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Dragon ships USB solutions for speech recognition

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Dragon ships USB solutions for speech recognition

Dragon Systems Inc. has announced the first commercially available speech input system with a Universal Serial Bus connector.

The new Dragon NaturallyClear USB System H100 consists of a microphone and sound input system which is optimized to reproduce high quality speech input for speech recognition software.

The new Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred USB contains Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred software in a retail bundle with the H100.

The new Dragon NaturallyClear USB System H100 is designed to solve two problems encountered by many speech recognition users. First, the built-in audio systems in more than half of the portables and many of the desktop PCs tested by Dragon Systems do not pass Dragon’s certification tests for “acceptable” performance. The H100 bypasses these sound systems to deliver optimized audio input for speech software. The scheme also eliminates the need to train speech recognition software to recognize the user’s voice on each PC in an enterprise organization.

The NaturallyClear USB System H100 consists of a headset microphone that attaches to a small black pod that measures approximately 4.5 inches long, 2.2 inches wide, and .75 inches tall. The pod then connects to a PC via a cable to the USB port.

The H100 lists for $79.95. The Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred USB has a list price of $249.95. Further information is available at www.dragonsystems.com.

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