Want to use an Olympus USB transcription foot pedal with Express Scribe, Windows Media Player or any other audio or video playback software? Now you can with the free Olympus Foot Switch Configuration Tool for both Windows and Mac.
Olympus are well known for their innovation and equipment in the digital voice recording, dictation and transcription world and when it comes to transcription their ODMS (Olympus Dictation Management System) transcription module software for Windows and DSS Player Plus for Mac is the goto for many legal, medical and outsourced transcription providers. Marry the software with the Olympus RS-28H (three pedal) and Olympus RS-31H (four pedal) USB transcription foot controls, both built like a tank, to take a pounding from constant foot stomping you can see why their pedals are often craved but most typists.
Now using the free Olympus Foot Switch Configuration Tool from Olympus these two pedals can be set to either work with your Olympus software OR work with any other audio or video playback software. How? The tool allows you to map hotkeys used by the software to a foot pedal on the RS-28H or RS-31H.
Here is an example, Windows Media Player, the hot key or keyboard short cut to play at normal speed is Ctrl + Shift N : the keyboard shortcut can be applied to any pedal on the RS-28H or RS-31H, letting you now use a footpedal for playback.
The Olympus Foot Switch Configuration Tool is available as a free download for both Windows and Mac from the Olympus Australia website. Download links below:
Note: On the Olympus web site for the Configuration Tool (click here) it states that compatibility upto Windows 8 and Mac OSX 10.8. We have used and tested the tool on Windows 10 and OSX 10.12 without any issue.