Digital Recorders for Medical Transcriptionist Update 2017

In our ever changing digital world, advances in technology have greatly impacted digital recorders; the newest models are superior to those that were thought to be state of the art only a few years ago. These new devices have several advantages over their predecessors, including: 3D microphone technology, real time file encryption, and intuitive controls. There are three prominent digital recorder suppliers: Philips, Sony, and Olympus. Here are some of their latest top models: Philips Recorders

There are three main suppliers of digital recorders, Philips, Sony and Olympus.  Here are some of their top models:

Philips Recorders


Philips DPM 8000 Pocket Memo Digital Voice Recorder 
with SpeechExec Pro Dictate Workflow Software

This digital voice recorder delivers top quality audio in any recording situation with breakthrough 3D Mic technology.  The built-in microphones deliver best recording results: an omnidirectional microphone offering 360 degree sound pick-up, ideal for the recording of multiple sound sources such as meetings, and a unidirectional microphone optimized for voice recording and accurate speech recognition results. Its SpeechExec Pro Dictate workflow software sets new standards in advanced functionality and style, connecting authors and transcriptionists for easier, more efficient and professional document creation. Going from your voice to your text document has never been quicker. Its robust yet lightweight stainless steel design offers perfect ergonomics for working over longer periods of time.

Philips DPM 8500 Pocket Memo Digital Voice Recorder with Integrated Barcode Scanner

Just like the DPM 8000 this recorder delivers high quality audio in any recording situation with its omnidirectional microphone, offering 360 degree sound pick-up. The Integrated Barcode Scanner dictation enables you to link client or patient data to a recording by simply scanning over a barcode, even from a display. Its ergonomic shape fits perfectly into your hand and maximizes comfort, which you will be thankful for on those longer hour days.

Philips Pocket Memo LFH9370 Digital Dictation Recorder

The Philips Pocket Memo LFH9370 is handy, powerful, and efficient. Easy to use with push buttons for single-handed operation and intuitive control. With an exchangeable memory card, you have virtually unlimited recording capacity and the DSS format (the industry standard for digital recording) delivers excellent sound quality. Its has automatic download to PC technology for quick transcription and storage.

Olympus Recorders



Olympus DS-7000

The Olympus DS-7000 has the security, flexibility, and reliability that you need. The Olympus Dictation Management Systems (ODMS) software allows authors to easily download dictation files onto a computer, and share them instantly with transcriptionists through local networks, FTP or email. Automatic 256-bit file encryption boosts security, and individual files or entire folders can be password-protected. The speech-optimized microphone is independently housed for flawless sound reproduction.

Olympus DS-3500

The Olympus DS-3500 is a professional dictation system that is designed to increase efficiency. It can streamline your operation regardless of your professional environment, plus with up to 32 index marks per dictation file, it makes it easy to locate critical information. It’s easily manageable, secure and absolutely mobile – the ideal device wherever the job might take you.

Sony Digital Recorders



Sony ICD-BX 112 Series

Designed for straightforward, manageable voice and audio recordings, the ICD-BX112 features a built-in monaural microphone, outfitted with Hi/Lo gain sensitivity control. This super portable, easy-to-use digital voice recorder slips into your pocket, book bag or briefcase, and bring it anywhere you need. With 2GB of internal memory you will have up to 534 hours of recording time. The LCD display and the navigation keys make it simple to move through the folders, functions and menus. Also designed for simplicity, the tactile REC & Play buttons are oversized and centrally located on the recorder – like a mobile phone.

2Ascribe Inc. is a medical transcription services agency located in Toronto, Ontario Canada, providing medical transcription services to physicians, clinics and other healthcare providers across Canada and the US. Having recently introduced WEBscribe, a client interface portal for document management, 2Ascribe continues to implement and develop technology to assist and improve the transcription process for physicians and other healthcare providers. As a service to our clients and the healthcare industry, 2Ascribe offers articles of interest to physicians and other healthcare professionals, medical transcriptionists and office staff, as well as of general interest. Additional articles may be found at

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