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Works in Windows XP 32-bit, Vista or Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit.
The new Olympus DS-5000 and DS-5000id (Biometric Fingerprint Reader) just toppled the Philips 9600 from it’s former #1 position in the digital recorder world by introducing the best close mic accuracy, 3 programmable buttons, extended battery life, better display, 512 Mb built-in memory and the highest level of accuracy when transcribing into NaturallySpeaking. If you want the best digital recorder for dictation, this is THE Cadillac!
The Olympus DS-5000 Digital Voice Recorders and the Olympus AS-5000 Transcription Kit are top-of-the-range solutions for across-the-board professional dictation requirements. Both the DS-5000 and the AS-5000 are complemented by the all-new V5 DSS Player Pro software which provides added power and versatility to streamline workflow for more efficiency. With a focus on flexibility, security, simplicity and reliability, the DS-5000 incorporates numerous state-of-the-art features to boost the productivity of dictation-users in all types of small, medium and even large businesses. This is further enhanced when used in conjunction with the AS-5000 Transcription Kit. Dictation and transcription requirements are therefore seamlessly integrated into the daily office workflow.
The DS-5000's intuitive controls and single slide switch simplify operation. A large, backlit, easy-to-read LCD screen reveals file information, recording time and events on the front of the recorder. Centralized navigation buttons enable easy data input and changes of settings. Users new to digital dictation as well as those on the leading edge will appreciate the DS-5000's sophisticated feature set that can be customized to provide a seamless dictation solution suitable to their work environment. It is built to meet the needs of an active professional with an extremely durable slide switch mechanism and robust buttons, USB connector and battery door. Power conservation is also central to the DS-5000's intelligent design, and it can record for up to 28 hours from its rechargeable battery.
Protecting the confidentiality and security of recordings is essential in the workplace. For this reason, the DS-5000 incorporates numerous security features to ensure files are protected from unauthorized playback or duplication. For starters, the DS-5000 allows voice files to be encrypted and decrypted. Users can also set up password protection to secure the device from unauthorized access and protect confidential recordings and the DS-5000id kicks file protection up another notch by including a biometric fingerprint reader
Olympus DS-5000 & DS-5000id Key Features
File Encryption and Decryption
Physicians and Business users often discuss matters that are highly confidential. That's why the DS-5000 incorporates numerous security features to ensure files are protected from unauthorized playback or duplication. For starters, this model allows voice files to be encrypted and decrypted. The DS-5000id adds an additional layer of protection by including fingerprint ID security.
Device Lock Function With Password Protection
Users can set up password protection on their DS-5000 to secure the device from unauthorized access and protect confidential recordings.
Records in New Digital Speech Standard Pro Format
The DS-5000 features the DSS-Pro Digital Speech Standard with a new QP mode for improved sound quality. This mode records at a sampling rate of 16kHz with a compression rate of 28.0kbps and up to 32 index marks per file. In playback, the Smooth Cue/Review function makes it easier to hear words.
3 Programmable Buttons
Programmable buttons speed up reaction time increase the DS-5000's flexibility and reliability. Instead of having more buttons than necessary, the DS-5000 allows users to program the functions they use the most onto three buttons for quick and effortless use. The functions include: Index Mark, Record Mode, Microphone Sensitivity, Voice Activation, Display and more.
Convenient USB Docking/Recharging Station Included*
A new USB cradle enables users to easily dock and undock the device with one hand. While docked, the device is able to download and upload files and charge the included Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack which can last up to an unheard of 28 hours.
True Slide Switch Control
A new improved single slide switch allows the most common functions to be accessed in just a fraction of a second. It's contoured to the thumb for smooth control of record, stop, play and review functions all with the same switch.
28-Hour Extended Battery Life on One Charge of Included Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Pack
Power conservation is also central to the DS-5000's intelligent design. It can record for up to 28 hours from its rechargeable battery on a single charge.
Verbal Comment and Verbal Annotations Function
Up to 32 verbal annotations can be appended to each file -- giving users the chance to add special notes or ideas to specific sections of previously captured recording. A handy verbal comment function additionally allows one overall remark to be attached to a dictation file, which can be used to give the transcriptionist general instructions, for example.
512MB built-in microSD Card
CR-10 Multi-Function Docking Station / USB Cradle
A-513 AC Adapter
BR-403 Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Pack
Leather Carrying Case
KP-21 USB Cable
DSS Player Pro R5 Dictation software CD-ROM
Manufacture User manual
KnowBrainer Quick Start Training Guide for use with NaturallySpeaking
SD/SDHC and microSD Card Removable Memory
The DS-5000 accepts SD/SDHC and microSD memory cards, providing users with media versatility. Storage capacity is flexibly managed and can be extended at any time.
Elegant and Durable Metal Body, Ergonomic Design
A business tool is nothing if it is not dependable. Housed in a luxurious matt-black metal body that exudes elegance, the DS-5000 is built to meet the needs of an active professional with an extremely durable slide switch mechanism and robust buttons, USB connector and battery door. Its metal body protects it against the knocks and bumps of daily use. The slide switch mechanism, which runs on rubber rollers for virtually noise-free operation, has been thoroughly tested for extended use. The USB connector and battery door have been specifically designed for heavy-duty treatment. The DS-5000's intuitive controls and single slide switch simplify operation. The device has a large, backlit, easy-to-read LCD screen that reveals file information, recording time and events on the front of the recorder. Centralized navigation buttons enable easy data input and changes of settings. Users new to digital dictation as well as those on the leading edge will appreciate the DS-5000's sophisticated feature set that can be customized to provide a seamless dictation solution suitable to their work environment.
Demographic Data Input - Author ID, Work Type, Date/Time, Priority, Index, etc.
Up to 10 user IDs and 10 Work Types can be programmed on the recorder to support user environment where recorders are exchanged amongst professionals.
Runs On Included Rechargeable Battery or Standard AAA Batteries
On long days outside of the office that outlast the battery, professionals can quickly pop in cost-effective regular AAA batteries and keep on recording.
Large Backlit LCD
The DS-5000 features a large, backlit, easy-to-read LCD screen that reveals file information, recording time and events on the front of the recorder and has a speaker for audio playback on the back. The LCD is protected with a high-grade, coated screen.
Seven File Folders
The DS-5000 recorder can categorically classify and store recording in any of the 7 different folders that can be programmed on the recorder. Each folder can store up to 200 messages.
The DS-5000 allows for easy editing of existing recordings by appending, overwriting, inserting, and erasing or partial-erase of recording.
Optional Hands-Free Recording
The DS-5000 supports hands-free recording with the optional RS-27 footswitch. Connect the RS-27 to the cradle, place the recorder in the cradle and you are ready to go.
Automatic Voice Activation
The DS-5000's automatic voice activation keeps recordings free from dead space and saves recording capacity and time during transcription (note: automatic voice activation is not recommended for NaturallySpeaking).
Included DSS Player Pro Release 5 Software
The included user-friendly DSS Player Pro Release 5 software facilitates the archiving, editing and further processing of recordings and is a powerful new dictation management tool. This will enable users to flexibly enhance their dictation workflow in a variety of IT environments -- no matter how small or large. The software supports multiple file formats including DSS Pro, DSS, WMA and WAV. Moreover, MP3 decoder support is also provided and all of these file formats are supported by NaturallySpeaking Preferred and higher. Note: NaturallySpeaking Essentials and Standard cannot transcribe digital recordings.
Automatic Software and Firmware Updates
Centralized firmware updates are possible with the DS-5000. DSS Player Pro will automatically update itself -- ensuring users always have the most up-to-date solution available to optimise office efficiency.
USB 2.0 High-Speed Interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed delivers fast downloads and uploads of files to and from the DS-5000. The USB interface is compatible with USB Mass Storage, Audio and HID classes to extend user options.
So that important parts can be easily found later on, users can set up to 32 index marks per file during recording.
Draft Dictation Function Smooth Cue/Review
In playback, the Smooth Cue/Review function makes it easier to hear words.
Full Duplex USB Microphone / Speaker Direct Recording and Direct Transfer to a Personal Computer
The DS-5000 is capable of recording direct to a personal computer without taking up any of the recorder's internal memory, as long as the USB cable is attached. For frequent travelers who want to save space in their carry-on luggage there is no need to take the docking station on the road, as the DS-5000 comes equipped with a USB cable that allows for the direct transfer of voice files to and from the device to the PC.
Selectable Recording Modes and Recording Sensitivity
Choose between two combinations of recording modes, SP or QP, and recording sensitivity, Dictate or Conference, to suit your recording needs. We recommend QP for NaturallySpeaking.
The DS-5000 supports and displays language in English, French, and German.
**The Olympus DS-5000 digital recorder is ONLY available for sale within the United States of America. This is per the manufacturer.**