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2023, January 30

Mobile App 1.14.0 (iOS) / 1.12.0 (Android)

Resend Dictations (SpeechExec Enterprise)

Dictations sent from the Mobile App to SpeechExec Enterprise were sometimes accidentally deleted by transcriptionists. The app now detects dictations already sent to SpeechExec Enterprise but no longer exist in SpeechExec Enterprise. Those dictations are moved back to the draft state and the author is now able to resend the dictation again.

Pre-Configure dictation properties via UEM/ MDM

We enhanced the Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) / Mobile device management (MDM) support for the Mobile App. IT administrator can now preconfigure all dictation properties (e.g. work type, category, department, keyword etc.). By already defining those properties it’s easier for organizations to use the same dictation properties across different users.

Default dictation properties

Users are now able to set a default value for all dictation properties (e.g. Work type, Category, Department, Keyword etc.) in the settings of the app. To enable the option, the values must first be set at least once in the dictation properties. With this option its quick and easy to set default values for various dictation properties, saving extra work for the users when creating new dictations.

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Apple watch support (iOS)

Apple users are now able to record dictations with their Apple watch. This allows users to record and play back from their wrist without the need to take out their smartphone.

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Bugfix: The dictation properties were shown blank for some users (Android).

2023, January 16

Mobile App 1.13.1 (iOS)

Bugfix: The app crashed for some users when they started or stopped a recording.

2023, January 9

Mobile App 1.13.0 (iOS) / 1.11.0 (Android)

Video attachments

You can now attach videos to your dictations. This greatly enhances the documentation options of your dictations, adding additional information.

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Bugfix: A visualization error in the dictation list has been fixed (iOS)

2023, January 2

Web App

SpeechLive Enterprise plan

We added an additional SpeechLive plan: SpeechLive Enterprise. The new plan includes features and functions catered to the needs of larger organizations. You can learn more about the different SpeechLive plans here.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Provisioning

Administrators are now able to add users (authors and typists) to the SpeechLive workflow by just adding them in Microsoft Azure Active Directory, streamlining the process of creating and managing SpeechLive users in just one place.

[Note]Note

This function is only available for SpeechLive Enterprise.

Control email sending for the Mobile App

Account administrators can now activate/deactivate the email sending option for authors in the mobile app. This increases account security, privacy and enables organizations to have more control when it comes to sensitive dictations.

[Note]Note

This function is only available for SpeechLive Enterprise.

2022, December 19

Mobile App 1.12.1 (iOS) / 1.10.1 (Android)

Bugfix: We fixed a bug when sending Speech-to-text recordings via email.

2022, December 16

Mobile App 1.12.0 (iOS) / 1.10.0 (Android)

We improved the error handling when the app was unable to connect to the server.

2022, November 18

Mobile App 1.11.2 (iOS) / 1.9.2 (Android)

Bugfix: During the synchronisation process, users would receive some error messages and the upload failed. For some Android users this would also cause the app to crash.

2022, November 16

Desktop App 3.1.7 (Windows)

  • We further enhanced the dictation properties support when automatically uploading dictations from Olympus devices: The priority field is now also carried over to SpeechLive.

  • The app now also supports Olympus DS7000 and DS9500 devices.

2022, October 27

Desktop App 3.1.6 (Windows)

  • Dictation properties from Olympus 9000 devices are now also carried over to SpeechLive (when using the automatic upload function).

  • Bugfix: For some users, the “Failed to communicate with SpeechLive. The application will restart.” error was causing problems

2022, October 24

Mobile App 1.11.0 (iOS) / 1.9.0 (Android)

Background sending

When saving a dictation, data is now synchronized in the background. You can continue working, while the app uploads your changes.

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Time selection for due date

You can now also select a time frame when adding a due date to a dictation. This is especially important, if the transcript of a dictation needs to be ready at a certain time of the day.

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Send to speech to text in SpeechExec Enterprise

If you're signed in via SpeechExec Enterprise, you can now send dictations to speech to text (requires SpeechKit). This enables SpeechExec Enterprise users to utilize the advantages of speech to text via the app.

Remember last SpeechExec Enterprise URL

When users sign out from SpeechExec Enterprise, the last URL entered during the sign in process is now still pre-filled, making the SpeechExec Enterprise sign in process more convenient.

Bugfix: The app sometimes crashed when users were switching the dictation priority (Android)

Bugfix: Updates to the dictation title where not always saved (Android)

Bugfix: Fixed support for Custom work type and category for Mobile device management (Android)

2022, October 5

Web App

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On

We added support for Microsoft Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On. After configured by the IT administrator of an organization, users can log in to SpeechLive using their Microsoft account credentials. This way, users no longer need to remember separate login credentials, they can just use their company login information. This improves the account security (since users usually require stronger passwords for their organisation) and simplifies the work for administrator, since they no longer need to manage separate passwords.

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2022, September 19

Web App

Microsoft Edge support

We added support for Microsoft Edge, offering more browser choices for our users.

2022, September 13

Web App

Time selection for due date

You can now also select a time frame when adding a due date to a dictation. This is especially important, if the transcript of a dictation needs to be ready at a certain time of the day.

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2022, September 6

Desktop App 3.1.4 (Windows)

  • We made some internal improvements to prepare the app for future updates.

2022, August 16

Web App

Rename custom columns

You can now rename the custom columns in the settings. Changing the name of the columns helps users to find the desired information in the respective custom fields faster and further customize it to their own needs.

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The changes are also visible in the dictation properties, to help users enter the correct data and stay consistent when entering data.

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Improvements when deleting users

We improved the user deletion process: When deleting the last transcriptionist of an account it is now possible to choose an author to take over dictations still assigned to the transcriptionist.

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2022, August 8

Mobile App 1.10.0 (iOS) / 1.8.0 (Android)

Delete local dictation data

We added a new setting, allowing users to delete locally saved data of the app. This option helps the users to preserver storage space on their device.

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Improvements when offline

We improved the error display when the user is offline. The status is displayed in the dictation list and users are not disturbed by recurring error messages.

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Do not disturb (Android)

We added a new setting for Android: Users can now suppress notifications whilst they are recording, to avoid unwanted interruptions.

What’s new and What’s coming up

We added two new options to the settings menu:

  • What’s new: Users can directly access the release history and learn about the latest features and functions added to SpeechLive.

  • What’s coming up: This new section allows a glimpse into upcoming features planned for the coming months.

Bugfix: If authors created a new dictation without recording anything or making changes, it was still saved as draft when closing the dictation. This produced dictations with a duration of 0:00 in the dictation list, creating extra work for the users.

Bugfix: Sometimes the remember typist or teams setting did not work.

2022, July 13

Web App

Rearrangeable columns

You can now manually rearrange the columns in the dictation list. This helps authors and transcriptionists to keep a better overview of their dictations and quickly access the columns they need the most (e.g. dictation title, due date etc.).

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2022, July 6

Web App

SpeechLive Desktop App Download Link

We improved the automatic upload screen and added the option to download the SpeechLive Desktop App. With only one click the users can download the latest version of the app, enabling them to automatically upload dictations to SpeechLive (the How to upload dictations with the SpeechLive Desktop App section covers this in more details).

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2022, June 28

Mobile App 1.9.0 (iOS) / 1.7.0 (Android)

More priority levels for dictations

We added a new priority level to dictations: Critical.

Users were already able to mark dictations with a higher priority. This prioritization was further expanded, users can now choose between three different priority levels:

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  • Standard: Is the default state of every new dictation and means no specific prioritization

  • High: Is the equivalent of the old setting which was available before

  • Critical: Authors can mark urgent dictations as critical

The priority level is also represented via different icons in the dictation list:

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Due date for dictations

We added the option to set a due date for dictations. Authors can simply go to the dictation properties and select the desired due date:

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2022, June 27

Web App

More priority levels for dictations

We added a new priority level to dictations: Critical.

Users were already able to mark dictations with a higher priority. This prioritization was further expanded, users can now choose between three different priority levels:

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  • Standard: Is the default state of every new dictation and means no specific prioritization

  • High: Is the equivalent of the old setting which was available before

  • Critical: Authors can mark urgent dictations as critical

The priority level is also represented via different icons in the dictation list:

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What’s new and What’s coming up

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We added two new options to the help button of SpeechLive:

  • What’s new: Users can directly access the release history and learn about the latest features and functions added to SpeechLive.

  • What’s coming up: This new section allows a glimpse into upcoming features planned for the coming months.

2022, June 1

Web App

Due date for dictations

We added the option to set a due date for dictations. Authors can simply go to the dictation properties and select the desired due date:

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A new column in the dictation list shows the due date there as well. Transcriptionists can then sort the dictations by due date, to prioritize dictations with the earliest due date:

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The search function also contains the option to filter dictations by a specific due date:

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2022, May 12

Mobile App 1.8.3 (iOS) / 1.6.3 (Android)

  • Bugfix: The dictation list did not refresh automatically when returning to the app from background (iOS).

  • Bugfix: Frequent network connection changes sometimes made the app unable to detect a connection (iOS).

  • Bugfix: Screen transition issues on some Android 12 devices fixed (Android).

  • Bugfix: On some Android 12 devices, frequent network connection changes made the app unable to detect a connection (Android).

  • Bugfix: SpeechExec Enterprise authors with the active directory domain in their name could not upload dictations (Android).

2022, May 5

Web App

  • Authors can now use the foot control or the buttons of the SpeechMike/SpeechOne to start new dictations or speech-to-text sessions from the dictation list (Philips Device Connector is required). After configuring the foot control, it's also possible to finish dictations, enabling hands-free working.

  • Added additional information regarding speech-to-text usage to the account activities information.

2022, April 19

Mobile App 1.8.2 (iOS) / 1.6.2 (Android)

  • Improved error logging

2022, March 30

Web App

  • We improved the speech-to-text functionality of SpeechLive for the web version, as well as the Mobile and Desktop App.

2022, March 28

Web App

  • Bugfix: Some links in the activation emails did not work.

  • Bugfix: After recovering real-time speech-to-text sessions, some additional commas where added to the transcript.

2022, March 24

Mobile App 1.8.1 (iOS) / 1.6.1 (Android)

  • The security prompt feature was expanded to further increase app security. The prompt will be shown whenever the app is accessed (e.g. when switching between other apps) as well as when the screen is locked during an ongoing session.

  • Bugfix: A font in the login screen has been corrected (iOS).

  • Bugfix: If the users pressed record / pause very quickly in rapid succession, the interface froze (Android).

2022, March 2

Mobile App 1.8.0 (iOS) / 1.6.0 (Android)

  • Added a new setting to define the preferred typist or team for dictations as well as the option to remember the selection.

  • Increased app security: Added a setting to activate a security prompt before every app start

  • Added a new setting to define a default Work type as well as Category for all new dictations

  • Flexible assignment for speech to text: Change the assignment between different typists or teams (only available if correction pending setting is activated in SpeechLive web)

  • Added support for SpeechExec Enterprise 8 (and additionally Azure Application Proxy)

  • Added support for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) as well as Mobile device management (MDM) to set the configuration of the app remotely

  • Fixed a bug where menu items persisted after the phone screen locks (Android)

2022, February 28

Web App

  • Added a new setting to define the preferred typist or team for dictations as well as the option to remember the selection.

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2022, February 17

Desktop App 3.1.0 (Windows)

  • Added support for virtual environments.

  • Bugfix: Voice commands where not always shown correctly.

2021, December 23

Mobile App 1.7.0 (iOS) / 1.5.0 (Android)

  • Added a settings screen to the app

    • New setting for the app: Keep the screen on during recording

    • New setting to deactivate speech-to-text functionalities in the app

  • Added typist/team name to the sent tab of the app, so users can view the current assignee of the dictation

  • Now displaying the duration of the dictation in the sent tab of the app

  • The about screen is now accessible before logging in to enhance product support

  • Fixed a bug in the speech-to-text recorder

  • Fixed a bug where the last dictation at the bottom of the screen was not tappable (iOS)

  • Bugfix: Text files (.txt) are now shown in attachment list (iOS)

  • Fixed a bug when displaying the speech-to-text commands and scrolling (Android)

  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to use the app when it was closed before connection issues (Android)

  • Bugfix: Sometimes the mini player pointer was jumping to the end when playing a dictation for the first time ( Android)

2021, December 20

Desktop App 3.0.0 (Windows)

  • Added dictation upload functionality (manual as well as auto upload from connected devices) for typists.

  • Added new option to change how the app shows the results of the speech recognition before inserting text.

2021, December 14

Web App

  • Added office manager view: Any user with the office manager role is able to reassign dictations to different typists or teams.

2021, December 6

Web App

  • Added support for SmartMike:

    • Record and play back conversations and choose between speakers during playback.

    • Transcribe conversations in real-time with SmartMike.

2021, November 29

Mobile App 1.6.1 (iOS)

  • Bugfix: List of typists and teams available for assignment not shown when sending a dictation to transcriptionist

2021, November 24

Mobile App 1.4.1 (Android)

  • Bugfix: List of typists and teams available for assignment not shown when sending a dictation to transcriptionist

2021, November 23

Web App

  • New teams feature: Assign typists to a team to improve your dictation workflow.

  • Flexible assignment: Change the assignment of a dictation between different typists or teams.

2021, November 17

Mobile App 1.6.0 (iOS) / 1.4.0 (Android)

  • Flexible assignment: Change the assignment of a dictation between different typists or teams.

  • Added support for wireless headsets

  • Bugfix: Deleting recognized text lead to shutting down the app (iOS)

  • Bugfix: Resuming to record sometimes crashed the app (Android)

2021, November 4

Desktop App 2.0.0 (Windows)

  • Added dictation upload functionality (manual as well as auto upload from connected devices) for authors.

  • Added Minimize to tray option, to keep the app running conveniently in the background.

2021, October 21

Mobile App 1.3.0 (Android)

  • New sending option: Send dictations via email

  • Contextual sending options - only see those that are enabled for your account

  • You can now attach up to 75 pictures to your dictation

  • Added automatic suggestions for recently used dictation properties

  • Automatic freeing up of device storage space to improve app performance

  • Removed the sound triggered when starting/continuing a dictation

  • Fixed a bug on the Pixel 4a: users where not able to attach pictures

  • Bugfix: Opening a transcript sometimes prompted a no compatible app is installed message

  • Fixed low resolution of picture attachments when taken with the phone camera

2021, October 21

Mobile App 1.5.1 (iOS)

  • Fixed layout issue: New dictation button was for some users sometimes not visible

2021, October 5

Mobile App 1.5.0 (iOS)

  • New sending option: Send dictations via email

  • Contextual sending options - only see those that are enabled for your account

  • You can now attach up to 75 pictures to your dictation

  • Added automatic suggestions for recently used dictation properties

  • Automatic freeing up of device storage space to improve app performance

  • Fixed a bug that caused the app title to be cut off sometimes

  • Fixed a bug where the app got stuck in the dictation properties after opening a transcript

2021, August 30

Web App

  • Added macOS support for Philips Device Connector to enhance the support for Philips dictation hardware on macOS.

2021, August 25

Web App

  • Added an user survey to the cancellation process.

2021, August 5

Mobile App 1.2.2 (Android)

  • Fixed playback errors in SpeechLive Web with some dictations uploaded from the app

2021, July 22

Web App

  • Added more details to account renewal emails (product details, runtime, etc.).

2021, July 13

Web App

  • Added a new option to automatically set the dictation state to Correction pending after speech to text is finished.

  • New accounts no longer receive a free transcriptionist.

2021, June 25

Mobile App 1.2.1 (Android)

  • Fixed error at login for authors with whitespace at the beginning or end of their name.

2021, June 14

Mobile App 1.4.0 (iOS) / 1.2.0 (Android)

  • New real-time speech-to-text function to recognize your voice in real-time.

  • Switch easily between different voice recognition languages.

  • Use voice commands to add special characters, paragraphs etc.

2021, June 10

Web App

  • We introduced a new addon package for SpeechLive:

    Subscribers to the speech-to-text package can use all speech-to-text functions of SpeechLive: real-time or automated speech-to-text, in the web recorder, the SpeechLive mobile app and the desktop app.

2021, June 10

Desktop App 1.0.0 (Windows)

  • The SpeechLive Desktop App converts your voice to text in real-time: Use a microphone, place the cursor in any text field or document and start dictating.

  • Switch easily between different voice recognition languages.

  • Use voice commands to add special characters, paragraphs etc.

2021, May 28

Mobile App 1.3.0 (iOS) / 1.1.0 (Android)

  • SpeechLive now uses the same login screen on every platform.

  • Improved handling of accounts associated to the same email address.

  • Added multi-factor authentication option to improve account security.

  • Fix for some cases where dictations could not be uploaded.

2021, May 15

Web App

  • SpeechLive now uses the same login screen on every platform.

  • Improved handling of accounts associated to the same email address.

  • Added multi-factor authentication option to improve account security.

2021, April 9

Mobile App 1.0.1 (Android)

  • Fixed crash when opening the recorder on older Android versions

2021, April 7

Mobile App 1.0.0 (Android)

  • Log in to SpeechLive (for authors)

  • Access all your SL dictations on your phone

  • Get your dictations synced with SpeechLive automatically

  • Different recording modes: Append mode for continuous recording or Insert / Overwrite to correct and add information within your dictation

  • Save your dictations as draft and continue later

  • Play them back on your phone

  • Change your dictations' properties

  • Attach pictures to dictations

  • Send dictations to automated speech to text or transcription service to save time

  • Preview of transcribed documents in the app

  • Scan barcodes to ensure right processing in your workflow

  • Link to online help in about screen

  • Continue recording while the app is in the background

2021, March 8

Mobile App 1.2.1 (iOS)

  • Fix for bug in the Speech to text sending option, causing the Speech to text language to not match the selected language.

2021, February 25

Mobile App 1.2.0 (iOS)

  • Changed the standard file name of new recordings to improve viewing the files in the SpeechLive web version

  • Additional security measures to ensure dictation are not lost e.g.in the event of an app crash

  • Continue recording while the app is in the background

  • During incoming phone calls recording is automatically paused

2020, December 14

Mobile App 1.1.0 (iOS)

  • Send dictations to automated speech to text or transcription service to save time

  • Preview of transcribed documents in the app

  • New recording modes: Insert / Overwrite to correct and add information within your dictation

  • Scan barcodes to ensure right processing in your workflow

  • Link to online help in about screen

2020, November 25

Web App

  • Added support for .heif and .heic formats in picture attachments.

  • New voice command for English (GB): “Full stop” to add a period symbol (.)

2020, September 30

Mobile App 1.0.0 (iOS)

  • Log in to SpeechLive (for authors)

  • Access all your SL dictations on your phone

  • Get your dictations synced with SpeechLive automatically

  • Record new dictations in append mode

  • Save your dictations as draft and continue later

  • Play them back on your phone

  • Change your dictations' properties

  • Attach pictures to dictations

2020.09.23

  • Added the option to download just the transcript attachment of a dictation.

  • Improved playback performance in longer dictations.

2020.07.28

  • Email notifications for typist on incoming dictations now include more details (e.g. the author of the dictation).

2020.07.22

  • Picture attachments: Users can add pictures to their dictations (currently only available in the web version).

2020.07.14

  • SpeechLive is now available in New Zealand.

2020.06.02

  • Save dictations as draft and continue working on them later, even across different devices.

  • Sub-Dealers are now also able to log in and manage their customers.

2020.05.26

  • Full release of Philips Device Connector; SpeechLive now supports Philips dictation and transcription hardware (SpeechMike, Foot control) in remote environments.

2020.05.05

  • Added keep me signed in option to the login screen. Users stay signed in even when they close the window, turn of their computer or stay inactive.

  • Added Support for Philips dictation and transcription hardware (SpeechMike, Foot control) in remote environments via Philips Device Connector (beta version).

2020.03.20

  • Alternative Login Page: Users can continue working on their dictations, even when the SpeechLive webshop is offline.

2020.03.04

  • Only one active SpeechLive session is possible per user across different browsers.

  • Download dictation history of the last 12 months as .CSV file (increased from 30 days).

  • Sub-Dealers no longer receive an order confirmation e-mail

2020.02.12

  • Improved Zapier functionality: Users can send audio files to SpeechLive, get them transcribed and send both audio and transcribed document to a 3rd party app for further processing or archiving.

2020.02.05

  • Increased the maximum number of SpeechLive users for self-service accounts (SSA) advanced business package from 80 to 120 (Dealer activated accounts remain at 500).

2020.02.04

  • Speech to text service that recognized voice in real-time

  • Support of SpeechExec Pro subscription for dealer-activated customers in all countries

  • Improved website performance

2019.10.09

  • Download of an excel file that lists all dictations that have been uploaded to SpeechLive in the past 30 days (administrator functionality).

  • Increased maximum number of users for one account from 120 to 500 (Dealer activated accounts only).

2019.09.02 (SpeechLive 11)

  • Adapted End User License agreement for Austria and Australia

  • Support of Remaining time display in web recorder and web player

  • Extended playback speed range from 50% to 200% based on user requests (instead of 75% to 150%)

  • Support of SpeechExec Pro subscription for dealer-activated customers in Austria and Australia

2019.04.01 (SpeechLive 10.5)

  • Adapted terms and conditions for the German transcription service

  • Availability of transcription services for Swiss customers

  • Support for 120 users for dealer-activated Advanced Business Package customers with up to 25 connected transcriptionists per author

  • Search and backup option for Office Managers

2018.11.10 (SpeechLive 10)

  • New SpeechLive web recorder

    • Recording of dictations in browser window

    • Support for Mozilla Firefox (Windows) and Google Chrome (Windows and Mac)

    • Support of SpeechMike Premium and SpeechOne in Browser mode

    • Dictation recovery function to safeguard dictations if browser has been closed accidentially

    • Dictation property window

  • New Online Help

  • New Canadian workflow server location

  • Enhanced SpeechLive access in Switzerland

  • Interface to other cloud systems via Zapier

  • Implementation of several change requests and fixes

2018.06.28 (SpeechLive 9+)

  • SpeechLive is now available in Switzerland

2018.05.19 (SpeechLive 9)

  • EU-GDPR compliance

    • New administration layers to avoid that personal data from EU customers is available outside the EEA

    • Adjusted signup and activation processes explicitly asking for consent to receive newslettes from SPS

    • Double opt-in for receiving newsletters the SPS marketing Storage of information if and when the consent to receive newsletters was given

    • New option in SpeechLive settings to unsubscribe from SPS newsletters

    • New option to disable the transcription- and speech recognition services to avoid accidental sending of dictations to US servers

    • Higher complexity rules for password generation in both, the webshop and the workflow area.

    • Further enhanced protection against intrusion attacks

    • Reworked legal documents taking care about GDPR requirements

  • New account reactivation option supports use cases, where it is required to reactivate an account:

    • Account terminated inadvertently

    • Failed payments

  • New workflow server in Australia

  • Improvements for administration and accounting

  • New SpeechLive trial registration option from SpeechExec

2018.01.31 (SpeechLive 8.5+)

  • Automatic Dragon speech recognition of SpeechLive dictations in SpeechExec Pro Dictate

  • New SpeechLive ‘Unlimited’ Advanced Business Package

  • Removed availability of Advanced Business Package Plus

  • Increased SpeechLive password security in SpeechLive webshop

2017.12.02 (SpeechLive 8.5)

  • Email notification for transcriptionists

  • New speechlive upload client for Windows computers

2017.07.01 (SpeechLive 8)

  • Simplified registration

    • Simplified trial option provides all features to the end users

    • Simplified registration dialog with a more appealing look and feel

    • Less steps, eliminated potential hurdles for the customer during trial registration

  • Removed hardly used or confusing options:

    • For self-service trials the supporting partner will be automatically selected based on the proximity of the partner location

    • The selection of transcription service trials is no longer mandatory

    • The ‚Get a quote‘ window after purchase has been removed

    • The SpeechExec purchase option has been removed since Feb 2017

    • Automatic forwarding to the workflow configuration page after registration

  • New tutorial for administrators and users in:

    • the Dictation management web client

    • the User administration

    • the Relationship management

  • Enhanced browser support

    • Windows 7/8/10

      • Internet Explorer 11 (with Java)

      • Google Chrome (Java free)

      • Mozilla Firefox (Java free) – new

    • Mac OS X

      • Google Chrome (Java free) – new

        Note: From SpeechLive 8 onwards the support for the Safari browser (with Java) will be stopped

  • General usability improvements

    • All business packages will get access to the full web player:

      • Typists with foot control support

      • Authors without foot control support

    • For failed payments, customers will receive reminder e-mails every 2nd day until the payment transaction was successful or the account was suspended

    • Support of 80 users for self-service ABP customers – since 8th March 2017

    • All system e-mails have been reworked (e.g. renewed and harmonized layout, added contact details, removed SpeechExec links, …)

    • Improved SpeechLive dictation management web client user interface

    • Improved workflow administration pages

    • Customers can now sign up to a trial via the Philips Voice Recorder apps

  • Enhanced web client

    • New folder tree view

    • New search filter

    • More worklist columns

    • New notification for Advanced Business Package users

    • New ‘unread dictations’ bar

    • New [...] ‘more options’ sub menu

    • New option to edit dictation properties

    • New option to change the dictation state

    • New option to download dictations

    • New option to manually send finished dictations to the archive

    • New option to un-archive dictations

    • Improved usability to start the transcription player with the status icon in the dictation list

    • New configuration options in the player view

      • Foot control settings (transcriptionists only)

      • Player configuration

2016.04.09 (SpeechLive 7)

  • Redesigned SpeechLive landing page

    • New videos on the start page

    • New ‚speech recognition‘ message and better explanation

    • New „Speech recognition service“ navigation point

    • Revamp of all SpeechLive services subsites including infographs

    • Updated pricing site provides a better overview about included services

    • Full adaptive design to also support mobile devices

  • New chat tools for SpeechLive registration process - Europe only

  • New option to purchase SpeechLive at your certified Philips dictation partner (dealer activation)

  • New Business package runtimes for dealer-activated customers

  • Support for up to 80 users (instead of 25) in the Advanced Business package

  • New SpeechLive speech recognition (SR) service for up to 21 different languages

  • New Workflow administration user interface

    • More intuitive user configuration user interface

    • The new ‘single click’ workflow relationship manager which is built for up to 80 users

    • Separated ‘Archive’ configuration

    • Harmonized settings for Small- and Advanced business package customers

    • Removed option to select between simple and advanced administration (lead to confusion with the business packages)

    • Removed option to select between ‘notification’ and ‘no notification’ folders in the relationship manager as this option was hardly understandable by customers

    • New ‘Activities’ submenu to download the workflow history of the account for support issues

    • New ‘Backup’ as well as ‘Search dictations’ tab (only available for account administrators)

    • New speech recognition submenu to configure the speech recognition language settings

  • New 'Office manager' role for key users

  • New administration guides reflecting the UI changes

  • New and improved system emails

  • Improved SpeechLive web client (Dictation management)

    • New option to delete dictations after upload also for Google Chrome (no Java)

    • New administrative setting to define automatic logout timespan for dictation management users

    • New option to send dictations to SpeechLive speech recognition

2015.07.21 (SpeechLive 6)

  • New transcription service for multi-speaker recordings e.g. for transcribing meeting protocols, or interviews

  • New browser-based transcription player with foot control support for Advanced Business package customers

  • SpeechLive is now available in Australia

GENERAL SPEECHLIVE CHANGES

  • Further improved SpeechLive documentation

  • Enhanced system emails

  • Removed option to use different billing address (the feature was not used by customers)

  • 10 minutes free transcription service for all SpeechLive trial accounts

SPEECHLIVE DICTATION WORKFLOW

  • A new option to purge the archive

  • Removed option to send priority dictations to the French transcription service

DICTATION MANAGEMENT

  • New option to delete dictations after upload

  • Work list icons are now harmonized with Philips voice recorder app icons

  • Dictation management Pro, for transcriptionist users of Advanced business package accounts.

2015.05.05 (SpeechLive 5)

  • Redesigned SpeechLive portal

    • Modernized animation effects

    • More intuitive access to different topics (e.g. product benefits, services, references, pricing, support)

    • Access to SpeechLive support information and user manuals without login

    • Separation of country selection and language selection

    • Simplified trial registration with less entry fields

  • New Advanced Business package plus + trial option- for Europe only

  • The new UI design from SpeechLive 4 is now also available in the administration area

  • New wording for runtime and payment date:

    • “Valid until” is now the term end of the selected business package

    • “Next payment” is the date when the next payment run will take place.

  • The FAQ’s have been revised and updated with the latest information for Stage 5 features and business packages.

  • Revised Administration guides and user guides

  • It is now possible to change the payment data at any time.

  • If payment problems occur the workflow we will not stop immediately. Customers have the chance to correct their payment data for two weeks until the workflow stops.

  • Revised all e-mail messages and notifications and added the latest information to the content.

  • Removed option to use AMEX cards in the European online shop for non-Euro countries (UK, DENMARK). North American customers as well as customers in EURO countries are not concerned.

  • Removed option for transcription service trial registrations on the SpeechLive registration pages. Instead the administrator can enable the transcription service trials in the account administration

2015.01.12 (SpeechLive 4)

  • New SpeechLive dictation manager web client

    • Login for all SpeechLive workflow users with their SpeechLive username (e-mail address) and individual password.

    • Account selection during login if multiple user accounts have been found

    • Display of appropriate functions for authors and typists according to login credentials

    • Automatic logout after 20 minutes of inactivity for security reasons

    • Supports Windows and Mac environments (IE, Google Chrome, Safari)

    • Supports English, French, German, and Dutch UI language

    • Provides a list of active dictations for authors and typists (Finished, Pending folders)

    • Display of selected dictation properties (status, name, author, work type, length, upload date/time)

    • Sorting per column

    • Manual upload of dictations from digital Pocket Memo (DPM) - currently without deletion from DPM

    • Selection of Author during upload on transcription side

    • Sending of dictations to SpeechScribe transcription service

    • Download of transcribed documents from transcription service

    • Changing of priority

    • Deletion of dictations

    • Audible preview of dictations without foot control support (supported formats: DS2, ADPCM-WAV, MP3)

    • Animated icons

    • Access to support page

  • Adapted tax calculation from 2015-01-01 in the SpeechLive online shop for all purchases that had been made in the European Union

2014.09.01 (SpeechLive 3)

  • Availability of Transcription service in French language.

  • New 10-minutes free trial for transcription services

  • Better support for new single users and trial accounts by automatically creating the first workflow user at account creation

2014.03.31 (SpeechLive 2)

  • Availability of SpeechLive in USA and Canada

  • New workflow server locations for North American customers

  • New local-for-local workflow principle:

    • European dictations stay on European servers

    • North American dictations stay on North American servers.

    • No transfer of dictations between the two server locations.

  • New payment providers for North American customers

  • New SpeechLive transcription services for US/UK English and German

  • New transcription service purchase options

  • New transcription service history display

  • New sending options in SpeechExec, the Philips Dictation recorder app as well as for DPM configuration

  • New option to receive documents with 'transcription finished' email notification

2014.01.14 (SpeechLive 1)

  • Webshop to purchase SpeechLive - two different business packages for up to 10 or 25 users or to sign up for a 30-day trial

  • Central user management

  • Central workflow configuration

  • Secure storage of dictations in the cloud

  • Workflow fulfills highest security standards.

  • SpeechLive servers are all located in the European Union.

  • All data are encrypted

  • Passwords are stored as encrypted hashes only (secure method)

  • Secure access to dictations via email address and individual user password

  • Payment is handled over secure payment provider. No payment data are stored in the SpeechLive system.

  • Availability in the following European countries Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom

  • Dictation and transcription via SpeechExec Pro Dictate, Pro Transcribe, Dictate, and Transcribe version 8.1

  • Upload of dictations from a digital Pocket Memo via SpeechExec Pro Dictate, Pro Transcribe, and Dictate version 8.1

  • Creation and upload of dictations on smartphones with the Philips dictation recorder app