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Version 11 of Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been announced and will be shipping in the next couple weeks. If you've used Dragon, you know first-hand what this amazing speech recognition software can do for your business’ productivity — and ultimately, your bottom line. Well, now there’s something that can do even more: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11, the latest version of Nuance’s enterprise-ready speech recognition software for the PC. Faster, smarter and more accurate than what you’re using today, Dragon 11 offers new features and enhancements that will drive even higher levels of productivity and cost savings across your organization.
Key Benefits of version 11 include:
But what about Zephyr-TEC's books and macros?
ZTEC is currently finalizing production of our fabulous proprietary macros and Fastrack Learning Guide for Dragon for Version 11. We will also be releasing our new Learning Guides for Microsoft Office 2010! These will include Spoken Word, EXcelerate and Future Outlook books and macros. Watch our newsletter for when these outstanding Guides will be available.
Do I need to upgrade my computer for version 11?
If your computer was running version 10 fine, then probably not. Here's what we're recommending for version 11:
Sounds great - what do I do now?
If you've already got Dragon, buy your upgrade! But do it now - upgrades are on sale, but only through September 30th, 2010.
And if you haven't used Dragon yet, this is your opportunity to get the best speech recognition product in the world - with newlower prices. The pricesfor the Legal and Professional versions have been lowered, making their productivity gains even more affordable than before. What are you waiting for?
There is still no word on when (or if) new versions of Dragon Medical are coming out.
And there's a reason for that: sometime in early 2008, before the release of Version 10, Nuance split their speech recognition programming and development team into two parts - Medical and Professional. Beyond the work with the basic engine, all the rest of the development of the software is done separately - so that all the tools and EMR compatibility that exist in the Medical product are there for doctors to use. This split is responsible for most of the improvements in Medical 10's formatting rules, and also for improvements to compatibility with various EMRs and health management systems.
The Medical development team is undoubtedly working on improvements to Dragon Medical 10. But since it's an entirely separate product, there's no tie between the version 11 Professional/Legal/Premium products being done and released, and when the next set of improvements for the Medical profiles, formatting rules, and compatibility checks will be done. So we really don't have any idea when the next upgrade for Dragon Medical will be ready to go.
Of course, as soon as we at Zephyr-TEC hear anything official, we'll be sure to let you all know - so watch this space!
Announcing a partnership we'd like to "TALK" about!
Zephyr-TEC has always been a certified Philips partner, typically selling their popular SpeechMikes. Now, we are delighted to announce several new product additions to our family of dictation solutions:
Introducing the all new, Philips digital document creation solution
SpeechExecSR Pro 6
The SpeechExecSR Pro solution provides you with a digital document creation, dictation and transcription management platform that unites voice recording, file routing, as well as Dragon speech recognition, interfacing in one seamless solution.
SpeechExecSR Pro Dictate provides you with easy-to-use functionality for capturing your dictation and organizing recordings clearly and transparently. Dictation files and documents can be automatically transferred via a company network, sent by email or uploaded onto an FTP server, depending on your requirements. SpeechExecSR Pro Dictate is your future-proof dictation and document creation solution.
Seamless integration with SpeechExecSR Pro Dictate and Dragon, SpeechExecSR Pro Transcribe software is a powerful and user-friendly digital transcription solution that turns your computer into a highly sophisticated transcription machine, providing a whole range of benefits to the busy secretary, legal assistant or transcriptionist. It streamlines communications with the author and allows you to organize recordings clearly and transparently.
Along with a set of ergonomic accessories, including a footpedal and headset, the SpeechExecSR Pro Transcribe package is the solution that sets the pace in today's fast-moving business world.
The Philips Digital Pocket Memo 9600 sets new standards in advanced functionality and style. Voice commands, on-board file encryption and password protection are but a few of the powerful features of the 9600. The ergonomic design lends itself to unparalleled user friendliness to create dictations, and the intuitive controls are easy to use. Coupled with SpeechExecSR Pro Dictate software and the included docking station for uploading your files, the new 9600 is the ultimate in digital dictation.
With the SpeechExecSR Pro solutions, streamline document creation workflow. Use Dragon NaturallySpeaking and improve productivity too!
Give us a call at 877-49-7497 if you'd like to learn more about or see a demonstration of this cost effective, 21st century document creation solution!
Zephyr-TEC truly is the LAST word in dictation solutions!!
One of the realities of life is that injuries can affect anyone, anywhere. Here's the story of a lawyer, N. D., who feared his legal career might be ended by an RSI injury:
After lots of hard work, I launched my career as an attorney. One year later, I developed Repetitive Stress Injury from the poor ergonomic set up of my computer. The injury interfered with my work and I had to take a short leave of absence. After much medical treatment, my doctor suggested giving up my legal career for one that requires less use of a keyboard. I was devastated. Another doctor suggested Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Zephyr-TEC trained me thoroughly so that I could use it effectively at work and keep my career. Now, many years later and with much less time on the keyboard, my injury is much better and I am enjoying my work.
He now uses Dragon with Word, Outlook, and various web-based applications to do his casework, and has created his own voice commands to use with his templates and save him a lot of time.
A brief note and reminder about some compatibility issues in this age of computer and software upgrades.
It's always hard to know which things work with which, but hopefully this helps you tell whether you need to upgrade, and to which version. But if you need help with your Dragon, whatever the version, don't struggle!! We offer outstanding support of Dragon and we can HELP you! Our support is fee-based and available by the hour or year. We offer a "loyal customer" discount for renewals – call us today for yours!