Upgrade to Dragon Legal NZ


Upgrade to Dragon Legal NZ

Self-reliance and faster writing for lawyers.

Don’t use Dragon products that aren’t designed for the NZ Legal sector!

It wastes valuable time to train and customise retail and general purpose editions for legal use when you could upgrade to a product tailored to your specific needs.

Dragon Legal NZ features an updated legal vocabulary built from an expanded legal corpus. The legal vocabulary was developed by analysing many NZ law firms and individual lawyers’ documents. With thousands of legal terms; NZ Statues, NZ Law Firms, NZ place names, Government entities, even commonly used Te Reo, it is tailored specifically for general legal dictation in New Zealand.

Dragon Legal NZ has other enhancements released with version 13, including higher accuracy, support for microphones built into many current laptops, and greater speed.

If you are an existing Sound Business Systems customer of Dragon you could be entitled to a FREE UPGRADE (see conditions below).

Comprehensive Upgrade Information:

Order before 30th September 2015 to take advantage of these offers.

1. Users with latest SBS Legal Dictionary

Volume License Agreement customers with a valid maintenance & support contract for Dragon Professional with existing SBS Legal dictionary (NZLegal, Coronial).

Users of Dragon Professional 13 with an existing SBS Legal dictionary




You will be notified of the upgrade procedure – if you have questions, contact us on 0800 34 2828.


2. Users of Dragon Professional 13

Users of Dragon Professional 13 – No SBS Legal Dictionary




3. Users of Dragon Professional 11/12

Users of Dragon Professional 11/12 – No SBS Legal Dictionary




4. Users of Dragon Premium 11/12/13

Users of Dragon Premium 11/12/13




Order before 30th September 2015 to take advantage of these offers.

Why Dragon Legal NZ?

Dragon Legal NZ helps New Zealand legal professionals in five ways:


  1. Instant document turnaround:

Talk and your words appear on the screen via highly accurate speech recognition developed specifically for New Zealand legal documents.


     2. Talk as long you want:

Dragon Legal is Windows-based computer speech recognition that keeps up with you with no time limits on how long you can dictate – unlike mobile apps and other PC speech recognition programs.


     3. Dictate documents on the go:

Transcribe dictation recorded on your mobile phone or digital recorder. Make file notes when meetings are fresh in your mind for later transcription.



     4. Avoid outsourcing charges and issues with instant, accurate turnaround on documents:     

Because you write them using your voice – and also ensure that intellectual property remains secure.


     5. Increase efficiency of support staff and solicitors:

Free up their time for more valuable tasks and removing delays in document processing.

Meet your faster, better, smarter Dragon Legal NZ.


NZimages-e1403235477326-75x75.jpgNEW! Expanded New Zealand Legal Corpus

Dragon Legal NZ provides you with the latest New Zealand legal corpus for highly accurate speech recognition.

ico-more-accurate-orange.pngNEW! Even more accurate

15% more out-of-the-box accuracy than Dragon 12 means that Dragon gets you, and you get things done, faster.

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Profile creation is now shorter with training optional due to Dragon’s dramatically improved out-of-the box accuracy.

ico-profile-setup-orange.pngNEW! Easier than ever to set up

15% more out-of-the-box accuracy than Dragon 12 means that Dragon gets you, and you get things done, faster.

ico-easy-to-use-orange.pngNEW! Easier than ever to use

A completely redesigned and enhanced user interface makes Dragon 13 more intuitive and easier to use.

ico-web.pngNEW! A better Web experience

Now enjoy dictation with Full Text Control and enhanced Command & Control, using Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.

ico-headset-orange.pngNEW! Simplified audio setup

Dragon automatically detects the best audio devices available, letting you simply select the recommended device to use.

ico-mic-orange.pngNEW! Use an internal microphone

New support for microphones built into many of the latest laptops leaves you free to dictate directly into the laptop without a headset.

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Learn from Sent Email now works with Gmail & Yahoo! Mail, giving you more sources from which Dragon can learn your unique vocabulary.

Plus there’s so much more…

Two week offer (conditions apply).

Dragon Legal NZ is available for a two week trial. We will install and train you professionally so that you’ll see a boost in productivity from the moment you starting using Dragon Legal NZ– that’s our promise. If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll refund the software price in full. Dragon Legal NZ provides instant document turnaround, continuous speech recognition for long documents, savings on outsourcing charges and increase security for intellectual property. Your whole practice will benefit.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Mike Kelly

Sound Business Systems


(09) 375 9393

0800 DICTATE (342828)


Windows 10 and Speech Processing / Recognition products.


Windows 10 and Speech Processing / Recognition products.

Microsoft released the final version of Windows 10 on July 29th 2015.

Here is our latest update on our most common products like Philips SpeechExec, Nuance Dragon, Olympus Dictation and Winscribe software in the Windows 10 environments:

PhilipsSpeech Exec and Windows 10

Currently Philips are testing SpeechExec 8.7 with the release build of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version and Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit version.

Please note: Windows 10 will be officially supported from SpeechExec 8.7-SR1 onwards which is scheduled for late October 2015.

Speech Exec Software – all 32-bit version of Windows 10 will not be supported.

In case of an upgrade from an earlier Windows version to Windows 10 with installed SpeechExec Pro software please proceed as follows:

• Revoke all SpeechExec licenses from SpeechExec Help menu > License information

• Uninstall the current SpeechExec version (user settings will be kept)

• Uninstall all SQL components belonging to SpeechExec Pro

• Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit or Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit

• Install SpeechExec 8.7 with the revoked license key


Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 / Legal NZ & DMPE 3 support for Windows 10:

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 / Dragon Legal NZ and Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3 are supported on Windows 10. Customers who have a qualified Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 device that already has Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 installed should be able to upgrade to Windows 10 without needing to re-install DNS 13.  Similarly, customers who upgrade to Windows 10 should be able to subsequently install DNS 13 without issue.

Are there any known issues running Dragon 13 or DMPE 3 on Windows 10?

Windows 10 has two main modes: desktop mode and tablet mode. In desktop mode, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 should work with all previously supported applications. In tablet mode, where applications become viewable as full screen, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 should also continue to function normally with previously supported applications. There may be some cosmetic variances in the behavior of the DragonBar, and some UI elements, such as the Learning Center, may appear in full screen mode. These issues should not impact the use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13.

Nuance is currently investigating the use of certain voice commands with Outlook 2013, which can cause Outlook to freeze. Customers can continue to dictate into Outlook 2013 using full text control without issue. We will provide more detail regarding the use of voice commands with Outlook 2013 in additional support documents. Other supported versions of Outlook work as expected with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 on Windows 10.

How will Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 & DMPE 3 work with Windows 10 applications, (Edge browser / Universal apps)?

Edge is a new browser from Microsoft that comes with Windows 10. Microsoft has not published any APIs for developers such as Nuance that would enable us to do advanced integration with Edge. As a result, customers can do basic dictation into edit controls in an Edge browser but they may not be able use full text controls or other advanced voice commands.

  • DNS 13 supports alternate browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Chrome, on Windows 10 with the same level of functionality provided on Windows 7 and 8/8.1.
  • Universal apps are the successor to Metro apps in Windows 8/8.1. Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 will provide the same level of basic dictation support for Universal apps on Windows 10 as it did for Metro apps in Windows 8/8.1.


NOTE: Windows 10 has new or modified features, such as the new Start menu, that were not available in Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. As a result, customers may not be able to use voice commands to control the new features in Windows 10.

Will Nuance be providing a patch or update for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 or DMPE 3 on Windows 10?

Nuance are continuing evaluating Windows 10 and will notify customers if there are any planned updates.


Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) and Windows 10

No information has yet been released regarding Windows 10, but initial checks on Olympus ODMS, both dictation module and transcription module and initial tests are good, no obvious compatibility issues.

The latest edition of Olympus Dictation Management System software – ODMS R6.1 – offically support Windows 8 operating system, Office 2010 x64 and new versions of virtual environment products, including VMware View 4.6/5.0 and Citrix XenApp with Citrix Receiver 3.x.


Sound Business Systems were proud to be silver sponsors at HiNZ 2015 in Christchurch.

Sound Business Systems were proud to be silver sponsors at HiNZ 2015 in Christchurch.

HiNZ is New Zealand’s premier event for health informatics and Christchurch hosted in style. We all increased in our understanding of digital health, with a large vendor exhibition and top quality sessions from leaders in the field. A record 800 delegates attended, an increase of 30% on the previous year.  There are over 70 presentations available for viewing in the HiNZ webcast library for HiNZ members.

My pick was the presentation on the National Health IT Plan Update and I hear the site visits to CDHB and Pegasus Health for delegates were great.  The next HiNZ Conference will be held at SKYCITY Auckland, 31 October – 3 November 2016 in what is promising to be an even bigger and better event.

Sound Business Systems believe that in today’s medical environment, clinical notes and report quality and timeliness are essential to overall patient care. Many healthcare entities approached us, searching for ways to streamline their activities and improve efficiency and performance. We enjoyed showcasing Winscribe Text  and Winscribe Speech Recognition the future of Clinical documentation, creation, management and distribution in New Zealand.

It was great to see so many customers and to meet new people, our schedule for visiting the DHB’s through to the end of year has definitely expanded.  If you didn’t get the chance to talk to us, we would love the opportunity to meet with you. We can be contacted on 0800 34 2828 or via sale@soundbusiness.co.nz

Congratulations to our Winscribe iPad mini Prize Draw Winner:

Emmanuel Jo – Principal Technical Specialist for Ministry of Health