Olympus have released an update to their DSS Player software for Mac to version 7.3.0 – don’t get too excited, it is mainly just a compatibility update. Included in this update are:
- DSS Pro files that were encrypted in High Encryption mode (using 256-bit encryption keys) can now be decrypted and played back. (They cannot be encrypted.)
- Downloading and playback of WAV files is supported. Index marks and comments can now be acquired and edited.
- MP3 index marks are supported. MP3 index marks can now be acquired and edited.
- The new foot switch RS-31 and also DR-1200/2100/2200/2300 are supported.
With this version your Mac will now be fully compatible with the new(ish) DirectRec II hand held USB microphones which were released early last year, I know a few people have been hanging on this. The Olympus DirectRec II are USB connected microphones (DR-2100,DR-2200,DR-2300) that allow dictation directly to your Mac.
Also included in this update is compatibility with the very latest range of professional digital dictaphones released just a couple of weeks ago in Australia along with the new Olympus RS-31 four pedal USB foot control. The RS-31 is most commonly used with the Olympus transcription module but can also be used with the Olympus DS-7000 via the dock for hands free digital dictation, quite often commonly used in the medical sector.