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Philips Recorder App on the iPhone and Philips SpeechExec Pro Transcribe with Dragon on the PC

Attorneys who want to use the iPhone as a digital recording device now have available software to do the following:

• Dictate into the iPhone App and

• Send the dictation automatically to a transcriptionist who can have Dragon automatically transcribe the dictation on a PC for immediate correction. The transcriptionist uses Philips SpeechExec Pro Transcribe software and Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional installed and configured on the transcribing PC.

• The software for the iPhone is Philips Recorder and is available as a free download for 30 days on the iTunes App Store. The Philips Recorder App does the following:

o After download, installation and configuration of the App, the attorney can dictate into the App on the iPhone.

o The dictation is sent to a Philips Speech Hub server for format translation from the iPhone recording format to a recording format (DSS, WAV, MP3) that can be understood by Dragon on the transcribing PC.

o The Philips Speech Hub server automatically sends the dictation in the right format to the transcriptionist's email account in Outlook.

o Philips SpeechExec Pro Transcribe is connected to the transcriber's Outlook folder and can then call Dragon to automatically transcribe the iPhone dictation.

• Using this combination of software the law firm can automate the dictation workflow from original dictation to creation of the first draft of the transcribed document.

Using the iPhone as a dictation device with the necessary software can be very cost effective.  For a detailed cost proposal for your specific situation, contact Phil Metcalf at the telephone number below.  For most firms, the software and configuration needed will consist of the following items:

• The Philips Recorder App for the iPhone is free. There is an annual subscription fee for the format translation service on the Philips Speech Hub.

• The Philips SpeechExec Pro Transcribe software kit is sold on a per transcriber basis.

• Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional is per attorney-transcriber team, meaning only one license is needed per two-person team.

• The estimated time for installation, configuration and training is 2 hours for each attorney-transcriber team.

- Philip Metcalf, Speech Solutions Specialist, Affinity Consulting, 540.767.7633 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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