The future of digital dictation has arrived!

Philips SpeechAir

Smart recording on the go

The SpeechAir smart voice recorder saves you time and resources by allowing you to work more flexibly than ever before. Whether you are a lawyer or an architect, the Philips SpeechAir helps you make the most out of your valuable time. The integrated Wi-Fi function and three dedicated microphones let you record and share your files from anywhere and anytime. Recordings can be encrypted in real time for maximum data security.


How does it work

The Philips SpeechAir fits perfectly into your daily workflow. Record your voice from your office or on the road and securely send it off for transcription. You can send your recordings to your assistant or use the Philips SpeechLive transcription service, where trained professionals will quickly type up your documents for you. You can also use speech recognition for almost instant transcription results.

Ultimate recording quality

Crystal-clear recordings

Three professional microphones deliver ultimate sound quality in any recording situation. The 360° microphone is ideal for recording dictations and meetings. For noisy environments, such as when dictating on a train or in a shared office, the directional microphone is best suited. It filters out background noise and records your voice perfectly for excellent playback as well as speech recognition results. You can even record clear VoIP calls with a third, dedicated microphone.

Always stay connected

Wi-Fi, LAN, USB and Bluetooth

Save time by transferring your finished recordings wirelessly to your transcription staff and directly accessing your clients’ data in your document management system. Use Wi-Fi for VoIP calls and accessing your emails and calendar. Add flexibility by connecting a Bluetooth headset or speakers.

Maximum file security

Protect your recordings with up to triple encryption

Especially in the legal, financial and insurance sector, safeguarding confidential client information is paramount. This is why SpeechAir recordings are encrypted in real time using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256bit. The AES has been approved for the most highly classified government information. A PIN code protects the device itself against unauthorized use. Features such as the camera can be locked and Wi-Fi networks can be restricted for employees.

Perfectly protected device

Gorilla glass and anti-microbial housing

Gorilla glass makes the device scratch and shock resistant. The housing is made of antimicrobial synthetics. These materials work against bacteria and various microorganisms to ensure hygienic working. The device is shockproof according to US military standard 516.6.

Camera and barcode scanner

Attach photos to your recordings

The camera allows you to conveniently attach supporting photos to your dictations. When inspecting insurance claims or real estate for instance, you no longer need to carry an additional camera along with you. All your documents can be sent off immediately, no need to wait until you are back in the office. The SpeechAir camera also comes with an integrated barcode scanner. This enables you to instantly link client data to a recording just by scanning a QR- or barcode.

Wear-free slide switch

Outstanding ergonomics for prolonged use

The ergonomic and wear-free slide switch is designed for efficient single-handed operation without having to look down at the device. It allows for quick and easy file operation (play, pause, stop, fast forward, fast rewind). A customizable function key above the slider gives quick access to the app.

Docking station

Instant file transfer and quick charging

The included superior docking station automatically transfers all your recordings to your computer and quickly re-charges your device. The LAN connection allows you to transfer your files directly from the station without having to use a computer. The dock comes with a Kensington lock. This antitheft system guarantees a peace of mind when leaving the dock unattended in offices.

Philips dictation recorder app

Professional dictation features for increased efficiency

The integrated recorder app comes with professional dictation features such as editing modes, priority and EOL flag, enhanced data and dictation list as well as sending options (to network folder, Philips SpeechLive services or email recipients).

Large speaker

The large speaker allows you to playback your recordings and dictations in crystal-clear audio quality.

Hardware SDK

The Hardware SDK allows you to integrate your device into your own workflow solution, for example connect your SpeechAir to your hospital information system (HIS) to access patient data directly. Remotely configure the device in real time and lock the settings for advanced security.

Remote administration

Optional remote administration using Philips Remote Device Management software allows IT administrators to manage, configure and update dictation hardware centrally, saving valuable time and resources.

Dictation workflow

For an even more efficient dictation workflow you can take advantage of the Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate workflow software (PSP1200) or use the optional cloud workflow services by signing up on Philips SpeechLive. These services include online speech recognition and transcription, by trained professionals.

Software development kit

The software development kit (SDK) allows you to customize your existing app to use the different microphones, speakers, slide switch, smart button, microphone sensitivity and LED.

Android OS

Android is a secure and intuitive OS which allows you to install apps on your SpeechAir and have all important applications on one single device.


SpeechAir smart voice recorder


Slide switch type
International slide switch (record / stop / play / rewind)
Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz
Internal memory
16 GB (12 GB available)
Operating system
Android 4.4.2
dark grey pearl metallic and chrome frame
light sensor, motion sensor, optical proximity sensor
Vibration module
Antimicrobial surface
Customizable function button


Product dimensions (W × D × H)
62 × 127 × 15 mm / 2.4 × 5.0 × 0.6 inches
160 g / 5.6 oz


3.5 mm / 1.4 inches
3.5 mm / 1.4 inches
micro USB 2.0
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Docking station connector


IPS with 16 million colors
Screen type
scratch resistant Gorilla glass touch screen
Diagonal screen size
10.16 cm / 4 inches
480 × 800 pixels
Audio (supported by operating system)
Recording format
Playback format


Directional microphone
for speech recognition
360° microphone
for meetings and dictation
MEMS microphone
for VoIP telephony

Philips dictation recorder app

Recording modes
DSS Pro (DS2/mono), PCM Voice (WAV/mono)
Bit rate
28 kbit/s (DSS Pro), 256 kbit/s (PCM Voice)
Edit modes
insert, overwrite, append
Recording time
1073 hours (DS2), 117 hours (WAV)
Sample rate
16 kHz / 16 bit
Supported barcodes
Code 39, Code 93, Codabar, Code128, Code 25, Code 11, MSI-Plessey, EAN, UPC, QR code, Data Matrix


Speaker type
built-in rectangular dynamic speaker
Dimensions front speaker
6 × 12 mm / 0.2 × 0.5 inches
Dimensions rear speaker
11 × 15 mm / 0.4 × 0.6 inches


5 Megapixels
Image formats (supported by operating system)
Video recording formats (supported by operating system)
H.264 / AVC (MOV, 3GP) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30fps)
Video playback formats (supported by operating system)
MPEG-1/2 (DAT, MPG, VOB, TS) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), MPEG4 (AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, 3GP) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), DIVX (AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, 3GP) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), Real Media (RM, RMVB) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), H.264 (AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, TS, FLV) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), MVC H.264 (AVI, MOV) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (60 fps), VP8 (WEBM) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), VC-1 (WMV, ASF, TS, MKV, AVI) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), H.263 (3GP, MOV, MP4) up to 704 × 576 pixels (30 fps), Sorensen Spark (FLV) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), ON2 VP6 (AVI, FLV) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), JPEG (AVI, MOV) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps)


Battery type
built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity
2700 mAh
Battery lifetime
up to 12 hours of recording (DSS QP mode)
Standby time
up to 97 hours
Charging time (full charge)
approx. 3 hours

Docking station 

Product dimensions (W × D × H)
82 × 77 × 56 mm / 3.2 × 3.0 × 2.2 inches
264 g / 9.3 oz
LAN connection
Kensington lock
Removable magnetic inlay for use with case

Green specifications

Compliant to 2011/65/EU (RoHS)
Operation conditions
-5° – 45° C / 23° – 113° F
10 % – 90 %, noncondensing


Real-time file encryption
Encryption standard (Philips dictation recorder app)
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 bits
Device lock with PIN code or password
Configurable security settings with Software Development Kit (SDK) or configuration software
Lockable settings
System requirements for SpeechExec workflow software
Intel Dual-Core, 1.0 GHz or equivalent processor
RAM memory
1 GB (2 GB recommended)
Hard disk space
100 MB for SpeechExec software, 1 GB (32 bit)/2 GB (64 bit) for Microsoft .NET Framework
Operating system
Windows 10 (64 bit), Windows 8/7 (32/64 bit)
Free USB port
Graphics card
DirectX-compliant graphics card with hardware acceleration recommended
Windows Media Player must be installed

Package contents

SpeechAir smart voice recorder
Docking station
In-ear headphones
2 USB cables
Power supply with international adapters
US, UK, Europe, Asia Pacific
USB stick containing user manual, Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate dictation software (PSP1200) and Philips SpeechAir management software
Quick start guide

Available accessories (optional)

Philips SpeechAir case ACC1120
Philips telephone pickup microphone LFH9162
Philips meeting microphone LFH9172
Philips SDK for dictation hardware LFH7475