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Olympus Unveils Three Directrec® USB Microphone Devices for Stationary Professional Dictation

  (July 08, 2011)

Center Valley, PA (PRWEB) July 08, 2011

Olympus has been innovating cutting-edge digital audio recorders for more than 40 years. Today the company introduces the second generation Directrec series, an enhanced line of three Directrec dictation devices. The new DR-1200, DR-2200 and DR-2300 offer the perfect combination of great audio reproduction, programmability and ease-of-use in a professional recorder. The new Directrec series significantly improves ergonomics to enhance operability and microphone performance while expanding Olympus simple, reliable, flexible and secure design concept, by combining it with integration boosting productivity to new levels.

Directrec recorders enable increased productivity in a professional environment," said Amy Leslie, senior product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. "With the improvements made on the Olympus DR-1200, DR-2200 and DR-2300, professional offices such as hospitals, medical practices, radiology labs and law firms will be able to streamline their workflow for maximum efficiency.

The Directrec second generation evolves into a total system solution for IT administrators and systems integrators. Dictating is easy thanks to the strategically placed slide switch on the DR-2200 and DR-2300, and the push button on the DR-1200. A durable trackball offers even more intuitive, one-handed operation. The new low-noise directional microphone reduces extraneous sounds and unwanted background noise for high-quality sound recording. The new Directrec recorders are also the perfect devices to directly record onto your personal computer.

Power in the Palm of Your Hand
The Olympus DR-1200, DR-2200 and DR-2300 Directrec recorders combine style and technology to help boost your efficiency. The ergonomic design ensures superior operability, sitting comfortably in your hand with its smooth edges. The intuitively placed main push button or slider switches enable one-handed access to the most commonly used functions. A triple-color LED screen shows the current recording status and a new trackball allows users to navigate freely on the PC or Mac without having to utilize the computers mouse. This ensures hassle-free, desk-based dictation for hours on end. The low-noise directional microphone guarantees ultra-clear dictation recordings. Easily listen to recordings without the need for specialty drivers and thanks to the powerful, built-in speaker for high-quality, acoustic playback. To provide the most secure and efficient dictation workflow, the DR-2300 offers a barcode module which enables automatic allocation of voice files to client, case, or patient records.

Systems Integration and Customization
The Olympus Directrec recorders are designed for easy integration in any work environment, including a doctors office, lawyers practice, insurance agency, government office or law enforcement services. Device Configuration Manager Software enables customization of the five designated programmable buttons to suit any recording condition or environment. The remaining buttons, including volume controls, can also be fully customized to meet your needs. Furthermore, an improved Software Development Kit (SDK) makes productivity-boosting customizations possible.

Specifications and Features
The Directrec series from Olympus includes three small handheld devices at 6.1 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches, each with a sturdy, long cord reaching 98.4 inches. The microphone sensitivity can be set to +6 or +18 dB, ideal for the busy office setting. Each Directrec recorder integrates with any PC or Mac system via a USB cord.

Key Features Include:

  •     Stationary dictation units;
  •     Ergonomic design with intuitively positioned buttons;
  •     Frequency response: 100Hz 14 KHz with PCM recording;
  •     Low-noise directional microphone;
  •     Built-in speaker for acoustic playback;
  •     Playback volume control;
  •     Five programmable buttons;
  •     Three-color LED;
  •     Interface to barcode module (DR-2300 only); and
  •     Improved software development kit for system administrators.

The Olympus DR-1200, DR-2200 and DR-2300 are available exclusively at authorized Olympus Professional Dealers starting in August 2011. For a full list of Olympus DR-1200, DR-2200 and DR-2300 features, please visit

Journalists interested in more information, review units and high-resolution images of the Olympus Directrec series of products should contact Kim Riggie, LW Marketing, 239-405-8250, x2303 or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus Imaging America Inc., 484-896-5719, or visit the Olympus website:

Olympus Imaging America Inc. is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering award-winning products for consumer and professional markets.

Olympus Imaging America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and its ultimate parent company, Olympus Corporation, to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances peoples lives every day. These include:

  •     Digital Cameras
  •     Professional and Interchangeable Lens System Cameras
  •     Related Underwater Products and Accessories
  •     Digital and Microcassette Recorders
  •     Digital Media
  •     Binoculars

Olympus Imaging America Inc. is responsible for sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. For more information, visit:

    Specifications    DR-2300    DR-2200    DR-1200
Overall Frequency Response    300~10,000Hz(SP)
100~14,000Hz(PCM)    300~10,000Hz(SP)
100~14,000Hz(PCM)    300~10,000Hz(SP)
Microphone Sensitivity    -37dBv    -37dBv    -37dBv
Microphone Sensitivity difference     Variable or 0/+6/+18dB
(Selectable from SDK)     Variable or 0/+6/+18dB
(Selectable from SDK)     Variable or 0/+6/+18dB
(Selectable from SDK)
Maximum Output    320mW    320mW    320mW
Microphone/Speaker diameter    10mm/28mm    10mm/28mm    10mm/28mm
Input Level    +86dBSPL(-45dBv)    +86dBSPL(-45dBv)    +86dBSPL(-45dBv)
Slide Switch (REC/STOP/PLAY/RWD)    Yes    Yes    -
Push Button (REC/PLAY)    -    -    Yes
Track ball         Yes    Yes    Yes
Mouse Function    Yes    Yes    Yes
Function Buttons    Yes (4)    Yes (4)    Yes (4)
Volume Buttons    Yes    Yes    Yes
Record LED        Yes    Yes    Yes
Insert/Over Write LED    Yes    Yes    Yes
LED Blink    Yes    Yes    Yes
Trigger Button in the Back    Yes    Yes    Yes
System Volume Control    Yes    Yes    Yes
Low power USB Device    Yes    Yes    Yes
Barcode    Yes (SC-1)    -    -
Device Management Software    *1    *1    *1
    DNS Command    Yes    Yes    Yes
    Hotkey Command    Yes    Yes    Yes
    Text Command    Yes    Yes    Yes
    Application Launcher Command    Yes    Yes    Yes
    Wait Command    Yes    Yes    Yes
    Button Function Change    Yes    Yes    Yes
    Slide Function Change    Yes    Yes    Yes
    Mouse Speed    Yes    Yes    Yes
    Beep Sound    Yes    Yes    Yes
    Button Noise Suppression    Yes    Yes    Yes
Cord Length    98.4inch (2.5m)    98.4 inch (2.5m)    98.4 inch (2.5m)
Dimensions    6.1x1.8x1.2 inch (154x44.6x31.6 mm)    6.1x1.8x1.2 inch (154x44.6x31.6 mm)    6.1x1.8x1.2 inch (154x44.6x31.6 mm)
Weight    7.3oz (206g)     7.1oz (201g)    7.1oz (201g)

*Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. All trademarks and registered trademarks listed herein are the property of their respective holders, in the US and/or other countries.
© 2011 Olympus Imaging America Inc.


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