The Fusion Narrate client supports four categories of microphones.
USB Handheld Microphones
These types of microphones are connected via USB cable to the workstation. They provide buttons to control the recording state as well as other operations within the Fusion Narrate client. The action that each button performs can be assigned within the Fusion Narrate Microphone Button Settings configuration.
It is not necessary to install any drivers or button mapping utilities from the microphone vendor for these microphones to work since all necessary functionality is built into the Fusion Narrate client.
The following list represents all of the microphone button models officially supported by the Fusion Narrate client. Additional models within these same brands may also work but are not routinely tested by Dolbey.
Olympus® RecMic II RM-4110S (Slideswitch)
Olympus® RecMic II RM-4000P (Pushbutton with a,b,c buttons)
Olympus® RecMic II RM-4010P (Pushbutton)
Olympus® RecMic II RM-4015P (Pushbutton, with internal memory )
Nuance PowerMic II
Nuance PowerMic II Scanner
Nuance PowerMic III
SpeechMike Premium 3500 (Pushbutton)
SpeechMike Premium 3510 (Slideswitch)
SpeechMike Premium 3600 (Pushbutton with scanner)
SpeechMike Premium 3610 (Slideswitch with scanner)
SpeechMike Premium Touch 3700 (Pushbutton)
SpeechMike Premium Touch 3710 (Slideswitch)
SpeechMike Premium Touch 3800 (Pushbutton with scanner)
SpeechMike Premium Touch 3810 (Slideswitch with scanner)
SpeechMike Premium Air 4000 (Pushbutton)
SpeechMike Premium Air 4010 (Slideswitch)
SpeechOne Wireless Dictation Headset PSM6000 (with optional SpeechOne Remote and Docking Station)
Unless there is a strong preference, Dolbey recommends the Pushbutton microphone models over the Slideswitch models for ease of use.
USB microphones that do not have buttons can also be used with the Fusion Narrate client. An automatic recording gain boost has been added to Fusion Narrate for some models to improve the speed of tuning with the Microphone Setup and Tuner and to achieve good recognition results. Based on the operating system and the type of microphone, an additional recording gain boost may be configured in Windows® Control Panel – Sounds (if available). Since these types of microphones do not have buttons, recording and voice shortcuts have to be initiated with voice commands, function keys or foot pedals.
VEC SoundTech Goodneck Microphones: GN-USB and GN-USB-2
SpeechWare USB 3-in-1 TableMike
The SayIt from Dolbey client supports a subset of the above microphones and does not support the ability to configure what each microphone button does. See the following link for the list of recommended microphones for this client.
Built-in Device Microphones
Some devices such as tablets and laptops have integrated microphones. Generally, these types of microphones do not have effective noise cancelation features to meet the demands of front-end speech recognition. The Fusion Narrate client can be used with these types of microphones, but results may vary. Additionally, it is necessary to use the Fusion Narrate Tablet Control Pad to control recording.
Wireless Headsets (including Bluetooth and DECT)
These types of microphones pair with a workstation, laptop, or tablet via Bluetooth or some other wireless technology. There are many brands and models in the marketplace. It is important to find one that specifically states that it is designed for use with speech recognition.
While other USB wireless microphones may work with the Fusion Narrate client they are not officially supported.
The following are models that Dolbey has tested for use:
Nuance Dragon Bluetooth Headset (Dragon_BT_Adaptor_SG106)
Plantronics Voyager Legend UC Bluetooth Headset
Sennheiser SD Pro 1 – Single-Sided Wireless Headset
Sennheiser SD Pro 2 – Single-Sided Wireless Headset
SpeechOne Wireless Dictation HeadsetPMS6000 (with SpeechOne Docking Station or Philips AirBridge Wireless Adapter)
VXi BlueParrott Xpressway II (VXi BT2 v1.0)
VXi VoxStar UC Bluetooth Headset System (VXi Bt2 v1.0)
Wireless Microphone (iOS and Android application)
This is an app that runs on iOS and Android devices called the SayIt Wireless Microphone. This app is specifically designed to integrate with the Fusion Narrate client and the SayIt from Dolbey client. It allows one to use this device as a microphone instead of purchasing and connecting a dedicated microphone device.