Digital Voice Recorders

Written by Norene Anderson
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Digital voice recorders give a clear, crisp sound that is no comparison to the cassette recording. The advantages of digital are many. It is easy to use, portable, and can record hours of dictation, depending on the size of smart card that is used. Many recorders offer hands-free recording with voice activation. Some models will store as many as 100 to 400 files. They can be programmed to give verbal reminders of appointments.

Quick and easy connection to a PC allows editing, emailing, or placing files on the computer from digital voice recorders. The recordings can be indexed for rapid retrieval. These recorders are great for other purposes in addition to dictation. For those few moments when you can catch a breather, why not listen to your favorite music? Some recorders will play over an hour of MP3 or WMA music. With USB compatibility, it is quick and easy to download music or speech files.

Uses for Digital Voice Recorders

The great advantage for digital voice recorders for physicians is the ability to upload the file to a voice recognition program and have all the dictation prepared with little effort. The voice recognition technology is still improving in the ability to reduce the error ratio. If you choose to use this technology for transcription, make sure you check out the accuracy rating. Software programs vary in the accuracy guarantees.

There are several models of recorders to choose from and it is important to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each to determine the one best suited for your need. The Internet is a great resource to find a digital voice recorder. It is easy to compare features and price with just a few clicks of the mouse.

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