Summary. For legal, medical, industrial, and other complex voice dictation demands, traditional voice recognition software is still not as accurate and reliable as having a skilled and familiar person transcribing your voice recordings of memos and reports. However, some digital transcription systems can cost close to $1,000 which makes them too expensive for most offices. An effective combination of components can achieve the results you want. Using the components below, it’s possible to record audio, and then using transcription software and a foot pedal, the transcriptionist can efficiently work on the recordings.

Digital Recorder. Record live music, lectures and notes with this digital voice recorder featuring a built-in 2GB flash memory, a memory card slot and an easy-to-read display. Press record and capture every sound. This compact and convenient ICD-PX312 digital voice recorder goes wherever you do to confidently capture and store audio with a built-in 2GB flash memory providing up to 530 hours of recording time, plus additional storage available through the microSD memory card slot (memory card sold separately). With Intelligent Noise Cut technology greatly reducing background sound, your recordings will be crisp and clear in quality. Other features include Voice Operated Recording technology, a built-in speaker and an easy-to-read display. So slip this digital voice recorder into your pocket and know you’ll never miss a beat even during the longest of lectures or an epic all-night jam session. [Buy Now]

Foot Pedal. Shown here is the Infinity USB Digital Foot Control with Computer plug (IN-USB2) by Sony. This high quality USB foot pedal connects to your Windows PC or Apple MAC OS X. There are three pedal controls which are usually setup for rewind (left), play/stop (center) and fast-forward (right). These VEC foot pedals use a USB port connection. [Buy Now]

Software. The pedal above requires NCH Express Scribe Pro Transcription Software. [Buy Now]

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Document History. This document was first posted on 20120101at1026. It was revised and reposted on 20121113tu1009 after having ordered and setup the foot pedal with the required software.

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