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About Pacific’s six “tried and tested” methods of receiving audio for transcription

Many transcription companies have a number of ways that clients can provide audio for transcription, but not all methods are as secure as they could be. Pacific Transcription offers six “tried and tested” methods to clients, providing greater flexibility, enhanced … Continue reading

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Olympus DS-9500 and Philips DPM8000: A Comparison of Two Leading Digital Dictaphones

Since its initial release back in 2013, the DPM 8000 has remained as Philips’ flagship offering in the field of professional dictation devices. Now, with the recent release of the DS-9500, Olympus aims to set the industry standard in professional … Continue reading

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Comparing the Olympus RM-4010P and Philips SMP3700 Desktop Dictation Microphones

In the field of desktop dictation microphones, the ubiquity of Philips’ range of devices is most readily apparent in the eponymous use of the term ‘SpeechMike’ when referring to any kind of desktop dictation device. This proprietary eponym has long … Continue reading

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Why disclosing the nature of audio files to your trusted transcription company is important

From time to time researchers approach us asking whether we would like to be informed about the nature of their audio files.  The answer is a resounding yes.  Why? Having information about the content of the audio helps our typists … Continue reading

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Pacific’s Three Direct Dictation Methods – At Your Fingertips!

Direct dictation eliminates the need to manually upload audio files to an individual’s secure client transcription account, which can be time consuming.  Pacific Transcription offers medical and legal clients three direct dictation methods which make dictating safe, secure, easy-to-use and … Continue reading

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Foot Pedal Compatibility – Introducing the Olympus Foot Switch Configuration Tool

Since embracing digital technology in daily workflow, transcriptionists across the world have been grappling with dictation and transcription software and foot pedal compatibility.  Traditionally transcriptionists working within legal, medical, accounting and insurance professions have used the same brand of software … Continue reading

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Close the Circle with a Complete Dictation Solution – It’s the Olympus Dictation Delivery Service

You dictate in the office, no sweat.  You use an Olympus digital dictation recorder – it’s got exceptional sound capture and it’s easy to use. You pop out to visit a client at home – oops, forgot the dictation recorder.  … Continue reading

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Three Top Dictating Tips for Medical Professionals who Outsource their Transcription

Did you know that there are a number of top tips for professional dictating which are specific to the type of transcription service you use? This article explores three important professional dictating tips which are successfully applied by medical professionals who outsource dictations … Continue reading

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Trade in your Old Dictaphone for a New Philips DPM8000 – It’s the Dictaphone Sale of the Year!

When a high quality dictaphone like the Philips DPM8000 digital pocket memo goes on sale my ears prick up and my interest is piqued.  It’s not every day that these hardworking, durable dictation devices go on sale; so when they … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between a dictaphone and a notetaker or voice recorder?

How do I know if I need a dictaphone or a notetaker/voice recorder?  What is the difference? Notetakers, or voice recorders, are typically used to record multiple speaker audio such as lectures, interviews, meetings and focus groups where a high … Continue reading

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