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Nuance Launches Dragon Dictate for Mac Simply Smarter Speech Recognition

(September 22, 2010)
DMN Newswire--2010-9-22--Dragon Speech Application for Mac OS X taps New Dragon 11 Engine, allows Mac users to create content and interact with their favourite applications by voice

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech solutions, today unveiled Dragon Dictate for Mac version 2, the newest addition to the Dragon family of speech recognition products which includes Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 for the PC and Dragon Mobile Apps. Dragon Dictate for Mac - the first major desktop product for Mac OS X from the Dragon family following Nuance's acquisition of MacSpeech earlier this year - makes it easier than ever to create documents and emails, search the web, navigate the Mac desktop, and interact with popular Mac applications - all by voice.

Dragon Dictate for Mac, version 2, improves on the accuracy and performance of MacSpeech Dictate 1.5, leveraging the new Dragon 11 engine, which also powers the recently-announced Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 for the PC. Dragon Dictate 2 offers a more streamlined set-up, revamped Mac user interface, and dynamic new voice commands for dictation, editing, navigation and proof reading. Dragon Dictate for Mac also "learns" better than any previous version of Dictate, responds faster to spoken commands and supports Dragon Voice ShortcutsTM for searching the web, email and Mac desktop by voice.

"Recognising the important opportunity within the Mac community, we set out earlier this year to bring Dragon to the Mac, working closely with our experts from the MacSpeech team, and drawing on our history and proven success with Dragon," said Peter Mahoney, senior vice president and general manager for Dragon at Nuance. "We've maintained the elements of Dictate that are most important to our Mac customers, such as the native Mac interface, and integrated many features of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 to bring improved accuracy as well as smarter command and control capabilities to this discerning audience of new Dragon customers."

In addition to under-the-hood changes, the Dragon Dictate 2 application includes a number of interface changes to accelerate set-up, improve training, streamline customisation of vocabulary and voice commands, and simply make you more productive on your Mac. Improvements in Dictate 2 as a Mac OS X application help commands execute more rapidly, allow user profiles to load faster, and enable interaction with other Mac applications to be smoother than ever.

Pricing, Availability & System Requirements
Dragon Dictate for Mac is available now from Nuance's UK Web site For a limited time until December 31st 2010, Dragon Dictate for Mac will be available at a special launch offer price of 149.00 - a saving of 30. From early October, it will be available through Nuance's global network of reseller partners, software retailers and professional sales organisations. Existing MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 customers and Dragon NaturallySpeaking customers can upgrade to Dragon Dictate for Mac for 39.99.  For additional information on features, editions, pricing and volume licensing programs, please visit Dragon Dictate for Mac requires an Intel-based Mac, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or greater, 3GB of available hard drive space, 2GB of RAM recommended and an Internet connection for product registration. Dragon Dictate for Mac comes complete with a Nuance-approved USB microphone headset.

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