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Philips Digital Pocket Memo 9600 heralds a new era in productivity

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March 1, 2007

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March 2, 2007 To say that the Digital Pocket Memo 9600 is an important new tool for business professionals is an understatement. Even to state that the new 9600 represents the next generation of digital dictation technology is underplaying its importance way too much. Until now, dictation has been a largely under-utilised tool because for it to be used in an office environment, a dictation system and a secretary are required, and only the legal system has ever been organised enough to effectively employ dictation as an industry-wide productivity tool. With the new functionality of the Philips Digital Pocket Memo 9600, the device provides a ready-made system which can easily incorporate a dictation system into any office. Couple the 9600 with one of the new LAN Docking Station and it will transfer dictations through your LAN (local area network) to a transcriptionist or a speech recognition system without connecting to a PC. Encryption ensures that dictations are sent securely through the company network or the Internet, regardless of whether the destination is next door or on the other side of the world. There’s also a Barcode Module which snaps onto the 9600 - a highly compact laser scanner that retrieves important patient or client information by scanning the barcode. The scanned information is securely attached to the dictation, saving time and minimizing the risk of errors. The Barcode Module can also be used as a USB scanner device, directly transferring the barcode information to a PC. That’s the system – as far as the 9600 itself, well that is just a straightforward better mousetrap than has previously existed.

This innovative handheld recorder features unique new functions such as real-time file encryption, password protection and DSS Pro sound files (advanced compression for improved sound quality). It also features the industry’s largest graphic display, exclusive programmable 'smart' buttons and intuitive operation.

The Digital Pocket Memo 9600 continues to offer functionality integral to earlier versions (voice commands, voice activation and keywords, etc.) but also offers new, advanced but easy-to-use features:

* The highest data security standard in mobile dictation is achieved through file encryption, passwords and personal user keys (HIPAA compatible).

* Voice files can be password-protected on the device itself to prevent unauthorized access.

* DSS Pro file compression, an enhancement of the industry’s DSS standard, guarantees crystal-clear sound quality for more accurate manual transcription and optimized speech recognition results.

* The Digital Pocket Memo features the largest backlit display of any dictation unit and its unique smart buttons make operability completely intuitive.

* The unit has a ‘quick recharge’ feature that ensures constant availability. * The new 9600 also features a robust metal case and an award-winning design.

Dr. Thomas Brauner, Managing Director of Philips Speech Processing said “The Philips Digital Pocket Memo 9600 series is an easy choice for professionals who attach considerable importance to working with the most advanced technology available. That’s why this design-driven, high-tech tool not only boosts productivity but also makes a statement about how attorneys, physicians and other professionals value quality, reliability and accuracy in their daily work.”

The Digital Pocket Memo 9600 also recently received the IF Product Design award 2007 for its outstanding ergonomics and innovative functionality.

Philips also announces the introduction of a new LAN Docking Station, representing an entirely new concept in PC-free file transfer. It transfers dictations from the Digital Pocket Memo through a LAN (local area network) to a transcriptionist or a speech recognition system without connecting to a PC. Encryption ensures that dictations are sent securely through the company network or the Internet, regardless of whether the destination is next door or on the other side of the world.

The new Philips Barcode Module has also been redesigned to snap onto the new Digital Pocket Memo. It is a highly compact laser scanner that retrieves important patient or client information by scanning the barcode. The scanned information is securely attached to the dictation, saving time and minimizing the risk of errors. The Barcode Module can also be used as a USB scanner device, directly transferring the barcode information to a PC.

The Philips Digital Pocket Memo 9600 Series, LAN Docking Station and Barcode Module are now available.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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