Digitization has long since arrived in everyday work. Cloud-based document management, virtual secretariats and mobile work independent of fixed workplaces are now part of the new work standard. Modern IT infrastructures also open up new opportunities for efficient document creation.
Back then, the calculation was as convincing as it is today: people can speak about three times faster than writing. This time saving pays off the investment within a very short time. This was true even with analog dictation with a cassette and even more so for digital solutions and especially for working with speech recognition. Our customers tell us here about savings potential of 50% and more in the writing area. And some doctors also tell us that they save an hour. Time that benefits their patients.
In recent years the company has developed into a top expert in the field of speech recognition. Thanks to artificial intelligence, the recognition (i.e. conversion of spoken word into written text without errors) is impressively good. We have a solution for every situation: no matter whether you work in the single workstation or in a large company network and also when the dictations are recorded on the go and only sent to the speech recognition afterwards.
But our team goes one step further and supports our project customers with close service support, project management and individual advice, as well as training on the entire project. Because every company has different requirements. Correct integration into the IT landscape plays a role for maximum success, as does user acceptance. It is therefore advisable to get advice from us as speech recognition experts in advance and to put the installation and roll-out into the hands of professionals.
The Grundig Business Systems offer is aimed primarily at professional users with a high volume of documentation. The language processing solutions are widely used in hospitals, law firms and public administration. There is growing demand for our solutions here. Together with the Sana Group, one of the leading health care groups, the largest dictation and speech recognition project in Europe to date has been implemented, in which our solutions are set as standard.
Even today, the hardware that is required for the system solutions - i.e. dictation machines, PC microphones, foot switches and much more. - produced in the Bayreuth plant. Millions of dollars are invested in upgrading the machine park every year. With our high level of expertise in electronics and mechatronics, we have also made a name for ourselves in electronic contract manufacturing.
GBS and Sennheiser combine telephony and speech recognition services to prepare future orientated Unified Communications solutions. The product range is expanded to include cooperation products covering the areas of wireless headsets and conference recordings.
GBS once again receives the “TOP JOB” award in recognition of outstanding personnel work. The Digta SonicMic 3 is launched on the market.
Software business expansion by means of speech recognition solutions. GBS extends its high-tech manufacturing process adding a third line. Components of up to a minimum size of 01005 can now be mounted thanks to the SIPLACESX1.
Grundig Business Systems is now certified in accordance with the internationally recognised standard for environmental management, namely 14001:2014.
GBS celebrates "10 Years of Digta". GBS again receives the "Top Job" seal of approval and numbers among the 100 best employers among German middle-sized companies.
The "Digta 7" series, featuring numerous innovations including the "Touch Pin" sliding switch, is launched. The Digta 7 Premium BT is the world's first dictation device with which dictations can be transferred to a smartphone by means of Bluetooth.
GBS wins the "iF product design award 2010" for Digta CordEx dictation microphone .
GBS wins the Innovation Prize IT 2009 in the category "Office" for the Digta CordEx at CeBIT. Grundig Business Systems also receives the "Top Job" seal of approval for outstanding personnel work, making it one of the 100 best employers among middle-sized German companies. The Digta Station WLAN appears on the market. It allows wireless transfer of dictations without a PC.
The Digta CordEx, the first professional wireless dictation microphone, which combines the flexibility of mobile devices with the advantages of stationary dictation, is launched. GBS wins the "iF product design award" again, this time for the Digta SonicMic, the first device of the new premium DigtaSonic product family. Grundig Business Systems is also named one of the 100 most innovative middle-sized companies.
The "50 Years of Production in Bayreuth" celebration is the center of Grundig Business Systems's festivities on 15th July 2007 At the same time, the novel product family of digital dictation devices is launched: the DigtaSonic series is remarkable for its "Soft Touch Composite" interface. The Digta 420 is the word's first mobile dictation device with color display and supports the optimised speech standard DSSPro, which is developed under the aegis of Grundig Business Systems. The Digta 415 with Digta Station 445 receives the "iF product design award", one of the most coveted international design awards.
The first dictation devices of the 400 series: Digta 410. Automotive Standard TS 16949 certification
The word's first RFID scanner attachment for digital dictation devices; and the Digta Soundbox 820 USB professional work station with integrated sound card.
The spectrum of digital devices is expanded to include the dual work station Stenorette digital Sd 4240. Further highlights are the launch of the Digta 4015, a high-quality digital hand-held dictation device, and the bar code scanner attachment.
GBS is successfully taken over by INDUC AG. Its name is retained.
The Digta 4010, 3010, and 5210, digital hand-held dictation devices with MultiMediaCard on DSS-Standard, and StenoNet.type, Steno.write, and Walkabout.write, the digital PC work station solutions, are launched.
Dictation device activities are spun off from Grundig AG, and an independent company, Grundig Business Systems GmbH (GBS), is founded.
Having been a trailblazer for cassette-supported dictation systems, Grundig henceforth remains a pioneer in digital voice recording. In a joint venture, the IVA (International Voice Association, consisting of Grundig, Olympus, and Philips) develops and launches the DSS-Standard (Digital Speech Standard).
The Bayreuth factory is the first Grundig factory to receive the DIN ISO 9001 certificate.
The first digital dictation system is launched: the PC-Diktat 2000.
Dr. Max Grundig passes away at age 81.
The first truly portable dictation device, the Stenorette 2080, is developed.
An historic moment: The Steno-Casette 30 becomes the DIN norm (DIN32750) – the standard for quality!
The CS 2000 conference system reaches the market.
Production of the Stenorette 2002, the first stationary dictation system to use the Steno-Casette K 30, begins, as does that of the Stenorette SL, the professional Stenorette with the metallic look and the die-cast casing – the mobile dictation system for the office and the road. Production of these devices continues for about 20 years.
The first mini-index cassette with integrated band index, the Steno-Casette 30, is introduced.
The number of employees in Bayreuth reaches 2,000.
The 1,000th employee is hired in Bayreuth.
Max Grundig builds the "biggest tape-recorder factory in the world" in Bayreuth. The opening ceremony takes place on 15th July 1957.
Stenorette A, the so-called tree frog, becomes the first Grundig's dictation device on the market.
The foundations are laid: Development of dictation devices begins.