The microphone area of the SpeechMike Premium is made of many different layers to make it sound as clear and original as possible. One of those is a fleece inserted above and below the microphone capsule. The fleece filters out sound distortions such as pop and hisses noise, guaranteeing perfect results even if dictating closely into the microphone.
Large Speaker Area for Premium Playback
Compared to its predecessor, the SpeechMike Premium is equipped with a double sized-speaker area that enables it to playback recordings in clear and crisp quality.
Ergonomically Shaped for the Perfect Fit in Hand
The device is designed to fit perfectly into the hand and reduce the unintentional pressing of buttons. The trigger and the 'command' button on the back of the device are engineered to be in easy reach for the fingers.
A Wear-Free Slide Switch or Push Buttons for Comfortable Operation
The SpeechMike Premium comes with a slide-switch or a push-button operation. The slide switch is wear-free and ergonomically shaped with a softly ribbed surface for smooth tactile feedback and comfortable and intuitive utilization. Our engineers also implemented a millionfold proven contactless slider detection, making it completely wear-free for an extra-long lifetime.
Integrated Motion Sensor Mutes Microphone When Not in Use
Being on the cutting edge of technology, the Philips SpeechMike Premium comes with an integrated motion sensor, making it the first stationary dictation device that can be controlled by the movement of your hand. It detects when it's put on the table, mutes the microphone, and once it is being picked up again, it unmutes the microphone. There are plenty of situations in this feature that can greatly benefit; just think of an incoming phone call or someone stepping in your office. In addition to that, custom events can be programmed, e.g., to pause and continue the recording.
Trackball for Integrated Mouse Function
The device comes with a trackball. This allows the user to easily control and navigate applications while recording without switching between the mouse and microphone. The trackball can even be taken out of the device for cleaning if this should ever be required. The self-lubricated and abrasive resistant Teflon bearings guarantee a smooth operation over the entire lifetime.
Freely Configurable Function Keys for a Personalized Workflow
The Philips SpeechMike Premium is the most advanced dictation microphone to-date and to give the user even more room to personalize their devices, Philips has added an instruction key at the top of the control panel fully and freely user configurable, especially useful for programming speech recognition commands.
Antimicrobial Housing and Buttons for Hygienic Working
The SpeechMike Premium's housing and buttons are made of antimicrobial synthetics, guarding it against all kinds of germs. Antimicrobial materials work against a wide range of different microorganisms such as bacteria (e.g., pneumococcal bacilli and multiresistant microorganisms such as MRSA), viruses (e.g., HIV, influenza, etc.), fungi (e.g., Aspergillus niger), or algae. The antimicrobial effect on the SpeechMike Premium lasts for at least five years.
Smart, Backward Compatible Firmware for Extra Flexibility
Customers can upgrade from their previous SpeechMike model without installing additional software. This means no changes need to be implemented for integrators, and the existing SDK can be used. The SpeechMike Premium is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems and virtual environments such as Citrix, VM Ware, and Hyper-V. It can be configured using SpeechControl, the convenient Philips hardware management tool.