Philips Voice Tracer 2500 Dictation Recorder Wins Prestigious iF Design Award

March 9 2015, 04:03
The iF Design Awards, which took place on the 27th February in Munich, Germany, are amongst the world’s top international design contest exhibitions, annually attracting thousands of product entries from all around the world. This year the Philips dictation recorder Voice Tracer DVT 2500 was amongst the 4,783 entries in the contest, made by 2,102 participants, from over 50 countries.

The Philips Voice Tracer 2500 impressed the international jury for its outstanding design. The iF International Forum Design wrote on their website: “Design clearly communicates functionality in the Voice Tracer DVT 2500 which exceeds expectations through its use of components and materials new to the voice recorder arena. A simple shape, precise contours and soft rounded surfaces ensure comfortable ergonomic use.”

Featuring tow built-in stereo microphones designed to deliver clear voice recordings and reduce background noise, even in loud environments, the Philips Voice Tracer 2500 is an intuitive recorder with a large color display, voice-activation for hands-free recording and one-touch operation for instant recording. It records in MP3 format at different bit rates, allowing easy file sharing with any Windows, Mac OS and Linux computer. The 4 GB internal memory allows for up to 44 days of recording and a MicroSD memory card slot enbles virtually unlimited recording.

Philips has received numerous iF Design Awards over the past years for its dictation solutions. Most recently for its Pocket Memo voice recorder and its Philips Pocket Memo meeting recorder. “We design all our products around the needs of our customers. Our devices stand out both through excellent ergonomics and innovative functionality.” says Dr. Thomas Brauner, CEO, Speech Processing Solutions proudly.

The innovative voice recorders offer outstanding sound quality in every given situation, whether the user is recording notes, conversations, lectures, interviews, music or meetings. “Smartphones often include recording applications; however they cannot compete with the crystal-clear audio quality, extended battery life and high storage space of our new devices,” adds Dr. Brauner.

New models and app
Speech Processing Solutions recently launched two new devices into its product portfolio and completely re-designed its iOS dictation recorder app, with a new interface and intuitive features. The new Philips Pocket Memo 7800 and 7820 digital voice recorders are extremely durable devices, designed in lightweight stainless steel and equipped with two high-end microphones. The ergonomically shaped slide switch allows for efficient single-handed use.
Both devices come with Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate workflow software. Dr. Thomas Brauner, CEO of Speech Processing Solutions explains: “The software helps users create a smooth work cycle between authors and transcriptionists and permits them to monitor the progress of their work at all times.”

Users can also now download the new iOS Philips dictation recorder iPhone app 3.6, which enables them to record and securely send their memos, mails, reports and other documents, on the go. The new app comes with a completely redesigned more intuitive user interface, includes a quick start guide and a new ‘set editing mode’ to predefine their overwrite, insert and append modes before using the dictation device.

Recordings can be sent off to be processed by a transcriptionist, speech recognition software or Philips dictation workflow solutions such as SpeechLive and SpeechExec. Philips’ new cloud dictation solution SpeechLive even offers a new transcription service, where professional typists transcribe dictations efficiently (currently available in English, German and French).

The Philips dictation recorder app is available for download from the iTunes store.

Speech Processing Solutions was founded in Austria in 1954 as part of Philips. The company has been the driving force in speech-to-text innovations for over 60 years.
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