Dictation equipment has been around for decades already. It is just that up until the last ten to twenty years at least, not many people in their respective professions were making any good use of it. Why was this? Let us examine this for a moment before proceeding to why it has become beneficial for most professionals to be utilizing their own dictation equipment today. In the first place, the original Olympus dictation equipment was originally intended for office use only.
More specifically, it was the tools of trade for the proverbial office secretary or receptionist. The then new dictation equipment came to replace her ability for fast note taking under dictation of her ‘boss’, otherwise known as short-hand. These old machines were rather large and cumbersome, but nevertheless, as was said, specifically designed to be stationed on an office desk. Over the years, modifications, improvements and changes were made in favor of most professions today.
Today, professional people in many walks are using the machines. Today’s machines are convenient to use as well. The main reason for this is that they have now become handheld devices that are also lightweight. And yet still the dictation devices have become even smaller, so much so that they have become pocket sized, making it easy to use anywhere other than the office. The legal professionals are allowed to use these devices during important recordings.
Without a doubt, journalists, yes, there are still those, are able to utilize these devices when attending important public or press gatherings. They are, of course, always able to use their recording devices for interview purposes. Not a note or syllable needs to be missed. And so too, to the construction site you can go. Digital devices can block out exterior noise and focus on a single voice.