DPM8500 - Digital Pocket Memo with Barcode (International 4-position Slide Switch)

Philips LFH8500 Digital Pocket Memo with Barcode (International 4-position Slide Switch)
Sales price: $699.00

Digital Pocket Memo Philips DPM 8500 with Scanner

Classic Mode to Replicate the beloved Dictation Tape

Philips thought of everything with the 8000 series dictation devices.  The DPM 8500 has everything the DPM 8000 has plus the power of a barcode scanner.  A simple setting gives the user the look and feel of an analog tape recorder, while utilizing today's digital technology.  This truly is the end of "Resistance to Change".

3D Microphone System for Best in Class Sound Reproduction

The new 3D microphone technology offers both an omni-directional microphone offering 360 degree sound capture which is ideal for meetings and conference recording, and a high quality uni-directional microphone optimized for dictation and speech recognition integration.

Built in Motion Sensor

This new technology senses whether the device is stationary, on a desk or work surface, or in motion, in your hand.  It uses this information to automatically choose the microphone sensitivity for optimal recording.

Wear-Free Slide Switch

The Philips 8500 recorder shows an improvement over current slide switch dictation devices, by improving ergonomics, and using state of the art light sensing technology, instead of mechanical components.  This ensures a long life of trouble free use.

Ergonomically Correct

The new Philips DPM-8500 boasts an asymmetrical, ergonomically superior design to fit perfectly in your hand.  The recorder is slim and lightweight to maximize comfort.  The brushed stainless steel body is simply the most durable, attractive finish available to protect your recorder in style.

High Resolution Color Display

The large full color display produces sharp images, while the clear user interface ensures ease of use.

Windows and Mac Compatible

The Philips DPM 8500 is compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista (32 and 64 bit), Windows XP (32 bit), and Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11

Hands Free Recording

Just plug the optional Philips foot switch into the back of the docking station to control record and playback functions with the foot pedal. 


Remote Configuration & Maintenance


Let the IT administrators centrally manage, configure, and update the dictation hardware throughout the office, while you remain productive in your duties.


High Data Security


Recordings can be encrypted, in real time with onboard AES 256 bit security.  This provides a very high level of data security approved by the United States Government for highly classified information.  In addition, there is an optional Device PIN code feature you can enable to avoid playback of your dictations while on the recorder.







3.5 mm


micro USB 2.0

Docking Connector


Memory Card Slot







Color TFT

Diagonal Screen Size

2.4 inches/6.1 cm


320x240 pixels





Exchangeable Memory Card


Memory Card Types

SD/SDHC  (DPM8000, DPM8200), micro SD/SDHC (DPM 8500), up to 32 GB

Mass Storage Class Compliant


Data Transfer Speed

6.75 MB/s read speed, 5.0 MB/s write speed





Recording Format

DSS/DSS Pro (Digital Speech Standard), MP3, PCM

Built-In Microphones

One directional microphone, one microphone for 360° recording

Recording Modes

DSS QP (.ds2/Mono), DSS SP (DSS/Mono), MP3 (.MP3/stereo), PCM voice (.wav/Mono), PCM stereo(.wav/stereo)

Bit Rate

13.7 kB/s (DSS SP), 28 kB/s (DSS QP),192 kB/s (MP3), 353 kB/s (PCM voice), 705 kB/s (PCM stereo)

Edit Modes

Insert (DSS/DSS Pro), overwrite (DSS/DSS Pro, MP3, PCM), append (DSS/DSS Pro, MP3, PCM)

Recording Time (4 GB memory card)

700 hours (SP), 350 hours (QP), 50 hours (MP3), 27 hours (PCM voice), 13 hours (PCM stereo)

Sample Rate

44.1 kHz (MP3), 22.05 kHz (PCM), 16 kHz (DSS QP), 12 kHz (DSS SP)





Speaker Type

built in round, dynamic speaker

Speaker Diameter

28 mm

Acoustic Frequency Response

300 – 7500 Hz

Speaker Output Power

>200 mW





Battery Type

Philips rechargeable lithium-ion battery, ACC8100

Battery Capacity

1000 mAh

Battery Lifetime

up to 23 hours of recording (DSS Pro mode)

Standby Time

more than 200 days

Charging Time (full charge)

3 hours





Real-Time File Encryption


Encryption Standard

advanced Encryption Standard (AES or Rijndael Algorithm) with 256 bits

Device Lock with Pin Code


User Identification Via Pin Code


Number of Supported User IDs




SYSTEM requirements: (SpeechExec workflow software)



Intel Pentium 4, 1.0 GHz or equivalent processor

RAM memory

1 GB (2 GB recommended)

Hard Disk Space

100 MB for SpeechExec software, 850 MB (32-bit)/2 GB (64-bit) for Microsoft .NET framework (Windows)

Operating System

Windows 8/7/Vista (32/64-bit), Windows XP (32-bit), Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9

Free USB Port


DVD – ROM drive


Graphics Card

DirectX compliant graphics card with hardware acceleration recommended (Windows)





Compliant to 2002/95/EC (RoHS)


Leadfree Soldered Product







5° to 45°C / 41° to 113°F


10% to 90%





Product Dimensions

(Wx D x H): 53 x 15 x 123 mm / 2.1 x 0.6 x 4.8 inches


1117 g / 4.1 ounces including battery and memory card


  • Philips DPM 8500 Digital Dictation Recorder with Barcode Scanner
  • USB Docking Cradle
  • 4GB SDHC memory Card
  • SpeechExec Pro Dictate Dictation Management Software
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Carry Case
  • User manual