Talk and Type lets users dictate directly into Windows-based CMMS applications.
Shops implementing computerizedmaintenance-management software (CMMS) no longer have to type in long preventative and other maintenance procedures thanks to Unik Associates. The company offers voice-recognition software, called Talk and Type, that lets users dictate directly into Windows-based CMMS applications. By talking to their computers, shops accomplish all the necessary typing in a third of the time normally required. Talk and Type runs on a Microsoft speech-recognition engine, has quick and easy voice training, and is up to 95% accurate. Its 60,000-word vocabulary is expandable and lets users effortlessly correct errors. The software works with word-processing programs as well as e-mail ones.
To support Talk and Type, shops need an Intel Pentium III/500-MHz processor or equivalent AMD processor, 128-Mbyte RAM, 400-Mbyte-free hard-disk space, and Microsoft Windows XP/Millennium/2000/98/NT 4.0 with service pack 6. Also required is a Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 or equivalent sound card, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, and CD-ROM drive for installation. Demo copies are available.