Philips Launches New SpeechMike Air®
Royal Philips Electronics announced the launch of SpeechMike Air, a wireless version of its popular SpeechMike audio recording device. With the addition of SpeechMike Air, Philips further expands its line of modern, digital speech processing solutions.
SpeechMike Air features include wireless functionality, a dictation microphone, playback speaker, dictation control and PC navigation. In addition, software included with the device is compatible with Dragon Naturally Speaking® speech recognition software, enabling users to customize SpeechMike Air by controlling key functions of the speech recognition software.
Product design is based on a streamlined shape and enlarged function buttons that keep movement to an absolute minimum. The “push-to-dictate” function simplifies the dictation process and makes it more intuitive, enabling the start and stop functions to be controlled with a single button.
“We believe the SpeechMike Air sets the global standard in terms of innovation, ergonomics and user-friendliness. The system clearly highlights our position as the world’s leading one-stop shop for modern, digital speech processing solutions – now also boasting a wireless solution for the office, medical practice or law firm,” said Dr. Thomas Brauner, CEO and Category Leader, Philips Speech Processing. “With innovative technology and sophisticated solutions that work, we are shaping the workflows of our customers even more productively.”
In addition to the wireless hand-held device, the SpeechMike Air system includes the SpeechMike AirPort docking station and SpeechMike AirBridge receiver module. The docking station connects to a computer, and allows for recharging and easy data transfer while the receiver module wirelessly handles speech data from the dictation device from a range of up to 32 feet. Data transfer is encrypted and takes place via Bluetooth technology using a specially developed redundant data transmission protocol.
The full potential of the SpeechMike Air can be demonstrated in conjunction with the SpeechExec Pro and SpeechExec Enterprise digital dictation management solutions. The SpeechMike Air will be available in autumn in two versions, which are both available with and without SpeechExec Pro software. The SpeechMike Air Classic features a sliding switch and the Pro version uses buttons. The device comes with a range of high-quality accessories, including a leather case, international power adapter and rechargeable batteries.
About Philips Speech Processing
For more than 50 years Philips Speech Processing has been the driving force in delivering dictation and speech technologies to users around the world. With its headquarters and production centre located in Vienna, Austria, Philips Speech Processing is the world’s market leader in professional analogue and digital dictation solutions. From office-based desktop dictation to mobile dictation, from conference recording to entire workflow solutions with the SpeechExec software family, our products support every imaginable scenario. Revolutionary digital dictation products, such as the SpeechMike, the Digital Pocket Memo with Voice Commands, the Barcode Module and the LAN Docking Station are helping professionals to work more efficiently every day, in the easiest possible manner, entirely in keeping with Philips ‘sense and simplicity’ philosophy.