: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 7"> Executive Summary: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 7 Solution Series
Organizations that want to provide dictation software to staff will find NaturallySpeaking 7 more effective and easier to manage than previous versions of the program. The $200 package had a good accuracy rate in eWEEK Labs tests and was faster at some tasks than its predecessor. Those wanting a cross-platform package should investigate IBMs ViaVoice. More information is available at www.scansoft.com/naturallyspeaking.
(-) Automatic period- and comma-addition feature was hit or miss in tests; Pocket PC recording transcription recognition is less accurate than PC-based voice recognition; the package works only on Windows desktops. (A Pocket PC record-only client is also included.) EVALUATION SHORT LIST
IBMs ViaVoice Specialized voice recognition products for legal and medical use
(+) Supports transcriptions from Pocket PC recordings and now supports array and wireless microphones; new enterprise deployment and management tools; improved accuracy; provides dictation capabilities and control of popular office applications using spoken commands.