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OM System ODMS R8 Dictation & Transcription Software

Looking for a dictation and transcription solution that seamlessly integrates with your preferred hardware? Prefer to use email, FTP or shared drives to share dictation audio with typists instead of a cloud solution? Explore the new ODMS R8 Dictation Module & Transcription Module software from OM System, the new name for Olympus Audio. 

What is the latest version of Olympus ODMS?

R8 is the latest version of ODMS from OM System, the new name for Olympus Audio. ODMS is an acronym for OM System Dictation Management System.

Try Before You Buy - ODMS R8

The ODMS R8 software can be installed and a fully functional version can be used for free for thirty days in what is known as trial mode. This is an excellent option to test out the software and set it up to your own requirements before you need to buy a licence. Our video below details the steps to download and install ODMS R8 in trial mode:

Download the latest ODMS R8 installer file from

My ODMS R8 Trial Has Ended What Licence Do I Need?

ODMS R8 comes in two distinct modules. Dictation Module (DM) and Transcription Module (TM). When you run ODMS R8 in trial mode you will get a warning on how many days you have left in your trial.

OM System ODMS R8 licence keys are a physical product, customers used to Olympus licences will recognise the green square piece of paper that licence keys traditionally look like, they are the size of an old school CD (Compact Disk) case. Dictate Australia stores the physical licence key and makes it available via our website as an instant electronic key, when you buy a licence it will be issued instantly ready for you to use.

Sample ODMS R8 Licence Key Card


We recommend buying a licence key before the end of your trial period. Entering a licence key is simply entered via the ODMS R8 software itslef by going to Help and then About where a link is shown, along with the module and version, for you to click a and enter your full licence key.

ODMS R8 Trial Mode Enter Licence Key to Unlock Full Licence

The Dictation Module is used by dictation authors and helps automate the download and distribution of dictation audio from a physical dictaphone or via a connected microphone. The Dictation Module is also used t configure compatible OM System and legacy Olympus digital dictaphones. The Dictation Module can not be used for transcription.

Buy an OM System ODMS R8 Dictation Module (DM) Licence Key - AS-R801

The Transcription Module is used by transcription typists and helps automate the receipt and load of dictation audio from email, shared drives and FTP servers. Audio playback can be controlled by either a compatible OM System or legacy Olympus transcription typing foot pedal or by using keyboard hot keys to manage audio stop/play/rewind while listening and transcribing.

Buy an OM System ODMS R8 Transcription Module (TM) Licence Key - AS-R802

ODMS R8 is a Perpetual Single Install Licence

The OM System licence model is perpetual meaning you are entitled to free updates during the life of the major version, being version 8. The ODMS R8 licence is a single install licence, meaning that each computer that ODMS R8 is installed on requires its own unique licence key. An upgrade licence is available only for users who already own an Olympus ODMS R7 licence key. Customers with older Olympus ODMS R6 or DSS Player Pro R5 licence keys will need to buy a new full ODMS R8 Dictation Module (DM) or Transcription Module (TM) licence key.

You can tell if you own an ODMS R7 licence key by running your existing Olympus software on your computer and going to Help and then About. This will show you both the module installed, Dictation or Transcription, the version and the licence key that was originally used to install the software.

Licence keys for the various versions of the ODMS software are typically five blocks of number and letter combinations. You can tell the version and module of the software licence you own by the first three character of your licence key:

OM System Sofwtare Licence Keys:

  • ODMS R8 Dictation Module (DM) - RD8X-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
  • ODMS R8 Transcription Module (TM) - RT8X-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

Olympus Software Licence Keys:

  • ** ODMS R7 Dictation Module (DM) - RD7X-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
  • ** ODMS R7 Transcription Module (TM) - RT7X-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
  • ++ ODMS R6 Dictation Module (DM) - RD6X-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
  • ++ ODMS R6 Transcription Module (TM) - RT6X-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
  • ++ DSS Player Pro R5 Dictation Module (DM) - RD5X-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
  • ++ DSS Player Pro R5 Transcription Module (TM) - RT5X-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

** If you own one of these licence keys you can use an OM System ODMS R8 upgrade licence key. Ensure you buy the correct module upgrade licence key. ODMS R7 will be discontinued in March 2025.

++ If you own one of these licence keys, the software is long out of support and you would need to replace your software with a full ODMS R8 licence. Ensure you buy the correct module licence key and refer to the OM System Compatibility Chart to ensure your hardware is still supported. 

Both modules can be integrated with a Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice profile to automate speech to text requiring the typist or the author to then just proofread and format the output, this can be up to 3 times faster than traditional transcription. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is sold separately.

Compatible ODMS R7 OM System & Olympus Hardware

ODMS R8 Dictation & Transcription software is designed to work seamlessly with the following Olympus products:

  • OM System DS-9100 dictation kit, includes an ODMS Cloud licence key
  • OM System DS-2700 dictation kit, includes an ODMS R8 DM licence key
  • OM System RS-28N & RS-31N Transcription typing foot pedal
  • Olympus DS-9000 & DS-9500 (both discontinued)
  • Olympus DS-2600 (discontinued) 
  • Olympus RS-28H & RS-31H Footswitch

For the latest compatibility of all OM System and legacy Olympus products please refer to this link:

With these compatible OM System & Olympus devices, you can ensure a smooth and efficient on-premise locally installed dictation and transcription workflow.

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