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MacSpeech Dictate Medical Wireless Plantronics Calisto BT For Mac
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MacSpeech Dictate Medical Wireless Plantronics Calisto BT For Mac

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1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 7.5 inches, 5.75 inches, 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 6.72 ounces
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.8 x 2.5 inches ; 6.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003L62SGY
  • Item model number: T309A-XN9-1.5
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Macspeech Dictate Medical Wireless, which includes a Plantronics Calisto Bluetooth headset, is the premier Macintosh speech recognition solution for medical and dental professionals. With MacSpeech Dictate Medical you're free to focus on what you have to say…just think it, speak it, and create it. It's that simple. MacSpeech Dictate Medical's accuracy and capabilities make it as productive and intuitive to use as the Mac itself. It includes a personal transcription solution specifically for medical and dental professionals. No more manually transcriving your nots. Just open your spoken-word audio file, click the "Transcribe" button, and MacSpeech Scribe Medical does the transcription work for you. What's more is that it lets you create six individual speech profiles to ensure maximum transcription accuracy for up to six different voices, and supports more than 54 medical and dental specialities.


Welcome to MacSpeech Dictate Medical, the premier Macintosh speech-recognition solution for medical and dental professionals. MacSpeech Dictate Medical provides a whole new way to interact with your Mac. Instead of typing, use your voice to input text; rather than clicking your mouse, just speak commands. With MacSpeech Dictate Medical, it's easy. Plus, MacSpeech Dictate Medical supports and fully understands more than 54 medical and dental disciplines and specialties.
MacSpeech Dictate

Premier speech-recognition software for the Macintosh.


Essential Command Capabilities
Instead of using your mouse to select menu commands or your keyboard to type shortcuts, just speak a command. MacSpeech Dictate Medical executes it for you. What's more, MacSpeech Dictate Medical understands key commands. With the 'Press The Key' and 'Press The Key Combo' commands, you can enter specific keys and even keyboard modifiers like Command, Option, Shift, and Control.

Document Freedom
MacSpeech Dictate Medical works great with most text documents, even those it didn't create. MacSpeech Dictate Medical can read a document's contents, or a portion of it, that you can then navigate and edit.


Amazing Accuracy
MacSpeech Dictate Medical will astonish you with its accuracy. You simply talk and leave the recognition to your Mac. MacSpeech Dictate Medical recognizes and understands 13 English language variations, nine with U.S. spelling and four with U.K. spelling. Plus it supports over 54 medical and dental disciplines and specialties.

Supported Disciplines and Specialities

Addiction Psychiatry
Allergy and Immunology
Cardiac Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Family Medicine
Fetal Medicine
General Medical
Geriatric Medicine
Hand Surgery
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Medical Education & Writing
Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine
Nuclear Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Oral & Facial Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Pain Medicine
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (US Only)
Plastic Surgery
Pulmonary Disease
Radiation Therapy
Sleep Lab
Speech & Language Pathology (US Only)
Thoracic Surgery
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Vascular Surgery

Minimal Training Required
MacSpeech Dictate Medical provides astounding accuracy and productivity. With just minutes of training, you'll be using MacSpeech Dictate Medical's superior capabilities.


Works with the Apps You Already Have
Word processors; Mac medical and dental applications including MacPractice MD, DDS and 20/20; email apps; and more. And MacSpeech Dictate Medical works great with Apple's applications, including iChat, Mail, Keynote, and Safari, among others.

Microphone headset

MacSpeech-certified, wireless microphone headset included.

Make Your Move
You don't need a keyboard or mouse to move around in your documents. MacSpeech Dictate Medical lets you move your cursor forwards, backwards, and much more with just your voice. It helps make editing your documents a breeze.

Spelling a World of Words
MacSpeech Dictate Medical's spelling mode lets you easily spell words, names, and acronyms with either natural language or the International Radio Alphabet. You have complete control over every aspect of your speech recognition input.

No Hidden Costs
MacSpeech Dictate Medical includes everything you need to be instantly productive as soon as you start using it, including a high-quality headset microphone.
Dragon speech-recognition engine

Equipped with the world-renowned Dragon speech-recognition engine by Nuance.

Built for Mac

Built Especially for the Mac
Mac users expect only the best from the applications they use on their Macs. MacSpeech Dictate Medical was built from the ground up to ensure the ultimate experience on Mac OS X.

Exceptional Online Help
For those times when you need a little assistance, MacSpeech Dictate Medical boasts a complete online, searchable help book. It's convenient to use, easy to understand, and all just a mouse click away.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stay away from MacSpeech Dictate January 16, 2012
By Raj
As a full-time practicing emergency physician with experience with Dragon Medical 10.1 for PC, I would highly recommend staying away from MacSpeech Dictate. I was disinclined to believe the negative reviews, however, they are true.

Speed and Accuracy
MacSpeech Medical's speed and accuracy are significantly worse than Dragon Medical 10.1 for PC. The program inappropriately inserts periods into words. It sometimes reverses the spelling of common words, such as 'of'. (see example below)

I spent 3 hours with their support installing and reinstalling the software in the hopes of fixing the problem. Deleting user profiles and then creating new profiles. Training and retraining. None of their suggestions worked.

While the 30 day trial seems tempting the time and energy is not worth it. It took nearly 30 minutes with an agent to obtain an RMA number from their support tech.

I used several headsets, including the wired headset that comes with the product, the Plantronics Calisto bluetooth headset, and my own Nuance PowerMic II headset. All created the same errors I described above.

Operating System
I used OS Snow Leopard for this trial. The product does not support OS Lion. The company's reps told me they anticipate a new version coming out in 1-2 months, however given the products poor performance and their poor service I would not believe them.

I purchased this product directly from macspeech.com, and not from Amazon.

In summary, not ready for prime at all. I would stay away and will be reverting to Dragon Medical 10.1 for PC with Parallels.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Allscripts Pro users beware January 7, 2012
I loved the MacSpeech Dictate medical with my Mac until I upgraded to Lion. At that point, it would no longer work in my electronic medical record, Allscripts Pro (which is on a windows server). Previously, I connected to the Allscripts Pro server using remote desktop on my Mac and it worked fine. Also the accuracy of the dictations decreased dramatically, even with simple non medical words in native Mac programs. Currently there is not an upgrade, nor even a new medical version for Macs. Dragon does not currently support the medical version for Lion and a warning pops up everytime I open MacSpeech letting me know it does not work well with Lion. There is a NON medical Dragon dictate version for Lion. I would recommend not purchasing the current Medical MacSpeech Dictate if you have Lion.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars MACSpeech Dictate Medical December 28, 2011
I would NOT recommend this product. There is NO upgrade path to MAC OS Lion. Their technical support on this issue appears to be non-existent. There was no warning about this potential problem at the time of purchase. Before the OS Lion upgrade I was able to use it and it had an accuracy of about 90%. This led to many corrections. If one only has a few items to dictate, it is not bad. But, if you use OS Lion, then it is a complete waste of money.MACSpeech Dictate Medical Wireless Plantronics Calisto BT For MacMacSpeech Dictate Medical
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