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Olympus RS31H & RS28H: New HID foot switches deliver exceptional flexibility and comfort for professional users

Hamburg, 10/01/2015 • With the RS31H and RS28H, Olympus launches two high-quality foot switches that are compatible with any third-party application. Keyboard short-cuts or key combinations can be simply and individually configured to suit user preferences. The new Olympus foot switches therefore represent an extremely practical and reliable keyboard enhancement – not only for professional transcription bureaus, but for just about any other scenario imaginable.


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The new RS31H and RS28H foot switches offer users a wealth of versatile options. Both models support the individual assignment of multimedia keys and hot-key combinations. Besides operation together with Olympus Dictation Management Software (ODMS), these foot switches can also be freely used independently to thereby open up a whole new world of deployment potential. For example, these new models can be used to control web browser applications and practically all third-party software, such as video and audio editing programs or gaming software. Their ergonomic design maximizes ease of use: a gentle tap on the respective pedal is all that is required for fast forward, rewind, play or stop. In addition, the devices incorporate an anti-slip base to ensure the foot switch remains secure and stable at all times, preventing it from slipping out from under the foot.

Reliable and user-friendly

The RS31H foot switch is equipped with four pedals, which can be assigned individually to commands such as fast forward, rewind, play and stop. This leaves the hands free, allowing the user to concentrate entirely on transcription. Meanwhile, the RS28H foot switch features three pedals and, like the RS31H, is designed for long-term use, thanks to its high-quality finish.

Transcription kits also available for each model

The new HID foot switches will be available in two different transcription kits. The AS-7000 transcription kit includes the RS31H (four-pedal) foot switch and E-62 stereo headphones, for comfortable, fatigue-free working. Together with the ODMS R6.4 transcription module, this solution allows for easy, trouble-free conversion of voice recordings into text. The AS-2400 transcription kit, which includes the RS28H (three-pedal) foot switch and E-102 stereo headphones, delivers transcription convenience together with the Olympus DSS Player software.

About Olympus

Olympus is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of optical and digital products in the fields of medical technology and consumer electronics. For more than 40 years, Olympus has been manufacturing professional voice documentation solutions that are precisely tailored to the needs of their users. Proven mobile and stationary dictation systems, Wi-Fi enabled digital assistants for doctors and transcription solutions for secretarial staff increase the efficiency of Olympus customers worldwide.

For further information, please contact:

Nadine Dengel
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG
Tel.: +49-40-23773-5867


  • Compatible with any third-party software
  • Individual configuration of keyboard short-cuts or key combinations
  • Operation together with Olympus Dictation Management Software (ODMS)
  • Designed for long-term use
  • Maximum ease of use
  • Available in two different transcription kits