Olympus DS-7000 Digital Voice Recorder Kit : Professional Dictation System

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Product Code: OLYM DS7000

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    Professional Dictation. Reliable and secure.

    The Olympus DS-7000 has been designed for processionals who rely on secure, flexible, reliable products as integral parts of their office workflow.  The DS-7000 features real time 256-bit encryption, a redesigned, independently housed microphone - ideal for speech recognition - enhanced battery life and includes the next generation of dictation management software - Olympus Dictation Management Systems (ODMS).

    The Olympus DS-7000 is ideal for use with Dragon speech recognition and has been awarded a 6 Star Dragon Rating - and is compatible with Dragon Professional & Dragon Legal.

    The Olympus DS-7000 features a full 12 month warranty.

    Reliable security

    • 256-bit AES Encryption System
    • PIN / PUK code Device Lock feature

    Intuitive control & superior durability

    • Robust slide control for ergonomic and heavy duty use
    • Simple menu function for easy customization

    Multi function cradle

    • Instant / automatic download
    • Fast recharge via included power supply or USB
    • Connect optional foot control for hands free dictation or transcription independent to the PC

    Enhanced Security

    Device password protection and DSS Pro real-time 128- or 256-bit file encryption makes the DS-7000 ideal for workplace environments that deal with sensitive information.

    Full Workflow Integration

    Packaged with next-generation Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) software and compatible with Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software, the DS-7000 is designed to become an essential part of any office’s dictation workflow directly out of the box. Support for up to 32 index marks per dictation file makes it easy to locate critical information.

    Endless Flexibility

    A vast array of functions and accessories, audio codes and indexing options, as well as support for multiple work-types and users, makes the DS-7000 customization enough to suit any purpose in any IT environment. The ODMS software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP, and Mac OS X.

    Superior Dictation Recording Quality

    The DS-7000’s redesigned, speech-optimized microphone is independently housed for flawless sound reproduction. It offers multiple recording modes, as well as two quality levels – QP (16 kHz/28 kbps) and SP (12 kHz/13.7 kbps).

    Included in the Olympus DS-7000 Digital Voice Recorder Kit is;

    • Olympus DS-7000 Digital Voice Recorder
    • Olympus CR15 Docking Station
    • Olympus ODMS Dictate Software
    • Olympus ODMS Speech Recognition Module (or integration with Dragon*)
    • Olympus LI-42B Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
    • SD Memory Card

    * For integration with Dragon speech recognition software you require a compatible Dragon software to be installed, such as; Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional & Dragon Legal speech recognition software.

    Please note that whilst the Olympus DS7000 does work with Dragon Medical it is not officially supported.  If you wish to use Dragon Medical speech recognition software, we recommend considering the supported Philips DPM8000 Pocket Memo Voice Recorder.

Technical Specifications

    Technical specifictations of the Olympus DS7000 Digital Voice Recorder


    • Display type Full Colour TFT LCD with white LED backlight
    • Display size 34mm x 42mm / 2.1 inch (176 x 220 pixels)


    • Internal memory 2GB (microSD)
    • External memory 4GB SD + up to 32GB SD
    • Storage media SD, SDHC

    Device Operation

    • Main switch Precise slide switch (REC / STOP / PLAY / RWD)
    • Power switch Yes (ON/OFF)
    • Programmable button 3 programmable smart buttons

    Power Supply

    • Requirements Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (740mAh)
    • External power supply A517 AC Adaptor (supplied)
    • Battery LI-42B
    • Battery life Recording (QP mode): Approx. 18 hours / Recording (SP mode): Approx. 21 hours
    • Internal battery charge AC / USB / Cradle (all using Olympus rechargeable battery only)


    • Built-in microphone Mono
    • Microphone type Electret condenser | 10Ø
    • Directional characteristic omni-directional
    • Microphone sensitivity Dictation / Conference
    • Recording format DSS / DSS Pro / PCM (WAV) mono*
    • *special firmware required
    • Voice activated recording VCVA
    • Hands-free recording Dictation & Transcription
    • via optional Footswitch RS-31 or Hand Controller RS-32
    • Level meter 1 channel on screen


    • Playback speed control Slow / Normal / Fast
    • Cue / review Yes

    Editing & Workflow

    • Partial erase with DSS / DSS Pro
    • Insert with DSS / DSS Pro
    • Overwrite with DSS / DSS Pro
    • Append with DSS / DSS Pro
    • Index mark 32 per file (DSS Pro), 16 per file (DSS)
    • Author ID setting 10
    • Work type ID setting 20
    • Priority setting Yes (High / Normal)
    • Verbal comments up to 32 per file
    • Folders Up to 7 (name changeable)
    • Text editor
    • Pending

    Additional Functions

    • Wireless features Toshiba FlashAir™ Card compatible
    • (Requires firmware 1.20 or later)


    • Device lock by PIN Yes
    • File encryption / decryption DSS Pro real time encryption (128 / 256 bit)
    • Lock single files Yes


    • Housing colour Black
    • Housing material Metal
    • Dimensions 114.5mm (H) x 49.8mm (W) x 17.5mm (D)
    • Weight 107g (including battery)
    • Microphone jack Ø3.5mm mini jack | impedance 2kΩ
    • EAR jack Ø3.5mm mini jack | impedance 8Ω or more
    • Speaker Built-in Ø23mm round dynamic speaker
    • Maximum speaker output 235mW (8Ω speaker)
PC Requirements

    System Requirements for the Olympus DS-7000 Digital Voice Recorder

    • Compatible OS Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.10
    • Compatible software Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) R6 / DSS Player for Mac V7
    • Docking station CR-15 (supplied)
    • Supplied items Li-42B Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, A-517 AC Adaptor, KP-21 USB Cable, CS-137 Carrying Case, CR-15 Docking Station, 4GB SD Card, Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) CD-ROM (Dictation Module)
    • Dragon®score 6 Dragons - compatible with the Dragon Professional  12 & 13 & Dragon Legal 12 & 13
    • Languages EN / DE / CZ / DK / ES / FR / NL / PL / RU / SV
    • Other Meta Data Import Function via XML fil

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