Weybridge - Sony Europe’s IT Peripherals division today added seven new devices to its digital dictation machine range including entry, mid and high-end level devices, demonstrating its ambition to become the leading player in the digital dictation market. Aiming to match its long standing success in the compact cassette market with its digital dictation devices, Sony’s digital dictation machine range incorporates high audio fidelity, increased recording times, memory capacity and impressive playback features at a number of competitive price points to cater for the needs of students, business and professional users.
ICDSX68, ICDSX78, ICDSX78DR9 (high-end)
With many businesses switching from traditional transcription to automated voice transcription, the need for high sound quality in recording devices is crucial. Sony’s professional digital dictation machines provide high quality stereo recording with an 80-20,000Hz close-to-CD frequency range. With built-in memory of 512MB (SX68) and 1GB (SX78) respectively, the new devices offer double the capacity of the current SX series. Other features include:
Following the success of the ICDUX70 and 80, the mid-range has been extended to include a more modest built-in memory of 512MB at a lower price point, while still offering 144hrs 30min recording time. The ICDUX60B also offers MP3 stereo recording and playback for music on the move. Other features include:
ICDB600, ICDP620, ICDP630F (entry level)
Ideal for students and business users, the entry level devices now feature longer recording capacities at 300hrs for ICDB600 and 260hrs for ICDP620 and ICDP630F in long play (LP) mode. Internal memory doubles from the current model to 512MB. Other features include:
In addition the ICDUX60B, ICDSX68, ICDSX78 and ICDSX78DR9 have all received a 5 star recording quality rating, the highest possible ranking from Dragon Naturally Speaking*; the transcription (voice recognition) software produced by Nuance that is used to convert speech into text.
“The market for digital dictation machines is still very important, particularly with voice recognition software making transcription easier”, said Mikuni Shikada, product manager, Sony Europe's IT Peripherals division. “With voice recognition, audio quality becomes a paramount issue. Sony is able to extend its audio heritage to the voice recording market and introduces seven new additions to its digital dictation machine range to meet the key consumer requirements in digital dictation.”
The new models are available from April 2008.
*Dragon Naturally Speaking is transcription (voice recognition) software that is used to convert speech into text.