Olympus DS-9500 Digital Voice Recorder

Olympus DS-9500 Digital Voice Recorder

Olympus DS-9500 Feature Highlights

Intelligent Dual Microphone System
Wireless dictation workflow with Wi-Fi
Slide switch for simple, intuitive operation
Directional recording modes for Dictation and Conference recording
Triple-layer pop filter blocks breath and wind vibrations
Secure 256-bit AES encryption, data loss prevention and PIN code
DS2 | DSS | PCM | MP3 Recording formats
Large 2.4" colour display for easy viewing
Docking station for fast charging
Rugged, shockproof body: drop tested to 1.5m
Integrated memory, SD/SDHC card slot
Alcohol-wipe resistant body

Olympus DS9500 = DS700 Replacement Model

The Olympus DS-9500 professional dictation device's Wi-Fi connectivity allows you share your dictation from anywhere and send your dictation immediately to your transcriptionist without a USB cable, docking station or computer.

The Intelligent Dual Microphone System controls the directionality of each microphone to actively monitor and analyse the phase difference while recording and suppressing noise from surroundings, enhancing the recorded voice. This keeps the focus on the person dictating and suppresses ambient noise in offices, hospitals, cars, airports and other noisy environments. This also makes the Olympus DS9500 digital voice recorder the an ideal partner for Dragon Professional and Dragon Legal speech recognition systems.

For conference recording, the system controls the directionally of the two microphones into a 90o layout to accurately capture all presenters in conference rooms.

A triple-layer, studio-quality pop filter ensures accurate voice capture while reducing unwanted sounds such as breath and wind vibrations, for superior accuracy that enhances workflow efficiency.

The Olympus DS-9500's rugged 1.5 meter shockproof, alcohol-wipe resistant body is designed to be a strong, dependable workhorse in heavy use environments. A durable optical slide switch reduces risk of mechanical failure.

Complete with reliable security features like 256-bit file encryption with DSS Pro audio codec and device pin lock, the DS-9500 provides trusted security to your most sensitive information and meets standards set by governments worldwide for securing data.

Included with the Olympus DS-9500 Professional Dictation Kit is the Olympus Dictation Management System Release 7 software (ODMS R7). This is the virtual coordinator at the heart of the Olympus Dictation Solution. The ODMS R7 suite has been designed to provide an intuitive and user-friendly experience capable of handling new efficient workflows in a scalable solution to meets the needs of offices small and large.

The new Start-up Wizard provides quick and easy configuration through the setup of the Wi-Fi feature of the DS-9500 facilitating real-time dictation file sharing via network server, FTP or email, and quick set up of web-based email clients such asGmail and Microsoft Office 365. The flexible workflow of ODMS R7 allows automation in both on-site and off-site environments including file routing and workflow rules for efficient delivery within your business to predetermined destinations via network server, e-mail or FTP using either Wi-Fi, LAN or a USB connection. Transcribed documents are returned with ease to the original authors.

Full compatibility with Nuance's Dragon speech recognition software makes it possible to use background and real-time speech recognition, further decreasing transcription time.

The security features of the DS-9500 have been incorporated into ODMS R7 to ensure only authorised listeners can access shared information. Customisable backup features allow trusted storage of your files and protection against accidental data loss.

Olympus DS9500 Technical Specifications


Display type Full Colour TFT LCD with white LED backlight Display size 36.72mm x 48.96mm / 2.4 inch (240 x 320 pixels)


Internal memory 2GB External memory up to 32GB SD Storage media SD, SDHC

Device Operation

Main switch Precise slide switch (REC / STOP / PLAY / REW) Power switch Yes (ON/OFF) Programmable button 3 programmable smart buttons

Power Supply

Requirements Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (1350mAh) External power supply A517 or F-5AC AC Adapter (supplied) Battery LI-92B Battery life Recording (QP mode): Approx. 9.5 hours Internal battery charge AC / USB / Cradle (all using Olympus rechargeable battery only)


Built-in microphone Intelligent Two Microphone System Microphone type Electret condenser | 8O x 2 Directional characteristic Dictation1 (Omni-Directional mono)
Dictation2 (Narrow)
Conference (Digital Directional stereo) Microphone sensitivity 3 Level (High/Middle/Low)
(Conference Mode = Auto) Recording format DSS / DSS Pro / WAV/ MP3 Voice activated recording VCVA Hands-free recording Dictation & Transcription
via optional Footswitch RS-31H Level meter Yes


Playback speed control Slow / Normal / Fast Cue / review Yes

Editing & Workflow

Partial erase with DSS / DSS Pro File erase Erase all files/ Erase single files Insert with DSS / DSS Pro Overwrite with DSS / DSS Pro / WAV Append with DSS / DSS Pro / WAV Index mark 32 per file (DSS Pro/WAV/MP3), 16 per file (DSS) Author ID setting 10 Work type ID setting 20 Priority setting Yes (High / Normal) Verbal comments up to 32 per file Folders Up to 7 (name changeable)
200 files per folder Text editor Yes Pending Yes

Additional Functions

Wireless features Built-in Wi-Fi


Device lock by PIN Yes File encryption / decryption DSS Pro real time encryption (128 / 256 bit) Lock single files Yes


Standards Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wired LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Frequency band 2.4GHz band: 2.412GHz 2.472GHz
5GHz band: 5.180GHz 5.825GHz (for indoor use only) Security WEP
WPA2 (Personal/Enterprise)
WPA/WPA2 mixed mode (Personal/Enterprise)

PEAPv0 / PEAPv1 /
EAP-TLS / EAP-TTLS / EAP-PWD Encryption WEP: 64/128 bit,
WPA/WPA2 mixed mode: TKIP/AES RADIUS Server Windows
Windows Server 2008 / 2012 / 2016
FreeRadius 2.1.12


Housing colour Black Dimensions 120.8mm (H) x 49.8mm (W) x 18.6mm (D) Weight 116.5g (including battery) Microphone jack O3.5mm mini jack | impedance 2kOhm EAR jack O3.5mm mini jack | impedance 8Ohm or more Speaker Built-in 11 x 15mm square dynamic speaker Maximum speaker output 320mW (8Ohm speaker) Compatible OS Windows 7,8.1,10
Mac OS 10.10 - 10.13 Compatible software Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) R7 / DSS Player for Mac V7 Docking station CR-21 (supplied), CR-15 (optional) Supplied items LI-92B Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, A-517 AC Adaptor, KP-30 microUSB Cable, CS-151 Carrying Case, CR-21 Docking Station, Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) License (Dictation Module) Languages EN / DE / CZ / DK / ES / FR / NL / PL / RU / SV/ IT