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Philips' SpeechControl Software is Compatible with Apple Computers

The free software update is designed to integrate the company's dictation microphone with Mac operating systems.
Posted Nov 16, 2011
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Philips Speech Processing, a manufacturer of mobile and stationary dictation systems, yesterday released its new SpeechControl4Mac software, which will allow users to integrate Philips’ SpeechMike with Mac operating systems.

The SpeechControl software enables users to configure their SpeechMike dictation microphone to personal specifications for an enhanced dictation experience.

"With the growing popularity of Apple products and speech recognition in corporate environments, we realized companies need to be able to integrate the two systems easily and seamlessly with future-proof software that will maintain its integrity over the years," said Wolfgang Spannlang, product manager at Philips Speech Processing. "At Philips, we pride ourselves on exceeding our users' preferences and needs so they have the best possible experience with voice technology. We also pride ourselves on making the most flexible software available, and giving users the ability to connect with Mac computers is the latest way we are fulfilling those commitments."

Similar to its Windows counterpart, Philips SpeechControl4Mac software fully integrates with Nuance Communications' Dragon Dictate 2.5 for Mac, and most Dragon Dictate commands can be used on the first pass through. Additionally, the software allows users to configure the SpeechMike III to personal working style settings and change the buttons to personal preferences for ease of use.

In addition, SpeechControl for Mac operating systems now offers two recording modes for intuitive operation: record toggle or push-to-talk; and the ability to switch from Mac to Windows operating software with the click of a button.

SpeechControl4Mac is compatible with the entire SpeechMike line, but it was specifically designed for SpeechMike III, the latest in the line of dictation microphones ergonomically designed with an anti-microbial casing to help minimize the risk of spreading bacteria and infection.

SpeechControl software for both Mac and Windows operating systems can be downloaded for free here.

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