Philips are leaders in digital dictation, with one of their primary strengths being the simplicity and reliability of their bundled software, Philips SpeechExec. The professional range of Philips dictation and transcription kits are complete with the SpeechExec Pro Dictate and Transcribe software respectively.
While SpeechExec Pro provides all of the features and functionality that most small businesses require, medium to large businesses will benefit from the additional features of SpeechExec Enterprise, which is geared towards organisations with a large number of users or those with thin client environments.
SpeechExec Enterprise features a central administration console. This allows every user’s software to be configured and monitored from central administration PCs, eliminating the need to physically or remotely visit every workstation to make settings changes.
Users can be assigned to groups, each with their own default settings, with further changes unique to each user also possible. Each setting can be locked from user changes, on a per user basis, reducing the need to troubleshoot issues relating to user error.
In addition to configuration, users can be monitored, edited or deleted and group assignments are a simple drag-and-drop process. SpeechExec also integrates with Windows Active Directory.
With SpeechExec Enterprise, there is no need to purchase a software license for every single user or workstation. Licencing is concurrent, meaning licenses are required only when a user is actively running the software.
This allows fewer licenses to be purchased than would otherwise be required. Depending on the work environment, the ratio of users to licenses can be up to 5:1.
Licenses are distributed from a central license server, a small application which consumes minimal resources, and are valid for both dictation and transcription applications, whichever is required at any particular time. Additional licenses can be added as required.
Citrix and WTS Ready
SpeechExec Enterprise is the only software of its kind to be certified Citrix-ready, with compatibility from Presentation Server 4.5 through to XenApp 6.5. It is also fully compatible with WTS environments and a large variety of commonly used thin clients.
The central administration offered by Enterprise goes hand-in-hand with the core principal behind Citrix and WTS. As the number of users grows, the benefits multiply.
SpeechExec Enterprise is constructed from modular building blocks, which can be distributed across network infrastructure as dictated by the network. Components needn’t be localised to any particular location or hardware.
Integrated Speech Recognition
Dragon NaturallySpeaking (sold separately) speech recognition is fully integrated into SpeechExec Enterprise with no further investment required.
Speech recognition further increases the efficiency of dictation workflow by automatically transcribing dictations into text. Typists then proof read and correct errors rather than type documents from scratch.
Full integration of Dragon within Enterprise eliminates the appearance of an additional GUI, simplifying the workflow and reducing user training requirements.
SpeechExec Enterprise will fully integrate with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional, Dragon Legal and Dragon Medical. User training and integration of Dragon speech recognition products is available from VoiceX Communications.
For larger organisations with multiple sites, SpeechExec Enterprise presents further optimisation potential. Local networks connected by WAN can be housed under the umbrella of Enterprise, sharing licenses and dictations as required.
Alternatively, each site can be configured to handle its own dictations, with only licences shared. This prevents dictations from needlessly travelling from site-to-site, reducing network traffic and processing times.
In addition to the core modules, SpeechExec Enterprise features a suite of add-on modules designed to expend its functionality and convenience depending on the work environment and its requirements. These include:
SpeechExec Enterprise Manager
Enterprise License Manager
SpeechExec Enterprise Dictate
SpeechExec Enterprise Transcribe
Remote Device Manager
Enterprise Mobile Server
iPhone and Blackberry client applications
Philips SpeechExec Enterprise V4.1 is available in Australia from VoiceX Communications.
VoiceX Communications are specialists in digital dictation and speech recognition systems. They are the only authorised Philips MDCe in Australia and a Nuance Certified Gold Reseller and Training Partner for the entire range of Dragon Speech Recognition Productsion.
VoiceX Communications service all states of Australia and can be contacted on 1300 551 778 or visit their web site at www.voicex.com.au