Private and Accurate Speech Technologies
Stenomask and TalkSystem have revolutionized private voice communication
We’ve been the leader in noise reduction for more than 70 years. Our voice isolation microphones are engineered for privacy and eliminating background noise.
STENOMASK / STENO SR®
Finally, a way to verbally communicate and transcribe in complete privacy. Perfect sound anywhere – on a plane, in the street or at the office. Patent Pending Steno SR is a hand-held sound booth for use anywhere you want total voice privacy and noise cancellation. Compatible with all devices and speech recognition software it is the quietest and most accurate microphone on the market today.
INTERPRETATION / TALKSYSTEM®
Affordable interpretation/translation equipment for schools, churches, community meetings or anywhere you need your message to be heard. The TalkSystem provides clear, quiet and accurate communication between a speaker and a multilingual audience without distraction, interruption or misunderstanding.
Hear what the professionals are saying.
- CCR, CSR, CVR-CM
“This new technology will convince the present generation that regardless of their dictation style, they can get great results with speech recognition. After bench testing this mask, I can tell you, without hesitation or qualification, that it will greatly accelerate the commoditization of voice within the reporting industry. Speech recognition technology is now within every voice writer’s reach.”
- CCR, CSR, CVR-M, RVR
Dear Talk Tech Thank you for the wonderful surprise, my new Steno SR Pro. I spent quite a bit of time testing the mask and I'm thrilled to report it is even better than the previous SmartMic design. Your claims are correct on all fronts. It's considerably lighter and quieter. The speech recognition accuracy is amazing and I love the new sleeker, streamlined design. Court reporters will be very pleased! In my opinion there was no need to come up with a new mask design, yet you guys did and made it remarkably better. Congratulations, very high tech!
- CVR, AudioScribe User
“I got your mask last week and I absolutely love it!!!! I am never going back to my mini-mask. Now, I’ll never have to worry that anyone can hear me. It’s not only feather light, but it’s a dream to clean, pack, and move to the bench, around a room, and jury box with. The face piece is easy to clean and makes a perfect seal with no sweat rings and marks on my face even after a full day in depos or especially court. Thank you!!!!!!”
- Supervisor, Bilingual/ESLTechnical Assistance Center.
“We were pleased with the ease this system allows in facilitating translations.”
- Newspaper of the Association of California School Administrators
“(The TalkSystem) allows simultaneous translations to be heard by meeting participants in a way that doesn’t disturb those around them.”
- Parent Involvement, LAUSD
“I don’t know how I ever lived without the system – it’s just amazing what we are able to do!”
- B.C. Ministry of Health
“The SmartMic eliminates background noise in our busy workplace while at the same time providing a private and accurate microphone for speech recognition. We don’t require a private room or office to take voice notes, Stenomask can be used anywhere.”
- Whitewater West, Construction Manager
"More times than not I'm working on extremely loud job sites. The Stenomask allows me to communicate with my team and make calls back to the head office on the spot. It completely cuts out the ambient noise."
- Editorial Team Leader, Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Thanks so much for the opportunity for us at Hansard to try the hands-free steno mask arm. I'll give you a brief summary of the editors' experience. We had three editors try it out, all of whom had previously used the steno mask with the strap. They each had a very positive experience with the stand and definitely preferred it. First, it was just easier and physically more comfortable to use. They were able to get it positioned in a way that allowed them to be in good upright posture, and they found it very stable. Second, users felt more in control of the amount of pressure on their mouths and surrounding muscles, which produced more relaxed speech and — voila! — more accurate transcription. One editor reported that it was the first time Dragon didn't make any mishearing errors. Third, on a practical human level, users appreciated the ability to pivot away and take a drink in order to keep their throats lubricated. They were also able to cough freely. J It's allergy season, after all, and being able to pull away briefly to breathe (accommodating sinus issues) also prevented moisture buildup in the mask, which had been a concern for at least one person. Overall, the users who tried it loved it. One comment sums it up: "Having worked with the arm, I would choose that every time if I could." Interestingly, editors who previously had written off even trying the steno mask because of the strap-on issues have now expressed interest in giving it a go. Here in our quiet environment, the more people using masks over mics the better. Again, many thanks for the chance to give the hands-free stand a try. It was a hit!