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Infinity makes the majority of the foot pedals, though

Posted By: me on 2007-04-15
In Reply to: Thanks! I've been told Infinity works with (sm) - CAMT

some are configured to work only with proprietary programs, so even though it is Infinity brand doesn't mean it will work with your player program.  I have an Infinity pedal that only works with one player program. 

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Infinity makes the majority of the foot pedals, though

they may be sold through many different companies and under different names.   The pedal you get depends on the software you will be using it with.   The USB works with most programs; however, there are programs that have proprietary software and the foot pedal has to be specifically configured for it.  The pedal looks the same, it is just the wiring that is different.

If you don't yet have a job that requires a pedal I would wait.  You can test w/o a foot pedal using hot keys.  Some companies will even provide a foot pedal. 

Infinity makes probably 95% of the foot pedals
used, even if sold under a different name.   I don't know if there is one made to be compatible with what you have, but you could Google foot pedals for your particular model. 
For sale: Infinity Series foot pedals and AAMT BOS 2nd Edition w/CD
I have an IN-USB-1 Infinity Series foot pedal - asking $60.00.  I also have two 9-pin serial port IN-DB9 Infinity Series foot pedals - asking $50 for each.  In addition to these, I have an AAMT BOS 2nd Edition with CD, like new, asking $65.  All items are in excellent condition.
Where do you buy foot pedals for your transcription. Who has the best foot pedals for sale.
I have Infinity pedals

I have two Infinity foot pedals and just ordered a new one recently for my laptop, a USB from Jay Vance (who posts  on another MT Forum). It was $79 including shipping and I had it in about three business days. I was very pleased with the price and his service. You may contact him at: info@vancedigital.com

I have an old Infinity that still works but needs to be sprayed with silicone I think as it squeaks after many years of use but it still works. :)

I like my Infinity pedals. nm
99% of the pedals are made my Infinity
and look alike, though the wiring configuration can be very different.   I currently had 3 pedals and 2 will work with ExpressScribe, but they won't work with other software programs as they are wired to work with proprietary software. 
No matter who sells them Infinity makes

about 99% of the foot pedals, at least the kind you hook to your computer.  The foot pedal is different, thicker, wired differently, and there will be an adjustment period.  You might try loosening the screws up just a tiny, tiny bit and see if that makes a difference.  I have no problem with play but the FF and rewind pedals can be stiff, but I rarely use either one.

There have been some suggestions about putting a folded up towel up against the pack of your pedal so it is thicker than the pedal and that you push down onto the pedal, but your heel is padded from the towel.  I've never tried it so can't say how it works, but I just have the tips of the toes my pedal and it works fine. 


My foot pedal says Infinity on it. (sm)
A lot of people refer to a wave foot player as any basically any pedal, but there is an actual brand that is a WAVpedal.  You can use Google and find a lot of answers that way.
Can anyone help with Infinity foot pedal??

Help! Just bought a used infinity foot pedal, works fine with Express Scribe but can't figure out how to get it to work with DSS. I don't have a serial port that it will fit into in my computer, but have it plugged in with an adapter/USB plug. I have Olympus DSS player 2002 software installed on my computer and tried to play an old file and it would not work. I need to be able to play wav files. Help!


Infinity Foot Pedal
I have a brand new Infinity foot pedal I have never used if you are needing one.  Please write me back.  Thanks Mary
Infinity Foot Pedal
Can someone please help!!  I can't seem to program my foot pedal for back space or fast forward.  I can use the "F" keys but would like to use the pedal only.  No matter where I press all I get is current dictation.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Foot pedals
When I was a C-phone user, I had to buy a couple replacements. It was too costly to have a repairperson repair them, and instead it was best to throw it out and buy a new one. It used to be we could open them up and clean the CONTACTS.
foot pedals

If the footpedal setup wizard doesn't work it may be that your 9 pin port card has been setup to do other things (maybe games?). You need to get the driver for the card (perhaps the driver CD is lying around somewhere) or get a nerd to update the card's driver. Port settings can also be a problem. Sometimes it's just easier to switch to a USB footpedal!

You could also try Port 1, 2 etc in the settings, running through the wizard each time and see if that helps on one or the other of them. Another possibility is mechancal, the cable/socket may be damaged.



I need help quickly.  Someone gave me a foot pedal with a serial adapter.  However, there is no serial port on my new computer.  Is there any way I would be able to use this foot pedal with my new computer?  Thanks in advance for your help.

foot pedals
I had a 15-pin serial port (game port) foot pedal and when I got a new sound xcard, it no longer had the game port on it, so I was stuxck. I tried the adapter route, but it does not work bexcause of the wiring for the fast forward etxc in the pedal. I ended up having to buy a USB pedal. Alot of newer *puters don't have game ports anymore. good luk.
foot pedals
I would like to thank everyone who offered their advice. I will let you all know how the adapter works out once I get it. Again, thank you.
2 foot pedals
Yes you can; I've used as many as 3 pedals at one time, as long as you have enough ports to plug them into.
Foot Pedals
Any idea why the MT companies are asking that you buy their foot pedal?  I have several foot pedals I purchased from employers, and no one wants to use the one I already have.  Each new job wants you to buy their foot pedal.  I see an ad with MedScribe who is requiring the same thing.
Foot pedals

I am going to have to be purchasing my own foot pedal soon, and I was wondering if there are some that are better than others, etc. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

foot pedals
Does anyone know if a dictaphone USB foot pedal can be configured for Emdat Inscribe?
Foot pedals
I have a question about foot pedals. Up until now, I have always transcribed from tapes, and I loved the foot pedals on the transcribers because they were easy to use.  I am now transcribing with a 9-pin foot pedal, and I find it very dificult to use because it appears to be tight.  I feel as if I have to stomp on it to make it play, rewind, etc.  Any suggestions on foot pedals?
foot pedals
If I have no foot pedal and don't know what company I will work for, what would you buy.  I just won't test without one, and one has always been furnished to me by the other companies I work for.  Any advise on this, and any recommendations on what is the best company for part-timers.  I have been around a while, and too old to do full-time, but have the knowledge in acute care, etc.  Lots of experience. 
Most foot pedals will work with just about
any software program, though some are proprietary and will only work with one program.   What software program did you utilize previously?  Do you still have the software on your computer, there could be a conflict between the 2. 
Can you use 2 foot pedals on 1 computer? sm
I use a USB currently and am thinking about applying for a part-time job that uses a 9-pin.  Thanks
Software for foot pedals? sm

If I would purchase an Infinity foot pedal, would I be able to use it with any software, such as Expresscribe or my MP3 player? Or does it come with some type of software. 

Still afraid to purchase a foot pedal as I bought one last year and it just sits here because I can't get it to work.  Tried it with Expresscribe and get a message that the connection is not recognized (USB port).


I use a USB and INDb9 foot pedals
I plug my headphones into my computer tower, but my friend who uses the USB port for her foot pedal only plugs hers into her speakers, so I don't think you will have any problems. :)
laptops and foot pedals
Hi.  could you explain a little further how the hot keys works versus foot pedal?  thanks for helping me out.  I feel so out of it with some of this.
Laptop and foot pedals?

OK, DH ordered a laptop for me as a surprise.  For our current situation it will work best because we have a very small house (800 sq feet) and right now my dining room table has become my office/desk.  With the laptop we can use a smaller/compact computer desk in the corner of the living room and move the big computer back to the basement office.  (That office doesn't work for me on a daily basis cause there is not enough room for our 2 year old and 4 month old to play) 

It is an Acer, not sure of the model as I haven't seen it and didn't order it.  Our computer guy is switching it from Vista to windows and will have it set so I can switch to Vista when/if Escription is compatible. Anyway, my concern now is with the foot pedal.  I type on Escription so have the 9-pin pedal.  How do I get that to work with the laptop?  Do I need to have a 9-pin port put into the laptop?  

winscribe foot pedals used are
I found this on their website. Hope this helps you.

The WinScribe digital dictation system is a software only platform meaning you can choose the type of hardware that you use and are not limited to a specific model or brand. We work closely with key manufacturers including Olympus, Philips, Grundig Business Systems and VEC Electronics.

The WinScribe digital transcription application is a PC interface that offers an easy to use graphical user interface. You can control dictation playback using a standard foot pedal adapted to connect to the games port on a sound blaster or compatible sound card or a supported USB foot pedal. Any suitable headset may be used.

Wireless foot pedals?
Does anyone know if there is any such thing as a wireless foot pedal?  I do a lot of transcribing on the weekend in the car (not driving of course!) and it would be nice to eliminate one more wire.  Not a big deal, but if there is one I may have to put it on my Christmas wish list! :)
Laptops and foot pedals
I just discovered that the foot pedal I use with Bayscribe does not fit into my laptop! The foot pedal has a 9-pin connection and the laptop has mostly only USB portals. I don't want to buy a new foot pedal. Is there any sort of adapters or some other way to make this work?
I only know that the Olympus foot pedals
does not work with eScription/editscript. But this was some time ago and they told me that they will work on it. Maybe now it does.
If I were you, I would try to get into contact with your doctor's software provider.
Olympus is one of the most expensive foot pedals, I have one myself and I could not use it.
You have to remember, not all foot pedals
I think your Infinity foot pedal has iNet software
set up so it will not play with Express Scribe (I had the same problem). I ended up buying a new Infinity foot pedal off ebay for $65 including shipping and it works fine on Express Scribe and WinScribe. Good luck!
AND - most foot pedals need software to work. $$$

Use your mouse and keep going back as another poster said.  It is time consuming, but you'll be surprised at finding that something you thought you didn't understand will become crystal clear after listening to it over and over.  :)

When I tested, I kept having to going back and back and then I suddenly realized that the word I could not figure out, "Whameetig" was the word "vomiting."

Good luck!!!

As long as you have USB foot pedals and keyboards, then your set.

I travel, but due to having to have a special foot pedal (the 9-pin and no new computers come with them anymore). I purchased a computer through Dell that was about the size of a bible. Then, I bought a small flat panel monitor to go with it. I just bubble wrap them and put them into a special suitcase that I put all of my work equipment in etc.. I have even taken it over to Hawaii. Nothing better than sitting out on the lanai watching the sunset while your working..

I do hope to change jobs to one which allows a USB foot pedal so I just bought a new laptop. Now, to get the job, and I'm halfway there..


Must program it as 3 foot pedals to work..sm

When you program the foot pedal, you need to program it as 3 foot pedals..one for back, one for play and one for forward.

open express scribe

go to settings

pedal drop down and choose 3



Bought Infinity foot pedal 9 pin and works with Expresscribe.
Specifically what foot pedal did you buy and why can't Expresscribe help you if you bought it from them?
Does anyone know about how long the foot pedals might last? Mine is skipping and
getting on my last nerve.
Also regarding foot pedals and antivirus software programs
You can also try to find foot pedals on ebay, there they are much cheaper, I know, everybody knows this.

I think every antivirus software 'works' with any platform.
Why should it make a difference?
I do not think that the companies mean that some antivirus softwares DO NOT WORK with their platforms, they just ask for the safest and believe tht these 2, Norton and McAfee are the safest.

I work with Escription/Editscript and it is strongly recommended by my employer that either Noton or McAfee is downloaded and paid for.

I have McAfee, because, be;ieve it or not, MTSOs see these 2 as sefest.

Now I am expecting to be bashed by certain MTs for my 'rude' comment.
Never mind.
There aren't too many companies who send you foot pedals.. I don't want to align with a compan
Do U keep playing with the ports and the types of foot pedals? An odd pedal might not work, like a
Foot pedals break easy. You're lucky they supply one. I have SIX different ones gathering dust.
I use an Infinity USB.  Mine doesn't seem that way, but I've used it a long long time.  Maybe it's just because your pedal is new?  I can vaguely remember when I started using the one I use now thinking the same thing you're saying, however. 
i just use an infinity one.
Infinity wav pedal
The Infinity wav pedal comes in three configurations, IN-USB-1, IN-BMG (15 pin) & IN-DB9 (9pin).

What wav player program are you using, Express Scribe?

Have you upgraded your operating system?

800 561 8106
I use an Infinity-USB with mine.
Mine is an Infinity
and has worked with everything I have tried it with
I use my USB Infinity pedal..nm
Infinity pedal
I use the same pedal I used with DQS with MQ.  It's Infinity.  If you want the specifics, I can look them up.  In Emdat you will have to do a pedal wizard thing to get it going.  I thought it wasn't "taking" because it was so simply.  I was doing and then undoing what I'd did.  When it says to press the pedal.  You simply step on an off of it and not keeping holding it down, which is what I also did and others have done I believe.  In other words, complicating an easy task which I do!