The primary difference between the Basic and Premium versions of the V7 TypeWell Transcriber software is the variety of linking features they support. "Linking" refers to how the typed text is transmitted from the transcriber's computer to the reader's computer or mobile device. The software version you use (Basic or Premium) will depend on the type of linking you need. The linking depends on the specific location/setting and the type of reader device you use.
Basic linking—such as peer-to-peer linking—can be used for on-site transcribing. The transcriber and reader must be in the same room, and they each must use a laptop running Windows.
Premium linking—such as Web Linking or Internal Linking—offers greater flexibility and is appropriate for both on-site and remote transcribing. Premium linking allows the reader to use any computer, tablet, or mobile device as long as it has a Web browser. The transcriber can be in the same room as the reader or work from a remote location.
To determine which type of linking is appropriate for your particular situation, consider the following:
Will the transcriber be located on-site or off-site?
- If the transcriber is off-site (also known as "remote"), then Premium linking is required. The reader can view the transcript in a Web browser.
- If the transcriber is on-site, then Basic linking will allow the reader to view the transcript on a Windows laptop.
Will the reader prefer to use a smaller mobile device instead of a Windows laptop?
- For the reader to view the transcript on an iPad, Kindle, or smartphone (i.e. any mobile device that does not run the full version of Windows), Premium linking is required.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, we're here to help! To discuss the technology considerations for your organization, please contact us directly. We'll be happy to help you understand the options and select the appropriate version.