[Athen] Recommendations for Networking Dragon

Wink Harner foreigntype at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 08:50:48 PST 2016

Hi Maureen et al ATHENITES,

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is tied specifically to computers on which it is
installed. While you may have multiple voice profiles/individuals on each
one of these computers, the license itself is tied to each physical
installation. In other words, an individual seat license cannot be swapped
for a network-wide installation. At my previous college, we worked with IT
on a way to backup voice profiles onto the network server rather than
individual computers because our college used Deep-Freeze which serves to
wipe any changes made to any individual computer over the course of the day,
including updating the voice profiles. Nuance does sell a network open site
license with roaming voice profiles. If you purchase 10 individual seats
licenses, you can install on 10 computers and have multiple voice profiles
for each. The program, however, is tied to the computer itself. If you
purchase an open site license (expensive but convenient), the roaming
profile allows users to login on any computer anywhere on campus and access
their voice profiles from the server. The cloud service that Nuance is
offering new is a subscription in gets into a tricky area, I would suspect,
if DR offices are obligated to cover the cost of student subscriptions to
store their voice profiles "in the cloud."

I hope this information is helpful and answers your questions. If not,
please feel free to contact me off-line.


Wink Harner

Adaptive Technology Consulting & Training

Alternative Text & Media Production

The Foreigntype

foreigntype at gmail.com

winkharner1113 at gmail.com

(Disclaimer: this email was dictated with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Please
forgive any quirks, mis-recognitions, or omissions.)

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On
Behalf Of Maureen Bourbeau
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 8:09 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
‎[athen-list at u.washington.edu]‎
Subject: [Athen] Recommendations for Networking Dragon

I am looking for best practices for networking Dragon Naturally Speaking on
campus computers for voice profile sharing. Is it possible to manage this
as a "concurrent user license" or is it strictly limited by the total # of
user profiles.

Strategies and contact information greatly appreciated.

Maureen Bourbeau, AT Specialist

University of New Hampshire

201 Smith Hall, 3 Garrison Ave.

Durham, NH 03824

(603) 862-2400

maureen.bourbeau at unh.edu

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