Nuance

Dragon NatuallySpeaking Professional

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Professional enterprise speech recognition software lets users create documents and control their PC by voice — three times faster than typing — to drive productivity and cost savings. Create or modify documents, manage email, search the Web, or automate business processes.  Even dictate into a digital voice recorder or compatible iOS device and Dragon will transcribe the audio files. Dragon Professional is the ideal solution for corporate professionals who want to work faster and smarter.

IGNITE PRODUCTIVITY WITH FAST, ACCURATE DICTATION

  • Dictate naturally to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, email and more — three times faster than typing — with up to 99% recognition accuracy.
  • Import and share custom word lists with unique names, acronyms and terminology tailored to your business or industry. Intelligent reminders prompt you to initiate analysis of documents and emails so Dragon adapts to the words and phrases you are likely to use.
  • Correcting or revising dictated text is fast and simple, too. Natural-sounding Text-to-Speech reads editable text—with fast-forward, rewind and speed and volume control—for easy proofing and multi-tasking. Dragon can even adapt its format rules by detecting your format corrections – abbreviations, numbers, and more — so your dictated text looks the way you want it to every time.
  • Plus, the software automatically updates your voice profile based on your dictation sessions and corrections to deliver continuous accuracy improvements. The more you use Dragon 12, the better it transcribes your speech.
  • Dragon even takes advantage of the latest PC multi-core processors to further boost speech recognition performance.

IGNITE PROFICIENCY AND EASE OF USE

  • The interactive tutorial in Dragon 12 Professional presents simulations to help users learn and practice good dictation, correction and editing habits so that you can create text efficiently within just a few minutes.
  • The Dragon Help system contains a Tip of the Day window and other easy ways for you to quickly learn more.
  • The Dragon Sidebar puts important voice commands and tips in one convenient desktop location.
  • And on-screen help means information is always available when you need it.

IGNITE CONVENIENCE BY USING BUSINESS-CRITICAL APPLICATIONS

  • You can use Dragon 12 Professional with many of the Windows applications you use every day.
  • Dictate, edit and format text in Microsoft® Word, OpenOffice™ Writer, or Corel® WordPerfect®, work with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel®, create presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint®, create email, tasks and meetings in Microsoft Outlook®, search the Web using Internet Explorer® or Mozilla® Firefox® or Google Chrome™, post to Facebook or Twitter, and more — all by voice.
  • Dragon 12 even enhances the experience of using your voice withthe most popular web-based email applications — Gmail and Hotmail/Outlook.com — offering Full Text Control and commands for the most frequent actions in Internet Explorer (32-bit, versions 9 and 10), Firefox and Chrome.
  • Dragon 12 also works with industry-specific programs like case management, incident reporting, and claims management systems.

IGNITE CONTROL WITH VOICE SHORTCUTS AND CUSTOM COMMANDS

  • Use simple voice commands to create files, send email, schedule tasks and meetings, open and close applications, save and convert documents, and search the Web or your computer with remarkable speed and ease.
  • Dragon Voice Shortcuts™ let you obtain the equivalent of multiple keystrokes and mouse clicks with a single voice command that can be spoken at any time—no matter what is active on your screen. For example, say: “Send email to John Smith and Raphael Sanchez” or “Search maps for financial advisors in Boston, Massachusetts” and Dragon makes it happen. You can also say “open top site for Nuance Communications” and Dragon automatically opens the top-ranked page for these keywords.
  • In addition, you can easily create or import custom voice commands that let you fill out forms, insert frequently used text and graphics, control application elements like menus and toolbars, or automate business processes.

IGNITE MOBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY

  • For advanced recording functionality, dictate into a Nuance-approved digital voice recorder, from anywhere, at any time, and Dragon will automatically transcribe the text.
  • Use a wireless headset for superior comfort and mobility; wideband Bluetooth support delivers optimal recognition performance.

IGNITE BETTER BUSINESS WITH AN ENTERPRISE-READY SOLUTION

  • Dragon 12 Professional provides security features, configuration options and administrative tools that make it easy to manage voice profiles, custom vocabularies and commands, feature access, and multiple installations over a network.
  • Dragon 12 Professional can even let administrators obtain a recognition log file for each end-user, to easily and quickly gather rich, objective usage information which can be used to give users targeted advice and measure return on investment.

IGNITE ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

  • Dragon 12 Professional is Section 508 certified, enabling you to meet government-mandated accessibility requirements for workers with disabilities. It also helps prevent fatigue and repetitive stress injuries and keeps more employees on the job by offering a comfortable, ergonomic option to the keyboard and mouse.

 

RAM We recommend 2 GB for 32-bit Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008, 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012. (Minimum: 1 GB for Windows XP and Windows Vista, 2 GB for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012)
CPU We recommend 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. (Minimum: 1 GHz Intel Pentium® or equivalent AMD processor or 1.66 GHz Intel Atom® processor). Faster processors yield faster performance. IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set is required
Processor Cache We recommend 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB)
Free Hard Disk Space If installing from a disk: 3.2 GB (4 GB for localized non-English versions)
If installing from a download: three times as much space is initially needed (after the download is unpacked and installation completes, temporary files can be removed from the system)
Supported Operating Systems Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1, 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows Vista SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows XP SP3, 32-bit only
Windows Server 2008 SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2, 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition, 64-bit