Philips Speech Processing has released its professional dictation and transcription solution for Mac OS X, leveraging the DPMConnect4 Mac software. SpeechExec4Mac enables owners of a Philips Digital Pocket Memo to download dictations to their company network and play them back on their Macs.
SpeechExec4Mac aims to provide a complete workflow from dictation to transcription. It’s touted as the only professional dictation application that supports the DSS Pro file format from all IVA (International Voice Association) vendors in Mac-abundant environments.
Designed with an open architecture, SpeechExec4Mac allows users to choose their individual workflow settings without fear of any cross-platform incompatibility issues.
It integrates seamlessly into mixed environments with Windows-based SpeechExec applications, according to its makers.
Automatic file locking and file routing post-transcription allows users to avoid transcribing dictations twice inadvertently.
SpeechExec4Mac supports the Philips foot controls 2310, 2320, 2330 and the Philips hand control 2305. The developers claim to have “successfully tested” the transcription solution with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
Philips Speech Processing recommends that the latest update available is applied before installing SpeechExec4Mac for all other listed operating systems.
Thomas Brauner, managing director, Philips Speech Processing, explains that “Many companies today follow a Bring Your Own Device policy where end-users decide for themselves which device they use for their daily work. In many cases this will be a MacBook.”
"SpeechExec4Mac will enable Mac users to benefit from professional dictation and transcription; to work quickly and efficiently and to explore the full potential of modern, digital working tools,” adds Brauner.
The application will be available on all SpeechExec DVDs that come with all Digital Pocket Memo packages with SpeechExec software, SpeechExec software-only products (LFH4400, 4500), SpeechMike Exec (LFH3xx5) and Transcription kits (LFH7x77), from mid June 2012, Philips says.
Philips says that existing users of SpeechExec 7.x can download SpeechExec4Mac for free. However, the Mac version is yet to be made available on the company’s site