This is Part 2 in our History of Stenography Machines. We’ll pick up where we left off in this blog post.
1987-1992 – Stenograph SmartWriter
This state-of-the-art machine was the first of its kind to encode machine notes in computer language on a floppy disk. It remained a novel concept until the Stentura Stenograph Machine came on the scene in 1992.
1992-2004 – Stenograph Stentura series
The Stentura was innovative in that it provided instant realtime translation of text on a Liquid Crystal Display. Available in Onyx, Jade, and Royale, this machine can display text in English or Steno.
2001-2010 – Stenograph élan Cybra
The Cybra is a perfect machine for specialized professions with its paperless, inkless, ribbon-less, and greaseless features. An updated version in 2006 added optional wireless which was designed for real-time transfer.
2003-2010 – Stenograph élan Mira series
Originally introduced in 2003, the élan is completely paperless. The G2 version came on the scene in 2004, which added a LCD screen that can flip upward for easy viewing. The A3 was unveiled in 2005, adding a USB and DB9 serial port with wireless Bluetooth.
2005-Present – Stenograph Stentura Fusion
The Stentura LX series was replaced with the Stentura Fusion in 2005. This machine can function with paper or paperlessly. SD cards were added, as was battery status display and the ability to record live testimony using AudioSync OTG (On The Go).
2006-Present – Stenograph Stentura Protégé
The Stentura Protégé was created to be used by students. It has many of the same benefits of the Fusion, but it can be purchased at a more affordable price for those in school.
2009-Present – Stenograph Diamante
Weighing in at only 4.5 pounds, the Diamante’s TrueStroke® technology was leaps and bounds ahead of any other mechanical or electronic methodology for speed and accuracy. Not only does it have a vibrant flat-panel display, 2 SD cards, and 2 USB ports, it also features a microphone/headset jacks for AudioSync and optional Bluetooth or Wifi realtime translation.
2010-Present – Diamante Continental
This machine has a V-shaped keyboard that was originally created by Marc Grandjean in 1909. The Diamante Continental is used around the world in France, Spain, and French-speaking countries in Africa.
2010-Present Stenograph Wave
This machine takes the technology introduced in the Diamante and makes it perfect for transcriptionists, students, CART reporters, and captioners. This writer is paperless, greaseless, ribbon-less, and inkless.