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Start-Stop Yodal: turn your BlackBerry® into a professional dictation device
BlackBerry® smartphones with the Yodal Blackberry® dictation app can generate professional-quality voice recordings and send them by email for transcription anywhere. Yodal’s unique data streaming technology puts the file in the transcriptionist’s inbox faster than any other similar product available. Yodal has all the functionality of a dedicated recorder, and has a superbly designed user interface for easy use. Easily edit and review your dictation with full editing controls: insert, delete, append, play, fast forward, rewind, jump to end or beginning, and pause. After recording your dictation send it via email for transcription, archiving, or to send your recorded message to another person.
Start-Stop Yodal is the future of digital voice recording! This Blackberry® dictation app streams your voice recording to our server as you speak. Amendments are incorporated and the file is forwarded by email for transcription using our free Start-Stop Yodal Player application. Use Start-Stop Yodal when you are connected to a network, and your files are sent within seconds of you finishing your recording.
Start-Stop Yodal will run on any BlackBerry® smartphone that is using BlackBerry® operating system version 4.2 or later. Yodal requires the use of a removable media card.
Play Yodal files on your PC with Yodal Player, the freeware player for files created with the Yodal app. Yodal Player will play-back high quality audio on any PC running Windows® 2000 or later. Simply install the player on your PC and Yodal files will automatically be associated with the Yodal Player.
Convenient, Easy-to-Use Control Interface
Instantly position to any spot in the recording with the trackball to review dictation before sending.
Built-in Editing: Insert, append, overwrite, or edit our portions of your dictation before you send it.
Password Encrypt any dictation you send so that only the intended recipient can review your files.
Review dictation easily in a familiar, email-like list.
Demonstration of actual Yodal dictation and file transfer.
Demonstration of Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System using native Yodal files.
How to Order
Order online or speak to one of our digital dictation and transcription specialists at (866) 254-0714.
Only $12.95 per month!
Start-Stop Yodal 6 Month Package - Model #86550
Includes: Start-Stop Yodal dictation app for Blackberry®, 6 month subscription ($12.95/month)*, Yodal Player for PC, Free technical support. NOTE: Please enter your BlackBerry telephone number and BlackBerry email address into the COMMENTS field of the Billing/Shipping form at checkout.
*Service committment is for 6 months (182 days) after service activation, and payable as a lump sum. Due to the nature of this service, product setup fee and service may not be cancelled, suspended, transferred or refunded.
Only $9.99 per month!
Start-Stop Yodal 12 Month Package - Model #86552
Includes: Start-Stop Yodal dictation app for Blackberry®, 12 month subscription ($9.99/month)**, Yodal Player for PC, Free technical support. NOTE: Please enter your BlackBerry telephone number and BlackBerry email address into the COMMENTS field of the Billing/Shipping form at checkout.
**Service committment is for 12 months (365 days) after service activation, and payable as a lump sum. Due to the nature of this service, product setup fee and service may not be cancelled, suspended, transferred or refunded.
Combine the Yodal Player with a high-quality USB 3-Pedal Footswitch to create the Yodal Player Transcriber, a foot controlled transcriber for your Yodal dictation. Play, Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind, and jump to beginning or end of the file with toe-tapping ease. Yodal Player also allows you to speed up or slow down playback speed. This economical transcriber is ideal for transcribing a low-volume of dictation or for those looking for the most economical transcription solution. For a full-featured professional solution we recommend the Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System which includes a pedal compatible with Yodal Player.
Includes: Start-Stop Yodal Player for PC, USB 3-Pedal Foot Control, Free Technical Support
Professional Yodal Transcription: Start-Stop UNIVERSAL Transcription System - Model #30010
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, confererence recording, legal transcription, educators, corporations, and government.
Frequently Asked Questions
What devices will Start-Stop Yodal work on?
Start-Stop Yodal will run on any BlackBerry® smartphone that is using BlackBerry® operating system version 4.2 or later.
To check which OS you have, go to Options/About . The OS is normally shown on the third line and is in the format vX.X.X.XXX. (On some BlackBerry® smartphones, go to Settings/About)
Other versions of Start-Stop Yodal are planned to follow shortly. Please contact us if you would like more details.
How do I get Start-Stop Yodal?
We’ll send you a download link once you’ve been set up for the Start-Stop Yodal service. On your handset, click on the link and Start-Stop Yodal will download and install. The software will then register via SMS messaging.
What about battery life?
Start-Stop Yodal uses the same battery power as using the phone. So check the ‘talk time’ in the specification of your handset. Start-Stop Yodal can be used whilst the handset is charging.
Isn’t data expensive on mobile networks?
On most networks, not anymore! There are lots of great offers around. If your device has Wi-Fi and is connected, then Start-Stop Yodal will use that.
Start-Stop Yodal keeps the data requirements to a minimum, with each 10 minutes of recording using just 1.2 Mb of data.
How are Start-Stop Yodal recordings transcribed?
Your recording is forwarded to the email address you enter. It can then be transcribed with our free Start-Stop Yodal Player software. Start-Stop Yodal Player is professional quality transcription software and works with a range of foot controls.
A link to the Start-Stop Yodal Player download is included in each Start-Stop Yodal email.
Is there an alternative to Start-Stop Yodal Player?
Yes! If you want to transcribe files in multiple formats, with password management and display of User Demographics, including Start-Stop Yodal, please use Start-Stop Universal Transcription System.
Can I add a password to Start-Stop Yodal recordings?
Yes, you can. Simply save a password within the Start-Stop Yodal application and then select a check-box to apply it to individual recordings.
How are Start-Stop Yodal files sent from my handset?
Start-Stop Yodal streams the data to our server as you are making a recording. If you make any amendments, such as inserting or deleting a section, then the server receives the necessary details. Once finalised, the recording is ‘bundled’ together with any data you’ve added to it and sent by email from our server.
What happens if the Start-Stop Yodal server goes down?
The Start-Stop Yodal server is on the Amazon ‘s EC2‘cloud’ , a highly resilient and available service. We have a number of virtual servers running in the cloud, so should one fail another will pick up the workload.
What happens if my organization uses a BES?
Start-Stop Yodal is fully compatible with BES use.
Can I still use media card encryption on my BlackBerry?
Yes, you can use media card encryption if required. However on older BlackBerrys this might cause Start-Stop Yodal to run slightly slower than expected.
What happens if I record when there is no network connection?
Your recordings will enter a queue, to be sent when a connection is restored. So you can safely use Start-Stop Yodal on trains or the underground.
Can I amend recordings that have already been sent?
Yes, you can. All past recordings that you haven’t deleted are available in the ‘Sent Items’ folder. Just open the recording, amend it, and resend it. It couldn’t be easier!
I’m recording on Start-Stop Yodal and I receive a phone call. What happens?
Your Start-Stop Yodal recording will be paused and the handset will show the incoming call. Once the call has been processed, Start-Stop Yodal will reappear so you can continue where you left off. If you can’t remember where you had got to, you can skip back with the ‘Review’ button.
Yodal is a product of V7 Technology Ltd. The Trademark Yodal is owned by V7 Technology Ltd and is registered in the United Kingdom and may be pending or registered in other countries. The Trademark BlackBerry® is owned by Research In Motion Limited and is registered in the United States and may be pending or registered in other countries. V7 Technology Ltd is not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorised by Research In Motion Limited.