Dragon Software Developer Kit

Integrate Dragon speech recognition into your applications

SDK solutions

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The Dragon Software Developer Kit (SDK) is designed for developers and integrators to add Dragon's advanced speech recognition capabilities into in-house, commercial or workflow applications, using existing user interfaces or workflows.


Dragon SDK Client Edition

Speech-enable your Windows applications

Dragon SDK Client Edition (DSC) includes everything needed to add cutting-edge speech recognition technology in order to voice enable any Windows-based application. The tools, libraries, and ActiveX components of Dragon SDK Client make it possible to integrate the advanced speech recognition capabilities of Dragon into any Windows application.

Dragon SDK Server Edition

Speech-enable background transcription workflow

Dragon SDK Server Edition (DSS) provides a set of tools and interfaces to help software developers successfully build and integrate automatic speech recognition into transcription workflow systems.

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Usage pricing model is based on tiered volume licensing.
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System requirements

  • RAM: Minimum 2GB for 32-bit Windows 7, 8.1 and 10; 4GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012
  • CPU: Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
  • Free hard disk space: 16GB
  • Supported operating systems: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32- and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012
  • Internet Explorer 9 or higher or the current version of Chrome or Firefox
  • An audio input device capable of supporting 16-bit recording
  • Internet connection for product download
  • Built-in microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone. Some older devices are no longer supported. See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information.

Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.

  • RAM: Minimum 2GB for 32-bit Windows 7, 8.1 and 10; 4GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012
  • CPU: Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
  • Free hard disk space: 16GB
  • Supported operating systems: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32- and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012
  • Internet connection for product download

Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.


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