Olympus DS-4000 package

Olympus DS-4000 & download/charge cradle

Olympus DS-4000 digital recorder

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DS-4000 Digital Recorder

Olympus has developed the most advanced professional digital recorder yet. The Olympus DS-4000 is slide switch operated for ease of use, stacked with premium features and enhanced DSS Player Pro Dictation software for outstanding performance, and designed - inside and out - to provide you with first class conveniences and all the accessories you need for an easy, flexible, and productive dictation lifestyle.  The DS-4000 Digital Recorder and AS-4000 Transcription Kit combine to create the most powerful yet easy to use, intuitive dictation solution to date.


  • Slide Switch Operation is quiet and easy to use , resulting in high performance, comfort, and increased productivity.
  • Records in DSS (Digital Speech Standard) format, developed primarily to meet dictation and transcription needs.
  • Record more than 11 hours of superb quality DSS audio with the included 32MB xD-Picture Card and up to 179 hours, 30 minutes with a 512MB card.
  • Improved DSS Player Pro software provides automatic download and backup of recordings; automatic distribution of recordings via email or FTP to other users; direct recording onto your PC; managing and changing settings on your recorder; playing and editing of recordings on your PC; and automatic retrieval of typed documents and much more.
  • Compact design and light metal finish combine for a recorder with a professional look and feel and large easy to read LCD with backlight
  • Dual function cradle for recharging of Ni-MH battery pack and downloading data to a PC.
  • Two programmable buttons, A and B, to implement functions per user dictation preferences.
  • Choose between two combinations of recording modes, SP or LP, and recording sensitivity, Dictate or Conference, to suit your recording needs.
  • The DS-4000's automatic voice activation keeps recordings free from dead space and saves recording capacity and time during transcription.
  • Up to 10 users ID's and 10 Work Types can be programmed on the recorder to support user environment where recorders are exchanged amongst professionals
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack for added convenience automatically charges when the recorder is placed in the cradle.
  • The DS-4000 allows for easy editing of existing recordings by appending, overwriting, inserting, and erasing or partial-erase of recording.
  • The DS-4000 recorder can categorically classify and store recording in any of the 7 different folders that can be programmed on the recorder. Each folder can store up to 199 messages per folder.
  • Designed to withstand the heavy usage of the professional user. Durable switches and connectors of the DS-4000 are designed to eliminate or minimize the down time.
  • When the DS-4000 is left unused and in stop mode for a set amount of time, it will automatically shut itself off.
  • The DS-4000 transfer rate of dictation from the recorder to PC or vise versa has been improved to reduce time spent waiting for the transfer process to finish.
  • The DS-4000 will automatically synchronize its clock with your PC using the DSS Player Pro Dictation software.
  • The DSS Player Pro Dictation software supports encryption of dictations before sending as email attachments or via FTP.
  • The DS-4000 supports hands-free recording with the optional RS-25 footswitch. Connect the RS-25 to the cradle, place the recorder in the cradle and you are ready to go.
  • Multi-level alarms can be enabled and set to meet various needs.
  • The DS-4000 supports and displays language in English, French, and German.
  • Splash screen automatically displays default time of day greeting when DS-4000 is turned on, or you can program your own greeting (up to 20 characters).
  • Compatible with IBM Via Voice for Windows.
  • Package Contents:

    DS-4000 Digital Voice Recorder

    32MB xD-Picture CardTM removable media

    CR3 Multi-function cradle/docking station

    A510 AC Adapter

    BR402 Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack

    KP11 USB Cable

    DSS Player Pro Dictation software

    User manual

    Quick Reference Guide


    Technical Specs:

    Recording Format DSS (Digital Speech Standard)
    Recording Media xD-Picture Card: 16 to 512MB
    Recording Time With included 32MB card:
    SP mode: 5 hours, 10 minutes
    LP mode: 11 hours, 5 minutes
    Card Format N/A
    Input Level -70 dBv
    PC Interface USB
    LCD Yes
    LED Yes
    Folders Messages 1 to 7 folders/199 messages per folder
    Sampling Frequency SP mode: 12 kHz
    LP mode: 8 kHz
    Overall Frequency Response SP mode: 300 to 5,000 Hz
    LP mode: 300 to 3,000 Hz
    LP Mode Yes
    Voice Activation Yes
    Demographic Data Input Author ID, Work Type, Date/Time, Priority, Index, etc.
    Practical Maximum Output 180 mW or more
    Write Protection No
    Speaker Built in 28mm round dynamic speaker
    Microphone Jack 3.5mm mini-jack, impedance MIC 2k
    Earphone Jack 3.5mm mini-jack, impedance EAR 8 or more
    Power Supply 3V
    Batteries Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Pack (BR402) or two (2) AAA batteries or two (2) Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (BR401)
    External Power Supply No
    Battery Life Alkaline: Recording (approx. 20 hours); Playback (approx. 12 hours)
    Ni-MH Rechargeable: Recording (approx. 15 hours); Playback (approx. 10 hours)
    Size 110.2 x 50.0 x 16.9 mm (without protrusions)
    Weight 103 g (including Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (BR402)





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