within applications while recording, without having to switch between the mouse and microphone. The trackball can even be taken out of the device for cleaning, if this should ever be required. The self-lubricated and abrasive resistant Teflon bearings guarantee a smooth operation over the entire lifetime.
The Philips SpeechMike Premium is the most advanced dictation microphone to date – and to give the user even more room to personalize their devices, Philips has added an instruction key at the top of the control panel – of course fully and freely user configurable, especially useful for programming speech recognition commands.
The SpeechMike Premium’s housing and buttons are made of antimicrobial synthetics, guarding it against all kinds of germs. Antimicrobial materials work against a wide range of different microorganisms such as bacteria (e.g. pneumococcal bacilli and multiresistant microorganisms such as MRSA), viruses (e.g. HIV, influenza, etc.), fungi (e.g. Aspergillus niger), or algae. The antimicrobial effect on the SpeechMike Premium lasts for at least five years.
Compared to its predecessor, the SpeechMike Premium is equipped with a double sized-speaker area that enables it to play back recordings in clear and crisp quality.
Integrated motion sensor mutes microphone when not in use
Being on the cutting edge of technology, the Philips SpeechMike Premium comes with an integrated motion sensor, making it the first stationary dictation device that can be controlled by the movement of your hand. It detects when it’s put on the table, mutes the microphone, and once it is being picked up again it unmutes the microphone. There are plenty of situations this feature can be greatly beneficial; just think of an incoming phone call or someone stepping in your office. In addition to that, custom events can be programmed, e.g., to pause and to continue the recording.
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