There is no doubt that today’s workplace has been completely revolutionised by the advent of digital recording. It’s certainly the case that in these days, you are no longer tied to the office, dictating the old-fashioned way or having to carry around bulky dictation equipment or cassettes. Now, at the touch of a slimline button, you can record your dictation easily and quickly as a voice file, which can then be recorded and played digitally. This means that your voice files can be sent and received anywhere in the world within seconds. This is a really useful business tool to have at your disposal – files can be send and received, wherever you are, in seconds. It’s so quick and simple to do. Many users use specialist handheld digital recording machines for their recordings. This equipment comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be purchased from a wide range of suppliers.
There are literally hundreds of different types of machines to choose from, from more basic low priced gadgets to all singing, all dancing, everything but the kitchen sink, higher end models. You can look online for some real bargains to be had, or, alternatively, just look on your high street; there are various high street electrical equipment retailers which carry several ranges. As mentioned, there are many options to choose from, with prices to match. It’s best you experiment to find the one most suited to your needs.
Digital dictation is much the same as the old analogue recorders that were recorded onto cassettes, however, now you are recording data onto a microchip instead of a cassette. Smartphone technology has gone even further in making digital voice recording even more user friendly. You can now use many mobile phones as your digital voice recorder. What could be easier? Once your dictation file has been saved, all you need to do is to upload it to the internet, either onto a PC or laptop where you can send it via email to the person who will transcribe it or you can upload it to a transcription company’s website to be transcribed professionally. There are many professional transcription companies out there offering excellent quality transcription services, companies who can handle your digital files in a confidential and secure manner.
Also, with Smartphone technology and with some digital dictation equipment, you can bypass uploading to the internet altogether, the technology there will give you the option to email the file directly – no need to upload first. That leaves more time for you to do other things, which is always welcome!