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Olympus DS-9500 Professional Dictation Recorder

Olympus DS-9500 Professional Dictation Recorder


Olympus’ catchphrase for their new release DS-9500 professional dictation recorder is “the power of speech: easy, mobile and secure” - they’re not wrong.  The DS-9500 boasts a plethora of advanced features which make dictating and transmitting audio files, wherever you are, easier than ever.


Available mid-April 2018 – phone us today to secure your order - 1300 662 173. 

The advanced features can be broken into three main categories – easy to use, effortlessly portable and enhanced security. 









Easy to Use

The Intelligent Dual Microphone System enhances speech recognition accuracy.  The DS-9500 incorporates low noise omni-directional microphones and Shock Resistant Mounting, which reduces touch noise from your hand.  The Triple-Layer Pop-Filter blocks the wind noise when talking into the microphones.  These factors combined achieve clearer voice and lower noise, enabling better speech recognition accuracy.  The Intelligent Dual Microphone System also keeps the focus on the person dictating, rather than otherwise intrusive surrounding noise generated in offices, hospitals, cars, airports and other noisy environments.

Switch the mic settings to conference recording, to ensure the mic system controls the directionality of the two microphones into a 90 degree layout, to accurately capture all presenters in conference rooms. The Triple-Layer Pop-Filter ensures accurate voice capture while reducing unwanted sounds such as breath and wind vibrations, for superior accuracy, enhancing workflow efficiency.

Combine the DS-9500 with scalable, next generation Olympus Dictation Management Systems (ODMS) software (R7) and the AS-9000 Digital Transcription Kit, and you’ve got a complete dictation and transcription package. 

Effortlessly Portable


The DS-9500 has built-in Wi-Fi technology which allows the user to share dictations from anywhere and send the dictations immediately to the transcriptionist, without the need of a USB cable, docking station or computer. 

The initial setup of Wi-Fi is easy.  Simply launch the new Start-up Wizard, which runs you through a quick and easy configuration of the Wi-Fi feature, facilitating real-time dictation file sharing via network server, FTP or email, and quick set up of web-based email clients such as Gmail and MS Office 365. 

The new ODMS R7 (which replaces ODMS R6) offers an even more flexible workflow, as R7 allows automation in both on-site and off-site environments, including file routing and workflow rules.  Using either a Wi-Fi, LAN or a USB connection, you can set up efficient delivery of files to predetermined destinations via a network server, email or FTP.    

Transcribed documents are returned with ease to the original authors.  Pair the DS-9500 and ODMS R7 dictation software with your Dragon speech recognition software for either background or real-time speech recognition functionality, and you’ve got a dictation solution which further decreases transcription time.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find your workflow improves even further. 

Enhanced Security


Real-time 256-bit file encryption with DSS Pro audio codec and device pin lock ensures the new DS-9500 delivers trusted security to the most sensitive information, meeting standards set by governments worldwide for securing data. 

What’s more, the security features of the DS-9500 have been incorporated into ODMS R7 to ensure only authorised listeners can access shared information.  Customisable backup features allow trusted storage of your files and protection against accidental data loss. 

The DS-9500 will be available in mid-April 2018.  Contact Pacific Transcription to pre-order today!




Display type      

Full Colour TFT LCD with white LED backlight

Display size        

36.72mm x 48.96mm / 2.4 inch (240 x 320 pixels)



Internal memory             


External memory            

up to 32GB SD

Storage media  


Device Operation


Main switch       


Precise slide switch (REC / STOP / PLAY / REW)

Power switch    


Yes (ON/OFF)

Programmable button  

3 programmable smart buttons

Power Supply



Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (1350mAh)

External power supply  

A517 or F-5AC AC Adapter (supplied)



Battery life         

Recording (QP mode): Approx. 9.5 hours

Internal battery charge 

AC / USB / Cradle (all using Olympus rechargeable battery only)



Built-in microphone       

Intelligent Two Microphone System

Microphone type            

Electret condenser | 8Ø x 2

Directional characteristic

Dictation1 (Omni-Directional mono), Dictation2 (Narrow), Conference (Digital Directional stereo)

Microphone sensitivity 

3 Level (High/Middle/Low), (Conference Mode = Auto)

Recording format            

DSS / DSS Pro / WAV/ MP3

Voice activated recording


Hands-free recording    

Dictation & Transcription via optional Footswitch RS-31H

Level meter       




Playback speed control 

Slow / Normal / Fast

Cue / review     


Editing & Workflow


Partial erase      

with DSS / DSS Pro

File erase            

Erase all files/ Erase single files


with DSS / DSS Pro


with DSS / DSS Pro / WAV


with DSS / DSS Pro / WAV

Index mark        

32 per file (DSS Pro/WAV/MP3), 16 per file (DSS)

Author ID setting             


Work type ID setting      


Priority setting 

Yes (High / Normal)

Verbal comments

up to 32 per file


Up to 7 (name changeable), 200 files per folder

Text editor         




Additional Functions


Wireless features

Built-in Wi-Fi




Device lock by PIN


File encryption / decryption

DSS Pro real time encryption (128 / 256 bit)

Lock single files





Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,

Wired LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX

Frequency band


2.4GHz band: 2.412GHz~2.472GHz, 5GHz band: 5.180GHz~5.825GHz (for indoor use only)



WPA2 (Personal/Enterprise),

WPA/WPA2 mixed mode (Personal/Enterprise)



PEAPv0 / PEAPv1 /,




WEP: 64/128 bit,


WPA/WPA2 mixed mode: TKIP/AES

RADIUS Server 



Windows Server 2008 / 2012 / 2016,


FreeRadius 2.1.12



Housing colour



120.8mm (H) x 49.8mm (W) x 18.6mm (D)


116.5g (including battery)

Microphone jack

Ø3.5mm mini jack | impedance 2kΩ

EAR jack

Ø3.5mm mini jack | impedance 8Ω or more


Built-in 11 x 15mm square dynamic speaker

Maximum speaker output           

320mW (8Ω speaker)

Compatible OS 


Windows 7,8.1,10,

Mac OS 10.10 - 10.13

Compatible software

Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) R7 / DSS Player for Mac V7

Docking station

CR-21 (supplied), CR-15 (optional)

Supplied items 

LI-92B Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, A-517 AC Adaptor, KP-30 microUSB Cable, CS-151 Carrying Case, CR-21 Docking Station, Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) License (Dictation Module)