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Olympus DS-3400 Professional Dictation Device Provides Amazing Work Efficiency With The Simple Push of a Button

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 24, 2009 – Olympus, the market leader for portable digital voice recorders and professional dictation devices, introduces the new DS-3400, a sleek and stylish professional dictation tool. The new device is perfect for legal and medical professionals and anyone who values industry-leading features and customizable options with an easy-to-use push-button design.

The DS-3400, available in an attractive black, incorporates many unique and innovative features, including:

  • Improved ease of use with a single, push button control and centralized navigation buttons;
  • More flexibility with support for SD/SDHC memory cards;
  • Enhanced sound fidelity with DSS Pro’s Quality Play (QP) and (SP) modes; and
  • Improved security with file encryption and device password protection.

“The DS-3400 was developed with the protection of confidential and sensitive information in mind,” said Michael Hunter, executive director, Business Development and Specialty Markets, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “Ease of use, reliability and security make the DS-3400 dictation device a must-have in the legal and medical fields.”

Voice Productivity Starts Here
The DS-3400’s intuitive push-button controls simplify operation. The device has a large, backlit, easy-to-read LCD screen that reveals file information, recording time and events on the front of the recorder. Centralized navigation buttons enable easy data input and changes of settings. Users new to digital dictation as well as those on the leading edge will appreciate the DS-3400’s sophisticated feature set that can be customized to provide a seamless dictation solution suitable to their work environment. It is built to meet the needs of an active professional with robust buttons, USB connector and battery door. Power conservation is also central to the DS-3400’s intelligent design, which can record for up to 32 hours.

Versatility
The DS-3400 accepts SD/SDHC memory cards, providing users with media versatility. Three programmable buttons speed up reaction time. With no extraneous buttons, the DS-3400 enables users to program the functions they use the most onto three buttons for quick and effortless use.

Intelligent Design
The DS-3400 uses the quality DS2 sound recording format, and once audio files are stored on the device it can automatically compress or extend the number of files within five folders, up to 200 per folder. Each of the five storage folders is customizable by subject, date or however the user decides. With its three customizable Smart Buttons, the DS-3400 can be programmed with personal preferences for quick and easy control of the user’s most-used functions.

Enhanced Usability
The included user-friendly DSS Player Pro Release 5 software facilitates the archiving, editing and further processing of recordings. USB 2.0 High-Speed delivers fast downloads and uploads of files to and from the DS-3400. The verbal comment function allows users to record comments in dictation so a transcriptionist can better translate the authors’ directives or thoughts into their workflow. 

Sound Quality
The DS-3400 features the DSS-Pro Digital Speech Standard with a new QP mode for improved sound quality. This mode records at a sampling rate of 16kHz with a compression rate of 28.0kbps and up to 32 index marks per file. In playback, the Smooth Cue/Review function makes it easier to hear words. 

Security
Protecting the confidentiality and security of recordings is essential in the workplace. For this reason, the DS-3400 offers file encryption and device password protection.

LCD with Multiple Language Support
The user can customize the language displayed on the LCD (English, French or Spanish).

Accessories
The DS-3400 ships with a DSS Player Pro Release 5 Dictation Module CD-ROM, 1GB SD Card, USB cable, License ID for Dictation Module, two AAA alkaline batteries, instruction manual and Olympus warranty card.

Availability and U.S. Pricing
The DS-3400 will be available in March 2009 and will have an estimated street price of $399.99. 

For journalists interested in receiving review units or high-resolution images of the DS-3400, please contact Nelson Pereira, (978) 468-8944 or npereira@mullen.com or Jennifer Lyons, public relations manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc., 484-896-5350, jennifer.lyons@olympus.com, Olympus Imaging America Inc., 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034, or the Olympus Web site: http://www.olympusamerica.com.

ABOUT OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC.
Olympus Imaging America Inc. is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering award-winning products for consumer and professional markets. Olympus Imaging America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and its ultimate parent company, Olympus Corporation, to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances peoples’ lives every day. These include:

  • Digital Cameras
  • Professional Digital SLR Imaging Systems
  • Related Underwater Products and Accessories
  • Digital and Microcassette Recorders
  • Digital Media
  • Binoculars

Olympus Imaging America Inc. is responsible for sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. For more information, visit: www.olympusamerica.com.

Company Contact:
Olympus Imaging America Inc.
Jennifer Lyons, public relations manager
(484) 896-5350
jennifer.lyons@olympus.com

Agency Contact:
Mullen Public Relations
Nelson Pereira
(978) 468-8944
nelson.pereira@mullen.com