Custom Speech USA software requires some Microsoft components

Products requiring Windows Media Player v. 9.0 or higher:

Server configuration requiring Command! Professional or Enterprise client:

Recommended minimum requirements: 

Operating System  

  • Windows OS supported by Microsoft Mainstream Support:
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista  (32 bit) -- known issues with device drivers with Vista OS
  • See Customer Support
  • Software may run with the following but are not supported:
  • Windows 98SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows OS--additional requirements:
  • Windows OS only supported if new, complete installation
  • Update to Windows OS not supported
  • Windows OS must be running most recent service pack/updates
  • Recommended OS:  Windows XP
  • Command!™ web application browser compatible


  • 133 MHz or higher generally required
  • 400 MHz or higher for Command!™ client
  • 800 MHz or higher for database server for 5 or more network nodes
  • 1 GHz or higher for speech recognition and Command!™ servers


  • Minimum 128 MB RAM for OS and single client application
  • Add 64 MB RAM for SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine
  • 500 MB RAM or more for Command!™ servers
  • 1 GB RAM or more for speech recognition

Hard Disk

  • Free hard disk requirements vary depending upon the application
  • 50 MB or more for Command!™ Enterprise 
  • 20 MB or less for other Custom Speech USA applications
  • 1 MB for each Command!™ add-in, server, or administrator tool
  • 100 MB for Internet Explorer v. 5.0 or greater
  • 44 MB for SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine
  • More for other SQL server editions
  • 2 MB for Windows Media Player
  • 5 MB minimum for initial database files--additional hard disk required for workflow files
  • 100 MB for each speech user profile
  • 2 GB minimum for file storage for Command!
  • 1MB/min of dictation audio in .wav format (11 kHz, 16 bit)
  • 1MB/min of dictation audio stored in Dragon or IBM session file
  • .2MB/min of dictation audio stored in Custom Speech USA session file
  • 60 GB hard disk space minimum recommended for dictation audio or session files 


Super VGA (800x600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors

Mouse or other pointing device


Additional Requirements for Some Applications

  • Accelerated video card or MMX processor for multimedia and sound
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live Gold (or equivalent) supporting 16-bit recording
  • acWAVE™ .dss conversion requires sound card
  • Dialogic (Intel) telephony card required for Command!™ Call Center (analog)
  • Dialogic (Intel) HMP resource required for Command!™ Call Center (VoIP)
  • Game port or game port/USB converter for CustomMike™/Philips LFH 6170 microphone
  • Serial port or USB for Philips SpeechMike series
  • Programmable keypad, bar code, or speech recognition for MacroBLASTER
  • Serial port or USB port for foot pedal installation for PlayBax™
  • Standard USB device for foot control input using CustomMike™ 
  • 14,400 or higher-baud modem for internet
  • Email account that supports SMTP/POP3 protocols for Command!™ Job Transfer server
  • NO support for Secure SMTP (SSMTP)
  • Mail/FTP/web server to support peak loads from Command!™ Job/Web Transfer
  • Microphone, handheld recorder, or other audio input device
  • Headset or speakers for audio output
  • Software sound recorder
  • 16-bit, mono, 11 KHz, 16 KHz, or 22KHz (recommended for speech recognition)
  • 11 KHz recommended for Dragon, 16 KHz for SweetSpeech, 22 KHz for IBM
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for Command!™ installation
  • Separate locations on WAN must each have own database
  • Exception:  Command!™ for the Web uses central database

Webopedia, Wikipedia, ASR News, Speech Recognition Updateand Speech Technology Magazine websites also provide useful information about speech recognition and other advanced speech and language processing. 

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