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New Olympus DP-10 Digital Audio Recorder Merges Simplicity with Technology

“Microcassette Successor” Gives Consumers the Best of Both Worlds

CENTER VALLEY, PA., August 18, 2010 – Olympus, the market leader for portable digital voice recorders and professional dictation devices, has combined established features such as simplicity with style for modern functionality in launching its new DP-10 digital audio recorder. The DP-10 is a “microcassette successor,” featuring the simple design and operation of analog recorders but with the memory, recording quality, battery life and storage capacity of a digital device.

“Many people are still using microcassette recorders for their personal and professional needs because they are familiar with their functionality,” said Amy Leslie, product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “The DP-10 brings analog users to the digital realm with minimal change in appearance and function. It gives them the best of both worlds.”

Individuals looking for simplicity will be pleased with the look, feel and function of the DP-10. About the size of a deck of cards, the DP-10 fits neatly in the palm of your hand. The size of the LCD screen is impressive at 1.78 inches wide, and features a large, easy-to-read font.

Generously sized and easy to reach, the “Play”, “Stop” and “Record” buttons are located directly below the LCD screen. Each function button is color-coordinated to further enhance ease of use. The “Rewind” and “Fast-Forward” buttons allow for fast and slow playback to help easily find specific segments in audio files. A large front speaker is prominently positioned at the bottom of the device making it very easy to listen to files. A volume control wheel is located on top of the recorder and the “Erase” button is positioned off to the side to prevent data loss error during handling.

BRINGING THE MICROCASSETTE RECORDER TO THE NEW GENERATION
Recording in high-quality WMA format, the DP-10 boasts 63 hours of battery life. Set to LP mode, the device can record for more than 131 consecutive hours.

Complementing the memory is an easy-to-use interface that enables users to arrange files through a “calendar search”. This gives users the ability to organize recordings by date and time, as well as search for past recordings with ease.

In addition to the search function, DP-10 users will benefit from fast and slow playback settings that make note taking and transcription easy and efficient. The Noise Cancellation and Microphone Sense Settings are two other great functions of the DP-10 that help create premium recordings regardless of the environment. The Noise Cancellation blocks out unnecessary background noises so audio is captured with optimum clarity. The Microphone Sense Setting can be adjusted easily with the side button and set at ‘high’ or ‘low’. This feature adjusts the microphones to pick up faint sounds easier or soften loud sounds to allow for the best audio recording.

DP-10 PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Large LCD screen (1.78 inches) and font size
  • Large front speaker and function buttons
  • High-quality WMA recording
  • 63 hours of battery life
  • 71 hours (HQ) / 131 hours (LP) of recording time
  • Easy-to-use calendar search (no folders) for added simplicity
  • Playback speed control
  • Noise cancellation
  • Four-language display – EN, SP, FR, PT
  • Microphone Sense Setting

AVAILABILITY
The DP-10 digital audio device will be available at the end of August 2010. Two AAA alkaline batteries and an instruction manual are included.

U.S. PRICING
DP-10 Estimated Street Price: $34.99

Journalists interested in further information, product review units and/or high-resolution images should contact David Saba, public relations counselor, at (484) 821-0920 x705 or saba@sparkcreatives.com.

ABOUT OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC.
Olympus Imaging America Inc. is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering award-winning products for consumer and professional markets.

Olympus Imaging America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and its ultimate parent company, Olympus Corporation, to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances people’s lives every day. These include:

  • Digital Cameras
  • Professional Digital SLR Imaging Systems
  • Related Underwater Products and Accessories
  • Digital and Microcassette Recorders
  • Digital Media
  • Binoculars

Olympus Imaging America Inc. is responsible for sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. For more information, visit: www.olympusamerica.com.