Speakeasy Solutions Inc. announces the release of Dragon® Professional Group 15, based on the core of Dragon® Professional Individual 15. The bottom line is that Dragon® Professional Group will have all the benefits of Dragon® Professional Individual 15’s amazing advancements.
Moreover, the Dragon Professional lineup will now have 3 products:
- Dragon® Professional Individual
- Dragon® Professional Group Single User
- Dragon® Professional Group Enterprise
Product pricing has not yet been released, nor the upgrade paths that are possible. We will pass on this information once it has been made available to us. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Which Edition is Right for You or Your Organization
Dragon® Professional Individual 15
Most individuals (professionals and Canadian lawyers) would be satisfied with Dragon® Professional Individual. This product offers the creation of advanced voice commands for streamlining efficiencies, vocabulary optimization, and the transcription of individual voice files (usually from a digital voice recorder) into text.
Dragon® Professional Group Single User 15
For those individuals wishing to take advantage of the Roaming Dragon User Profile feature, which enables an assistant to proofread and improve the main speaker’s accuracy, then Dragon® Professional Group Single User would be a considerable benefit.
For those who require the use of Dragon via a Citrix virtualized environment, or the batch transcription of voice files (usually from a digital voice recorder) into text, then Dragon® Professional Group (enterprise) should be considered.
Dragon® Professional Group (Enterprise) 15
Dragon® Professional Group (enterprise) is useful for those who wish to implement an enterprise deployment, with the option of a maintenance agreement. A volume license purchase is available. There is also the option of managing various aspects of each user’s Dragon User Profile such as voice commands, word lists, and more via Nuance’s Management Centre, which is hosted in the United States of America.
Dragon® Professional Group (enterprise) should also be considered for those who require the use of Dragon via a Citrix virtualized environment, or the batch transcription of voice files (usually from a digital voice recorder) into text.
A little more information by way of a comparison chart can be found in this PDF.
 According to PIPEDA law, you are responsible for all information transmitted. At this time, the NMC and Dragon Anywhere components are hosted on servers in the United States of America. Once information is transmitted into the United States of America, it falls under the jurisdiction of that country (including the Patriot Act).
What is New for Dragon Group 15?
By comparison to V14 (and previous) some of the notable new features are as follows:
A smarter next-generation speech engine with the latest Deep Learning technology increases accuracy and response time, also improving performance for those with accents or working in slightly noisy environments.
Speakeasy Solutions says: “This is definitely a game-changer, and a very welcome boost of Dragon’s performance.”
Dragon provides simplified microphone selection for faster, easier setup:
- No transcription setup option needed
- No smartphone option needed (since built-in mic is already supported along with numerous other microphone options)
Speakeasy Solutions says: “While training a user profile for each different sound source is always recommended, the option to forego such training will be a benefit for some users.”
The enhanced transcription process leverages all the accuracy improvements gained from the new state-of-the-art engine, while reducing the number of steps required to transcribe your audio recordings.
- Simplified user interface and better speaker management
- No training is required for transcription; you no longer need to initially transcribe and correct a short 90-second clip to achieve transcription accuracy
- Acoustic and language model adaptation are automatically leveraged for the current user
Pricing & Availability
Pricing, availability, and upgrade paths will be clarified in the next week.
However, please do not hesitate to contact Alexandria directly:
1-888-964-9109 Ext. 102 (Canada only)
PC specifications are the same as Dragon® Professional Individual 15.
For power users or those in the market for a new PC who wish to future-proof, Speakeasy Solutions suggests the following recommended minimum PC requirements for Dragon® Professional/Legal Individual 15 and Dragon® Professional/Legal Group 15, & Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2:
- Windows 7 64-bit OS or Windows 10 64-bit OS
- i7 quad core CPU
- 16 GB DDR3-1600 RAM
- Solid State Drive
Dragon will install and function on specifications other than the above. However, the above recommendations are designed for clients who wish to optimally and productively use Dragon.
For existing PCs, Speakeasy Solutions suggests the following minimum PC requirements for Dragon:
- Windows 7 64-bit OS or Windows 10 64-bit OS
- i5 CPU
- 8 GB RAM
- 7200 RPM hard drive
While not recommended for a main PC, Dragon will function (albeit slowly and potentially with diminished accuracy) with the following minimum PC specifications:
- Windows 7 32-bit OS
- 4 GB RAM
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