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Olympus Announces New Executive Microcassette™ Recorder

Olympus has announced the introduction of a new Microcassette recorder, combining full-featured operation with prestigious styling and affordability.

Slim and compact, the Pearlcorder J1 is loaded with useful features, including voice activation, dual tape speeds, indexing, and an LED indicator. The recorder is ideal for use in business meetings, lectures, conferences, and personal activities requiring reliable quality recording.

"The J1 is a preview of the future of Olympus analog Microcassette recorders. A unique 'champagne gold' color, slim look, and ergonomic design makes this product a winner for business and personal users. This product is a perfect addition to the Olympus Microcassette recorder line," said Keith Swiderski, product manager for Audio Products, Digital & Imaging Systems Group, Olympus America Inc.

Offered in a striking champagne gold color, the Pearlcorder J1 weighs 3.5 ounces. Features include voice activation, index marking, automatic shut off, and an external microphone jack. The recorder measures only 4-1/2 inches x 2 inches x 3/4 inches.

The suggested list price for the J1 is $160.00.

Olympus America distributes a wide range of products for consumer, scientific, health care, commercial, and industrial markets. These include 35mm, Advanced Photo System and digital cameras, binoculars, Microcassette and digital voice recorders, optical storage products, printers, medical and industrial endoscopes, biological and metallurgical microscopes and measuring instruments, clinical analyzers, and other high technology products. Olympus America is responsible for marketing Olympus products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.