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Speech Processing Solutions Unveils Philips SpeechMike Premium

The device features an integrated motion sensor and barcode scanner.
Posted Sep 17, 2012
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Speech Processing Solutions has released Philips SpeechMike Premium, which is optimized for speech recognition and features cutting-edge technology for users in the health sector.

A free-floating microphone eliminates touch-and-click noises as well as background noises. Using a technique derived from studio equipment, the microphone is completely decoupled from its housing.

"This free-floating design ensures crystal-clear recordings and guarantees the extraordinary speech recognition results of the new SpeechMike Premium, even in noisy environments," said Thomas Brauner, CEO of Speech Processing Solutions, in a statement.

Improved recording quality is also achieved by an integrated filter. The microphone is surrounded by a hexagonal grille specially engineered to provide the clearest possible recordings.

Additionally, the Philips SpeechMike Premium is the first dictation device that can be controlled by the movement of the hand. When placed on a table, the device mutes the microphone, unmuting it when it is picked up. This feature can be beneficial, for instance in the event of incoming phone calls.

An integrated barcode scanner can link client or patient data to a recorded file. The scanned information is automatically attached to the dictation file.

The housing and buttons of the new Philips SpeechMike Premium are also made of antimicrobial synthetics, guarding it against germs. In addition, Philips SpeechMike Premium is fully backward-compatible with earlier generations of the SpeechMike.

"Integrators do not need to implement changes and may use the existing software development kit," Brauner said. "The SpeechMike Premium is compatible with both Windows and Mac as well as with virtual environments such as Citrix and Windows Terminal Server." 

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