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Philips SpeechLive API transforms dictation workflow for businesses

Philips, a leading innovator in speech recognition technology, is thrilled to unveil its new groundbreaking SpeechLive API, a powerful solution designed to elevate dictation workflow efficiency for businesses. 

The cutting-edge software empowers companies to seamlessly integrate speech-to-text capabilities into their existing platforms, along with document management, case management, transcription services, and translation services, unlocking a new era of productivity.

Designed to streamline documentation processes, enhance transcription services, and reduce manual intervention, the Azure API Management-based platform is built on unerring safety, stability and accuracy. 

New features include the ability to manage dictations and their properties as well as create, read, update, and delete dictations. The API also supports attachments like images and videos, making it easy to automate the workflow.

By capitalising on the latest advancements in speech recognition technology, SpeechLive enables businesses to effortlessly convert spoken language into accurate text. 

The cloud-based service is designed for professionals who need to capture and manage dictations efficiently. It allows users to dictate using their preferred device, such as a digital voice recorder or smartphone. 

Recordings are then securely uploaded to the SpeechLive platform for automatic transcription or manual transcription by professional typists.

Key features of the new SpeechLive API:

  1. Seamless integration: Meticulously designed to seamlessly integrate into various business applications and services. Developers can effortlessly incorporate speech-to-text functionality into their platforms, enhancing user experiences without extensive development costs.
  2. High accuracy: Leveraging state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, SpeechLive boasts exceptional accuracy in converting spoken language into text. This ensures businesses can rely on the output for critical documentation and transcription needs.
  3. Real-time processing: The API offers real-time processing capabilities, allowing for instant conversion of speech to text. This feature is particularly beneficial for industries requiring rapid documentation, such as legal, medical, and customer service sectors.
  4. Customisation: Businesses can tailor SpeechLive to meet their specific needs. Customisation options include language support, punctuation preferences, and formatting choices, ensuring a personalised and intuitive user experience.
  5. Secure and scalable: Security is paramount in today's digital landscape. SpeechLive prioritises data security and offers scalable infrastructure to accommodate businesses of all sizes.
  6. Admin tools: The SpeechLive Admin API offers admin features for managing the dictation workflow. It lets you add and remove users & teams and assign roles and permissions. The API also supports retrieving and updating user settings.
  7. Dictation API: The SpeechLive Dictation API lets you manage dictations and their properties. You can create, read, update, and delete dictations and file properties. The API also supports attachments like transcripts, images, and videos, making it easy to automate the workflow. 
  8. Webhooks: Only available with the new UI, webhooks help your application to react to specific changes happening to the dictations of your subscription.

"We are excited to introduce the first stages of a new SpeechLive API, a game-changer for businesses seeking to optimise their dictation workflow processes," said Ryan Braddock, Vice President and Sales Director - United Kingdom & Ireland.

"With SpeechLive, organisations can effortlessly integrate speech recognition capabilities into their platforms, ultimately driving efficiency and accuracy across their operations.

“We know a connection to third-party systems is vital, and so we have designed the API to be flexible for new use cases and meet the needs of individual organisations.”

The powerful new SpeechLive API is available now for SL Enterprise accounts at no additional costs for the integrator. 

Developers interested in harnessing the power of SpeechLive can access comprehensive documentation, integration guides, and code samples at The website provides a wealth of resources to ensure a smooth and successful integration process.


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