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Portable Dictation
Being productive when others are unproductive

You decide when, where and how you dictate with a Digital Voice Recorder.
 
The versatility of the Olympus Digital Voice Recorders means you can capture every moment in high quality.

DS-3500

Brand: OLYMPUS
Product Code: DS-3500
Availability: Discontinued
PID (Composite): 025a
PID (Storage): 0259
DS-3500
DS-3500
Powerful and simple

With its clear and simple operation concept, the DS‑3500 ensures maximum efficiency and productivity. Access to all main commands is cleverly positioned on the unit side to allow intuitive operation via push buttons.
With an external stereo microphone you can create stereo recordings in MP3 or PCM (WAV).

Discontinued as it has been superseded by the DS-9500/DS-9000
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The images in this article may vary for each mobile recorder however the button layout and instructions are very much the same.

Insert the battery

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  1. Lightly press down on the battery cover release button, then open the battery cover.
  2. Insert the battery, observing orientation.

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  3. Slide the cover back until it clicks into position.

Getting Familiar with the Device

DS-3500 Recorder

 

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 1 SD card slot 13 OK / MENU button
2 Microphone 14 Function (F1,F2,F3) buttons
3 NEW button 15 Rewind button
4 REC button
16 Volume - button
5 STOP button
17 Speaker
6 PLAY button
18 Battery cover
7 REV button
19 Battery cover release button
8 ERASE button 20 POWER (Power/Hold) switch
9 Record indicator light 21 Earphone jack
10 Display 22 Microphone jack
11 Volume + button 23 USB connector
12 Fast Forward 24 Docking station connector

DS-2500/DS-2400 Recorder

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1 SD card slot 13 Display
2 Microphone 14 Volume + button
3 NEW button 15 Fast Forward button
4 REC button
16 PLAY / OK button
5 REW button
17 Smart (F1, F2, F3) buttons
6 FF button
18 Rewind button
7 STOP button
19 Volume - button
8 Power / Hold switch
20 Speaker
9 Erase button
21 Battery cover
10 Earphone jack
22 USB connector
11 Microphone jack
23 Docking station connector
12 Record Indicator
24 Battery cover release button

How to create a new dictation

  • Power on the device.
  • If there are any dictations already on the device, press the “NEW” button once the device loads to the main display to create a new dictation.

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  • Push the “REC” button to begin recording. The LED will illuminate red.

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How to pause during a dictation

  • Should you need to pause the current dictation, press the “STOP” or "REC" button
  • When you are ready to resume the dictation, press the “REC” button.

How to finish a dictation

  • Press the “STOP” button. At this point, you can connect the device to the PC and download your dictations. Alternatively you can continue creating more dictations by pressing "NEW".

How to review a dictation

  • If you need to review a dictation, for example, if you have been interrupted by the telephone, Press the “STOP” button to stop dictating the current dictation.
  • Press and hold down the “REV”/"REW" button to review the dictation.
  • Let go of the "REV"/"REW" button to play the file.

How to navigate between dictations

  • Press the "Rewind" button twice to go to the previous file or press the "Fast Forward" button twice to go to the next file.

Overwriting part of a dictation

  • Press the "Fast Forward" or "Rewind" button to select the dictation you want to edit.
  • Press and hold the “REV”/"REW" button until you are at the point in the dictation which you want to overwrite.
  • Press the “STOP” button and confirm you are at the correct point in the recording.
  • Press the “REC” position to start overwriting the dictation.
  • Press the “STOP” position to stop overwriting the dictation.

How to erase files

Please note when a file is erased it can't be restored.

  • Press the "Fast Forward" or "Rewind" button to select the file you want to erase.
  • Press the “ERASE” button and press “+” to select File Erase. Erase in Folder means all files in the folder will be erased.

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  • Press “+” to select “Start” and then Press "OK/MENU" button. The display changes to Erase! and erasing will start and then will display Erase Done.

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How to insert a recording

  • Press the "Fast Forward" or "Rewind" button to select the dictation you want to edit
  • Press and hold the "REV"/"REW" button to review the recording
  • Let go of the "REV"/"REW" button when you are at the point you want to insert the recording.
  • While its playing the file press the "F1" button to insert an additional recording. The display will show Insert Rec?

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  • Press the "REC" position to start inserting the additional recording. The display will show Insert Rec and the recording time

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  • Press the "STOP" position to stop inserting the additional recording.
  • Then press "F3" to exit insert recording mode

Partial erase

  • Press and hold down the "REV"/"REW" button to review the recording
  • Release the "REV"/"REW" button when you are at the point to erase
  • While its playing press the "ERASE" button. The display will show Erase Start.

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  • The file will continue playing when you have reached the end point that you want to erase press "ERASE" to confirm.
    • If you press the "F1" button, playback will skip back and restart from the partial erase starting point. Playback will continue until the end of the file or until the partial erase ending point is confirmed.
    • If you press the "F2" button, playback will skip to the end of the file.
  • The erase starting point time and the ending point time will be display will alternate for 8 seconds. To confirm the partial erase Press the "ERASE" button or if you wish to cancel it press "F3".

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  • If you start the partial erase the display changes to Partial erasing and then change to Partial erase completed.

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Send your dictations

Once you have created your recordings you can download your recordings and send them via the following methods. The ODMS software has automated functions which can be configured for a seamless workflow however, Standard is the basic software so it doesn't offer as much automated functions.

  • Network Folder share (For ODMS users follow this guide here and for Standard users follow this guide here)
  • Email (For ODMS users follow this guide here and for Standard users follow this guide here)
  • FTP (For ODMS users follow this guide here)
  • Background speech recognition (For ODMS users follow this guide here)

Further information

If you want to know about the Olympus software please take a look at the ODMS R7 GUI overviewODMS R6 GUI Overview and the DSS Player Standard Overview.

If you are using ODMS and want to know about how to use the Speech Recognition features please take a look at the guide here.

Wired Dictation Download
Via USB
Professional Audio Recording
Set index marks Up to 32 per file
VCVA
Recording Modes Dictation / Conference
Workflow
Pending
Priority
Option items (per Worktype) 10
Worktypes 20
Author IDs 10
Professional Dictation Features
Audio file editing Insert / Overwrite / Append / Partial Erase
Hands-free transcription Requires CR15 & RS31H/RS28H
Hands-free recording Requires CR15 & RS31H/RS28H
Function buttons 3
Push Button Operation
Playback function
File Operation Forward/Reverse Skip, Fast forward/rewind, Skip playback
Playback speed Slow (x0.5) / Normal / Fast (x1.5)
Data Organisation
Folder names changeable
Files per Folder 200
Folders 7
Audio Codecs
MP3
PCM (WAV)
DSS Classic
DSS Pro (DS2)
Data Security
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
PIN Code lock
128bit AES Encryption ✔ (DSS Pro)
256bit AES Encryption ✔ (DSS Pro)
Power
AC adapter A517 / F-5AC
Standard Voltage 3.6v
Power Save
Battery Capacity 740mAh
Power Source LI-42B (Rechargeable Lithium‑Ion battery)
Recording Time ≈21 hours
USB Functionality
USB connection type Type B (mini USB)
USB Classes USB Audio class / Storage
USB Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
Storage
External SD-Card slot Supports 512MB -32GB
Built-in Memory 2GB
Interfaces Input
Microphone Jack 3.5mm, impedance 2 kΩ
Interfaces Output
Earphone jack 3.5mm, impedance 8Ω or more
Display
Display Backlit LED (White)
Display Size 34 x 42mm / 2.1''
Resolution 176 x 220pixels
Display Type Full colour TFT display
Software
File Downloader
SCP Client
Device Customisation Program (DCP)
DSS Player for Mac Version 7 or higher
Olympus Dictation Management System Release 6 (ODMS R6)
Olympus Dictation Management System Release 7 (ODMS R7)
Languages
RU
SV
PL
NL
FR
ES
EN
DE
CS
Environment
Mac OS X 10.10 - 11.0
Windows Server OS Windows Server 2012 / 2012R2 / 2016 / 2019
Windows Client OS Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 Home, Pro and Enterprise
Remote Desktop Services (Workgroup only)
VMware (Workgroup only)
Citrix (Workgroup only)
Temperature 0 ‑ 42°C (operation) / 5 ‑ 35°C (charging)
Box Contents
KP21 USB cable
CS151 Carrying Case
ODMS R6 Dictation Module / DSS Player for Mac license Included in Premium Edition kits
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