A history of dedicated voice technology devices, part 1

From analog tape to digital audio to cloud computing, this mini-series presents some highlights of how voice technology has advanced alongside other consumer technology innovations over the years:


From the first dictation machine in 1954 to the first smart voice recorder 62 years later, Philips voice technology has dramatically evolved over the years.



In that time, numerous other consumer technology products have launched, enabling more people to capture and share information and experiences with friends, family, colleagues and the world.



While many things have changed since our first dedicated speech-to-text device, what hasn’t changed is our commitment to helping busy professionals accomplish more in less time.




Do you want to see how advancements in areas such as sound capturing, miniaturization, data storage and workflow solutions combined with global economies of scale and technology convergence have brought us to the solutions we enjoy today?

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Coming up next, the 50’s and 60’s…


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