Sony BM-87DSTA Transcribing Machine

Sony Updated: 2007-09-29
Sony BM-87DSTA Transcribing Machine

Transcribe and record important data quickly and easily with the BM-87DSTA transcribing machine. With double speed recorders and telephone conversation recording ability, the BM-87DSTA can meet a variety of transcribing needs. The system conveniently uses standard cassettes, and boasts compatibility with both stereo and monaural cassette recorders for transcribing. For greater efficiency, the handy 3-function foot pedal lets you change modes without moving your hands from the keyboard.

Standard Cassette System
uses easy to obtain, easy to store standard cassettes for recording and playback convenience.

Compatible with Double Speed Recorders
enables the user to transcribe cassette tapes recorded at either the standard 4.8 cm/sec speed or half speed 2.4 cm/sec.

Compatible with Stereo and Mono Cassette Recorders
allows cassette tapes recorded in either the monaural format or stereo format to be transcribed.

Telephone Record Capability
allows for direct recording of telephone conversations.

3-Digit Tape Counter
gives a visible indication of tape elapsed for rapid access when editing and shows amount of dictation on the tape.

Fully Adjustable Automatic Backspace
begins playback prior to where it last stopped, preventing lost dictation.

Built-In Erase on Rewind
may be optionally activated to automatically erase recordings while rewinding the cassette.

Cassette Window
enables the user to view and confirm tape movement.

Auto Motor Shut-Off
after approximately 3 minutes in Stop mode.

3-Function Foot Control
lets the transcriber change mode from Play to rewind to Fast Forward without removing hands from the keyboard.

Speed/Tone/Volume Controls
are individual slider-type, front mounted, and allow easy one-finger adjustment for transcribing convenience.

Electronic Indexing
stops at electronic signals on the tape at selected points to aid in locating particular recordings.

End of Tape and No-Cassette Alarms
signal when the tape end is reached, or if there is no cassette in the compartment.

Auto Stop
stops the tape in Fast Forward and Rewind modes when End-of-Document signals are reached.

Built-In Playback Speaker
is useful when one or more persons wish to listen to the recording without the need to wear earphones.