Features: Voice Input
Voice activated takeoff is a patented method of entering your construction material quantities using voice recognition technology instead of a keyboard. The estimator speaks numbers and material types into a headset microphone that is connected to a personal computer.
Some examples of the types of things you say instead of type in our VT for Pipe product are shown below along with the action the program takes after you say the phrase. Visit our videos page to see Fastlane products in action.
|You Say||Program Action|
|"twelve inch rcp"||pipe type 12 inch rcp chosen from list of materials stored in a pre-populated database|
|"ninety point nineteen"||90.19 entered in a text box on takeoff screen|
|"manhole number c twelve"||structure type manhole selected from the database and structure number c twelve entered in a text box|
Fastlane has programmed a variety of voice commands like the one's above to make the voice user interface easy to learn and faster than the conventional methods of typing and using the mouse.
Voice recognition on personal computers has been utilized for a number of years in the medical, law, and administrative professions. The first users of speech applications in these fields were often frustrated with the accuracy and speed of the software but recent advances in speech programs and personal computers has changed that. The result has been an acceptance of speech as a fast, accurate, and simple way to dictate, enter data, and navigate complicated user interfaces. Most users are surprised and pleased with the degree of accuracy they achieve in a short time with all of Fastlane's products.