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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 (January 2013).
Windows 8™ 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
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
Now 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.
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.
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.
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.
Reduce playback rate by half or speed things up by 300%—the magic of digital.
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.
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.
Your Start-Stop Transcriber will always remain up to date and current with automatic upgrade notifications.
Upload files easily with the built-in FTP client without having to install or manage additional programs.
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.
Easily track billable lines and hours with the built in stopwatch and line counter.
Have Start-Stop UNIVERSAL monitor your incoming job folder and it will alert you when new dictation is ready.
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.
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.
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.
Includes: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System Version 12 on CD-ROM, Infinity 3-Pedal USB Footswitch, Network Pro Upgrade, Spectra PC Headset, User Manual, Free Concierge Technical Support, Lifetime Free Upgrades, One Year warranty on footswitch, and 90 day warranty on headset.
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.
Includes: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System Version 12 on CD-ROM, Network Pro Upgrade, User Manual, Free Concierge Technical Support, Lifetime Free Upgrades. This model does not include a foot pedal, software package only.
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
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, User Manual, Free concierge technical support, lifetime free upgrades, one year warranty on footswitch, and 90 day warranty on headset.
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, User Manual, Free concierge technical support, lifetime free upgrades, one year warranty on footswitch, and 90 day warranty on headset.
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, User Manual, Free concierge technical support, lifetime free upgrades, one year warranty on footswitch, and 90 day warranty on headset.
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, User Manual, Free concierge technical support, lifetime free upgrades, one year warranty on hand control, and 90 day warranty on headset.
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, User Manual, Free concierge technical support, lifetime free upgrades, one year warranty on footswitch, and 90 day warranty on headset.
The Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System is available in several speciality versions:
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.
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.
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.