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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
    • Monitor, printer, keyboard, and mouse 
    • A minimum of three USB ports
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (recommended) - 2.40 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (minimum) 
    • RAM: 4.0 GB RAM (recommended) - 2.0 GB RAM (Minimum) 
    • Operating system: Windows XP, Microsoft Vista 32-Bit, or Microsoft Vista 64-Bit. (We highly recommend Window XP.)
    • Sound Card & Speakers 
    • CD-ROM/RW drive (Please note: a DVD burner is preferred, as DVD’s hold more information for backing up speech files.) 
    • Hard Drive Minimum: 80 GB 
    • Java capable internet browser (Microsoft™ Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher) 
    • Video graphics accelerator card. (A high resolution screen set to 1024x768 resolution is recommended.)