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Dragon Powers Professional Dictation and Documentation for PC, Mac, the Enterprise and Mobile Devices with a Suite of Solutions that Sync and Follow Users from Device to Device

LONDON, UK. – August 18, 2015Nuance Communications, Inc.  (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced a new portfolio of Dragon speech recognition solutions, including the new Dragon Anywhere mobile app for iOS and Android, the new Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon for Mac desktop solutions, and Dragon Professional Group with the Nuance User Management Center for group and corporate deployments. These new products are, for the first time, enabling seamless synchronization of key Dragon features across PC, Mac, iOS, and Android through the cloud, ensuring that organisations and individual professionals can remain productive wherever work takes them, by accessing a consistent, customised dictation experience on any device.

Many companies, organisations and individual professionals across industries, including legal, public safety, social services and education, face critical, yet time-consuming documentation and reporting demands that too often lead to paperwork backlog, missed reporting deadlines or non-compliance. In addition, documentation inefficiencies can force professionals to focus too much time on typing and too little time on clients and core business activities that drive growth and profitability.

The innovative solutions in the new Dragon portfolio empower professionals and organisations to work smarter and more productively – in the office and on the go—with fast, accurate dictation and transcription, advanced customisation, seamless integration across devices, and centralised management of multi-user and enterprise deployments. As a result, professionals can complete documentation tasks more efficiently from any location with a personalised speech recognition experience customised to how they work and what they say.

“The time-consuming nature of documentation and paperwork can place considerable productivity constraints on organisations and individual professionals alike,” said Peter Mahoney, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Dragon. “By expanding our Dragon portfolio, we are extending the benefits of robust speech recognition and transcription across the workforce. Now, organisations can better manage their speech deployments, professionals can increase their productivity in the office, and field workers can complete their documentation in a more timely and convenient manner.”

Dragon Anywhere

Nuance today unveiled the new, cloud-based Dragon Anywhere mobile app that enables professionals to dictate and voice-edit documents of any length directly on their iOS or Android device. Dragon Anywhere provides professional-grade dictation that lets users create and edit complete documents, reports, client forms, and detailed notes—using customised vocabulary, voice shortcuts and frequently-used text (or auto-text) commands—to keep up with documentation demands in the field. Dragon Anywhere automatically synchronizes custom words and auto-texts with Dragon for Mac or Dragon Professional Individual desktop editions to enable seamless productivity in the office or on the go. And Dragon Anywhere adapts to a user’s voice within the first few minutes of use, so there is no training required.

Dragon for Groups and the Enterprise

 

The latest enterprise-ready Dragon solution includes Dragon Professional Group speech recognition software, Dragon Anywhere for mobile employees, the Nuance User Management Center for centralised administration, usage tracking and license management. This complete solution can be deployed quickly and effectively to meet specific enterprise requirements and drive professional productivity across an organisation.

The new Nuance User Management Center enables enterprises to track employee usage of Dragon Professional Group, redistribute licenses based on employee use, and manage or share customisations, including custom words, commands and auto-texts, across multiple Dragon users. Dragon Professional Group also supports Citrix virtualised environments for published applications. For added flexibility, Dragon Anywhere can be deployed and managed across an organisation as part of a corporate license, enabling enterprise customers to empower employees with professional-grade mobile dictation for significant productivity gains in the office or on the road.

Dragon Professional Individual

Dragon Professional Individual is an all-new version of Dragon for PC, enabling fast, easy and accurate dictation and transcription of documents, notes and reports with a fully customisable experience that optimises productivity at work. With advanced capabilities for customising words, automating repetitive tasks, and creating auto-texts to insert frequently-used text – all by voice – Dragon Professional Individual makes it easy to dictate, edit and format documents, spreadsheets, presentations or emails, fill out forms or simply reduce the physical stress of typing. Integration with the new Dragon Anywhere mobile app lets professionals continue documentation work—using all of their custom words and commands—on their desktop or mobile device for seamless productivity from any location.

Dragon for Mac

The new Dragon for Mac brings powerful, professional-grade speech recognition to Mac users. Upgraded with the latest Nuance speech recognition technology, it delivers greater speed and higher accuracy than previous Mac versions. In addition, a redesigned user interface makes it easier to access key features, get vocabulary recommendations, and add custom words and commands. Dragon for Mac enables professionals to dictate reports, spreadsheets, emails, and other documentation quickly and accurately, while advanced transcription converts any single-speaker audio file into an editable document. The ability to synchronize Dragon for Mac with the new Dragon Anywhere mobile app lets professionals continue working on documents at the office or on the road to be more productive anywhere.

 

 

Availability and Pricing

Dragon Professional Group and the Nuance User Management Center will be available in English in the UK in autumn 2015. Additional details can be found here.

Dragon Professional Individual will be available for download in English in the UK for £279.99 in late August 2015, and shipping in September 2015. Dragon Professional Individual is available to users upgrading from Dragon Premium, versions 12 and higher, for £169.99. Additional details can be found

here.

Dragon for Mac will be available for download in English in the UK for £139.99 in early September 2015, with special upgrade pricing of £79.99 for registered users of Dragon Dictate for Mac, versions 3 and higher. Additional details can be found here.

Dragon Anywhere for iOS and Android will be available in English in the US and UK as a subscription-based application in autumn 2015. More information can be found here.

Additional language versions of all Dragon products will be available later this year and all prices quoted include VAT.

Media information and multimedia collateral are available via the Dragon Press Kit. Join the conversation by liking Nuance on Facebook, following Nuance on Twitter at @NuanceUK and @NuanceInc, and subscribing to the What’s next blog.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

 

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ : NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.co.uk

Nuance, Dragon and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

 

 

Nuance Introduces Dragon Anywhere – Bringing Professional-Grade Dictation, Voice Editing, and Formatting to iOS and Android

 

First-to-Market Mobile App Lets Dragon Follow You from Your Desk to the Field and Beyond, Creating a Cross-Device Dragon Experience to Maximise Documentation Productivity

LONDON, UK. – August 18, 2015Nuance Communications, Inc.  (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced Dragon Anywhere, a cloud-based mobile application available this autumn for iOS and Android that delivers Dragon’s powerful voice dictation and documentation productivity capabilities to mobile devices for the first time.

Designed for the mobile workforce, Dragon Anywhere brings professional-grade continuous dictation to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, enabling users to create and edit complete reports and documents, capture detailed notes, and more, while on the go. This new, cloud-based mobile app empowers field workers, lawyers, social workers, insurance adjusters, public safety officers, and other professionals to keep up with documentation demands even when they are away from their desks.

With Dragon Anywhere, professionals can finish a meeting, a site visit, an inspection, or other work in the field and begin documenting the interaction on their mobile device—while the information is still fresh in their mind – to produce more accurate and detailed reports. Because dictation is captured immediately, they can review and correct on the spot, without having to transcribe a recording later or pay for costly transcription services, which often take days to come back.

Furthermore, Dragon Anywhere creates a powerful cross-device experience, enabling Dragon users to quickly and easily access documents saved to a preferred cloud service from their desktop. Customised vocabularies and auto-texts are also shared across an entire Dragon experience with Dragon Anywhere’s ability to sync with Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon for Mac.

Dragon Anywhere offers:

Fast dictation and high recognition accuracy

Continual learning of a person’s unique voice for improved accuracy – the more Dragon Anywhere is used, the more accurate it becomes

No time or length limits on dictation; professionals can speak as long as they want to, capturing all of the details needed for complete, accurate documentation

Robust voice formatting and editing options, including the ability to select words and sentences for editing or deletion, navigate through fields of a report template, and apply common formatting like underline, bold and italics

Support for auto-texts – frequently-used text passages such as client or work order descriptions—that can be saved and inserted as a dictation command (e.g., “Insert client details.”)

Support for custom words, allowing professionals to add industry-specific terminology for even better dictation accuracy

Support for simple importing and exporting to and from popular cloud document-sharing tools like Dropbox and saving to note-taking apps like Evernote, so work can be continued from a mobile device or on a desktop

Dragon Anywhere can also be deployed across an enterprise and managed through the Nuance User Management Center. Custom words and auto-texts can be easily managed by an IT administrator and deployed to employees using the app.

“For years, professionals across industries have relied on Dragon on their PCs and Macs for completing the documentation and paperwork requirements that are critical to their businesses, and we are excited to extend that experience to mobile devices with Dragon Anywhere,” said Peter Mahoney, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Dragon. “By leveraging the cloud, Dragon Anywhere provides sophisticated dictation, editing, and formatting capabilities not offered by any other mobile voice dictation application, ensuring that professionals can stay productive wherever their work takes them.”

Availability

Dragon Anywhere will be available in English in the UK via the App Store and Google Play in Autumn 2015 as a subscription-based application.  More information on Dragon Anywhere can be found here.

Media information and multimedia collateral are available via the Dragon Press Kit. Join the conversation by liking Nuance on Facebook, following Nuance on Twitter at @NuanceUK and @NuanceInc, and subscribing to the What’s next blog.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ : NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.co.uk

 

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