By Darlene Williams

In Part 1 of this blog we discussed why your writer and CAT software support agreements are so important.  But just because you have a current support agreement for your writer doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider all that a new writer has to offer you.  When did you buy your current writer?  Was it somewhere back in the ’90s?  Or perhaps even longer ago than that!  Are your hands and wrists tired at the end of a long day of writing?  Do you struggle with stacking strokes?  Are your keystrokes deep and wobbly?  Do you know what the newest writers can do for your writing?

Luminex from Stenograph, image from thejcr.com

Luminex from Stenograph, image from thejcr.com

Here’s an overview of the newest writer from Stenograph called the Luminex.

  • Weighs 3.5 pounds and made in the USA
  • Stands 2.5 inches tall
  • Has a full color, high-resolution LCD touch screen that pivots 180 degrees
  • Has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in
  • Has 11 positions for shallowed stroke depth
  • Requires no calibration
  • More tension settings for fine tuning
  • Reduced side-to-side key wobble
  • Comes in four colors: Imperial Purple, white on a black base, all white, and classic black
  • 2 great accessory bags available

So what does all of that mean to you?  It means that you’re no longer tethered to a writer with antiquated technology.  Does your current writer offer any of these features?  You may be asking, what difference can it possibly make?  The first obvious answer to that question is that being able to adjust the stroke depth of your writer can help to reduce finger fatigue, but can also increase the accuracy of each and every stroke.  This particular writer can also “…interpret the nuances of your writing throughout the day.  The result is accuracy from the first to the last stroke of the day.”[1]  And, “The slightest motion or the heaviest pounding will be measured to provide the highest level of accuracy when writing.”[2]  Why is that important?  Because the less pressure your fingers have to exert on the keyboard equates to more precise and perfect strokes the first time.  More perfect strokes equates to less editing time.  Just imagine being able to evaluate every finger stroke to identify how you can improve your efficiency!

Darlene Williams - Professional Development Specialist - Court Reporting

Darlene Williams – Professional Development Specialist – Court Reporting

The Luminex is just one of the new writers on the market today with features that can enhance your performance on the job every day.    You’ve worked very hard to be successful at your craft. Why not use the very best equipment available to perfect your craft!?

In Part 3, we’ll highlight another new writer on the market- stay tuned!

[1]Stenograph.com

[2]Stenograph.com

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