Philips Announces The Next Generation of Wireless and Mobile Dictation Audio Recorder

Recently Philips announced their very exciting new product, Philips SpeechAir. To sum it up, it is a completely wireless digital portable audio recorder that uses Bluetooth and Wireless Technologies to allow you to upload dictations on the fly.

That being said, it is actually a lot more than that. At first glance, one is inclined to think, “I can use the Philips Dictation App on my phone, why would I want a separate dedicated device?”. That is a great question and something some of us here thought of at first but once we got more information on it, we immediately started seeing the benefits of a device like this and where it could be used.

First Off, here are some of the highlights of the SpeechAir;

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Ready
  • Three dedicated Microphones
  • Physical slide switch for dictation control
  • Two speakers
  • Gorilla Glass, Shockproof (Military Standard)
  • Maximum Security and Encryption
  • Includes LAN/USB Docking Station for Charging and for USB connection to a PC if Bluetooth or Wi-Fi not available
  • Other features such as Antimicrobial & touch noise minimizing, built in professional dictation features

The device itself builds off of the sleek and professional design of the DPM 7000 and 8000 series of recorders and the native Philips Recorder App uses a modern, easy to use User Interface that will appeal to even the most technically challenged users. The area where we see this being the most beneficial is in acute healthcare facilities and other secure environments where they don’t allow users to have their personal devices on the facility network. With the Recorder App, the device can be configured to accept a variety of demographics and although this includes the Philips SpeechExec software and can be used with the Philips SpeechExec Enterprise, Winscribe has already announced support for it and we are able to make this work with M*Modal Fluency Voice systems and technically we can see this be able to be used with most enterprise systems out there that have the ability to import dictations.

Even if the wireless upload ability is not a key requirement, just the ability to enter whatever demographics are needed at the time of reporting such as images, patient number, case number, client ID etc… will have a huge impact for many of our clients. I forgot to mention as well that the SpeechAir audio recorder also includes a camera and can be used to scan in barcodes.

Needless to say we are very excited about the release of the Philips SpeechAir audio recorder and can’t wait to get our hands on one. Philips hasn’t announced a Canadian release date but as soon as it is,  we will do an unboxing video and initial review so stay tuned and subscribe to our newsletter to keep on top of this.

Post by +Ryan Gaudet