Olympus ODMS Dictation / Transcription Module Latest Patch 0016

22 April, 2017

Olympus Australia have released the latest patch for their current release (ODMS R6.4.0) Dictation and Transcription module Windows software.

Although no notes were released with the patch it is generally to fix minor bugs and it is recommended that all users of the Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) apply this patch.

The download is small, around 3Mb and takes only a few seconds to apply. Download the patch from our Google share via this link:

More details in our blog -

Olympus ODMS Transcription Dictation Module Windows 10 Patch Update

Trade In Your Old Dictaphone And Get Upto $100 Cash Back, Thanks Olympus Australia

14 February, 2017

Olympus Australia have just launched a new promotion running from 1st February 2017 until the end of March 2017. When you buy a new professional digital dictaphone you can get upto $100 cash back when you send in your old, tired, working or not, any brand dictaphone or voice recorder.

Olympus Australia Trade In Promotion - Professional Digital Dictaphone

How does it work?

Just buy one of the above new Olympus models from us and then register your claim on the Olympus website - click here

Then simply send your old voice recorder along with a copy of your invoice/receipt from us for your new purchase and the claim verification email you will receive after completing the questions in the above link to:

Olympus Professional Dictation Trade-in Promotion
Ground Floor
82 Waterloo Road
Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Once received Olympus will then send you a pre-paid Visa card loaded with the relevant cash back amount. Too easy.

 Olympus Device Cash Back Amount
Olympus DS-7000 Pro Dictaphone $100
Olympus DS-3500 Pro Dictaphone $80

Free One Year Olympus Dictation App Subscription with Olympus DS-7000 Dictaphone Purchase

15 July, 2016

Olympus Australia are giving away a free Olympus Dictation App for smartphone one year subscription (usually $139 incl. GST) with any professional digital dictaphone purchase (Olympus DS-7000 & DS-3500). The promotion is valid from 15th April 2016 through to 31st August 2016 inclusive.

Free Olympus ODDS Dictation App Subscription Licence

The complete dictation solution for legal and medical professionals combining a physical digital dictaphone with the flexibility of dictation anytime anywhere on your iPhone or Android device.

  • The Olympus ODDS (Olympus Dictation Delivery System) dictation app subscription is a digital dictaphone that carry on your smartphone with following benefits:
  • Encrypt your digital dictation, a requirement for confidential client or patient notes when sent across the internet (free dictation apps can not do this)
  • Record in the professional digital speech sound (.ds2) audio format, the same as your Olympus DS-7000 (free dictation apps can not do this)
  • Send audio with the same Author ID and workflows as your Olympus DS-7000, your typist or typing pool seamlessly process your dictation regardless of the device it was recorded on
  • Centrally administered licensing system managed by your office or practice manager means quick easy setup for busy doctors and lawyers

Simply purchase an Olympus DS-7000, DS-3500 or our Pro Dictation/Transcription Bundle and let us know in the notes in the checkout or via email the you would like the free Olympus Dictation App one year subscription. We will then initiate your account on the Olympus dictation web portal and will walk you through the setup steps to create and configure your smartphone licence. We are here to help at every step.

Some additional details on the Olympus Dictation App in our blog post:

What to look for when selecting a professional digital dictation app for your smartphone

Best iPhone / Android App for Professional Dictation - Olympus Dictation App

28 June, 2016

What should I look for when choosing a digital dictation app for my smartphone?

We all carry smartphones with us so it only makes sense to look for an app that can help with digital dictation so that we can continue to work away from the office. Sure you can take your professional digital dictation machine, perhaps an Olympus DS-7000, with you when you leave the office but then how to you send the audio through unless you bring the cables and the dock? If you are in court or on patient visits can that audio really wait until you are back at your PC or Mac to send the urgent dictation?

This is where the Olympus Dictation smartphone app comes in. Available for iPhone or Android it is a professional digital dictaphone in the palm of your hand. With all the features of a physical dictaphone, i.e. rewind/review, records in the same audio format used by your transcription typists (dss or ds2), encryption (essential for confidential audio sent across the internet).

Best mobile dictation app smartphone iOS android Olympus

Why choose the Olympus Dictation App when there are plenty to choose from in the App Store or on Google Play? We cover this and list what you should look for when choosing a digital dictation app on our main blog - click here to read that article

The Olympus Dictation App is free to download but requires a subscription licence to use its professional dictation features. We can set you up on a 60 day free no commitment trial for your medical or legal users. We will walk through the licence setup and configuration with you and give you access to the Olympus dictation portal to manage your licences. Grab us on LiveChat or if we are offline email us at

Olympus ODMS Patch fixes some O365 Issues, Microsoft Office 2016 Compatible

18 June, 2016

Olympus recently released the ninth patch for its ODMS (Olympus Dictation Management System) Windows software. The patch should be applied to both the Dictation and Transcription module is free to download and updates in seconds.

The patch allows compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016 and resolves some issues with Microsoft Office 365.

For details on how to obtain and apply the patch along with details on all the available patches for R6 of ODMS please visit our main blog post - click here

Olympus Release DSS Player Plus v7.5.2 - OSX 10.11 El Capitan Compatible

31 October, 2015

Last week Olympus released an update to their Olympus DSS Player Plus software for Mac, two weeks after Apple released OSX 10.11 a.k.a. El Capitan.

Olympus DSS Player Plus for Mac v7.5.2 Update OSX 10.11 El Capitan Compatible

The release notes for DSS Player Plus are short and sweet, just "OSX 10.11 is supported", nothing else. But for anyone who grabbed at the latest Apple Mac operating system would have known, El Capitan bought major issues for DSS Player Plus breaking all USB connectivity with digital voice recorders but with the most impact, the USB transcription foot pedals, leaving many Mac transcriptionists worldwide stuck.

Some users attempted to uninstall then re-install their DSS Player Plus software, this also failed as the installer too was not compatible with this OS X release.

For Olympus DSS Player Plus release v7.5.2 you have the option of two update files:

For those running OSX 10.11 who didn't uninstall DSS Player Plus all you need is the update file - click here to download

For those who uninstalled DSS Player Plus and were unable to re-install all you need is the full installer file - click here to download



RS-28 RS-31 Foot Pedal Issue after Apple OS X 10.11 El Capitan Mac Update

06 October, 2015


Olympus Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan Transcription Pedal Issue Problem Not Working

Apple's latest Mac operating system update OS X 10.11 El Capitan released on 30th September 2015 appears to have caused some issues with Olympus Mac transcription users. Early indications show that users with both the RS-28 and RS-31 USB transcription pedals seem to have lost foot control functionality with their DSS Player Plus v7 transcription software. These are customers who are running the latest version which is v7.5.1

Olympus in Australia are aware and are in discussions with Olympus Japan. In the meantime you will have to use the hot keys to control your audio playback.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for updates on this issues then please email us at and we will include you in our update emails.

For the latest updates on this issue as we receive them from Olympus please follow our main blog post:


Olympus DSS Player Plus v7 for Mac v7.5.1 Released - OS X 10.10 Yosemite Compatible

22 July, 2015

Olympus Mac DSS Player Plus v7 Update Upgrade OS X 10.10 Yosemite Compatible dss ds2

Olympus have recently released a free update to their Mac software for professional audio (dss and ds2) playback taking from version 7.5.0 to 7.5.1.

For some time now OS X 10.10 Yosemite users have been using v7.5.0 without issue, but if you are like most and already on 10.10 then it will be worthwhile updating to stay current. No functionality changes or bug fixes seem to have been included in this release.

For more details, the full release notes for DSS Player Plus and the download link for the latest update please click here to visit our main blog.

Use of SmartPhones for Professional Dictation in the Cloud Increases 400% Since The Start of 2015

22 July, 2015

Graph showing digital dictation app smartphone iPhone Android usage over 6 months

In a recent post on our main blog - - we take a look at the fast growing uptake of the mobile dictation app from Olympus, called ODDS. The chart above shows the number of digital dictation audio files created by our own customers over the last six months. The number of dictations per month has increased by almost 400%.

In our post we look closer at ODDS and why we think it is becoming an integrated part of many professional legal and medical practices across Australia.

Click here to read the full article.

$50 Cash Back For Each DS-7000 and AS-7000 Purchased Until 31st August 2015

16 July, 2015


Olympus Australia have just announced a new Financial Year promotion for Australian professional dictation audio resellers which gives $50 cash back for each Olympus DS-7000 Professional digital dictaphone and AS-7000 professional transcription kit.

The promotion runs from Wednesday 15th July until Monday 31st August inclusive. The cash back comes in the form of a pre paid EFTPOS card and can be redeemed by simply submitting your proof of purchase invoice to Olympus via their website Olympus Australia Audio Cash Back Promotion

This slashes our already low prices on the professional digital dictation range

Olympus DS-7000 slashed to $519 (after cash back, currently $569 incl. GST)

Olympus AS-7000 slashed to $299 (after cash back, currently $349 incl. GST)

Bundle and save even more - with our Pro Olympus Dictation & Transcription bundle the savings are huge:

Olympus DS-7000 & AS-7000 bundle slashed to $749 (after cash back, current $849 incl. GST)

For more information Live Chat (bottom right corner of your browser) with us, email us at, tweet us @dictates or give us a call on 1300 88 23 75.


Here is what you need to do to participate in the Olympus Professional Dictation New Financial Year Bonus Promotion:

1. Purchase brand new, qualifying Olympus Professional Dictation products from Dictate Australia Pty Ltd between 15th July and 31st August 2015.

Qualifying Products

Product Code

Product Name

Bonus Value (Per Unit AUD)


Olympus DS-7000 Professional Dictation Recorder



Olympus DS-7000 Professional Dictation Recorder with Flash Air Card



Olympus DS-3500 Professional Dictation Recorder



Olympus DS-3500 Professional Dictation Recorder with Flash Air Card



Olympus AS-7000 Professional Transcription Kit


  1. Complete the online claim form found at and supply all the compulsory information requested on the form Upload a legible, scanned copy of the tax invoice / purchase receipt from Dictate Australia for the relevant Qualifying Product, or post a legible copy of the tax invoice / purchase receipt to Olympus Professional Dictation Promotion PO Box 1991 Macquarie Centre NSW 2113.

  2. Once Olympus have received and verified your claim a prepaid EFTPOS card/s to the value of the claim will be dispatched to the address nominated on the claim form. Cards will be dispatched within 12 weeks from the date Olympus receives the valid claim. The card can be used for purchases in any store in Australia with an EFTPOS terminal.

    Full terms and conditions of this promotion are available at

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