Increased productivity with greater mobility
Mobility and flexibility are critical in today's fast-moving business environments. The digital portable dictation devices from Philips give you the freedom to work when and where it suits you best.
A Digital Pocket Memo makes your workload easier to organize. Recorded information is easily recognized on your PC and managed with SpeechExec Enterprise.
SpeechExec for BlackBerry®
SpeechExec for BlackBerry® presents a new dimension to wireless working. Recording, editing and downloading dictation files from your BlackBerry® offers mobile flexibility and reduces document turnaround time. When recording is finished and you are ready to download files, they will be transmitted to your company's dictation server via email, FTP/S or HTTP/S. After transcription, the transcribed document can then be sent back to the BlackBerry® by email. SpeechExec is the perfect companion for your BlackBerry®, delivering everything you need for secure, wireless dictation workflow.
Send your dictation files globally from your BlackBerry® for maximum productivity SpeechExec for BlackBerry® offers dictation features such as insert and overwrite modes.
Simple to use
A clear user interface intuitively guides you through the dictation and download process.
Easy-to-use key control for intuitive operation.
The SpeechExec Mobile server manages secure dictation file delivery. Secure voice and data transmission maintains a high level of client confidentiality
Speed up your document creation process!
Our proven dictation and transcription machines for desktop-based recording unite author and transcriptionist in one efficient team for converting speech to text. Within the framework of simple yet reliable workflows, dictations are recorded on Mini Cassette or Multimedia Card and then passed on manually to the secretary.
Philips SpeechMike supports a higher level of automation. Dictations can be digitally recorded directly on your PC. Management software enables you to easily handle your voice recordings and transfer them over the network to your secretary.
New log-in feature
The new log-in feature provides more security, convenience and flexibility.
Confidential information is secured against unauthorized access.
The new log-in feature is based on Windows Active Directory and LDAP
technology, allowing the use of familiar user names and passwords of the
Windows operating system.
Additionally, the new log-in feature allows workstation-independent usage
for mobile users. After log-on, the user’s personalized profile and settings
are automatically downloaded from the server, allowing the user to work in a
familiar SpeechExec environment, independent of the computer used.
Extended hardware support
SpeechExec Enterprise 2.5 now supports two additional Digital Pocket Memos
9500 and 955 and the new Philips Foot Control series 2310, 2320 and 2330.
The new enhancements include management of configuration and download
settings for the new Digital Pocket Memos, playback of two-channel recordings
in .mp3 format, a new file split function that splits long recordings into several
smaller files, and a configuration wizard for the Philips Foot Control 2330.
||Improved data exchange with third-party products
The data exchange interface for competitive dictation products has been
improved making the Philips SpeechExec Enterprise dictation workflow solution
more compatible with third-party products.
SpeechExec Enterprise 2.5 supports the semi-automatic download of dictation
files from third-party products.
Compared to previous versions, additional information is gathered from the
file header of .dss files recorded with non-Philips products, facilitating a better
integration in the SpeechExec workflow, such as automatic routing after file
||New notification options
SpeechExec can alert the transcriptionist when new dictation files arrive in the
To Do folder and remind of untranscribed dictation files. A visual signal in the
system tray, acoustic sound (beep) - or both - can alert the transcriptionist
when a new dictation is available for transcription. Transcription can also be
started directly from the notification dialog.
The notification feature of SpeechExec Enterprise 2.5 was changed to display
notifications about new dictation files only and to avoid notifications about
moved or suspended dictation files. Additional filter options allow the restriction
of notfications to new dictation files of specific authors or worktypes.
||New USB Smart Key licensing
The new licensing option using the USB Smart Key is compatible with the server
based licensing model to allow greater mobility and flexibility for mobile and
remote end users without connection to the license server.
The license on the USB Smart Key can be transferred to one computer or kept
on the USB Smart Key. A three-color LED indicates the status of the USB Smart
Additional enhancements make daily working life easier and more secure.
The recorder/player window now also allows the definition of the recording
volume and selection of the playback audio device.
While dictation properties were edited one at a time in the previous version,
SpeechExec Enterprise 2.5 makes editing the properties of several files a single
click with the mouse. Restoring dictation files that are finished and archived
unintentionally has been made easier.
||New SpeechExec Player
The new SpeechExec Player is a license-free application to preview .dss files.
Simply double-click any .dss file in Windows Explorer to start the player.
Note: The player does not support the SpeechExec Enterprise workflow and
cannot be controlled by the SpeechMike, a Digital Pocket Memo, the foot
control or any other devices.
Enhanced software architecture
The SpeechExec software architecture is enhanced to meet the
requirements of large organizations. The new software architecture
is more flexibile and secure and offers simplified software distribution
The enhancements include:
- User-specific log-in with Active Directory and LDAP server support
- Group definition with Active Directory support
- Definition of folder variables
- Service-driven architecture for the SpeechExec Workflow Manager
- Remote configuration of Philips Digital Pocket Memos, SpeechMikes
and foot controls
- Download from Digital Pocket Memos to thin clients in Citrix and
Windows Terminal Server environments
- Support of Linux clients in Windows Terminal Server environments
Groups and log-in
The new Groups function matches the structure used in SpeechExec
Enterprise with the customer’s organizational structures. Every group
can use group-specific system settings that provide more security,
reliability and convenience to administrators and end-users.
SpeechExec Enterprise 2.0 supported only a Windows-based log-in system,
without an additional log-in layer. Working with another user name in
SpeechExec required logging out of the current Windows session and log-in
with another Windows user name.
SpeechExec Enterprise 2.5 eliminates this drawback by adding an additional
log‑in function with the following three options:
The log-in function of SpeechExec Enterprise 2.5 offers two security modes:
- No special log-in (same implementation as in SpeechExec • Enterprise 2.0)
- Log-in using Active Directory
- Log-in using an LDAP server connection
The new log-in function provides three benefits:
- Standard security log-in mode allows users to log-in even if the
authentication server is not accessible. In this case, SpeechExec tries to
authenticate the user based on locally available password information.
- In high security mode, log-in is possible only if the specified authentication
server is accessible. If authentication is not possible, SpeechExec will not
- High security and confidentiality because only authorized users can access
- More flexibility and convenience due to workstation-independent loading
of user profiles.
- Easy to use due to Active Directory support. Users can use their familiar
user name and password of the Windows operating system, minimizing
maintenance effort for administrators.
The introduction of folder variables is a milestone in simplifying the
system configuration and maintenance for a substantial number of
users. Folder variables must be specified only once to create user or
department-specific folders without further interaction.
Changing target folders (e.g. due to a file server change) is now an
easy task because the server path can be changed for the entire
system by adjusting only one setting.
SpeechExec Enterprise uses three types of folder variables:
- User-driven folder variables: user variables refer to Windows
or Active Directory (or LDAP) user log-ins. With this option,
SpeechExec automatically creates user-specific sub-folders in the
SpeechExec folder tree. Manual mapping of user to a pre-defined
folder path is obsolete.
- Operating system-driven folder variables: the path for the Temp and
My Documents folders on the client computers are not static (as in
SpeechExec Enterprise 2.0). They are defined dynamically by the
system environment variables of the client computer. The local
folders are used by SpeechExec to avoid data loss if the network
connection is lost.
- SpeechExec-driven folder variable: this variable defines the
central root folder for dictation files. It is stored in the system
default settings .xml file and can be different for every group or
||Other architectural changes
To meet the demands of future developments, . new .NET platforms
were implemented. SpeechExec for Windows 2000 and Windows XP
use Microsoft .NET 2.0, whereas SpeechExec for Windows Vista uses
Microsoft .NET 3.5.
- Short names for executable files avoid interoperability problems with
In addition to the new folder variables, the system and user administration
module includes improvements to the user interface to simplify system
configuration and maintenance. These include the option to re-use previous
dictation properties, a customizable display of dictation properties, the
option to display the path of the currently used system defintion settings file,
and a new button to delete user configuration files.
SpeechExec Enterprise now includes comprehensive documentation that
helps administrators roll out SpeechExec Enterprise quickly and successfully.
||Enhanced client set-up and roll-out
Administrators want to use their preferred software deployment tool.
SpeechExec Enterprise 2.5 enables software deployment with MSI packages
(Microsoft Installer) in all supported languages. A detailed description of
how to extract and use the MSI package can be found on the SpeechExec
Enterprise Foundation DVD.
SpeechExec Workflow Manager
New service-driven architecture
The Workflow Manager in SpeechExec Enterprise 2.5 was re-designed
to have a service-driven architecture, rahter than an application-based
architecture. This makes the Workflow Manager more reliable and
Back-up and restoration of rule definitions
The possibility of backing up and restoring rule definitions increases
security and reliability of the system. In the event that a server running
the Workflow Manager must be exchanged, rule definitions can be
easily restored on the new server.
Support of relative dates
SpeechExec Enterprise 2.0 had a limitation by supporting absolute
dates only. The use of relative dates make the Workflow Manager
more flexible. It allows routing of dictation files not only if a specific
date has been reached, but also if a dictation file is older than a specific
date or time period.
An administrators wants to move all "transcription pending"
files" that are older than two days to an "urgent" folder.
SpeechExec Statistics Module
Improved user interface
The user interface of the Statistics Module was re-designed to be
easier to use. New options in the context menu (right-click) and a
more intuitive chart display ensure easer use and a clearer overview.
Enhanced filter defintion
New filter options were added that allow using more than one look-up
value for the same property.
More export options
SpeechExec Enterprise 2.5 supports additional properties, functions
and export options.
New author and transcripionist summary reports
The Statistics Module of version 2.5 provides new reports for authors
and transcriptionists that summarize several statistics in one report.
New server connection test
The back end server provides the interface between SpeechExec
Enterprise client applications and the database. For support analysis,
the option of testing the connection to the back end server was added.
Digital Pocket Memo (DPM) Connect
In Citrix or Windows Terminal Server environments, "hot plug &
play" did not work for the Digital Pocket Memo. This was because the
server checks for new mass storage devices connected to the terminal
at the begin of a session only. During the session, the server does no
further checks for new devices. When a new device (such as a Digital
Pocket Memo) was connected to the terminal, it was not recognized
and downloading files was not possible.
DPM Connect, a small "footprint application" running on the terminal,
circumvents this limitation by handling the file download from
the Digital Pocket Memo independently (outside) of any Citrix or
Windows Terminal Server session.
Together with the LAN Docking Station, DPM Connect offers
additional options to enable downloads of dictation files in a Citrix or
Windows Terminal Server environment.
Remote Device Management Tool
The Philips Remote Device Management Tool allows IT administrators
to centrally configure all Philips Digital Pocket Memos and
SpeechMikes. Administrators can now manage and configure all
recorders and programmable accessories, saving time and resources.
When a unit is connected to a computer or placed in a docking
station, the configuration is automatically uploaded. All settings are
linked to each unit's unique serial number and stored in a central
database. Updates can easily be made at any time to individual units or
groups of units.
Fast and simple
System administrators of large organizations can now more
efficiently manage and maintain the configurations of all Philips
- Individual units, groups of units, or all units can be programmed
with the management tool
- Changes can be automatically uploaded
Adapted to professional needs
- Centrally configured settings can include keywords, button
configurations, download options, display settings and microphone
- Manage and deploy hardware configuration, even to remote
locations of the organization