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DS3500 Voice Recorder with GearPlayer Digital Starter Kit
GearPlayer and DS-3500 together make digital dictation a snap!
Who said its hard to get a professional portable with push button operation? With the same impressive feature set as the DS-7000, this push-button operated voice recorder offers superior sound recording and remarkable durability. The huge color LC-Display makes viewing the screen a pleasure and GearPlayer makes transcription simple with crystal clear playback and full foot pedal support.
The new Olympus DS-3500 Digital Voice Recorder, a sleek and stylish professional dictation tool is perfect for legal and medical professionals and anyone who values industry-leading features and customizable options with an easy-to-use push-button design. Packed with premium features and intuitive controls, it's easily manageable, secure and absolutely mobile.
The Olympus DS-3500, available in an attractive black, incorporates many unique and innovative features, including:
- 2" LCD Screen with multi language support and customizable greeting.
- Improved ease of use with a single, push button control and centralized navigation buttons
- More flexibility with 2 slots for SD/SDHC, microSD memory cards
- Support for DSS/DSS PRO, WAV and MP3 recording formats.
- Enhanced sound fidelity with DSS Pro's Quality Play (QP) and (SP) modes; and improved security with file encryption and device password protection.
The Olympus DS-3500 was developed with the protection of confidential and sensitive information in mind. Device password protection and DSS Pro real-time 128- or 256-bit file encryption makes the DS-3500 ideal for workplace environments that deal with sensitive information.
Voice Productivity Starts Here
The DS-3500’s intuitive push-button controls 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-3500’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 robust buttons, USB connector and battery door. Power conservation is also central to the DS-3500’s intelligent design, which can record for up to 32 hours.
DS3500 is Versatile
The Olympus DS-3500 features two media slots that accept SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32 GB, providing users with media versatility. Three programmable buttons speed up reaction time. With no extraneous buttons, the DS-3500 enables users to program the functions they use the most onto three buttons for quick and effortless use.
The DS3500 has an Intelligent Design
The DS-3500 uses the quality DS2 sound recording format, and once audio files are stored on the device it can automatically compress or extend the number of files within five folders, up to 200 per folder. Each of the five storage folders is customizable by subject, date or however the user decides. With its three customizable Smart Buttons, the DS-3500 can be programmed with personal preferences for quick and easy control of the user’s most-used functions.
DS3500 offers Enhanced Usability
The included user-friendly DSS Player Pro Release 5 software facilitates the archiving, editing and further processing of recordings. USB 2.0 High-Speed delivers fast downloads and uploads of files to and from the DS-3500. The verbal comment function allows users to record comments in dictation so a transcriptionist can better translate the authors’ directives or thoughts into their workflow.
Olympus DS3500 offers Superior Sound Quality
The DS-3500's redesigned, speech-optimized microphone is independently housed for flawless sound reproduction. It's the only Olympus Professional Dictation device to support DSS/DSS Pro, WAV and MP3 recording formats.
DS3500 Has Longer Battery Life
A Li-ion battery (710mAh), rechargeable through your computer's USB port, allows for up to 26 hours of recording time on a single charge.
LCD with Multiple Language Support
The user can customize the language displayed on the LCD (English, French or Spanish).
Other Major Features Include:
- Support for SD/SDHC, microSD memory cards.
- Better sound quality with DSS/DSS PRO, WAV and MP3 recording formats.
- LCD supports and displays multiple languages, including English, French and Spanish.
- Push Button Operation is quiet and easy-to-use, resulting in high performance, comfort, and increased productivity.
- Supports encryption and decryption of dictation files and document files sent over the Internet.
- Up to 32 index marks per file.
- Device lock function with password lets you keep your files safe and secure.
- Durable USB connector and battery door.
- Verbal comment function lets you instantly search and play back verbal comments using DSS Player software.
- Centralized firmware update.
- Three programmable customizable buttons.
- Centralized navigation buttons for easy data input and settings.
- Manager tool for easy setup and customization.
GearPlayer 4 is the most advanced transcription software you can buy, and you can use it to play the widest variety of digital audio and video file formats. It has all the features you would expect from a transcriber and much more. Playback is easy with a foot pedal, on screen buttons, or hot keys on the keyboard. Any headset that plugs into your PC works great with GearPlayer.
How GearPlayer works
GearPlayer 4 was built with ease-of-use in mind. Its advanced user interface and powerful work-list makes working efficiently easier than ever. Its never been easier to buy transcription software.
Loading digital audio files into GearPlayer is simple. Use the built-in work-list to get a view of all of the jobs ready to be transcribed, or simply drag and drop audio files from any file or folder and drop it on top of GearPlayer. The transcription software will automatically load the file. When you're done transcribing, simply save the text document on your PC and click "Mark Complete", GearPlayer will automatically load the next audio file.
GearPlayer with Email
GearPlayer works with your Email service by having the digital audio files transferred to your PC by Email. Using Drag-n-Drop you can move the digital audio file directly into GearPlayer and you are ready to transcribe. Files from most any digital source can be sent to you using the convenience of Email.
GearPlayer with FTP
Transferring files with FTP is the easiest and most automated way of moving audio files and documents around the internet. GearPlayer's built-in file transfer daemon moves files automatically in the background anytime your GearPlayer is running. When new work arrives, the transcription software notifies you with a small, slide up window and an optional audible sound.
GearPlayer across a network
GearPlayer works across your network to open and play digital audio files on any computer on your LAN or WAN. This includes dictations created on dedicated dictation computers files from a source like GearDictate, even files that have been recorded with most any portable digital recorder and uploaded to a computer on your network. It gives you the power to turn your existing network into a complete dictation/transcription solution.
New features and now easier than ever.
GearPlayer's advanced worklist includes information such as current, transcribed and archived file list windows, new jobs and work in progress. Organize your work with single-click sorting. Add, remove or arrange columns to best suit your needs. The advanced worklist window gives you all the information you need right at your fingertips.
Playback control - Foot Pedal. On-screen controls. Hot keys.
Play back digital voice files any way you like. GearPlayer 4 offers full support for a USB or Serial foot pedal, mouse control with on-screen buttons, or using GearPlayer's 24-customizable "hot keys".
Pitch-Corrected Speed Control - Change playback speed without distortion.
Speed Control makes listening to fast-talkers easier, and now GearPlayer 4 lets you do it without any audio distortion. Speed Control is now pitch corrected so the tone of the voice does not change when you adjust the speed. Now just slow the voice down or speed it up.
Video Transcription - Control video playback with your foot pedal.
GearPlayer makes transcribing video as easy as ever. Simply load the job into your work-list just like it was audio and select it. Control the playback of video with your foot pedal or use the buttons on the GearPlayer screen. A window shows up below the main screen showing you the video.
Advanced Work-list - Working smarter just got easier.
GearPlayer's advanced work-list includes information such as current, transcribed and archived file list windows, new jobs and work in progress. Organize your work with single-click sorting. Add, remove or arrange columns to best suit your needs. The advanced work-list window gives you all the information you need right at your fingertips.
Automatic File Mover - Move documents around automatically.
GearPlayer allows you to automatically select dictation files from designated locations on your PC or FTP site across the internet and automatically move them to a file of your choice on your PC. GearPlayer will automatically move typed documents to a designated location on your PC or network for the work to be returned.
Work Group Mode - Working together made simple.
Workgroup Mode lets users working out of the same directory of work see who is working on what and eliminate the chance of duplicate work. Only one user can load a job to be transcribed at a time. Having multiple transcribers working from a single pool of dictation is easier than ever. Workgroup mode keeps everyone on the same page.
Line Counting Utility - Billing just got easier.
GearPlayer 4 now has a built-in line counting utility to make the task of billing easy. You set the amount of characters per line. Simply select Line Count Utility from the menu and choose the document you would like to count. GearPlayer returns the line count instantly!
Redesigned Interface - Pretty to look at, easy to use.
GearPlayer 4 has a gorgeous new user interface that you'll enjoy using. New options and setup tools are logically placed and easy to find. GearPlayer offers its standard window and a Slim mode to reduce the amount of space used on the screen.
Foot Control Testing Utility - Try it, its built right in.
Not sure if your foot control has failed? GearPlayer's built-in foot control testing utility makes it easy to tell if your foot control is working. Simply select the testing utility from the "Options" menu, and try the foot control. If the foot control is working property, GearPlayer will show the appropriate pedal light up, indicating the pedal is working as it should.
Time Stamping - Make your mark.
Time Stamping allows you to simply use a "hot key" to copy the audio position in GearPlayer to your word document using Windows clip board. This helps reduce turn-around times by providing quick reference to areas that require additional attention.
Auto Software Updates - Effortlessly run the latest version.
GearPlayer 4 offers Auto Update to keep your software running at it's best. It downloads and updates the GearPlayer package with the latest software enhancements, bug fixes, and documentation updates.
Audio Feedback - Works like tape, sounds like digital.
New in GearPlayer 4 is the highly requested feature Audio Feedback. When this fully configurable feature is enabled, you get audio feedback when rewinding and fast forwarding, similar to a cassette machine. Never guess where you are in a dictation again! Audio Feedback helps you find those long pauses and more.
File Notification - Be notified when new work arrives.
A new slide-up window notifies you when new work has been added to your work-list. Audio notifications tell you when new work arrives, have transcribed a file, removed a file, you have reached the end of a file, or the beginning of the file.
CD Playback - Play directly from CD with full foot control support.
Are you receiving dictations or other sound files on CD? Do you need to transcribe them? Make transcribing CDs easy. GearPlayer 4 offers CD Playback with full foot control support. Simply insert the CD and use GearPlayer to transcribe the audio, just like you would with any other audio file type.
Built-in File Converter - Play the widest variety of file formats.
GearPlayer's built-in file converter enables it to play the widest variety of file formats. If GearPlayer doesn't know how to play a file, it will give you the option of trying to convert the file to something it can play. This powerful feature makes GearPlayer one of the most universal transcription software available.
Audio Notes - Never miss special instructions.
Many dictation voice recorders and our own GearDictate dictation application allow an author to insert audio notes in areas of dictation for special instructions. GearPlayer 4 automatically places the audio notes in the correct area of the audio file so you never miss a note.
Productivity Reports - A necessary tool for efficient transcription.
GearPlayer 4 allows you to easily create helpful productivity reports at the end of your transcription session. It will show you the job name, audio length of each job, time in play, time in job, and the status of the job. There is also a summary at the bottom of the report with all the totals of time, jobs completed and more.
Customizable Hot Keys - Control GearPlayer with only the keyboard.
Hot Keys allow for quick and easy control of the audio file from the keyboard. You can use the preset configuration or completely customize the Hot Key combinations.
Hot keys include Play, Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind, Set Transcribed, Set Open, Speed Up, Speed Down, Set Bookmark, Next Bookmark, Display Demographics, Seek End/Home, Options, Toggle Slim Mode, Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute, Reset Speed, Close GearPlayer, Open File, Skip File and Copy Timestamp.
- Olympus DS-3500 Digital Voice Recorder
- Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
- Instruction Manual
- USB Cable
- Olympus Dictation Management System CD
- GearPlayer Software USB Drive (Optional)
- IN-USB2 Foot Pedal
- Caliber Transcription headset
Olympus DS3500 System Requirements:
Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows 7, 8, 8.1: 1 GHz processor or more
Windows 7, 8, 8.1: 1 GB or more
|Video Card and Display||Windows:
1024 x 768 pixels or more, 65,536 colors or more (16.77 million colors or more recommended)
|Removable Drive||CD or DVD drive|
|USB Port||At least one free USB port|
|Recording Media||SD/SDHC, microSD Card: 2GB - 32GB|
|Recording Time||QP mode: 77 hours, 40 minutes
SP mode: 159 hours, 5 minutes
|Input Level||-70 dBv|
|LCD||1.7 inch orange LED B/L|
|Folders Messages||5 folders/200 messages per folder|
|Sampling Frequency||QP: 16 khz
SP: 12 kHz
|Overall Frequency Response||QP: 200 - 7,000 Hz
SP: 200 - 5,000 Hz
|Demographic Data Input||Author ID, Work Type, Date/Time, Priority, Index, etc.|
|Practical Maximum Output||250 mW|
|Microphone Jack||3.5mm, impedance 2k Ohm|
|Earphone Jack||3.5mm, impedance 8 Ohm|
|External Power Supply||No|
QP mode: Approximately 24 hours
SP mode: Approximately 32 hours
All modes: Approximately 13 hours
|Size||4.5 x 2 x 0.67 in. (113.5 x 50.0 x 17 mm), without protrusions|
|Weight||3.9 oz (110 g )|
GearPlayer 4 Specifications
- Pentium/AMD Based PC Processor 1GHz or above
- 2 GB of system RAM (4GB required for 64-bit operating system)
- 1 GB of free Hard Drive space
- External Speakers or a Stereo Headset
- Available USB or Serial Port for foot pedal support
- Available USB Port for HASP/Mobile License Key (If applicable)
- Available USB Port if installing from the GearPlayer USB Drive(Optional)
- Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 Operating System
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or newer (Microsoft Edge)
- Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 or higher (for CODEC support)
- Microsoft.NET 3.5 Framework
Supported Audio Formats
- Olympus DSS (SP)
- Philips DSS and DS2
- Fusion Voice
- AMR (Blackberry)
- CD Tracks (.cda)
- DVF/MSV (Requires SonyPlayer PlugIn (free download))
- ADPCM/Raw formats (requires knowledge of the compression)
- Rhetorex ADPCM
- Voice it SRI
- BCB Files
Supported Video Formats
- mov (requires add-on)
|Usually Ships||Next Business Day|
|Local Availability||United States|
|Warranty||90-Day Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts and Labor, 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts and Labor|