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Realtime Reporting Steno Voice Writing Equipment Checklist

Below you will find the minimum requirements for your Voice Writing classes at HJC. We have included links to a variety of sources where your equipment can be purchased. This is for your convenience only. HJC does not recommend or require that your equipment be purchased from any particular supplier.
  • Steno Mask (please see Realtime Reporting Degree Page to help determine which mask is best for you.)
  • Talk Technologies Sylencer –
  • AudioScribe Accuspeak –
  • Voxrite Specialized Captioning Headsets (Captioning/CART Students Only) -
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones –
  • CaTalyst VP Software by Stenograph Corporation – call 800-323-4247 Ext. 6263 to purchase.
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 Software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Computer or laptop (See minimum requirements list below.)
    • High-speed internet access 
    • A USB port for the writing machine to write realtime, update the writing machine dictionary, and update the writing machine software.
    • Processor:  Processor speed of 2GHz or higher.  An Intel i3, i5, i7, or AMD equivalent is strongly recommended.
    • RAM: 4.0 GB RAM or greater 
    • Operating system: Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 7
    • Sound Card & Speakers - A Windows compatible sound card for auio recording at 8 KHz, 16-bit.
    • CD-ROM/RW drive (Please note: a DVD burner is preferred because DVD’s hold more information for backing up speech files.)
    • Hard Drive Capacity of 80 GB or higher 
    • A DirectX 9 compatible video card with a minimum of 256 MB Video RAM.
    • SVGA monitor capable with a 1024x768 or higher resolution.