Nuance Dragon Assistant Beta
Duration: Jan 31, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013
Dell has been working with Intel and Nuance on voice input with a tool called Nuance Dragon Assistant Beta software. If you are an XPS 13, XPS 14 or Inspiron One 2330 customer, we need your help. For the next few weeks, we’re asking these customers to download and install the software so they can take it for a spin and provide feedback on what works, what needs to be better, or some ideas on how to expand its current set of commands. To be clear, at this time the software can only be downloaded to XPS 13, XPS 14 and Inspiron One 2330 systems.
Here is a video that highlights what the software can do.
looks good, sounds good
This looks like a very good idea, you should put this on all laptops/computers, though make sure it can filter out background noise and succesfully recognise everything you say, whatever accent you have or however fast/slow/slurred you are, as some voice-recognition technology is just terrible for doing those simple tasks, and can get "worse hearing" over time.
Made available for all product ranges
I have more an recommendation based on my own, personal observations...
As a user of one of Nuance's Dragon suites, I have to come to realise how useful they actually are to you if you have a disability. The software can be used for dictation, translation and transcribing purposes, which is really good if you're not very able to perform lots of handwriting. From a business standpoint, it is also for someone who is performing videoconferencing with teams, where users in different parts of the world need to hear it in their own language.
Basically my suggestion is this should not be restricted to a specific product line; instead supply the beta and then offer a discount through Dell depending whether they are a Home, Business or Enterprise user.
Return to using the colored circles around the speaker and microphone ports on the AIO.
The Logitech headset I purchased to use with Dragon, came equiped with a two ended plug. They are color coded, green for speaker and pink for microphone. The plug in`s on the side of the AIO`s, don`t have the color disc`s around them and it is hard to see the little icons.
The average consumer will have to turn the AIO around to see the icons and plug in their headset. If Dell could put those colored disc`s around the ports, we would have a much easier time using Dragon.
Preset the microphone on MaxAudio 3 on the AIO 2330 in the factory.
I downloaded Dragon software and purchased a new headset. I had good sound but no microphone. Trying to find the problem, I opened the MaxxAudio 3 control panel and discovered that the microphone boost levels were set at 0db`s. The recording levels were very low also.
When the consumer orders Dragon, the factory needs to change the settings so the software works out of the box. The correct settings are recording level on high, and microphone boost set at +30db.
Not all consumers are going to know what to change to make their software work.
This is so awesome. Please put it out on your next line up of computers whenever they are coming and for that matter on as many computers that you can... for the people who want this that is.