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Speech Processing Solutions Announces Philips SpeechMike Premium Receives Highest Nuance "Dragon Score" Rating


Speech Processing Solutions, the market leader in professional dictation systems, today announced that the Philips SpeechMike Premium received a perfect score of six dragons on Nuance Communication's latest recording accuracy test. Nuance ranks which dictation devices are most compatible with the latest version of the Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognition software.

Through the test, which compared several brands of dictation microphones, the SpeechMike Premium proved superior to competitors for voice recognition accuracy when integrated with Nuance's speech recognition software. In addition, the device was awarded perfect scores for the microphone quality and clarity and for accuracy for USB microphones.

“Nuance Communications' recognition of the SpeechMike Premium is a great honor and a testament to our position as a global leader in audio competence and voice technologies,” says Thomas Brauner, President and CEO of Speech Processing Solutions. “The SpeechMike Premium, along with our entire professional line, continues to lead the market by developing future proof technology that provides the most accurate, clear recordings for medical practitioners, lawyers and other professionals who use speech recognition to improve workflow processes and achieve faster document turnaround times.”

The SpeechMike Premium leverages a new precision microphone, which is completely redesigned for absolutely clear recordings. The microphone is decoupled from the device and has a unique microphone grill for superior speech recognition results. In addition, an integrated motion sensor allows users to control the start and stop of recordings with hand movements.

Other features of the SpeechMike Premium include a barcode scanner version that links data to a file by automatically attaching scanned information; enhanced integration compatibility with earlier generations of the SpeechMike; and an ergonomic, antimicrobial design which makes it ideal for healthcare users.

In addition to Nuance's ranking of the SpeechMike Premium, the Philips Pocket Memo and Digital Voice Tracer also received superior ratings for recorders and handheld devices, respectively, during the latest accuracy rating. To find out more about the Philips SpeechMike Premium, and other Speech Processing Solutions products, visit

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About Speech Processing Solutions

For more than 50 years, Speech Processing Solutions has been the driving force in delivering dictation and speech technologies to users around the world. With its headquarters and production center located in Vienna, Austria, Speech Processing Solutions is the world leader in professional digital and analogue dictation solutions. From office-based desktop dictation to mobile dictation, from conference recording to entire workflow solutions with the SpeechExec software family, our Philips products support every imaginable scenario. Revolutionary digital dictation products, such as the Philips SpeechMike, the Philips Digital Pocket Memo with Voice Commands, and the Barcode Module are helping professionals to work more efficiently every day, in the easiest possible manner. For more information, visit:

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