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Dragon Professional 15 Upgrade

Announcing new Dragon Professional products!

Upgrade to Dragon Professional Individual 15

For individual Canadian lawyers, professionals, those with physical limitations, and more.

New Features (in relation to Dragon Professional/Legal Individual 14)

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."

Improved recognition of numbers, email address formatting, and place names based on how we naturally speak, resulting in fewer required edits. Examples include:

  • “three double two five” -> “3225”
  • “two point five million” -> “2.5 million”
  • “oh point five” -> “0.5”
  • “quarter of five” -> “4:45”
  • “eight pounds fifty” -> “£8.50”

Speakeasy Solutions says: "This has been a long time coming, and we're pleased that there are now more casual methods of voicing numbers."

Dragon is optimized for popular form factors such as portable touchscreen PCs so you can experience new levels of documentation productivity on the go. It’s great for today’s new PCs including highly mobile devices with hybrid touch and keyboard interaction modes. You’ll enjoy an:

  • Improved touch experience on Windows 10 tablets or tablet mode
  • Improved ability to open and interact with the DragonBar by touch

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

Dragon now supports WordPerfect X8 and Skype for Business.

Additions (in relation to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional/Legal 12 & 13)

When using a digital recorder, you no longer need to read from a script, but can use any dictation file in order to train the user profile (the dictation file length should be a few minutes).

Removal (in relation to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional/Legal 12 & 13)

Dragon Professional Individual 15

Dragon will no longer include a basic headset. Speakeasy Solutions often provides superior microphones (wired and wireless) according to the user's needs, so this is not a tremendous loss.

Dragon Professional Individual will no longer include the Roaming User feature (the ability to synchronize a user profile across multiple computers).

Administrative Settings have been removed.

An MSI installation is no longer available.

The Data Distribution Tool has been removed, and will no longer allow for deploying customized vocabularies and commands to multiple Dragon users.

The ability to run Dragon on a Remote Desktop Connection has been removed.

Should You Upgrade to Dragon Professional Individual 15?

Current Dragon Professional Individual 14 Users

If you hold a license for Dragon Professional Individual 14, and are satisfied with your accuracy, you may wish to consider delaying the upgrade until Dragon Professional 16 emerges.

However, by upgrading you will experience increased accuracy, faster response time, and improved audio device management.

Current Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 12 or 13 Users

If you hold a license for Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13, definitely upgrade to Dragon Professional Individual 15 (particularly during the special pricing period; ending September 29, 2016). Dragon Premium is a dead-ended product; its "replacement" being Dragon Professional Individual.

Current Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 12 or 13 Users

If you currently hold a license for Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 12 or 13, and intend on using Dragon for the foreseeable future, you are advised to upgrade now as Nuance typically permits upgrading from the previous two versions (version 15 upgrades are a special case, permitting upgrades from 3 versions previous). If you wait until Dragon Professional Individual 16 is out, you will need to buy the entire product at full price.

Moreover, if you presently or in the next couple years require complete Windows 10 OS and Microsoft Office 2016 support, you will need Dragon Professional Individual 15.

How to Order

Speakeasy Solutions provides products and service to users in Canada only. If you are outside of Canada, please visit the main Nuance website. Thank you for your understanding.

  1. Contact us directly for a discussion and/or estimate.
  2. You will be sent an estimate to verify your current information, authorize and a request for payment via cheque, INTERAC e-transfer or credit card.
  3. Your package will be provided once the upgrades are physically available, and we will contact you to book any service appointments ordered.

or place an order below:

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Alexandria of our office at 604-264-9109 (toll free 1-888-964-9109) ext. 102.

Upgrade to Dragon Professional Group 14

For groups of more than 3-5 Canadian lawyers or professionals, Dragon Professional Group includes an outstanding administration panel for tracking usability, managing licenses, and supporting custom commands and word lists.

Removal (in relation to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 13)

Dragon Professional Group will no longer include a basic headset. Speakeasy Solutions often provides superior microphones (wired and wireless) according to the user's needs, so this is not a tremendous loss.

Additions (in relation to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 13)

Dragon Professional Individual 14

Support for Dragon Anywhere! Integrate the Dragon Professional Individual desktop application with your Dragon Anywhere account for synchronizing text commands and word lists.

When using a digital recorder, you no longer need to read from a script, but can use any dictation file in order to train the user profile (the dictation file length should be a few minutes).

The new Nuance User Management Centre (NUMC) allows for powerful administration of commands, word lists, licenses, and usability statistics for each user. Please remember that according to PIPEDA law, you are responsible for all information transmitted. At this time, the NUMC is 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).

New support for published applications in Citrix virtualized environments.

While the Data Distribution Tool is still in place, it is no longer necessary for those taking advantage of the NUMC.