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Remote Speech-to-Text Services

Speech-to-text services can be provided onsite or remotely. Onsite speech-to-text services refers to the service provider and consumer being in the same location. Remote speech-to-text services refers to the service provider and consumer being in different locations.  

With remote speech-to-text services, the provider, often referred to as a captioner, captionist or transcriber, accesses audio content via a telephone line or video conferencing software. The service provider and consumer use software to connect their computers over the Internet so what is typed is viewed on both screens. Many systems allow the consumer to use any device that can connect to the Internet: laptop, tablet, or smartphone.


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