Grundig Business Systems presents its new pushbutton dictation microphone

Digta SonicMic 3 optimized for speech recognition and those who dictate professionally

Digta SonicMic 3

Bayreuth, 16 March 2015 – Grundig Business Systems (GBS) has launched new USB dictation microphones with pushbutton controls: the Digta SonicMic 3 and the Digta SonicMic 3 Classic. These devices have been optimized for stationary dictation and speech recognition. The microphones have an interface with the DigtaSoft Voice, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and Dragon Medical 360 I Direct speech recognition applications. Nuance, the leading provider of speech recognition solutions, has already tested both microphones and given them the highest rating – six stars – for recognition precision with Dragon. “This is evidence that our products deliver first-class results in this area,” says GBS Managing Director Roland Hollstein.

He explains that the exceptional speech intelligibility is primarily due to the frequency-optimized positioning of the microphone capsules. “But the specially shaped microphone aperture, which has been optimized for speech recognition, also contributes to the excellent recording quality,” Hollstein continues. The polished button surfaces also prevent touch noise. Both microphones make it unnecessary to learn the most important speech recognition commands because the software is controlled with minimal movements of the thumb.

Digta SonicMic 3 with proven trackpad
The function buttons can be programmed according to the user’s needs with a clearly organized configuration tool. For instance, the speech recognition commands could be activated, or the buttons could be used for hotkeys such as “new dictation”, “open correction window”, or “adopt text from dictation window”. The Digta SonicMic 3 is also equipped with an optical trackpad with which the user can navigate the screen. “This option has proven itself many times over in smartphones, and so we decided to use it as a control element,” Hollstein says. Digta SonicMic 3 users can activate the mouse button with the trigger button on the back side of the microphone or with the left and right mouse buttons next to the trackpad if they choose.

An additional advantage is that the special housing shape of both microphones allows sufficient air circulation for the devices to be held comfortably even during long dictations. Their roughened surfaces make them especially easy to grip, and they lie comfortably in the hand.

About Grundig Business Systems GmbH
With more than four million dictations systems sold and over 60 years of experience, Grundig Business Systems GmbH (GBS) is one of the leading manufacturers of professional dictation systems. Together with its partners, GBS provides services around the subject of speech recognition and processing. The solutions and products with the label “Made in Germany” are distinguished by technical innovation and high-quality design. Every day, they help lawyers, doctors, administrators, companies and many others shape their working processes efficiently and cost-effectively.

GBS is one of the top 100 most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany and has repeatedly been awarded the “Top Job” award in recognition of outstanding personnel work.

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