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For SpeechExec Recorder and Dictation Hardware

Enhance your application

with professional digital dictation

The Philips Software Development Kit (SDK) provides an interface to a full professional digital dictation solution including Philips dictation hardware and the Philips SpeechExec Recorder.

Increase flexibility by operating third-party applications having SpeechExec SDK integrated and SpeechExec Enterprise in one environment.

C# and Visual Basic 6.0 examples with both source code and compiled executables for easy start of integration.

Philips SpeechExec SDK provides one simple interface to hide the complexity of integrating dictation hardware, handling audio codecs or implementing recorder functionality.

The .dss file format is the international standard for professional speech processing. Offering outstanding audio quality for recorded voice, .dss files allow a high compression rate and reduced file size, network traffic, and required storage capacity. The format also allows additional information, such as client/patient name or document type, to be stored in the file header, further facilitating file organization.

Philips SpeechExec SDK encapsulates all required interfaces to integrate Philips SpeechMike, Digital Pocket Memo and foot pedal.

Support for Windows Terminal Server, Citrix and VMware. Philips Speech Drivers allow the usage of Philips hardware along with virtualized third-party applications.

Develop your integration with Microsoft Visual Studio and make use of Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework for future proof software development.

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Enter your software serial number

The VoiceTracer Speech Recognition Software only works with Philips VoiceTracer Audio Recorders. To download the installation file, enter the serial number, then click Download.

Find your serial number

The serial number can be found on the quick start guide in the product packaging.

System requirements
Intel dual core or equivalent AMD processor, 1 GHz or faster processor
RAM memory:
1 GB (2 GB recommended)
Hard disk space:
100 MB for SpeechExec SDK, 850 MB (32-bit) / 4,6 GB (64-bit) for Microsoft .NET framework 4.8
Operating system:
Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
Graphics card:
DirectX-compliant graphics card with hardware acceleration recommended
Sound device:
Windows-compatible sound device
Supported file servers:
Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022
DVD-ROM drive
Development environment
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or higher
Package contents
SpeechExec Software Development Starter Kit download link
SpeechExec Enterprise license server with two concurrent SDK licenses
C# and Visual Basic 6.0 examples with source code and compiled executables
Programmer’s guide
SpeechExec Windows installer setup merge modules
Windows Terminal Server, Citrix and VMware
Sample audio files in celp, wav and dss audio formats
Related products
SpeechExec Enterprise license server
Philips PocketMemo Voice Recorder 8000 series
SpeechMike Premium Air Wireless Dictation Microphone 4000 series
SpeechMike Air Wireless Dictation Microphone 3000 series
SpeechMike Premium Touch Dictation Microphone 3700 series
SpeechMike Premium Dictation Microphone 3500 series
SpeechMike Dictation Microphone 3200 series
SpeechAir Smart Voice Recorder 1000 series, 2000 series
USB Foot Control ACC2300 series

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