ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking 7 Software to Bundle with Sony Recorders

PEABODY, MA - ScanSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT), a supplier of imaging, speech and language solutions, announced that ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 7 will be bundled with two of Sony Electronics Inc.'s PC compatible portable digital voice recorders, the Sony ICD-MS515VTP and its newest model, the Sony ICD-ST10VTP. The combination of Dragon NaturallySpeaking software and Sony's recorders supports the automatic creation of editable documents - which according to ScanSoft should help consumers as well as business, legal and medical professionals improve organization and increase productivity while realizing a significant cost savings. The automatic creation of editable transcripts from recordings is made possible with ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking. With its patented speech recognition technology, ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking is able to accurately understand and convert more than 250,000 words into editable text at a speed of up to 160 words-per-minute. Accuracy and performance are further enhanced by other features such as the Vocabulary Optimizer, which evaluates previously authored e-mails and documents to personalize itself to the writing style of the user, and the Performance Assistant, which optimizes the efficiency of speech recognition based on a user's workflow. The product also includes Nothing But Speech, which automatically filters out the "um's" and "aah's" that naturally occur in speech. "The need for reliable and efficient mobile solutions has become increasingly important to today's professionals who want to work smarter rather than work longer," said Wayne Crandall, senior vice president for sales and business development for ScanSoft. "Together with Sony we are elevating mobile business solutions by providing the tools people need to increase flexibility and improve workflow."
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