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Olympus Professional Dictation Systems Offer Premium Features, Ease of Use, Integrated Workflow

(April 17, 2012)

Center Valley, Pa., April 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Olympus, the market leader for digital voice recorders and
professional dictation devices, introduces their next-generation
Professional Dictation Systems. Packed with premium features, the
DS-7000 and DS-3500 audio recorders enable doctors, lawyers and
other professionals who rely on dictation to dramatically increase
efficiency and streamline operations. They can be combined with the
new AS-7000 Transcription Kit to create a complete, end-to-end
business solution.

The DS-7000 and DS-3500 audio recorders incorporate many unique
and innovative features, including:

  • An improved, speech-optimized microphone featuring independent
    housing and variable recording modes

  • A durable, precise slide switch (DS-7000) or ergonomic push
    button controls (DS-3500), putting intuitive functionality in the
    palm of your hand

  • Enhanced security, with device password protection and
    real-time 128- or 256-bit file encryption

  • A 2-inch color LCD (TFT) display

  • Dual memory card slots, with support for SD and microSD up to
    32 GB

  • Full integration into professional digital workflows

  • A longer-lasting, rechargeable Li-ion battery

"The DS-7000 and DS-3500 audio recorders were developed with
feedback from users who rely on Olympus dictation products as part
of their daily workflow," said Amy Leslie, Senior Marketing and
Business Development Manager, Olympus Imaging America, Inc. "They
need secure, reliable, flexible products that are simple and
intuitive to use, and that's what we've delivered with these new
dictation devices. Their improved controls, display, security and
battery life make them the new industry standard in professional

The heart of your dictation workflow

Manageable, secure and mobile, the DS Series Professional Dictation
Systems are essential tools for doctors, lawyers and other
professionals who rely on dictation. The DS-7000 audio recorder
makes dictation easier and more comfortable than ever with its
large color LCD screen, precision slide switch, ergonomic controls,
redesigned docking station and customizable function buttons.
Packaged with next-generation Olympus Dictation Management System
(ODMS) software and compatible with Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking
voice recognition software, it is designed to become an essential
part of any office's integrated workflow directly out of the box.
The DS-3500 audio recorder offers most of the same great features
as the DS-7000, paired with easy-to-use, push button controls and
support for MP3 and PCM conference recording with optional external
stereo microphones.

Unlimited potential

The DS-7000 and DS-3500 audio recorders offer unlimited potential
for creating efficiencies when combined with the AS-7000
Transcription Kit, also new from Olympus. Complete with an entirely
redesigned, four-button foot control pedal, headset and powerful
ODMS software, the AS-7000 can easily be integrated into the
workflow of any office system and significantly streamline data
sharing and distribution of dictations between professionals,
departments and office locations.

Superior recording quality

The microphone on both new DS Series devices has been completely
re-engineered with independent housing, offering superior sound
quality, variable dictation/conference settings and two levels of
DSS/DSS Pro recording quality. The DS-3500 audio recorder offers
additional support for MP3 and PCM file formats. The 2GB microSD
card included with both models can accommodate more than 300 hours
of recording time.

Full flexibility

With their vast array of functions and accessories, support for up
to 20 worktypes, long-lasting rechargeable Li-ion batteries and
more, the DS-7000 and DS-3500 audio recorders can be customized to
suit any purpose in any IT environment. Every feature is
configurable via the ODMS software, which is compatible with
Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP and Mac OS X. Each device
supports both SD and microSD cards via separate slots, allowing for
expansion up to 32 GB of total memory. Their 2-inch color LCD
screens support three languages with personalized welcome

Proven quality

Olympus' reputation for quality and reliability in audio, built
over 40 years, speaks for itself. No matter how hard you work, you
can rest assured your Professional Dictation System will keep pace
all the way.

Data security

The DS Series' unparalleled data security, including four-digit PIN
device locking and real-time 256-bit encryption, makes them an
ideal choice for sensitive environments.


The DS Series Professional Dictation Systems ship with
next-generation ODMS software, a 2GB microSD card, docking station
and AC adapter (DS-7000 only), USB cable, leather carrying case,
rechargeable Li-ion battery, instruction manual and Olympus
warranty card. The AS-7000 Transcription Kit ships with ODMS
software, E-62 headset and RS-31 four-pedal foot switch.

Pricing and Availability

The DS-7000 Professional Dictation System retails for $499.99
(U.S.). The DS-3500 Professional Dictation System retails for
$399.99 (U.S.). The AS-7000 Transcription Kit retails for $349.99
(U.S.). All will be available from Certified Olympus Dealers in
April 2012.

Review units and high-resolution images of the DS-7000, DS-3500
and AS-7000 are available from Altitude Marketing. Contact Gwen
Hoover at 610-421-8601 x107 or [email protected].
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CONTACT: Media Contact:
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Altitude Marketing
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Olympus Imaging America Inc.
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