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  • USB Connection to your PC or use the optional Olympus CR15 docking station
  • Olympus DS3500 Digital Voice Recorder : Professional dictation system
  • Consider the optional Olympus CR-15 Docking Station for automatic and instant download and recharge of the Olympus DS-3500
  • Olympus DS3500 Digital Voice Recorder : Professional dictation system
  • Push button dictation control of the Olympus DS-35000 Voice Recorder
  • Olympus DS3500 Digital Voice Recorder : Professional dictation system
  • Olympus DS3500 Digital Voice Recorder : Professional dictation system
  • Microphone recommended for use with Dragon speech recognition software
  • Olympus DS3500 Digital Voice Recorder : Professional dictation system
Product Code: OLYM DS3500

Olympus DS-3500 Digital Voice Recorder Kit : Professional Dictation System

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With its clear and simple operation concept, the Olympus DS‑3500 ensures maximum efficiency and productivity. It has a 2” colour TFT LCD with 60,000 colours and white LED backlight. Access to all main commands is cleverly positioned on the unit side to allow intuitive operation via push buttons. For conference recording it also provides additional audio codecs. With an external stereo microphone you can create stereo recordings in MP3 or PCM (WAV).

Olympus DS-3500 is both Windows PC and Apple Mac Compatible.

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    The perfect blend of premium features and ease of use

    The Olympus DS-3500 Professional Dictation System digital voice recorder is designed to dramatically increase efficiency and streamline operations in any professional environment.

    Packed with premium features and intuitive controls, it’s easily manageable, secure and absolutely mobile – the ideal device wherever the job might take you.
    The DS-3500 features a 2-inch color LCD screen, dual SD and microSD card slots and support DSS/DSS Pro, WAV and MP3 recording formats.


    Device password protection and DSS Pro real-time 128- or 256-bit file encryption makes the DS-3500 ideal for workplace environments that deal with sensitive information.


    Packaged with next-generation Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) software and compatible with Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software, the DS-3500 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.


    A vast array of functions and accessories, audio codes and indexing options, as well as support for multiple worktypes and users, makes the DS-3500 customizable enough to suit any purpose in any IT environment. The ODMS software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP and Mac OS X.


    The DS-3500’s redesigned, speech-optimized microphone is independently housed for flawless sound reproduction. It’s the only Olympus Professional Dictation device to support DSS/DSS Pro, WAV and MP3 recording formats.

Technical Specifications

    Technical specifications of the Olympus DS-3500 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 2GB SD + up to 32GB SD
    • Storage media SD, SDHC

    Device Operation

    • Main switch Push Buttons (REC / STOP / PLAY / RWD)
    • Power switch Slide Power ON / HOLD
    • Programmable button 3 programmable smart buttons

    Power Supply

    • Requirements Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (740mAh)
    • External power supply A517 AC Adaptor (optional)
    • 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/WAV/MP3
    • 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
    • Overall frequency response [DSS Pro QP]
    • 16kHz | 200 - 7,000Hz
    • [DSS Pro SP]
    • 12kHz | 200 - 5,000Hz
    • [PCM]
    • 44.1kHz/16bit | 50 - 20,000Hz
    • [MP3]
    • 44.1kHz/256kbps | 50 - 20,000Hz
    • 44.1kHz/128kbps | 50 - 17,000Hz


    • 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 Yes
    • Pending Yes
    • Additional Functions
    • Wireless features Toshiba FlashAir™ Card compatible
    • (Requires firmware 1.20 or later)
    • Security
    • 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-3500 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 (optional)
    • Supplied items Li-42B Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, KP-21 USB Cable, CS-137 Carrying Case, Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) CD-ROM (Dictation Module)
    • Compatible with Dragon Professional, Dragon Legal & Dragon Dictate for Mac
    • Languages EN / DE / CZ / DK / ES / FR / NL / PL / RU / SV
    • Other Meta Data Import Function via XML file

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