Digital recorders

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Digital recordersOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Areview by Davey WinderDigitalrecording has just about destroyed taped formats everywhere they have gone headto head. First the music cassette was hounded out of our homes and cars by theCD, now the VHS video is fighting a losing battle against DVD. So why are somany high-flying executives still using low-quality, inefficient, tape-boundportable voice recorders? Thesesame high-flyers wouldn’t be seen dead listening to music on some beat upcassette player. But they plod along using an ancient device that when it isn’trunning out of power or chewing up a tape, is recording something of such poorquality it takes longer to work out what was said than it did to figure outwhich way the tape went in. Butnow I have discovered the joy of the digital voice recorder. I appreciate thedifference not having noisy mechanisms makes to the quality of the recording. Ilove being able to see exactly how much longer I have left to record, and todate stamp recordings. My digital diva lets me accurately re-record bits thatwent wrong without destroying the sentences either side. Theonly downside is having to choose from the array available. If cost is afactor, an Olympus V90 provides 90 minutes of recording power in a 45g packagedesigned to fit in your hand. If money is no object and you want the mostpowerful machine on the market, choose the Olympus DS-3000. Recording up to 22hours on a removable 64Mb SmartMedia card, it is compatible with IBM ViaVoicevoice recognition, so your PC can transcribe recordings. However, if you demandthe ultimate in functionality and form at a reasonable price, go for the slickSony ICD-MS1. I bought mine because it has all the power I need in the smallestpossible form. And I know my tape won’t self-destruct. DigitalrecordersPros:small, powerful, reliable and with long battery life, the high sound-qualityand functionality show the world you mean business.Cons:costly compared to their tape-using relations – but that’s the only downside.SonyICD-MS1 (www.sony.com), costs approx $250OlympusV90 (www.olympus.com), costsapprox $100OlympusDS-3000 (www.olympus.com), costsapprox $399last_img read more

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New Warrens Bakery site to open at Gatwick Airport

first_imgWarrens Bakery has teamed up with SSP Group to open a new store at Gatwick Airport.Opening in the North Terminal, the site spans 300 sq metres and will have space for 138 covers.It will serve Warrens’ range of Cornish pasties, as well as options for a variety of daytimes, including breakfast baps, sandwiches, pastries and Belgian buns.The opening is in partnership with SSP Group, which operates food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide.The new staff have been trained at Warrens Bakery’s Centre of Excellence and have gained experience at Warrens’ existing retail stores, ready for the opening this month.“We are delighted to partner with SSP and launch a large café at Gatwick, one of Europe’s leading airports,” said Mark Sullivan, chairman at Warrens Bakery.“Our iconic British brand lends itself ideally to this location, offering customers quality food at affordable prices, as well as in-store theatre, based on our 1860 heritage.“Customers can opt for a full meal, dip in for coffee and a treat, or simply grab and go for the flight.”last_img read more

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