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Olympus Introduces the Pearlcorder S720 Series

Olympus continues to lead the way in Microcassette™ recorders with the value-added S720 series which offers consumers high-end features at extremely affordable prices.

"The S720 series is the next generation of office product with value-added features that accommodate a wider cross-section of users, from the executive to the student, to the journalist or home-office owner. The S720, S722 and S724 recorders are particularly outstanding because these products offer consumers excellent performance and extremely high-quality sound for the price, in comparison to other recorders with similar features, they are the only ones in this price range with auto reverse," said Ian Igari, product manager - Communications Products, Digital & Imaging Systems Group, Olympus America Inc. "Olympus believes the economical pricing of the new S720 series high quality recorders will pave the way for increased competitiveness in the USA market," he said.

The S720, S722 and S724 Microcassette models are the latest entries in a series of elegantly styled pocket-size recorders from Olympus.

The three models offer auto reverse. This convenient feature automatically reverses the tape at the end of each side during recording or playback. This feature permits uninterrupted recording and playback for long periods, such as for meetings or classes. High-speed playback is a feature that allows for review of recorded material at a 25% faster rate than normal, saving time and increasing productivity.

Each model contains all the basic Microcassette features such as play, record, fast forward, rewind, pause, review/cue, built-in speaker, dual tape speeds, microphone sensitivity control, and an earphone jack.

Additional high-end features such as voice activation, fast playback, eject button, tape counter, microphone jack, power jack and remote jack, LED indicator and auto-off provide extra benefits for more sophisticated requirements of users.

All three models feature a Variable Controlled Voice Activation (VCVA), which records subject matter at a user-controlled level. The VCVA effectively "filters" out unwanted background noise resulting in more clear, concise and accurate recorded material and increased battery life.

A high-speed playback function featured on all three models allows for review of recorded material at a 25% faster rate than normal, saving time and increasing productivity. Another convenient feature is an LED light, which indicates when the battery level is low.

The tape counter featured on the S724 provides a visual marker during note-taking and a benchmark for easy location of recorded materials.

A power jack found on the S722 and S724 models provides access to external power sources, while a microphone jack and remote jack on the S724 allows for added flexibility, ease of recording and private reviewing of recorded material. The S722 comes complete with an included AC adapter/recharger and two rechargeable batteries for more economical operation.

The Auto-Off function extends battery life by automatically switching power off at the end of the tape. This audible "click" also signals the user that the end of the tape has been reached.

The S720, S722 and S724 feature a distinct, lightweight (5.9 oz. with two AA batteries) and an ergonomic profile which is only 4.7(H) x 2.3(W) x 1(D) inches.

The suggested list price for the S720 is $59.95; the S724 is $79.95 The S722 includes a rechargeable AC adapter and rechargeable batteries will retail at $99.95.

Olympus invented the Microcassette format in 1969 and has been a pioneer in voice processing technology ever since.

For more information on the S720 series, or photo print, slide or transparency, please contact Marlene Hess at 516-844-5195 (phone), 516-844-5262 (fax) or mhess@olympus.com (email); or visit Olympus online at http://www.olympus.com.

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, MicrocassetteƤ 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.

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OLYMPUS PEARLCORDER S720 & S722
MICROCASSETTE™ RECORDER SPECIFICATIONS

Drive System:
Capstan drive
Tracks:
2 tracks, 1 channel monophonic
Tape:
Microcassette
Tape Speed:
2.4 cm/sec., 1.2 cm/sec. switchable
Microphone Sensitivity:
Continuous adjustment using volume knob
Voice Actuator:
Continuous adjustment using volume knob in the VCVA recording mode.
Speaker:
3.6 cm dynamic internal speaker
Overall Frequency Response:
400-4,000Hz at 2.4 cm/sec.
400-3,000Hz at 1.2cm/sec.
Earphone Jack:
2.5 diameter, impedance 8 ohms
Practical Max. Output:
150mW
Power Source:
Rated voltage: 3V DC, Batteries: Two AA batteries
Continuous Battery Duration:
Recording time: 17 hours
External Dimensions:
4.7(H) x 2.3(W) x 1.0(D) inches
Weight:
5.6 ounces

Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

OLYMPUS PEARLCORDER S724
MICROCASSETTE™ RECORDER SPECIFICATIONS

Drive System:
Capstan drive
Tracks:
2 tracks, 1 channel monophonic
Tape:
Microcassette
Tape Speed:
2.4 cm/sec., 1.2 cm/sec. switchable
Microphone Sensitivity:
Continuous adjustment using volume knob
Voice Actuator:
Continuous adjustment using volume knob in the VCVA recording mode.
Speaker:
3.6 cm dynamic internal speaker
Overall Frequency Response:
400-4,000Hz at 2.4 cm/sec.
400-3,000Hz at 1.2cm/sec.
MIC Jack:
2.5 mm diameter, impedance 2K
Earphone Jack:
2.5 diameter, impedance 8 ohms
Practical Max. Output:
150mW
Power Source:
Rated voltage: 3V DC, Batteries: Two AA batteries
Continuous Battery Duration:
Recording time: 17 hours
External Dimensions:
4.7(H) x 2.3(W) x 1.0(D) inches
Weight:
5.6 ounces

Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.