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Start-Stop® UNIVERSAL Transcription System

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Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System Version 12
Free Spectra PC Headset with purchase Free Lifetime Concierge Technical Support Free Lifetime Upgrades

The complete transcriber

Foot Pedal Controlled Transcription

The Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System is a professional grade PC-based, foot-pedal controlled transcriber that has been making industry waves since its introduction over a decade ago. Control the speed and playback of virtually any digital recording or dictation—pause, play, step-back, and fast-forward without taking your hands from the keys or your attention away from your word processor. The Start-Stop UNIVERSAL continues to be unique with its lifetime free upgrades guarantee, a wide range of supported audio formats, and a focus on improved workflow and efficiency for medical transcriptionists, court reporters, conference recording, legal transcription, educators, corporations, and government.

We are proud to announce Version 12 of Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System, with even more additional new features: Now Windows 8 (January 2013), Windows 7® supported, Start-Stop Yodal for BlackBerry®, myDictation iPhone® MP3, audio playback support of 11 multimedia new formats (RM, IVF, MTS, MPEG, MPG, VOB, MP4, F4V, MOV, WMV, FLV), new file Drag 'n Drop, SPX (Speex) support, and new standalone optional versions for use with Start-Stop Call-in System, Start-Stop Goldenear PRO 4x, and Start-Stop Superflow Continuous Recording System. Also we are including the Network Pro upgrade free with version 12. This networking add-on for Start-Stop UNIVERSAL makes work-sharing with other transcriptionists easy and efficient.

This is all in addition to supporting virtually every audio format in the industry (standard and proprietary, for example, WAV, MP3, WMA, DSS, VOX, VOC). Whatever you need to play and transcribe under foot pedal control, Start-Stop UNIVERSAL is the perfect multi-purpose transcription tool to help you get the job done.

The Start-Stop UNIVERSAL is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, Windows 8.1.

Outstanding New Features Included with Version 12

Windows 8™ & 8.1 Supported

as well as Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows™ 2003/2008 Server!

Constant-Pitch, Variable Speed (Tempo) Control

Start-Stop Pitch control

Slow playback speed to as little as 10%, or increase it by as much as 190%, without changing the pitch of the user's voice.

Multiple SAVE AS options for Any Playable format!

Anything you can play with the Start-Stop, you can save/convert to a standard format. (Save as .MP3, .WAV, or Truespeech™ WAV)

Support for Secure FTP (SFTP) as well as FTP for File Transfer

sftp lockNow supports both SFTP as well as regular FTP. Automatically upload and download work directly into your computer (and display them using the Start-Stop Job Manager)

Enhanced Job Manager.

Add Notations to any dictation! Also new Priority and Duration columns.

Enhanced Job Manager columns

EVEN MORE NEW FORMATS SUPPORTED.... (CLICK HERE TO SEE COMPLETE LIST)

Audio playback support of 14 multimedia video formats (including new Version 12 format support for AVI, RA (Real Audio), and MTS - New Sony DVF/MSV* Audio Support.

Enhanced Ease of Installation on Limited Rights PCs

-Works well with limited user rights computers.
- Silent install Version available for IT Deployment.

Optional Milliseconds Display of Elapsed Time/Remaining Time for high-accuracy audio files where fractions of a second count, the Start-Stop system is capable of displaying them.

Features

As the industry leader, Start-Stop UNIVERSAL supports more formats than any other transcriber

Never download another Codec pack again. The Start-Stop UNIVERSAL supports DSS, WMA, MP3, iPhone® MP3 and dozens more, making the Start-Stop UNIVERSAL a true complete transcriber.

SST 12 supports most popular and obscure audio formats SST 12 supports most popular and many obscure audio formats. See the complete list. Start-Stop Transcription System is used with a myriad of recording and input devices. Play and transcribe dictation and recordings from a wide variety of equipment and sources.

Choose your own speed

Reduce playback rate by half or speed things up by 300%—the magic of digital.

Ultra Job Manager

The Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System is network enabled, allowing you to share, track, and archive jobs across the local network. This allows several transcriptionists to work on a pool of jobs without overlap. Automatic notification informs the transcriptionists that new dictation has been completed and is available for transcription.

Automatic Notification: The program notifies transcriptionists of new and incoming work as it is being recorded by the Call-In Recorder.

Work Pool Sharing: Several transcriptionists can share and track work without overlap, making this the perfect dictation/transcription system for small, medium or, large offices up to 300 authors.

Job Manager: Automatically sort dictation by author, job type, time, length, or priority.

Productivity Tracking: Automatically archive completed dictation while allowing a supervisor or transcriptionist the ability to track work accomplished and work remaining.

The Ultra Job Manager hard at work The Job Manager can be organized and queued with the help of complete demographic information: creation date, length, file, title, and job status.

Complete Control

Several pedal (and hand control) options, hotkeys, and mouse control allow you to use the Start-Stop UNIVERSAL in a way that is quick, efficient, and tailored to your needs. Define hotkeys and pedal controls quickly and easily.

Automatic Update Notification

Your Start-Stop Transcriber will always remain up to date and current with automatic upgrade notifications.

Built-in FTP Client

Upload files easily with the built-in FTP client without having to install or manage additional programs.

Ultra Play Technology

Sound files up to 20 hours long are loaded quickly, with minimal pause, so you lose less time operating your tools and more time doing the job.

SmartLine Counter and StopWatch

Easily track billable lines and hours with the built in stopwatch and line counter.

Automatic Notification

Have Start-Stop UNIVERSAL monitor your incoming job folder and it will alert you when new dictation is ready.

Customizable Display

Start-Stop UNIVERSAL will run in the background or "always on top" in full, reduced, and thin operating modes, allowing you to customize UNIVERSAL to your own style.

Intuitive Graphic Interface

The graphic interface is easy to use and simple while containing all relevant controls, notifiers, and options. Start-Stop UNIVERSAL will work while running in the background and several display options allow you to simplify the interface, turn it 'always on top,' or reduce it down to a simple need-to-know taskbar.

The simple, complete user interface Everything you need to get started: load files, adjust settings, and monitor pedal functionality in one place.
  • 1. Playback Controls and Information: Use mouse controls to quickly scan through files while you monitor the remaining and played file duration.
  • 2. Bookmarks: Set up to 16 bookmarks per file with hotkey control.
  • 3. Play URL: Open and transcribe directly from internet hosted files.
  • 4. Job Manager: Job manager allows you to queue files, view demographic information, set continuous play, and archives completed files.
  • 5. Instant Sound Magnifier: Slows down quickly-spoken words and phrases automatically if selected.
  • 6. Step options and Pedal Monitor: All pedal clicks are displayed on the interface for simple, accurate feedback. Set the step amount and auto-step amount to suit your particular style.
  • 7. Constant-Pitch, Variable Speed (Tempo) Control: Slow playback speed to as little as 10%, or increase it by as much as 190%, without changing the pitch of the user's voice!
  • 8. File Information: Quickly view file details: format, file size, and length.

How to Order

Order online or speak to one of our digital dictation and transcription specialists at (866) 254-0714. Orders placed before 3:30PM Eastern Time Monday-Friday will be shipped same-day. Orders over $300 are eligible for Free UPS Ground Shipping.

Complete Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System - Model #30010

Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System

Includes: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System Version 12 on CD-ROM, Infinity 3-Pedal USB Footswitch, Network Pro Upgrade, Spectra PC Headset, Online/CD User Manual, Free Concierge Technical Support, Lifetime Free Upgrades, One Year warranty on footswitch, and 90 day warranty on headset.

Price: $189.00 $169.00 (Limited Time Only) Qty:

Software-Only: NEW! Digital Delivery Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System - Model #30355

Digital Delivery Option

Save money and time with our digital delivery option!

Includes: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System Version 12, Network Pro Upgrade, Digital User Manual, Free Concierge Technical Support, Lifetime Free Upgrades. This model does not include a foot pedal or CD-ROM, software package only, digital delivery. Same day digital delivery available for all orders submitted between 8:30am and 5:30pm Eastern Time during regular business days.

Price: $85.00 $75.00 Qty:

Software-Only: NEW! Digital Delivery Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System - Model #30356

Digital Delivery Option Digital Delivery Option

IT Deployment "Silent Install/Uninstall" Version

Perfect for easy IT push-out deployment. If you purchase multiple licenses, they can all be keyed to a single license number (multi-user license).

Save money and time with our digital delivery option!

Includes:Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System Version 12Silent Install/Uninstall Version, Network Pro Upgrade, Digital User Manual, Free Concierge Technical Support, Lifetime Free Upgrades. This model does not include a foot pedal or CD-ROM, software package only, digital delivery. Same day digital delivery available for all orders submitted between 8:30am and 5:30pm Eastern Time during regular business days.

Price: $85.00 $75.00 Qty:

Software-Only: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System - Model #30350

Includes: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System Version 12 on CD-ROM, Network Pro Upgrade, Digital User Manual, Free Concierge Technical Support, Lifetime Free Upgrades. This model does not include a foot pedal, software package only.

Price: $99.00 $85.00 Qty:

Specialty Pedal Options

The Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System is also available with special purpose pedals. These options replace the standard Infinity USB 3-Pedal Footswitch for Model #30010 and #30011. The price listed is for complete Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription Systems with a substitution pedal

SSUTS w/ DAC HD Wide Pedal - Model #30110

DAC 3-Pedal

This 3-pedal footswitch from DAC offers industrial strength durability and wide pedal placement. Ideal for those with wider feet (or must transcribe while wearing boots or protective footwear). This pedal requires an available USB port. Package includes: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System, DAC 3-Pedal USB footswitch, Network Pro Upgrade, Spectra PC Headset, Online/CD User Manual, Free concierge technical support, lifetime free upgrades, one year warranty on footswitch, and 90 day warranty on headset.

Price: $265.00 Qty:

SSUTS w/ DAC Waterproof Pedal - Model #30111

DAC Waterproof 3-Pedal

Essential for extreme working conditions: this pedal has found its niche working for pathologists, outdoor transcriptionists, and anyone who requires the most durability out of their transcription equipment. This pedal requires an available USB port. Package includes: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System, DAC 3-Pedal Waterproof USB footswitch, Network Pro Upgrade, Spectra PC Headset, Online/CD User Manual, Free concierge technical support, lifetime free upgrades, one year warranty on footswitch, and 90 day warranty on headset.

Price: $335.00 Qty:

SSUTS w/ Infinity Serial Port Pedal - Model #30112

Infinity Serial Port Pedal

This 3-pedal footswitch is recommended for older computers without USB ports—based on the popular last-generation Infinity foot pedal, it's proven design and ruggedness promises to continue serving for years to come. This pedal will only work with an available Serial port. Package includes: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System, Infinity 3-Pedal Serial Connection Footswitch, Network Pro Upgrade, Spectra PC Headset, Online/CD User Manual, Free concierge technical support, lifetime free upgrades, one year warranty on footswitch, and 90 day warranty on headset.

Price: $189.00 Qty:

SSUTS w/ Philips Hand Control - Model #30113

Philips LFH-2305 Hand Control

The Philips LFH-2305 Hand Control slides under the keyboard and replaces the foot pedal with thumb switches. This unique product is the ideal accessibility option for PC-based transcription but also finds a place with transcriptionists looking for additional ergonomic options. This control requires an available USB port. Package includes: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System, Philips LFH-2305 Hand Control, Network Pro Upgrade, Spectra PC Headset, Online/CD User Manual, Free concierge technical support, lifetime free upgrades, one year warranty on hand control, and 90 day warranty on headset.

Price: $239.00 Qty:

SSUTS w/ Start-Stop Serial 2-Pedal - Model #30114

Start-Stop Custom Built 2-Pedal Serial Footswitch

This custom built serial connection 2-pedal footswitch was originally designed and manufactured by us for use by the US military. The rugged, wide pedal design loses some of the functionality of a 3-pedal switch and as such is only recommended for the most demanding applications. This control requires an available serial port. Package includes: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System, 2-Pedal Serial Connection Footswitch, Network Pro Upgrade, Spectra PC Headset, Online/CD User Manual, Free concierge technical support, lifetime free upgrades, one year warranty on footswitch, and 90 day warranty on headset.

Price: $189.00 Qty:

For the Specialist

The Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System is available in several speciality versions:

Start-Stop Call-In Transcriber

Start-Stop Call-in Recorder transcription
Transcription for phone-based dictation

This version of Start-Stop UNIVERSAL is designed to work with the specialty file type and in-depth demographic information collected by the Start-Stop Call-In Recorder. Call-In dictation is the economical choice for large and small organizations that require dictation and transcription. Read more about the Start-Stop Call-In Recorder and Transcriber.

Start-Stop GoldenEar 4x PRO Transcriber

Four channel transcription
Four channel transcription

This version of the Start-Stop UNIVERSAL will sync two two-channel stereo files for four-channel seamless playback. Isolate certain channels or play them all. Multi-channel transcription has never been so accessible. This version is ideal for government, committees, or any organization that requires accurate transcription of proceedings. Read more about the GoldenEar 4X PRO.

Start-Stop Superflow Transcriber

Continuous Recording
Continuous transcription

This version of the Start-Stop UNIVERSAL was designed on spec for a national legislative body. We are now offering this unique product to the public. The Start-Stop Superflow is a continuous recording and transcribing PC-based software suite that allows you to transcribe proceedings in near real-time. Have transcripts ready in minutes, not hours and quit trying to play catch-up. Read more about the Superflow Continuous Recording System.