PHILIPS DPM8100 Voice Recorder

Product Highlights


Introducing the new Philips DPM8100. This machine is available in a number of versions. This Model DPM8100 has a slide switch operation of Record, Stop, Play & Fast Rewind. The Pocket Memo DPM8100 dictation recorder takes dictation to a new level. Breakthrough 3D Mic technology delivers best audio quality in any recording situation. 

Its robust yet lightweight stainless steel design offers perfect ergonomics for working over longer periods of time. Coupled with SpeechExec Pro software for efficient data management and a docking station for uploading your files, going from your voice to your text document has never been quicker.

3D Mic system for best audio quality and accurate speech-recognition results

The breakthrough 3D Mic technology uses the built-in microphones to always deliver best recording results: an omnidirectional microphone offering 360 degree sound pick-up, ideal for the recording of multiple sound sources such as meetings, and a unidirectional microphone optimized for voice recording and accurate speech-recognition results.

Built-in motion sensor for automatic microphone selection

The built-in motion sensor senses when the device is placed on the desk or held in the hand and selects the microphone accordingly to suit the recording situation. The motion sensor switches automatically into standby mode when the device is idle. Once the Pocket Memo is picked up again, it’s ready to record within seconds.

Ergonomic slide switch for efficient single-handed operation

The quick-response and ergonomic slide switch is designed for singlehanded operation of all recording and playback functions, allowing easy and quick file editing (insert, overwrite, append). It operates with a light sensor signal, making it wear-free and durable.

Robust stainless steel casing for extra durability

The asymmetrical and ergonomic shape fits perfectly into your hand. Its slim and lightweight design maximizes comfort, even when working over longer periods of time. The brushed stainless steel creates a robust and highly durable protective shell around the device. The device is shockproof according to US military standard 516.6.

The large full-color display offers sharp images, making it easier to see everything at first glance. The clear user interface is optimized for easy, intuitive operation.

Docking station for fast battery charging and hands-free recording

The stable and superior docking station provides speedy charging and automatic transfer of your recording to your computer. With an optional foot control connected, the docking station enables hands-free recording and transcription even without a computer.

Light and motion sensors for extended battery life

The high-capacity Li-ion battery can be easily charged through a standard micro USB jack. The integrated light and motion sensors guarantee extended battery life. The smart technology adjusts the brightness of the display and switches automatically into stand-by mode when the device is idle, ensuring that your recorder will always be ready to work when you are.

File encryption and device PIN lock for high data security

Recordings can be encrypted in real time using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES or Rijndael Algorithm) with a key length of 256 bits. AES provides a very high degree of security and has been approved in the USA for the most highly classified government information. The device itself can be assigned a PIN code to protect against unauthorized use or file playback.

Integrated barcode scanner for streamlined documentation

The integrated barcode scanner enables you to link client or patient data to a recording by simply scanning over a barcode, even from a display.* This ensures reliable assignment of client or patient IDs and speeds up your workflow.

Remote management support for time-saving deployment and maintenance

The Philips SpeechExec Remote Device Manager software allows IT administrators to centrally manage, configure and update dictation hardware from Philips, saving valuable time and resources. Managing device settings for individuals, groups and teams or the whole organization is easily done remotely.

Classic mode for clear and easy-to-use operation

Many users still love their analog devices for their simplicity and userfriendliness. The optional classic mode gives the user the look and feel of working with an analog device while retaining the advantages of digital technology and keep focused on the essentials.


In the box:

  • DPM8100 Pocket Memo digital dictation recorder
  • Docking station
  • Memory card
  • Lithium Rechargeable battery
  • USB cable
  • Pouch
  • User manual


NOTE: Hardware recorder only. Device does not come with a license for the Phillips dictation/transcription software. This must be purchased separately if required.

A recent video of the DPM-8100 in action with Dragon Medical.




The Philips DPM8100 is the latest and greatest digital voice recorder from Philips. This unit replaces the LFH9600 which was the previous top-of-the-line professional voice recorder from Philips in Germany.

What’s amazing about this recorder is focused around the build quality, digital audio performance and user functionality.

You really do need to hold this device in your hand to appreciate the fully stainless steel construction that extrudes quality and engineering expertise. I use one of these devices personally in the voice recognition office and it always impresses people when they see it in action. It’s very robust and expertly crafted. It feels like it would last for years and years.

The superb digital audio performance comes from its new 3-D Mic technology system. Essentially, there are two omnidirectional 360° stereo microphones which can pick up multiple speakers in a meeting but are also highly optimised for dictation and speech recognition use.

In terms of user functionality, the DPM8100 device incorporates unique features like a motion sensor, which senses when the device is placed on the desk (or held in the hand) and selects the right mode accordingly. Also the responsive ergonomic slide switch which is designed for simple operation for all recording and playback function. This allows you to easily edit a file by overwriting, pending or inserting additional voice recordings as if it was an old school tape recorder.

This makes this recorder a great transition recorder from people coming from analogue tape as it simulates the same type of system as tape ‑ but brings all the advantages of the digital audio technology.

A large high-resolution colour display makes it really easy to identify the state of the recorder and it’s easy and intuitive to operate the menu system.

The new Philips DPM8100 also has a high capacity lithium ion battery pack that can be charged with a standard micro USB connector. The runtime is outstanding.

The DPM8100 also comes with a high quality docking station which allows you to quickly charge and automatically transfer your digital voice recordings to your computer (or your support staff). This integrates seamlessly with the Philips speech dictation (SpeechExec) software that is supplied with the voice recorder.

Recordings can also be encrypted in real-time using 256 bit encryption protocols, so your data is secure. You can also pin code your voice recorder to protect against unauthorised file playback.

The bottom line is that this is one of the best (probably the best) digital voice recorders on the market. It has an extremely high build quality, very high quality audio and functions that advanced users need ‑ without an overly complex interface.

These solid features make the Philips DMP 8100 ideal for use with optional Dragon Naturally Speaking or Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 speech recognition software packages.

If you have any questions, please call us on 1300 709 720 and we can answer your questions about the Philips DPM8000/DPM8100. We do use them in our office and have a high degree of expertise in Philips digital voice recorders and transcription equipment.