Nuance PowerMic III


Nuance® PowerMic™ III is specially designed to enhance clinician productivity, providing ergonomic control of both standard dictation and speech recognition functions.

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Ergonomic handheld speech recognition microphone for enhanced productivity.

The Nuance® PowerMic III is a handheld microphone featuring simplified, thumb-control operation (for dictating, editing, navigating, and reviewing documents using speech recognition), programmable buttons, and integrated mouse functionality. It is ideal for clinicians who are looking for new levels of dictation speed, ease-of-use and productivity.

Robust and ergonomic design

With its robust and ergonomic design, the PowerMic III can travel with you anywhere to get your documentation job done. As an example, police officers or other personnel who may want to fill out forms, write detailed case notes or file reports when they are out of the office, can quickly and easily pick up the PowerMic III, turn it on and start working. In situations on-the-go with more ambient noise, a microphone may give better accuracy than using a built-in laptop mic, and the PowerMic III is faster and more convenient for these clinicians to use than putting on a headset.

Full dictation control

The PowerMic III advances clinician dictation to a new level, making it easier and faster to control voice recording, navigate and select fields in on-screen templates and standard reports, and move throughout recognized text reports for review and editing. In addition to providing complete dictation control, the PowerMic III incorporates full-function, Microsoft® compatible, PC-mouse capabilities into the microphone to reduce the need to continually move between the microphone, mouse, and keyboard when working with documents.

Using the PowerMic III, users can rapidly navigate report template fields, then record and use auto-text capabilities to insert recognized text into report template fields. By combining an ergonomic hand microphone with PC mouse functions, clinicians will gain new levels of dictation speed, ease-of-use, and productivity.

Programmable buttons

While the buttons are initially set for the most commonly used default commands, every corporate environment, workflow and even individual may be unique. Using the PowerMic III with the supported Dragon® products allow users to quickly and easily select the function that they want assigned to all the buttons to perform specific frequent tasks.

A dictate button to turn on and off the mic as you speak with “press to talk” capability by default can be assigned to a button that is most convenient to the user. A particular button can also be assigned to advance sequentially through variable fields in a document to make it quick and easy to fill out frequently used forms by voice.

Key features

  • Robust and ergonomic handheld design, fast and easy to pick up and use
  • Full dictation control to navigate and work with documents by voice
  • Programmable buttons to personalize and speed up frequent steps
  • Integrated mouse capabilities to reduce switching between microphone and mouse
  • USB connectivity for easy plug-and-play installation as well as eliminating the need for sound card-enabled PCs
  • Unidirectional microphone with noise-cancellation ensures higher accuracy in even the noisiest environments
  • Your choice of either the coiled cord, 3 foot or 9 foot USB cable to suit your workflow
  • Newly designed Track-Point / Mini-Trackpad (which replaces the former pointer stick), Left/Right Click “Mouse” tool which can be pushed for left-click functionality
  • Larger, horizontal “mic on” indicator near the top of the microphone indicating when the mic is live
  • Notably improved noise filtering
  • Your choice of either the coiled cord or 9 foot USB cable
  • Holster

Due to Microsoft’s decision to discontinue support for Windows 8.1 (1/10/2023), can no longer offer technical support for products on Windows 8.1 and older due to the lack of security updates.

  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 11
  • USB: 1.1 or higher (USB port must be able to deliver min 500mA for power consumption)
  • Supported Environments: Citrix® and VMware (For more information, please contact Nuance Technical Support)
  • Frequency Response Input/Output: Microphone 20 – 16,000 Hz; Speaker 500 – 5,000 Hz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: +70dB
  • Power Consumption: Current: max 500mA (max playback volume); Power: max 2.5 VA (max playback volume)
    Typical current consumption: Standby: 115mA, Recording (with LED on): 130mA, Playback at max volume: 400mA, Operating Temperature 41°F to 95° (5° to 35° C) / Storage Temperature -13°F – 158°F (-25 to +70° C)
  • Safety: IEC/EN/UL 60950-1: 2005 2nd edition): AM1:2009 Safety of Information Technology Equipment (ITE)
    Voltage and power draw: 5 Vdc, 500 mA max
  • Emmissions – Class B: EN 55032:2012 – Electromagnetic Compatibility of multimedia equipment Emissions requirements
    AS/NZS CISPR 32:2013 Electromagnetic Compatibility of multimedia equipment Emissions requirements
    FCC Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR47) – Telecommunications part 15.107:2015 Radio Frequency Devices
    ICE-003:2012 Information Technology Equipment (ITE) – Limits and methods of Measurement
  • Immunity: EN 55024:2010 Information Technology Equipment – Immunity characteristics – Limits and methods of Measurement
  • FCC warning to user: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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Weight 1 lbs

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