See Controllers ~ Overview for an overview of controlling Express Scribe with a hand-held or foot pedal controller.


Recommended Controllers

The following controllers are known to be compatible with Express Scribe, and technical support purchased for Express Scribe covers assistance in configuring them. Visit our website for purchasing information.

Controller Image Description Supported Operating Systems Software License
AltoEdge USB Foot Pedal
USB foot pedal with three pedalsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS XNot required
Wireless Transcription Foot Pedal
Wireless foot pedal with three pedalsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS XRequired
VEC Infinity IN-USB-1 / IN-USB-2
USB foot pedal with three pedalsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS XRequired
vPedal vP-1 (USB)
USB foot pedal with three pedalsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS XRequired
vPedal vP-4 MKII Wireless Footpedal
Wireless Bluetooth foot pedal with three pedalsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS XRequired


Legacy Controllers

The following controllers are known to be compatible with Express Scribe, and technical support purchased for Express Scribe covers assistance in configuring them. However, if you are considering purchasing a new controller, prefer one of the "Recommended Controllers", listed above.

Controller Description Supported Operating Systems Software License
VEC Infinity IN-DB99 pin serial port foot pedal with three pedalsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS XRequired
vPedal vP-1 (Serial)9 pin serial port foot pedal with three pedalsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS XRequired


Other Controllers

The following controllers may be compatible with Express Scribe, however some features may not work. NCH Software offers no technical support for these controllers.

Controller Description Supported Operating Systems Software License
Olympus Foot Switch RS-27 (USB)USB foot pedal with three pedalsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS XRequired
Philips Foot Control 2320USB foot pedal with three pedalsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS XRequired
Generic game controllerAny game controller, with one or more buttons, which has been installed and configured in Windows ("Control Panel" -> "Game Controllers")Microsoft WindowsRequired
Generic serial port device Some controllers which attach to the serial port but are not listed above in "Recommended Controllers" or "Legacy Controllers", can be configured as generic serial port controllers Microsoft WindowsRequired


Custom Drivers

If Express Scribe is running under Microsoft Windows and your controller is not listed as compatible, you may be still be able to use it by writing a custom driver. NCH Software offers no technical support for custom drivers.

To do this, you will need:

A software license is required to use custom drivers.


Connectors

Controllers can use any one of the following connectors:

Port Plug Supported Operating Systems Notes
USBUsually USB-A Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Serial9 pin DE-9 or 25 pin DB-25Microsoft Windows
Game15 pin DA-15Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft no longer supports the game port in Windows Vista or later.