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Olympus DS-5500 Digital Voice Recorder


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***This kit has now been replaced by alternative products.
The Olympus DS-9000 Premium Kit and Olympus DS-9500 Premium Kit***

** This Olympus DS-5500 is supplied with ODMS Software, MicroSD Card, Battery Pack, AC-Adapter, Carry Case, Docking Station and USB Cable **

The Olympus DS‑5500 is the perfect solution for mid‑sized companies who want to benefit from a mobile and professional speech processing solution. It comprises reliability, security and simplicity at a level which professionals desire. This device is designed for professional dictation to turn speech into text. The slide switch allows the user to dictate without looking at the device to be able to focus on the content. Digital Dictation is made simple and secure.

Multi-Purpose Docking Cradle

The Docking Cradle (CR-10) supplied with the DS-5000 allows for the machine to recharge and download dictation to the PC as well as providing charge even when the PC is not in use. The docking cradle may also be used as connection point whilst using hands free dictation.

For easy access to the most commonly used functions, three programmable smart buttons are available. Support of both SD and MicroSD memory cards means storage capacity is flexibly managed and can be extended at any time. The Hi-Speed USB interface is compatible with USB Storage, Audio and HID classes to extend user options.

High levels of Security

Thanks to PIN Protection and 256-bit DSS Pro real time Data Encryption, even the most sensitive files remain secure at all times. It fully supports your workflow also in conjunction with speech recognition software.

High security for peace of mind Business users often discuss matters that are highly confidential – or at least not intended for everyone’s ears. That’s why the DS-5500 incorporates numerous security features to ensure files are protected from unauthorised playback or duplication. For starters, this model allows voice files to be encrypted and decrypted.

Housed in a luxurious matte-black metal body that exudes elegance, it not only plays the part – it also looks the part. No matter how diverse the jobs you have, the DS-5500 can handle it. Up to seven folders with up to 199 files each are available to organize recordings. So that important parts can be easily found later on, users can set up to 32 index marks per file during recording.

Furthermore, the same number of verbal annotations can be appended to each file – giving users the chance to add special notes or ideas to specific sections of previously captured recording. A handy verbal comment function additionally allows an overall remark to be attached to a file, which can be used to give the transcriptionist general instructions, for example. Voice files can be recorded in two different recording qualities, including the new extremely high quality QP mode, enabling the perfect balance of quality and quantity to be selected personally.

Full Integration with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

The DS-5500 is certified for maximum dictation accuracy by Dragon, maker of industry-leading NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software. The recorder and included ODMS Software are fully compatible with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, creating efficient voice recognition workflows.

Moreover, the DS-5500 also features a full duplex microphone and speaker. Centralised firmware updates are also possible with this model. Ensuring the DS-5500 remains up-to-date even in years to come, a special I/O interface has been integrated, allowing plug-in modules of the future to be supported.

Furthermore, the included DSS Player Pro Dictation Software Module represents a powerful new dictation management tool. This will enable users to flexibly enhance their dictation workflow in a variety of IT environments – no matter how small or large. The software supports multiple file formats including DSS Pro, DSS, WMA and WAV. Moreover, MP3 decoder support is also provided. DSS Player Pro will even automatically update itself – ensuring users always have the most up-to-date solution available to optimise office efficiency.

Furthermore, users can set up password protection on their device. The special DS-5500iD model even enables protection using biometric information. In this way maximum security is assured. Simplicity in action While the DS-5500 is a veritable powerhouse, operation remains simple. Menu choices are intuitive to let the user focus on the business at hand. A single slide switch allows the most common functions to be accessed in just a fraction of a second.

Further navigation buttons are located ergonomically in the centre of the device to ensure easy data input and access to settings. Allowing all information to be seen at a glance in a choice of six languages, this model also features a large, back-lit LCD, which is protected against scratches thanks to a high-grade, coated screen.

Key Features

  • High Quality .DSS Pro Files
  • Slide Switch Thumb Control
  • Digital Voice Recorder in full metal body
  • 3 smart buttons
  • Editing functions (overwrite/insert/delete/security lock)
  • NEW-Button for Quick Start
  • File Encryption and Decryption
  • Device lock function by password
  • Centralised navigation buttons for easy data input and setting
  • Large back-lit LCD, protected with a high-grade, coated screen
  • Long battery life (up to 28 hours in SP mode with Olympus rechargeable battery pack)
  • Draft dictation function Verbal comment function (1 per file)
  • Verbal annotations (up to 32 per file)
  • Index marks (up to 32 per file)
  • Smooth Cue/Review Dual memory card support
  • Durable USB connector for one-hand dock and undock at cradle
  • Menu navigation with multiple language support (6 languages)
  • Hands free dictation with optional Footswitch
  • Automatic software & firmware updates
  • Records in DSS format
  • Up to 7 folders for voice file management (199 messages per folder)
  • Microphone Sensitivity Level: CONF / DICT
  • Integrates with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Software
  • Supplied with Olympus ODMS Software
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What's in the box

  • Olympus DS-5500 Digital Voice Recorder
  • Olympus ODMS (Pro V6) Software
  • DSS Player for MAC
  • A-515 AC Adapter
  • microSD card (512 MB)
  • CS-119 Carry Case
  • CR-10 Docking Station
  • BR-403 NI-MH Battery Pack
  • KP-21 USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual