Nuance Healthcare

Dragon Medical One Desktop Application 5.0

Release notes, 19.1.4741.0

What's new | Improvements | Solved issues | Known issues | System requirements | Product life cycle | Release history

What's new

New functionality for end users: Wake-up word

End users utilizing USB microphones can now turn the microphone on and off using their voice. Users must first enter in standby mode, a state in which Dragon is waiting to hear the wake-up word. In standby mode, Dragon Medical One responds only to the wake up command; all other audio input is ignored. In order to get into standby mode, launch Dragon Medical One, turn the microphone on, and say go to sleep. The microphone will now be in standby mode, waiting for the wake up command. Users must configure their microphone setting to "Microphone On/Off" in order for this feature to work. It will not work for those who have "Press and Hold" enabled. Please note, users must install the latest audio extensions for this functionality to work. For more information, see the end user help.

New functionality for application providers: Java jxBrowser support

Application vendors providing Java-based applications which use HTML controls embedded via the jxBrowser control can now enable Full Text Control support in their HTML-based text controls integrating a new set of APIs in the Dragon Medical One Java text control SDK. For more information, see the Java Integration SDK Guide.


Improvements for end users

Resiliency mode

Improved the resiliency of Dragon Medical One against unnecessary downtime. End users can now log on to Dragon Medical One and use speech recognition during temporary outages of backend infrastructure that would have previously caused the logon to fail. End users will have restricted access to some features (for example, auto-texts, step-by-step commands, options and settings) for the remainder of the session and will be notified of these limitations when they log on.

Note: Users working with PowerMic Mobile will need to switch temporarily to a USB microphone to benefit from the improved resiliency of Dragon Medical One during an outage.

Support for additional microphone device buttons

End users can now map actions to additional microphone device buttons; the Fast Forward, Fast Rewind, Play/Stop and Custom Left Nuance PowerMic buttons are now available for customization. Additionally, the Fast Forward and Fast Rewind buttons are assigned to the "next field" and "previous field" auto-text navigation functionality by default.

Improvements for application providers

64-bit support for TRichEdit

64-bit applications hosting text controls based on the TRichEdit control class are now supported.

Runtime memory consumption in Cerner Millennium

The runtime memory footprint of the Dragon Medical One interoperability components loaded into Cerner Millennium has been improved. Components that are no longer actively used by Dragon Medical One will be unloaded more aggressively; the memory consumption of the Cerner Millennium process will no longer increase. [SOD-17562]

Solved issues


Application support

Microsoft Word

Known issues

Standby mode

When roaming between endpoints in virtual environments while Dragon Medical One is in standby mode, the application may not properly stop recording or may become unresponsive when reconnecting to the virtual server session. If you encounter these issues in your workflow, stop recording before disconnecting from the virtual server session.

Grundig device button support

When the Grundig virtual server device drivers are deployed to a virtual RDS server, Dragon Medical One using a Grundig device may become unresponsive when reconnecting to a session.

Troubleshooting data

Dragon Medical One 5.0 is delivered with a configuration file template that disables logging to the file system. This change was done to mitigate potential performance issues when writing log data to the file system. For more information on how to customize log levels, see the 'Setting the logging level' topic of the Dragon Medical One Installation and Administration Guide.

System requirements

For more information on supported infrastructure and text control support, see the Dragon Medical One Installation and Administration Guide.

System requirements

Virtualized environments

Product life cycle

Version Status End of support End of life
Dragon Medical One 3.4 End of support 01 Jan 2019 01 Oct 2019
Dragon Medical One 3.5 End of Support 01 Mar 2019 01 Oct 2019
Dragon Medical One 3.6 Supported 01 Jul 2019 01 Dec 2019
Dragon Medical One 4.0 Supported 01 Sept 2019 01 Mar 2020
Dragon Medical One 5.0 Supported 01 May 2021  

Third-party environments

Support for third-party environments is only valid as long as they are supported by the corresponding vendor and might be subject to other restrictions. Please contact Nuance Technical Support for details. For more information, see the documentation delivered with the third party product and supporting Nuance documentation.

When standard support by the vendor has stopped, Nuance will continue support if an issue is specific to the Nuance solution, within the limitations of the vendor’s standard end-of-life and Nuance's policy. This means that issues that are a combination of the vendor’s component and the Nuance solution cannot be supported.

Release history

Dragon Medical One 4.0 Service Release 5

Dragon Medical One 4.0 Service Release 4

Dragon Medical One 4.0 Service Release 3

Dragon Medical One 4.0 Service Release 2

Dragon Medical One 4.0 Service Release 1

Dragon Medical One 4.0 Hotfix 1

Dragon Medical One 4.0

Dragon Medical One 3.6