Philips Speech Processing, the market leader in professional dictation systems, today announced that SpeechExec, its professional dictation and transcription solution, is now available and compatible with Mac operating systems. The new software, SpeechExec4Mac, enables Digital Pocket Memo (DPM) users to communicate with and incorporate dictation and transcription into any current network or workflow process. SpeechExec4Mac seamlessly integrates into mixed environments and with other Windows-based SpeechExec applications. Its “open” software design allows users to select individual workflow settings – building a user-friendly work environment. The SpeechExec4Mac software also features automatic file locking and routing after transcription which further ensures data security and minimizes duplication. “As voice technology advances to become more prevalent in work environments and as many companies start to implement ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policies, we realized the need to be able to integrate many types of hardware and software,” explains Thomas Brauner, managing director at Philips Speech Processing. “Apple’s Mac computers are a popular choice for many professionals, and SpeechExec4Mac will enable these users to continue benefiting from the full potential of the workflow efficiencies associated with dictation and transcription without being limited to certain devices.” The new software was developed to be used on the latest Mac operating software systems (Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7) and to fully integrate with other Philips products, such as hand and foot controls. SpeechExec4Mac is currently the only professional dictation software that supports the DSS Pro file format from all International Voice Association (IVA) vendors in a Mac environment. SpeechExec4Mac is now available on all SpeechExec DVDs included with all products supporting the SpeechExec software suite, like the Philips Digital Pocket Memo, SpeechMike and Transcription Kits. Customers who already have a valid SpeechExec 7.1 or newer license key may download SpeechExec4Mac from the Philips Speech Processing website. About Philips Speech Processing For more than 50 years, Philips Speech Processing has been the driving force in delivering dictation and speech technologies to users around the world. With its headquarters and production center located in Vienna, Austria, Philips Speech Processing is the world leader in professional digital and analogue dictation solutions. From office-based desktop dictation to mobile dictation, from conference recording to entire workflow solutions with the SpeechExec software family, our products support every imaginable scenario. Revolutionary digital dictation products, such as the SpeechMike, the Digital Pocket Memo with Voice Commands, and the Barcode Module are helping professionals to work more efficiently every day, in the easiest possible manner, entirely in keeping with Philips "sense and simplicity" philosophy. For more information, visit: www.philips.com/dictation. Connect with Philips Speech Processing on:
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