How To Install ODMS R8 Dictation or Transcription Module in Trial Mode

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OM System, the new name for Olympus Audio, ODMS R8 was released in April 2024 simultaneously with the release of the latest OM Branded professional digital dictation dictaphone the OM System DS-2700 digital dictaphone with ODMS R8 and OM System AS-2700 transcription kit with ODMS R8.

Back in 2018 when Olympus released ODMS R7 we created a similar blog post on how to install that version for free in trial mode. Then the trial was 60 days, for ODMS R8 the trial period is now 30 days. ODMS R7 is still supported and won’t reach end of life until April 2025.

OM also release a Cloud based dictation and transcription workflow solution called ODMS Cloud. The traditionally professional 9000 series dictaphones and transcription kits were also released but these now come packaged with an ODMS Cloud licence, although they are both compatible with ODMS R8 and a licence would need to be purchased separately for these models. These new models are the OM System DS-9100 dictation kit with ODMS Cloud and the OM System AS-9100 transcription kit with ODMS Cloud.

The ODMS R8 software for Windows still comes in two modules (installed via just the one installer), the Dictation Module (DM) used by dictation authors and Transcription Module (TM) for transcription typists. A DM licence key is included in the box with the DS-2700 dictaphone and the TM is included in the AS-2700 transcription kit.

Both modules are installed via a licence key. It is essential that you keep your licence keys safe as they will be required if you suffer a PC crash and need to re-install the software or if you upgrade your PC and need to move the software from the old to the new Windows computer.

It is possible to install and test ODMS R8 in trial mode. Trial mode will give you full functionality of either Dictation Module or Transcription Module for 30 days so is useful if you can’t find your licence key but need to use the software or if you just want to see how ODMS R8 works for yourself before you buy.


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