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New Mode Dial Optimizes Recording of Conversations, Music and Memos; Improved Microphone Enhances Audio Quality; Larger LCD and Speaker Streamlines Operation and Playback

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 10, 2013 – The Olympus DP-311 portable audio recorder incorporates several new features designed to increase the quality of audio recordings and simplify operation, so users can focus on what they’re recording and not on working the device.

The DP-311 introduces a new mode dial that allows users to switch between three different recording types: conversations, loud sounds like music, or memo dictation. An enhanced microphone offers excellent recording quality resulting in improved audio playback, and a high-powered large front speaker broadcasts to everyone who gathers around the device.

The DP-311 incorporates large Play, Record, and Stop buttons for worry-free operation, and an LCD display that is 145 percent larger than the display of the preceding DP series recorder, the DP-201. On-screen characters are easy to view, which is convenient when using the dedicated search button to simply retrieve files by date in a calendar interface. A built-in stand on the back of the recorder helps to reduce vibrations on any surface while the DP-311 captures quality audio in a propped up position. This stand also allows easier viewing of the display screen.

PC compatible, the DP-311 has a built-in 2GB memory for storage of multiple recordings, and its memory can be expanded up to 32GB via a removable SD/SDHC card (not included) that simplifies the transfer  of files to and from the recorder. In addition, the DP-311 boasts an impressive 81 hours of battery life.

The DP-311 will be available June, 2013- Two AAA alkaline batteries and an instruction manual are included.

Olympus DP-311 Estimated Street Price: $69.99

Journalists interested in more information, review units or high-resolution images of the Olympus DP-311 should contact Alexander Pitocchelli, at Mullen, APitocchelli@mullen, or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus Imaging America Inc., 484-896-5719, Jennifer.Colucci@olympus.com, or visit the Olympus website: http://asset.olympusamerica.com/login/.

For more information on Olympus’ full line of digital recording devices, visit www.olympusamericaaudio.com.

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