In this issue:
Nuance has just announced the release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 11.5!
You may wonder… why such a fuss over a point release?
This release is more than just a collection of bug fixes. It offers a host of new features and enhancements.
As always, recognition and speed have been improved. New voice commands have been added for popular Internet applications, allowing users post to Facebook or Twitter more efficiently. Perhaps most significantly, new audio input options are included which allow users to set up their existing iDevices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) as wireless microphones.
The Dragon Remote Microphone app converts a user's iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4, iPad and iPad 2 or iPod Touch 4th gen running iOS 4.2, or later into a wireless microphone via WiFi. For the absolute best recognition when dictating to your iDevice,, particularly your iPod or iPad, we strongly advise the purchase of a "lollipop" noise canceling microphone which will plug directly into the headset port ($29 from Zephyr-TEC, Philips LFH9171).
New Facebook and Twitter Commands:
If this is the first post created with Dragon, you will be asked to log into Facebook using Dragon Speech.
Subsequent messages will be posted directly to Facebook, with no need to have Facebook actually open.
Tweets are quickly captured by voice: a user selects dictated or typed text, and says "Post that to Twitter."
In addition, the new "Empty Quotes" and "Empty Brackets" commands can be used if a customer knows ahead of time the next utterance should be quoted/bracketed.
Handling Multiple Matches in Text:
Revised Dragon Sidebar:
More Usable Spelling Window:
Enhanced Recorder Enrollment:
Enhanced Recorder Transcription Experience:
Dragon 11.5 adds support for even more applications and operating systems including:
Improved Enterprise Profile Management:
FOR EXISTING DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING 11 USERS…
If you registered your Dragon software, you will receive a notification when the download is available.
FOR EVERYONE ELSE … SAVE NOW ON UPGRADING!
* SALE! This is a limited time offer on upgrades to celebrate the release of 11.5 - but it won't last forever, so take advantage now!
But give us a call if you have any questions about what is right for you:
By popular demand, we've extended Zephyr-TEC's Spring Fling specials to run through June 29 in hopes that the cool spring weather will last a bit longer …
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Now through June 20th 29th, you can save $25 off the Philips 9600 DPM by trading in an old (working) recorder. If you're looking at a new dictation solution for yourself or your company, this could be a nice chunk of change to save - but only if you act fast. Call us now to upgrade and save but do it this Spring!
Spring Fling Starters
Spring is a time for growth, for change - and what better than to move to a more efficient way of working? We've bundled Dragon NaturallySpeaking -all three flavors - with our professional services to get you up and running quick. Software, four hours of services (installation, training), and telephone technical support - all in one nice bundle. And through June 20th 29th, these great packages are discounted 10%, as part of our special Spring Fling discount program.
Of course, these are just "starter" packages, and we can easily add in other items if you want - recorders, handheld mics, other software (like SpeechExec or Frisbee) -whatever fits your need. Just give us a call and we'll build these packages into something that fits you to a T! Call now, so you can enjoy the fruits of your new labor this summer!
Winscribe for Android allows you to use your Android enabled phone to create dictations effortlessly, send them instantaneously for transcription and review completed documents on your smartphone, all while on the move. Pretty smart actually!
The application is available as a FREE download from the Android market site. Once downloaded the application can record and store dictation jobs.
NOTE: You must have either Winscribe OnDemand or a Winscribe server license to be able to fully utilize Winscribe for the Android. Please contact us for additional information on how to streamline your digital document creation workflow with Winscribe!
Use your Android smartphone's touchscreen to create dictations with ease
Barcode scanning technology to further automate your dictation process
Geo-location functionality and the ability to attach pictures
Secure transmission of files via HTTPS protocol
Enhanced visibility and control over your dictation workflow
DON'T FORGET: Winscribe also has applications for the BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad as well! Get mobile today with Winscribe or Winscribe OnDemand!
Recently, our very own President and CEO Renee Griffith was involved in beta testing Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11.5. Renee of course is a seasoned Dragon user (using speech recognition since 1993) and has seen Dragon improve and evolve through the years. Every once in a while a feature is added that can change the Human/Dragon interface in unexpected ways. Renee found such a feature in the new Dragon Remote Microphone app.
The Remote Microphone app lets you dictate to and control your PC applications using your iPhone or iPad as a wireless microphone. Says Renee, "When I first saw that feature I thought to myself, now who would use their iPhone or their iPad to dictate to their computer that's in front of them? But I found out when I was at a reseller event in Chicago that it was quite a nice feature."
"I used the Remote Mic with the iPad and found its accuracy to be good and the convenience was very nice. Whenever we had breakout sessions, I simply picked up the iPad, engaged the microphone and dictated my e-mails. I did not have to get out my headset or my handheld mic to do it. Look Ma, no wires!"
Renee found the Remote Microphone setup process very easy and intuitive. She advises, "To use Remote Microphone, you'll need to install NaturallySpeaking 11.5 on your PC. Then, both the PC, and the iPhone or iPad MUST be connected to the same WiFi network."
"There's absolutely no need to create a special profile-just launch the Dragon on your PC and add: Dragon Remote Microphone App as a dictation source from the Profile menu. You may also need to install Bonjour for Windows which lets your device find your computer automatically."
"After launching the Dragon Remote Mic app, select your PC, and your Dragon remote profile will be displayed. Then just click the button to speak into the microphone on your iPhone, iPod or iPad."
Renee has had to uninstall the beta version of Dragon 11.5 but, she's anxiously awaiting the free 11.5 download that will be available to registered users in the next couple of weeks. Renee laments, "I miss the ability to talk to my iPad."
So, you can teach an old boss new tricks!
If you have recently downloaded Adobe Reader X (Adobe Reader Version 10), one of the following errors may appear when making corrections or using other Dragon commands:
To avoid this conflict, use the following steps to disable "Protected" mode within Adobe Reader X:
• Start Adobe Acrobat X
If disabling the Protected Mode does not resolve the problem, we recommend removing Adobe Reader X and installing Adobe Reader Version 9 by going to:
Note: With Protected Mode disabled, some Assistive Technologies such as screen readers may not be able to read some document content.