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Olympus DS-3500 Professional Dictation System

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Olympus DS-3500 Professional Mobile Dictation System

The DS-3500 Professional Dictation System digital voice recorder is designed to dramatically increase efficiency and streamline operations in any professional environment. Packed with premium features and intuitive controls, it’s easily manageable, secure and absolutely mobile – the ideal device wherever the job might take you. The DS-3500 features a 2-inch color LCD screen, dual SD and microSD card slots and support DSS/DSS Pro, WAV and MP3 recording formats. 

Device password protection and DSS Pro real-time 128- or 256-bit file encryption makes the DS-3500 ideal for workplace environments that deal with sensitive information.

Packaged with next-generation Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) software and compatible with Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software, the DS-3500 is designed to become an essential part of any office’s dictation workflow directly out of the box. Support for up to 32 index marks per dictation file makes it easy to locate critical information.

A vast array of functions and accessories, audio codes and indexing options, as well as support for multiple worktypes and users, makes the DS-3500 customizable enough to suit any purpose in any IT environment. The ODMS software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP and Mac OS X.

The DS-3500’s redesigned, speech-optimized microphone is independently housed for flawless sound reproduction. It’s the only Olympus Professional Dictation device to support DSS/DSS Pro, WAV and MP3 recording formats.

Key Features

Push buttons
Color TFT-display with white LCD backlight Resolution: 176 x 220 pixel Size: 34 x 42mm / 1.3 x 1.7inch
Rechargeable Li-ion-battery (710mAh): Up to 26 hours of recording time with one battery charge
Data security: DSS Pro real-time encryption (128- /256-Bit)
Storage media: Secure Digital (SD, SDHC), 2GB-32GB
Internal storage media: 2GB (micro SD), DSS Pro SP = approx. 306 hours recording time
Dragon Certified
FlashAir™ - SD Card with Embedded Wireless LAN

Recording Formats

Quality play (16kHz / 28kbps) | Standard play (12kHz / 13.7kbps)
PCM (mono /stereo); MP3

Professional Speech Processing

Author IDs: 10
Worktypes: 20
Priority: High/Normal
Verbal comments, Text editor, Pending, File lock

Advanced Recording Features

Voice activated recording (VCVA)
Microphone sensitivity: Dictation/Conference
Insert, Overwrite, Append, Partially erase: Only with DSS Pro & DSS
Index Marks Per File: 32 (DSS Pro), 16 (DSS)
Level meter, VCVA indicator
Folders: Up to 7 (name changeable)
Hands-free dictation, stand-alone transcription with optional Olympus Footswitch RS-31
Full-duplex recording with headphones


Speed: Slow/Normal/Fast
Volume level: Adjustable from 0 to 30
Stationary Operations
Applicable as PC microphone
Controlling PC application ODMS

Administrative Settings

Accessibility: Various settings related to user authorization, e.g., prohibiting erasing of files; menu settings
Splash message: Option to set personalized welcome message during start-up
Main button guide: Shows current slide switch function on display
Alarms: Option to set alarms for particular occasions; beeping noise
Customizable display content: Option to customize information shown on display
Programmable buttons: 3
Single user and workgroup installation
Server installations including license manager and manager tools (optional)
Citrix / WTS / Thin client support

Technical Data

Dimensions (H×W×D); weight: 114.5 × 50 × 17mm / 4.5 × 2 × 0.7inch; 107g (including battery) / 3.8 oz
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Operating systems: Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) | Mac OS X (
Recommended operating condition: 0-42°C / 32-107.6°F
Mini USB 2.0 composite / storage class
Via AC adapter or USB
Speaker (integrated): Ø 23mm / 0.9inch, 300mW
Headphone/microphone jacks: Mono, 3.5mm / 0.1inch, 2kΩ
Packaging Content Box
microSD card
Li-ion battery
USB cable
Olympus Dictation Management Systems Software CD
Carrying Case
Warranty card
Instruction manual

SKU: DS-3500


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