Dictation Technology

Excerpted from an article by Sean Anderson which first appeared on www.news-article.net October 17, 2010 :

As time goes by, most professionals from all walks of life are already using dictation equipment to fully optimize the quality of workload they are engaged in. By means of such equipment, though, it enables professionals and students to intently record human voice in different occasions especially during lectures, meetings and interviews for the purpose of review and documentation. The said technology can allow them to listen and transcribe facts accurately. Additionally, this technology also delivers and maintains a better range of communication because it gives clear information especially in the business and medical venues.

In today’s fast paced world, dictation equipment evolves as demand increases. Many manufacturers have already come up with different styles, properties and functions to cater the needs of professionals in general. The transition from the simple cassette tape for dictation to the sophisticated multi-function digital voice recorders available today has been a long and arduous journey.

Recorders today can hold anywhere from ninety minutes to twenty-two hours of recording time as compared to the cassette tapes in which recording time is limited to thirty to ninety minutes. The new technology also comes handy and all files stored in its memory can be transferred in a desktop or laptop with the use of transfer software now available. Many digital recorders also have folders available that can store up to 99 or more recordings each.

A general folder is added that can be used to compile multiple materials for easy retrieval. Additionally, the new technology is relatively inexpensive and can support many recording formats including MP3 and WMA. It also solidifies its use for longer duration as compared to cassette tapes because files stored in the latest recorders can be transferred from one device to another and can also be forwarded via email or to any relevant equipment for safe keeping in case the recorder fails to function. The files stored in the latest recorders can also be encrypted to maintain privacy and security to prevent any unauthorized individuals to gain access to the information stored in the recorder.

Technology helps maintain security and confidentiality for business and medical inclined professionals as well as to those students who are trying to capture recordings of meetings and lectures for further review. The dictation equipment which can be bought in the local market today allows the users to easily perform recording, editing and compression of files. It’s accessibility gives individuals the power to make their tasks easier and more accurate.