systems do not catch the beginning of dictation when voice activation
is used, because of a delay in starting the recorder. This is
known as "clipping". Quikscribe avoids clipping by saving
audio into a memory buffer as you dictate, and writing to disk
as you go.
Some programs offer 40 bit or 128 bit encryption, the latter
being industry standard. Quikscribe encrypts at 1024 byte which
is 80 times stronger than industry standard, and perfect for secure
client data transmission.
Some programs allow you to attach documents to the audio file,
but these attachments are merely dumped in a bin that is attached
to the audio file. The recipient has to detach the attachments
before transcribing the file. Quikscribe allows you to insert
text, graphics, and other files directly into the audio file and
specifically at the point within the file that you would like
the transcriptionist to reference it. There is no need to separate
the attachments away from the audio file before beginning transcription.
While some programs allow you to send audio emails as WAV
file attachements, Quikscribe does so seemlessly, and will soon
include a menu bar button to activate voice emails from directly
within Microsoft Outlook. Quikscribe also compresses the audio
file by a ratio of 10:1, making the file much smaller and saving
tremendous amounts of disk space.
Load sharing allows two transcriptionists
to work simultaneously on a longer dictation file when turnaround
time is critical. Quikscribe automatically splits the audio file
into manageable pieces so multiple transcriptionsists can work
with different parts of the file.