Philips SpeechExec 4 Mac (707)

Philips SpeechExec 4 Mac (707)
Release Announcement
SpeechExec4Mac
V1.0
Dear Philips partner,
We are pleased to announce that we have released the newly developed SpeechExec4Mac
application.
Together with the recently released DPMConnect4Mac application Philips can now offer a complete
solution for the dictation workflow on Mac OS X.
This document describes the commercial details to the releases of this app.
With kind regards,
Wolfgang Spannlang
Consumer Marketing Manager
Philips Speech Processing
Philips Speech Processing
Partner Release Announcement
SpeechExec4Mac
Table of Contents
MANAGEMENT SUMMARY
Overview
Positioning Statements
SUPPORTED PLATFORMS
Mac Platforms
Digital Pocket Memo & Compeditor Devices
Supported Language
LICENSING
SpeechExec4Mac modes
License keys
Licensing Q&A
Q&A
AVAILABILITY
FEATURE LIST
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MANAGEMENT SUMMARY
In the legal and medical environment the Mac platform becomes more and more fashionable.
Many companies already support the Bring Your Own Device policy where end users can decide by
themselves which device they would like to use for their daily work.
In many cases this is nowadays a MacBook.
It is therefore quite natural that DPM users expect to be able to download the dictations into the
company network and to play them back on their Mac afterwards.
In many cases we have also received requests to offer a transcription solution with foot control
support for Mac, because companies would like to use one operating system platform.
However mixed environments with Windows PCs on the transcription side should also not be
neglected.
SpeechExec4Mac supports these customer requests to listen and to transcribe dictation files from
professional dictation devices in a Mac environment.
COMPLETE WORKFLOW
Together with DPMConnect4 Mac the new application provides a complete
workflow from dictation to transcription.
Dictations can be easily downloaded and transcribed within one environment.
INTUITIVE USER INTERFACE
The easy-to-use SpeechExec4 Mac user interface leaves no open questions. The
intuitive work list window diplays the essential information and enables quick and
easy sorting of dictation items according to the users preferences.
The SpeechExec Player shows all necessary information at a glance, providing a
well equipped feature set for professional transcriptionists.
SIMPLE LICENSING
SpeechExec4Mac shares the licenses with its Windows based equivalent.
Users can decide at installation time whether they would like to use SpeechExec
in a Windows or in a Mac enviroment.
On top of that the license keys activate the dedicated functionality for the user.
SUPPORTS MIXED ENVIRONMENTS
SpeechExec4Mac is the only professional dictation application that supports DSS
Pro files from all IVA vendors in a Mac environment.
Addionally SpeechExec4Mac can seamlessly be utilized in mixed environments
with Windows based SpeechExec applications.
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OVERVIEW
SpeechExec4Mac is designed to play back unencrypted DSS Pro (*.ds2)
dictations from professional dictation devices in a Mac environment.
The SpeechExec4Mac Player allows configuring playback settings like auto-backspace, winding
speed, and volume control.
For professional transcription the SpeechExec4Mac Player supports the current Philips foot
controls 2310, 2320, 2330 or the Philips hand control 2305.
In the work list users can view the dictation files and the properties like priority, file name, author,
dictation length, etc...
Users can easily specify the target folder(s) of the dictation files in the company network.
The sorting option enables users to utilize SpeechExec4Mac according to their preferences.
SpeechExec4Mac also offers a workflow with automatic file locking and file routing after transcription
avoiding inadvertently transcribing dictations twice, even in mixed environments with Windows based
SpeechExec editions.
In opposite to the Olympus DSS Player Plus, SpeechExec4Mac also enables the playback of DSS
Pro files from all Philips, Olympus and Grundig devices supporting mixed environments with
competitor devices.
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SpeechExec4Mac
POSITIONING STATEMENTS
Demographic 1: Senior Partner – Law Firm
 I want to use my portable recording device with my Mac.
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I want an automatic and reliable dictation workflow
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This software must be within my office budget
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I want to use the same manufacturer for software and hardware.
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The software must be future proof.
Demographic 2: Personal Assistant
 I need to download dictations from my boss’ portable device
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I need a good job overview (# of jobs, date, author, priority)
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Sometimes I need to sort my jobs.
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I need to see job information while typing (case number, client name)
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I want to control the application with keyboard and foot control.
Demographic 3: IT Managers/Procurement
 I want a dictation workflow system from one supplier
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I want reliable supplier who capable to handle future demands.
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I want excellent support and easy bug-fixes.
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I need to support mixed environments with competitor devices.
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In our organization we support the “Bring your own device” policy.
Therefore I need a solution that supports Mac and Windows computers in one network.
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I want hasslefree operation.
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SUPPORTED PLATFORMS
MAC PLATFORMS
SpeechExec4Mac was tested with the following Mac operating systems:
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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
For all listed operating systems, it is recommended that the latest update available is applied before installing
SpeechExec4Mac.
DIGITAL POCKET MEMO & COMPEDITOR DEVICES
The new SpeechExec4Mac application supports the play back of unencrypted
DSS Pro files from following current professional portable dictation devices:
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Digital Pocket Memo 9600/9620
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Digital Pocket Memo 9500/9520
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Digital Pocket Memo 9380
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Olympus DS-7000
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Olympus DS-5000
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Olympus DS-3500
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Olympus DS-2500
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Olympus DS-2400
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Grundig Digta 7
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Grundig Digta 422
SUPPORTED LANGUAGE
The SpeechExec4Mac application is currently provided in English only.
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LICENSING
SpeechExec4Mac can be activated with the license keys from the corresponding
Windows application which can be found on the SpeechExec DVD.
SPEECHEXEC4MAC MODES
SpeechExec4Mac can be activated in two modes:
 Author mode
 Transcription mode
In “Author mode” the user can play back the files with the SpeechExec Player.
In “Transcription mode” the SpeechExec Player can be controlled with the Philips foot control (FC) or
the Philips hand control (HC) in addition.
LICENSE KEYS
The license key is provided on the SpeechExec DVD that come with the hardware product and
activates the follwingfollowing modes:
Prefix
Description
SDBI
Standard Dictate Base Installation version
Author
FC/HC
support
No
PDBI
Pro Dictate Base Installation version
Author
No
STBI
Standard Transcribe Base Installation version
Transcription
Yes
PTBI
Pro Transcribe Base Installation version
Transcription
Yes
Mode
For example: SpeechExec Dictate
This key will activate SpeechExec4 Mac without FC/HC support
Note: currently there is no difference between “Standard” and “Pro” versions.
LICENSING Q&A
Q: Where do I get my license key from?
A: You can find the license key on the envelope of the SpeechExec DVD.
Q: Where is my license key if I have downloaded the software from the web?
A: If you have downloaded the software from the web, you can use any SpeechExec 7.x license key
to activate SpeechExec 4 Mac. If you do not have a license key available please contact your
SpeechExec vendor or contact the local Philips Speech Processing support.
Q: Does SpeechExec4Mac work with SpeechExec Dongles or Smartkeys?
A: No, SpeechExec4Mac does not work with SpeechExec Dongles or Smartkeys. You need to have
a SpeechExec 7.x License key.
Q: Can I use SpeechExec 7.x demo keys?
A: No, SpeechExec 7.x Demo key do not work with SpeechExec4 Mac
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Q&A
Q: What are the costs for SpeechExec4Mac?
A: SpeechExec4Mac is part of the hardware package with SpeechExec software. The license costs
of SpeechExec4Mac are covered with the hardware
Q: Does the application play back standard DSS files?
A: Currently SpeechExec4Mac does not playback “Standard Play” (SP) DSS files. SP DSS files are
displayed as locked "non-quality play" files (*.dss). However for three years the Philips factory
default setting for the recording format on the DPM is the DSS Pro “Quality Play”(QP) format
(*.ds2), because it provides better sound quality. The “QP” format can be selected on the DPM in
the “recording format” settings.
Q: Does the application play back encrypted DSS Pro files?
A: Currently the playback of encrypted DSS Pro files is not supported. To playback encrypted DSS
Pro files please use the Windows environment instead.
Q: Does the application play back Olympus or Grundig DSS Pro files?
A: Yes, SpeechExec4Mac plays back unencrypted Olympus and Grundig DSS Pro files (*.ds2).
Q: How can I identify “Priority” dictations in my work list?
A: Priority dictations are displayed in red bold in the work list.
Q: Does the application support a speech recognition workflow?
A: Currently there is no speech recognition workflow available with SpeechExec4Mac. Please use
the Windows version if a speech recognition workflow is required.
Q: Can I record dictations with my SpeechMike on a Mac?
A: Currently SpeechExec4Mac does not support recordings from the SpeechMike. Please use the
DPM for recording and download via DPMConnect4Mac instead.
Q: Can I send or receive my dictations via e-mail?
A: Sending or receiving of e-mails is currently not supported. To send dictations via e-mail please use
the DPMConnect4 Mac application and drag the dictations from the Finder into your e-mail client.
Q: How can I show the folder tree in the SpeechExec4Mac?
A: To keep it simple there is currently no folder tree available in the application. However the
“breadcrumb” navigation bar in the worklist shows the currently used folder and enables a quick
and easy access to other top-level folders.
AVAILABILITY
The application will be available on all SpeechExec DVDs coming with all DPM packages with
SpeechExec software, SpeechExec software only products (LFH4400, 4500), SpeechMike Exec
(LFH3xx5) and Transcription kits (LFH7x77).
We will start to bypack the new software DVDs from mid of June 2012 (week 24) onwards depending
on available stocks and the production plan.
The packages can be identified with following SpeechExec software version: V7.1build714.
Note: we will not repack currently available stocks to update the packages with the new DVDs
Customers who already have a valid SpeechExec 7.x license key can also download the
SpeechExec4Mac application from the “Product support” page of the
Philips Speech Processing website.
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FEATURE LIST
SpeechExec4Mac
Status June 2012
Player functions
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Finish / Close dictation
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Volume control
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Audio volume meter
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Graphical position indicator
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Display of current position and file length
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Fast Forward, Rewind, Skip to begin, Skip to end
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Configurable winding speed
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Adding of comments
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Real-time counter
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DSS Pro playback
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Automatic backspace
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Operation via foot control
Dictation list window
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List view of dictations with date and time stamp
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Display of file name, work type, transcriptionist, etc
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Job status indication
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Sorting of colums
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Priorities displayed in different colors
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Start transcription by double clicking dictation in dictation list
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Change dictation information from dictation list
Download via DPM Connect4 Mac
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Automatic download from Digital Pocket Memo (DPM)
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- Automatic subfolder creation at download on DPM keyword 1-4(5)
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Automatic download from 3rd party devices
*…only with “transcription” licenses (STBI, PTBI)
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Philips Speech Processing
Partner Release Announcement
SpeechExec4Mac
June 2012
Doc. No: WRT-2760/12022, V1.0
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© 2012 Royal Philips Electronics, Philips Austria GmbH. All rights reserved. Errors and omissions excepted
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