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If that is the same as DVI - now Lanier VXP nm

Posted By: QT Medical does on 2005-11-01
In Reply to: Know of any companies that use voicewave? nm - sunny


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I think Lanier is only compatible with Lanier; however, call a techie guy to be sure. sm
DAC and Dictaphone are compatible with Dictaphone, DVI and VDI systems. Lanier is a monster all of its own! Unless you rerecord from the Lanier and then use the Lanier VXP player, as the MT companies do.
Since they have a Lanier account, just how did you think you could get a test without a Lanier?
only by them doing a re-record to make the test file in .wav format so you could take the test? That's why the sound quality is so bad. In addition, you want a degree of poor quality in your test files. Because that weeds out the quitters.
Lanier 219
Does anyone know if there is a way to adjust the amount of light in the display on this piece of equipment?  In the small screen, I can see fine but in the larger screen there is not as much light,  and it is really hard to read the numbers.  Any help is appreciated.
I have several Lanier LX219 if u are interested in purchasing
Anyone know of any companies using the lanier voice writer ? Thanks for input.
There are a few job ads now for Lanier 219
Are you using a Lanier or a DAC?
I have good quality with my DAC unit. My main account is Dictaphone and my first secondary is Lanier, both the same quality audio.
I use Lanier at MDI
Lanier is similar to C-phone in how it functions. If by referencing old reports you mean samples, you can ask your supervisor for samples of any dictator and she'll get you samples. If you need to look at reports you have done previously you can pull those up yourself, yes, even while working on a current job. You just open another internet window, log into Bayscribe (so you would have 2 different Bayscribe windows open) and look up your old jobs from that day or a month ago.. whatever.

The demographics for Lanier and C-phone accounts have to be put in manually, but I find that I enter them faster with Lanier because you look at a little screen with them rather than waiting for the C-phone prompts telling you what they are, but you do have to be careful that you've entered correct information.

I suspect you are being put on the account I work on (good - we could use the help). Feel free to email me if you'd like.

i know lanier is old....  are there any companies still using Lanier?  I am so used to that system that my job is switching to wave pedals which I know is the new thing.  Also are there any great Radiology transcription companies that anyone can suggest... Please it has to be per line, not per report as I just left one paying $1.10.  any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.... 

I use a Lanier
and I am with MDI-MD.
re lanier
does this require unlimited LD and/or cphones or what is different?
Do you have to own a Lanier? (Please don't
Lanier at MDI
I would imagine that the work flow, quality of dictators, etc. is going to depend on *which* Lanier account you are on. I have one but it may be different than the one you are on (which can't be listed here), so I can't be really helpful when we are talking in general terms. You can email me if you want to get more specific.
Lanier sucks
I really really hate this company. The hospital I was working in with them to get out of the old DOS platform. It took them several weeks to get it up and running, and I use the word running loosely. Most of us worked at home and they could NOT get the home employees up and running. We had so many service calls it got to the point they were telling us we had no more calls per contract. The system couldn't count lines either. It ended up with the employees having to come back in-house to work and because of the lack of ability to count, the bonuses were gone which averaged 1500.00 a month. A 65,000 a year job GONE because of those goofs.
Not a Cphone - a Lanier!
Any of you work for KS and use Lanier?
Could you please let me know if you have any problems.  Do they provide foot pedal?  What model Lanier is needed for KS?  Thanks.
Lanier at MDI is just for the dictation...sm

It connects to your telephone.  If you only have 1 phone line, it will stay busy the entire time you are connected, you cannot use call waiting.  You also pay the long distance.  The Lanier gives you the voice to type and you type the reports on your computer in the Bayscribe program which means you have to connect to that website on the internet.  Bayscribe does not fill in the Lanier screen info, job numbers, dates, etc.  You have to do that manually.  You do not have access to other reports, only ones you have done previously and you cannot access even that when you are in a report (unless you go out and come back and restore the report as if the power went off, which is way too much trouble). 

One good thing is that if you have another phone line you could use dial up if you don't have DSL or cable. 


I'm on a Lanier account
and we always have TONS of work!
Lanier accounts
How much do you define as a ton? I have a Lanier account, and while there is always work, add a few more full-time MTs on it and there won't be. This is a really big account, but the typical work loads are half of what they were when I started on it a year ago. I'm not jumping on the bandwagon of telling people to come get on my account.
Lanier accounts
Well, I am only part-time but I do around 1000 lines per day and am always being asked if I would like to do more.
Lanier system
It's not a silly question. A Lanier is similar to a C-phone and if you have a Lanier account at MDI you either need to own one or rent one from MDI. As for the other poster who asked a similar question, you also need unlimited long distance for any of MDI's Lanier or C-phone accounts. I have full (actual) unlimited phone service through my cable company, so that's not really any additional expense for me, maybe just a few dollars more than I was paying for regular phone service through the phone company with no long distance at all.
MDI Lanier Accounts

Tomorrow I begin training on one of MDIs Lanier accounts, about which I'm VERY excited. 

If anyone here who works on one of their Lanier accounts can enlighten me as to what to expect, such as the quality of the dictators, work flow, any idiosyncracies about the account, etc., I'd be forever appreciative.

TIA, fellow MDI'ers

MDI Lanier Accts
I, too, will be starting on a Lanier acct in January. Please keep us informed as to how you like it, as I am also curious, anxious to know what to expect. I worked on Lanier over 10 years ago, but can't remember what I liked or didn't like about it. Thanks for any info you are willing to provide once you get started and good luck to you!
Lanier machine
Speaking of Lanier in general, it's really not that different to use than a C-phone if you are used to that. You push a different number for sign-off, etc., but otherwise very, very similar. Sound quality is fine on mine.
I don't think MedQuist owns Lanier.

We used Lanier at a small hospital in a very small town before I went to work for MedQuist.

We also use Lanier at our hospital and yes MedQuist does own them
now as per our service representatives....

No, it is in a different location. I applied at Lanier once, also. sm
MedQ is on Century Blvd.
I think Lanier is very propietary and will not work with
other systems.  Cphone and DVI are compatible with each other, and DVI is compatible with RTAS if you buy the RTAS footpedal that is compatible. 
Not true at all. I have a C-phone and a Lanier
but still need DSL to get into the system to type. How do you come up with your logic? You obviously don't work with either.
Do you still need a second line to use their Lanier station? nm
CMT is part of Lanier's Cquence
on-line program part, as far as I know. There are 2 parts to it, the Next Wave Player and CMT. Cquence is the name of the entire program. What is it you want to do with it? Why an emulator?
Lanier and Dictaphone are two different things....
and you can find them on E-Bay or in the classifieds section here.  You will have to ask which one is needed for the account you will be on.  I don't know about the long distance, you will have to check around to see what is in your area.  I saw something a few days ago on the main board about unlimited long distance. 
lanier voice writer
anyone know of any services who use this unit?  Thanks!
I use a Lanier system called DVI.
There may be more than one, but I downloaded my work and then was able to work offline.  I didn't need to be connected to the internet to work. 
Offered job with MDI-MD using Lanier but concerned about...SM
having access to old reports for reference (not just mine - all MTs).  I tend to rely heavily on referencing old reports for difficult dictators (and I understand this account has its share of heavy ESL).  I am not familiar with the Lanier setup and phoning in to get work and was wondering if someone with experience could give me the low-down on how user-friendly Lanier is (mainly with reference to pulling up old reports).  Am used to Dictaphone - will I be disappointed and slowed down?  Thanks in advance!
Lanier and Cable Phone
Lanier works with cable phone?  Last time I tried to use a Lanier with cable phone (Roadrunner) it would not work.  I'm starting at MDI next week.  Not on a Lanier acct but its nice to know thats an option if I need more work.
sound quality with lanier?
I've only done internet accounts with mdi but have been told by a couple of other MDI-MTs that their experience with Lanier accounts wasn't so great, mostly because their sound quality was very poor with the machines, some of which are rather old. Do you ever have that problem?
You can rent the Lanier very cheaply
from MDI. (And you deduct this rental cost from your taxes as a business expense.)
MedQuist OWNS Diskriter and Lanier...nm
Yes it does. MQ bought Lanier in October 2003.
Programming Lanier for phone numbers
Does anyone know how to program a Lanier VoiceWrite for phone numbers so I do not have to continuously punch them in?
Don't know, but a few wks ago, they weren't hiring for their net accts., only for the Lanier o
Cquence is a Lanier system.It was okay but clumsy.
Lanier (Medquist) Internet System

Hi Wondering if anyone can give me some info on Lanier (which is Medquist now) internet based system.  What is it called...is there one other than DocQScribe?  I think we are going to be changing over and I'd like a heads up on what to expect from the software...

Thanks in advance.

I used to work for Lanier transcription before it closed.
I worked directly there at the site in Florida. The Lanier machine (like dictaphone) is great. If you use the Software developed by Lanier for text it is also great. I would not worry about the difference. I actually preferred that system to the C-phone. Of course now we have Dictaphone Extext with the demographics filling in and the 2 working together. But the Lanier system used to be wonderful. I worked on it for many years. High recommendations to that product.
better than Lanier - darn short-cuts! NM
YOG, hands down. Also got some good experience with Lanier.
I am on a Lanier by the line rad account with Keystrokes. sm
I love the account and using a Lanier, even though I know it is old-fashioned. I also have an account with them that is by the line but uses a wav pedal, and even though I am on that account less often, it has a lot of work.
am on a Lanier by the line rad account with Keystrokes. sm
really? by the line?? is it more than 6.5? i may have to apply with them
depends on acct. Some Lanier, some dictaphone, i.e. Transnet nm
Phoenix MedCom, Inc. has lots of Lanier accts!