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Olympus DS-7000 Digital Voice Recorder

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Olympus DS-7000 USB Cradle

Olympus knows how to make the most delicate of technology durable, mobile and reliable. And they understand the demands of professionals who need to use equipment in different environments and stressful situations and to easily integrate it in digital workflows. Olympus has therefore combined their many years' experience in making professional high-tech equipment with their vast expertise in the field of digital recording to develop the DS-7000 Digital Voice Recorder. While previous Olympus models have excelled at making digital dictation reliable and easy to use, the Olympus DS-7000 steps up to give you the perfect tool for fully integrated workflows. It is easily manageable and secure -- and so mobile, you have the whole solution right in your pocket, wherever the challenges of the job may take you.

Setup, recording and editing is easier than ever. The DS-7000's slide switch makes dictation more comfortable than ever, dictation tags help simplify speech processing and the large color LCD has been designed to be read in a blink of an eye. Olympus' reputation for quality and reliability over 40 years speaks for itself -- so no matter how hard you work, you can rest assured that your equipment can keep pace all the way.

With its vast array of functions and accessories, up to 20 worktypes, long-lasting batteries and much more, the Olympus DS-7000 Digital Voice Recorder can be customized to suit any purpose in any IT environment. Every feature is easily configurable via separate software application. Security is a key concern in any business. The DS-7000 recorder can be secured with a 4-digit PIN and real-time 256-bit encryption while dictating, to give you full control at any given moment.

Olympus DS-7000 Key Features

Olympus DS-7000 USB Cradle
True Slide Switch Control*
A single slide switch allows the most common functions to be accessed in just a fraction of a second. It's contoured to the thumb for smooth control of record, stop, play and review functions all with the same switch.
Convenient USB Docking/Recharging Station Included*
The USB cradle enables users to easily dock and undock the device with one hand. While docked, the device is able to download and upload files and charge the included Lithium Ion rechargeable battery pack. Both AC and USB charging is available. Hands-free recordings can be conveniently created when using an optional RS-31 foot switch in combination with the cradle.

* Items marked with asterisk above indicate key step-up features from the Olympus DS-3500 Digital Voice Recorder.

Included Accessories
  • CR-15 Multi-Function Docking Station / USB Cradle
  • 2 GB microSD Card (built-in, non-removeable, located behind battery compartment)
  • A-517 AC Adapter
  • LI-42B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • CS-137 Leather Carrying Case With Belt Clip
  • KP-21 USB Cable
  • Olympus Dictation Management System CD
  • User manual
  • Warranty Card
Olympus DS-7000 USB Cradle
Capsuled 10mm Microphone Optimized For Speech Recognition
Olympus has greatly improved the recording quality over the previous model by increasing the DS-7000's microphone size and refining its housing. The outstanding recording quality ensures that Voice Recognition is simple and accurate. The DS-7000's redesigned, speech-optimized microphone is independently housed for flawless sound reproduction.
128-Bit And 256-Bit File Encryption and Decryption
Business users often discuss matters that are highly confidential -- or at least not intended for everyone's ears. That's why the DS-7000 incorporates numerous security features to ensure files are protected from unauthorized playback or duplication. For starters, this model allows voice files to be encrypted and decrypted. Olympus supports the highly secure standard, 256-bit AES encryption, used by various healthcare, legal and government agencies world wide to keep confidential and secret information safe. The DS-7000 recorder can be secured with real-time 256-bit encryption while dictating, to give you full control at any given moment (DSS Pro recording format only).
Device Lock Function With Password (Pin Code) Protection
Users can set up password protection (pin code lock) on their DS-7000 to secure the device from unauthorized access and protect confidential recordings.
Records in Digital Speech Standard Pro Format
The DS-7000 features the DSS-Pro Digital Speech Standard (DS2) with a QP mode for improved sound quality. This mode records at a sampling rate of 16kHz with a compression rate of 28.0kbps and up to 32 index marks per file. In playback, the Smooth Cue/Review function makes it easier to hear words. The DSS-Pro format supports security features like real-time 256-bit encryption while dictating.
Three Programmable Buttons
Programmable buttons speed up reaction time increase the DS-7000's flexibility and reliability. Instead of having more buttons than necessary, the DS-7000 allows users to program the functions they use the most onto three buttons for quick and effortless use. The functions include: Index Mark, Record Mode, Microphone Sensitivity, Voice Activation, Display and more.
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Large 2.0-inch Backlit Full-Color TFT LCD Display
The DS-7000 features a large, backlit, easy-to-read LCD screen that reveals file information, recording time and events on the front of the recorder and has a speaker for audio playback on the back. The LCD is protected with a high-grade, coated screen. The new 2.0 inch TFT color LCD is 46% larger than the previous models. The display features 65,000 colors and white LED backlight.
SD/SDHC Card Removable Memory, 2 GB Internal Memory
The DS-7000 accepts SD / SDHC memory cards, providing users with media versatility. Storage capacity is flexibly managed and can be extended at any time. This recorder employs two types of memory, with a microSD card used as internal memory (non-removeable). A 2 GB microSD card is built into the DS-7000.
Long-Lasting Power with Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
The DS-7000 operates for up to 21 hours with its included rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.
Battery Recharge via USB PC Link Function Or AC Adapter
Tired of filling landfills with costly disposable batteries? The DS-7000 uses an included rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that can be recharged by plugging the DS-7000 into the USB port on any computer for added convenience or by plugging the included AC adapter into the included docking / recharging cradle.
Optional Hands-Free Recording
The DS-7000 supports hands-free recording with the optional RS-31 footswitch. Connect the RS-31 to the cradle, place the recorder in the cradle and you are ready to go.
Verbal Comment and Verbal Annotations Function
Up to 32 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 one overall remark to be attached to a dictation file, which can be used to give the transcriptionist general instructions, for example.
Demographic Data Input - Author ID, Work Type, Date/Time, Priority, Index, etc.
Up to 10 user IDs can be programmed on the recorder to support user environment where recorders are exchanged among professionals. Up to 20 Work Types can be registered and uploaded to the recorder using the ODMS software. Each Work Type can have up to 10 optional items associated with it. Work Types and Optional Items can be used on the recorder to populate the file header information.
Up To Seven File Folders
The DS-7000 recorder can categorically classify and store recording in any of the 7 different folders that can be programmed on the recorder. Each folder can store up to 200 messages.
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Elegant and Durable Metal Body, Ergonomic Design
A business tool is nothing if it is not dependable. Housed in a luxurious matt-black metal body that exudes elegance, the DS-7000 is built to meet the needs of an active professional with an extremely durable slide switch mechanism and robust buttons, USB connector and battery door. Its metal body protects it against the knocks and bumps of daily use. The slide switch mechanism, which runs on rubber rollers for virtually noise-free operation, has been thoroughly tested for extended use. The USB connector and battery door have been specifically designed for heavy-duty treatment. The DS-7000's intuitive controls and single slide switch simplify operation. The device has a large, backlit, easy-to-read LCD screen that reveals file information, recording time and events on the front of the recorder. Centralized navigation buttons enable easy data input and changes of settings. Users new to digital dictation as well as those on the leading edge will appreciate the DS-7000's sophisticated feature set that can be customized to provide a seamless dictation solution suitable to their work environment.
Easy Editing
The DS-7000 allows for easy editing of existing recordings by appending, overwriting, inserting, and erasing or partial-erase of recording.
Automatic Voice Activation
The DS-7000's automatic voice activation keeps recordings free from dead space and saves recording capacity and time during transcription.
USB 2.0 High-Speed Interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed delivers fast downloads and uploads of files to and from the DS-7000. The USB interface is compatible with USB Mass Storage, Audio and HID classes to extend user options.
Full Duplex USB Microphone / Speaker
You can set the USB class of this recorder with a USB connection to Composite or Storage Class. While USB connection in Composite mode, the recorder can be used as the USB speaker and the USB microphone of the connected computer.
Index Marks
So that important parts can be easily found later on, users can set up to 32 index marks per file during recording.
Convenient New Button
Finish one dictation and begin the next with one push of the New button.
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Included ODMS and DSS Player Software
The ODMS (Windows) and DSS Player (Macintosh) software is a fully featured software tool that provides a simple to use but sophisticated method for managing your recordings. Some of the features of the ODMS and DSS Player software are:
  • Customize functions on the recorder (ODMS only).
  • Automatic start-up of the application by connecting the device.
  • Automatic download of Dictation files by connecting the device.
  • Backs up downloaded Dictation files (ODMS only).
  • Automatic transmission of downloaded Dictation files to addresses specified through e-mail and FTP (ODMS only).
  • Automatic transmission of transcribed documents through e-mail and FTP, as well as Dictation files and link management (ODMS only).
  • Change the recorder's menu settings.
  • Direct recording and editing of existing Dictation files through Voice recorder's button and slide operation.
  • Editing Instruction Comments and Verbal comments (ODMS only).
  • Encrypt Dictation files within the folder by encrypting the folder itself (ODMS only).
Automatic Software and Firmware Updates
Centralized firmware and software updates are possible with the DS-7000.
Direct Recording and Direct Transfer to a Personal Computer
The DS-7000 is capable of recording direct to a personal computer without taking up any of the recorder's internal memory, as long as the USB cable is attached. For frequent travelers who want to save space in their carry-on luggage there is no need to take the docking station on the road, as the DS-7000 comes equipped with a USB cable that allows for the direct transfer of voice files to and from the device to the PC.
Selectable Recording Modes and Recording Sensitivity
Choose between two combinations of recording modes, SP or QP, and recording sensitivity, Dictate or Conference, to suit your recording needs.

Olympus DS-7000 Specifications

Recording Format
DS2 (Digital Speech Standard Pro), DSS
Recording Media
SD/SDHC: 512MB - 32GB, built-in 2 GB microSD Card
Recording Time With built-in 2 GB microSD Card
DSS Pro QP mode: 149 hours
DSS Pro SP mode: 306 hours
PC Interface
USB 2.0 High Speed; USB Composite device, USB Audio class, USB Mass Storage class, USB HID
2.0-inch (34 x 30.8 mm) Full color TFT display, 65000 colors, 176 x 220 pixels, white LED backlight
Folders / Messages
1 to 7 Folders (Default: 5 folders) / 200 Messages per Folder
Sampling Frequency
QP mode: 16 kHz
SP mode: 12 kHz
Overall Frequency Response
QP mode: 200 to 7,000 Hz
SP mode: 200 to 5,000 Hz
Voice Activation
Demographic Data Input
Up to 10 Author IDs, Dictation tags, worktypes x items: 20 x 10 = 200, Date/Time, Priority, Index, etc.
Practical Maximum Output
235 mW (8 Ohm speaker)
Write Protection
Built-in 23mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack
3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 2k Ohm
Earphone Jack
3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 8 Ohm or more
Power Supply
Rated Voltage: 5V DC
Battery: Lithium-Ion Battery LI-42B
External Power Supply: A-514 AC USB Adapter
Battery Life, LI-42B
Recording mode (built-in microphone):
[DSS Pro QP] Approx. 18 h.
[DSS Pro SP] Approx. 21 h.
Playback mode (earphone playback): Approx. 21 h.
Dimensions (H x W x D)
4.5 x 2.0 x 0.7 inches (114.5 x 50 x 17 mm)
Weight (Including Battery)t
3.8 oz. (107 g)

System Requirements ODMS Software (Windows)

OS Supported
Microsoft® Windows® XP:
Professional / Home Edition SP3 x86
Professional / Home Edition SP2 x64
Microsoft® Windows Vista®:
Ultimate / Enterprise / Business / Home Premium SP2 (x86 / 64)
Microsoft® Windows 7®:
Ultimate / Enterprise / Professional / Home Premium (x86 / 64)
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 SP2 (x86 / 64)
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 R2 SP2 (x86 / 64)
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 SP2 (x86 / 64)
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 SP2 (x86 / 64)
Mac OS 10.3.9 - 10.5
Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7: 1 GHz or higher
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003: 1 GHz or higher
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008: 2 GHz or higher
Microsoft® Windows® XP: 256 MB or more
Microsoft® Windows Vista®: 1 GB or more
Microsoft® Windows 7®: 1 GB or more (32 bit) / 2 GB or more (64 bit)
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003: 256 MB or more
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008: 2 GB or more
Hard Drive Space
2 GB or more
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Video Card and Display
1024 x 768 pixels or more, 65,536 colors or more (16,770,000 colors or more is recommended)
Removable Drive
USB Port
one or more free ports
Audio Output
With the Dictation Module, Transcription Module: A Microsoft WDM- or MME-compliant and Windows-compatible sound device

System Requirements DSS Player Software (Macintosh)

OS Supported
Mac OS 10.4.11 - 10.7
PowerPC® G3 500 MHz or more, or Intel Core Solo / Duo 1.5 GHz or more
256 MB or more (512 MB or more is recommended)
Video Card and Display
1024 x 768 pixels or more, 32,000 colors or more
Hard Drive Space
200 MB or more
Removable Drive
USB Port
one or more free ports
Audio Output
Audio device

Olympus DS-7000 Digital Voice Recorder

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