SpeechExec Pro v7.5 (1098)
SPEECHEXEC 7.5
Version 7.5 Build 750
Partner Release Announcement
Dear Speech Processing Solutions Partner,
With this release, SpeechExec now supports the all new
Digital Pocket Memo 8000 series.
A new DPM wizard makes the setup and configuration of the DPM 8000
series a breeze.
New workflow settings make it easy to define whether to send a dictation to
speech recognition, or via email after downloading.
Additionally SpeechExec Pro 7.5 supports Dragon 12.5 speech recognition
engines.
Highlights of this release:

Full native support of Pocket Memo 8000 series
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Enhanced workflow options after download

Support of Dragon 12.5
If you have any further question on the dictation solution or this document please feel free to
contact your local Speech Processing Solutions organization.
With best regards,
Your Product Management team
Speech Processing Solutions
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Table of Contents
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .............................................................................................................. 4
DRAGON NATURALLY SPEAKING COMPATIBILITY ............................................................... 5
AUTOMATIC UPDATES .............................................................................................................. 6
SPEECHEXEC VERSIONS 4.X, 5.X, 6.X .......................................................................................... 6
SPEECHEXEC PRO 7.X TO SPEECHEXEC PRO 7.5 ........................................................................ 6
TECHNICAL INFORMATION ........................................................................................................... 7
Ugrading from version 5.0 and 6.0 ........................................................................................ 7
Mixed environments.............................................................................................................. 7
Downloads for Service partners ............................................................................................ 7
IT Requirements ................................................................................................................... 8
END OF SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP IN 2014 ..................................................................... 10
END OF SUPPORT FOR SPEECHEXEC 5.X ............................................................................ 10
LOGISTIC INFORMATION ........................................................................................................ 10
AVAILABILITY............................................................................................................................ 10
PRODUCT PACKAGES ................................................................................................................ 10
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUPPORT OF POCKET MEMO 8000 SERIES
The Pocket Memo 8000 series sets the benchmark in our industry. The
SpeechExec Pro software makes the new device even more outstanding by
supporting its innovative features and benefits.
A new DPM wizard and new DPM settings option make it easy and convenient to
customize the DPM according to your individual requirements.
New workflow delivery options enable users to define whether a dictation should
be routed with the standard workflow, sent to speech recognition, or sent via
email.
NEW DPM WIZARD
The new DPM wizard enables users to simply configure their DPM according to
their individual needs.
They can define the display modes, set up the default recording profiles as well as
the delivery methods they would like to use after download.
It is also possible to define the preferred slide switch settings.
On a summary page at the end of the configuration process all configuration
settings are displayed again so that users can validate the configuration is
according to their preferences.
NEW DPM SETTINGS
Advanced DPM settings provide users the opportunity to further customize their
Digital Pocket Memo based on their personal requirements.
In addition to the DPM wizard, users can define the smart button configuration,
barcode settings, and mandatory keywords as well as security settings such as
the PIN code or encryption passwords.
You can also configure settings like record notification beep, voice-activated
recording, or jump back behavior when briefly moving the slider backwards after
recording.
DRAGON 12.5 SUPPORT
SpeechExec Pro 7.5 has been enhanced for compatibility with Dragon Naturally
Speaking 12.5.
If customers are using an older version of SpeechExec Pro with Dragon
NaturallySpeaking 12 or 12.5, it is highly recommended to update their installation
to SpeechExec Pro 7.5
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Dragon Naturally Speaking compatibility
Supported Dragon versions
SpeechExec Pro 7.5 supports the following
Dragon NaturallySpeaking versions:
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.1
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11/11.5
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12/12.5
Supported Dragon executions
SpeechExec has been designed to work with the following Dragon executions:
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Dragon Professional
Dragon Legal
Dragon Medical
Not supported Dragon executions
Dragon Standard (Home for Dragon 11) and Dragon Preferred (Premium for Dragon 11) are
not supported.
Important: according to the Nuance license agreement it is strictly forbidden to use Dragon
Standard or Preferred (Home or Premium for Dragon 11) together with software that makes use
of the Dragon SDK. This also applies to SpeechExec Pro 7.5. Due to technical reasons it is
currently not possible to detect the installed Dragon edition to technically avoid illegal use in
conjunction with SpeechExec.
SpeechExec licensing
To use speech recognition with SpeechExec Pro 7.5 you need to have a valid SpeechExec
speech recognition extension license.
More information on how to get this license can be found in the chapter Licensing.
Recommendations
Before using the speech recognition workflow in SpeechExec it is highly recommended to make
use of speech recognition training from your local certified Dragon NaturallySpeaking
professional dealer.
They will advise you how to set up & improve your speech recognition profiles and how to work
with speech recognition.
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Automatic Updates
SpeechExec versions 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
Attention: Automatic updates for SpeechExec 4.x, 5.x, 6.x are not available!
Reasons:

The new web-based licensing system does not support legacy dongles or the smart keys
of SpeechExec 4.x/ 5.0 and 6.0

The application would no longer work.

New dictation properties will not be correctly displayed in old installations*).
*)... customers who want to run mixed environments of SpeechExec Pro 7.5 and SpeechExec
Pro 5.0 need to use SpeechExec 5.0-SR4 for old installations.
SpeechExec Pro 7.x to SpeechExec Pro 7.5
SpeechExec Pro 7 can be updated with the automatic update function within SpeechExec.
For already activated SpeechExec 7 licenses the license will be used.
Go to General Settings  Updates and click on ‘Check Now’.
Alternatively customers can download the update version from the Speech Processing Solutions
website in the support area.
ATTENTION
Customers who are using SpeechExec 4.x, 5.x., or 6.x. must not update their SpeechExec
systems with the SpeechExec 7.1 version as they would lose the license. SpeechExec would
not start up without first working with their Philips product reseller so they have a proper upgrade.
Information about the SpeechExec upgrade policy can be found in the release announcement of
SpeechExec 7.0.
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Technical information
Ugrading from version 5.0 and 6.0
When upgrading SpeechExec 5.0/6.0 systems, please take the following procedure into account:
1. Backup your System
For security reasons please backup your System settings files (System default setting.xml,
Dictation property.xml, Supported Audio Formats.xml) first.
2. Upgrade Workstations
Upgrade workstations with new SpeechExec (Pro) Dictate or SpeechExec (Pro) Transcribe.
Upgrade can be performed over the old installation.
IMPORTANT

SpeechExec 7.5 users need to have the appropriate new license key available.

When upgrading users to SpeechExec Pro 7.5 in the customer’ s dictation system
environment, it is important to update all PCs that will stay with SpeechExec 5.0 to
SpeechExec Pro 5.0 - SR4
Mixed environments
There is no need to upgrade the whole SpeechExec system to SpeechExec 7.x.
SpeechExec 7.x will work in mixed environments with SpeechExec (Pro) 5.0-SR4 and
SpeechExecSR Pro 6.0 – SR1.
Downloads for Service partners
Service partners can download full versions of all supported SpeechExec versions from the
‘Software Products’ area of the Philips Speech Processing Service & Support web site.
Remark:
You must use your Service partner login. For installation you must have a valid
and appropriate license key available.
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IT Requirements
LANetwork

Network Speed: 100Mbit/s Network protocol: TCP/IP
File Server
File servers for sharing dictation files should run one of these Operating Systems

MS Windows 2003 Server – 32bit
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MS Windows 2008 Server – 32bit
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MS Windows 2008 R2 Server – 64bit
Remark:
If the number of parallel connections to the server is higher than 10, an appropriate
number of Windows CALs (Client Access Licenses) is required.
Supported Operating Systems

MS Windows XP, 32bit
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MS Windows Vista, 32bit & 64bit
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MS Windows 7, 32bit & 64bit
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MS Windows 8, 32bit & 64bit Professional and Enterprise edition
Note: Windows 8 RT is NOT supported!
Note:

For all listed operating systems, we recommend that you apply the latest service-pack
available before installing SpeechExec.

You have to have Administrative rights to install SpeechExec on the PC

For trouble-free usage of SpeechExec on Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 operating
systems, Windows Media Player must be installed.
Recommended PC requirements
HD space

100 MB free HDD space for SpeechExec SW

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 if not already installed on PC
o
32-bit Systems – 850 MB
o
64-bit Systems – 2 GB
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CPU
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1 GHz Pentium IV or similar processor
Note: When using with speech recognition multicore CPU is strongly recommended
RAM

1 GB RAM for MS Windows XP
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2 GB RAM for MS Windows Vista & Windows 7/8
Note:
Please refer to the corresponding PC requirements of Dragon NaturallySpeaking
when using SpeechExec with speech recognition
Connectors

A self-powered USB port for SpeechMike USB, Digital Pocket Memo and foot controls.

If no SpeechMike USB or Philips USB Adapter 9034 is used a Sound Blaster or compatible
sound card is needed for audio output.
Other PC requirements

The minimum desktop screen resolution has to be 1024 X768 dpi.
Supported E-mail systems

MS Outlook Express 7/ Windows Live Mail

MS Outlook 2003 /2007/2010 – 32bit
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MS Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010
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Lotus Notes 6.0.3

Lotus Notes 6.5.5

Novell GroupWise
Note: When using the email function via an e-mail client (e.g. simple MAPI or QuickSend), make
sure that an e-mail client is installed and set as default
Supported Speech recognition systems

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.1 Professional or Legal edition

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.x Professional, Legal, or Medical edition

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.x Professional or Legal edition
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END of SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP in 2014
Microsoft has announced that they will stop Windows XP support starting 8th of April 2014
onwards.
Therefore we have decided to stop the support of Windows XP for all SpeechExec releases from
2014 onwards, because we cannot expect that any bugs that might be related to Windows XP
USB drivers will be fixed by Microsoft.
This does not mean that SpeechExec will stop working on Windows XP computers, but we will
not provide any testing or support for Windows XP PCs from all upcoming releases in 2014
onwards.
END of SUPPORT FOR SpeechExec 5.x
With introduction of SpeechExec 7.5 the field support of the SpeechExec and SpeechExec Pro
Version 5.x and earlier versions will end.
Furthermore with the introduction of our next major release - SpeechExec 8.0 - the field support
of SpeechExec and SpeechExec Pro Version 6.x will end as well.
Please note that the SpeechExec 5.x Dongles and Smart Keys as well as later on the
SpeechExec 6.x Smart Keys are then no longer available.
Logistic Information
Availability
The Software will be available as download only version from 22nd May 2013 onwards.
SpeechExec 7.x versions can be updated with the automatic update functionality.
Product packages
The new software will be by packed to all product packages that contain SpeechExec software.
The Packages will be marked with the new software Version V7.5 build 750
ATTENTION

There will be no exchange of CDs in current stock.

Information on update and upgrade procedures can be found in the chapter ‘Automatic
Updates‘
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Discover the comprehensive range of professional dictation products from Philips
http://www.philips.com/dictation
May, 2013
Doc. No: WRT-230/13046
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© 2013 Speech Processing Solutions GmbH. All rights reserved. Errors and omissions excepted
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