April 3, 2008 - Philips announced the launch of its new USB Smart Key, a tool that allows dictation software licenses to be uploaded to reportedly any computer to replace dongles and offer more flexibility.
With this tool, Philips replaces current dongles and older security codes that had to be manually typed in. The USB Smart Key is now packaged with Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate and Philips SpeechExec Pro Transcribe, as well as Transcribe software packages.
The USB Smart Key can be inserted into a USB port and the software will automatically access the license stored on the key. The license can then be transferred to a computer with the touch of a download button and, after download is complete, the key is no longer needed for licensing and users can work on that computer without having to keep and carry a dongle. If a user wishes to work with the dictation software on an office computer as well as a computer at home, the USB Smart Key allows him or her to switch from one computer to another without having to purchase a second license.
The USB Smart Key also contains a 30-day crash recovery license. If a user has downloaded the license to a PC that later crashes, he or she can immediately continue working with the digital dictation software on another computer.
For more information: www.medical.philips.com