Olympus DS7000 Your Mini Review Although you probably associate the brand name Olympus more with the manufacture of high-quality cameras and optics than anything else, they do also manufacture a wide range of professional digital voice recording solutions. Our review today is going to cover the Olympus DS-7000 - one of the more advanced digital recorders in the Olympus product line, and one, which is ideally suited to use in an environment where data security is of the utmost importance. Encryption One of the most impressive features of the Olympus DS-7000 is that it features 256-bit AES encryption on each of the digital files, which have been stored on it. This level of encryption is on a par with what most military and corporate encryption protocols would require, ensuring that whatever information you store on your DS-7000 can only be accessed by you via a 4-digit PIN. Color LCD The bright and clear color LCD screen on this digital recorder makes using it an exercise in ease-of-use, and one, which other companies would do well to learn from. On the screen you'll be able to see the length of your recording, your battery status and the volume level of your current recording. One-Handed Use Unlike other digital recorders, the Olympus DS-7000 is designed to be used with just one hand, making it ideal for those working in the healthcare profession. The entire layout of this device has been designed in such a way to make it as intuitive as possible, so you'll rarely need to look down to make sure you're pressing the right button on your recorder. Superior Sound One of the most important features of any digital recorder is its ability to not only capture your voice, but to also eliminate background noise and hiss at the same time. In fact the audio capture and reproduction quality on the Olympus DS-7000 is so good it works flawlessly with the entire Nuance range of voice recognition software. The Olympus DS-7000 comes with a premium price tag, but is worth every single cent you pay for it, in our humble opinion.