Firmware & Downloads

Footswitch Configuration Tool 1.0.1 (Win)
This tool is used to configure the RS-28H & RS-31H foot switches/pedals. The update changes the branding name from Olympus Corporation to OM Digital Solutions.
Footswitch Configuration Tool 1.0.3 (Mac)
This tool is used to configure the RS-28H & RS-31H foot switches/pedals. The update changes the branding name from Olympus Corporation to OM Digital Solutions and adds support for Macs with the M1 Chipset.

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Technical Specifications

Recommended Application Area


  • Transcription

Control Buttons

Number of buttons:

  • 3

Lockable button(s):

  • No

Software configurable buttons

  • Applied

Nonslip mat:

  • Equipped

Operation Modes

Olympus Mode

  • Available (default)

HID keyboard Mode

  • Available (optional)

Possible Pedal behaviour in HID Keyborad Mode


  • Triggers defined keyboard command on single click once.


  • Triggers defined keyboard command once on both press and release. Perfect for toggle functions like Play/Pause.


  • Triggers defined keyboard command continuously until pedal is released. (like a regular keyboard)

Dimensions / Weight

Cable length

  • 1.8m


  • 550g


  • 33.5mm


  • 190mm


  • 120mm


Available Colours

  • Dark Grey


USB port

  • 1.0/ 1.1/ 2.0/ 3.0/ 3.1 (Type A)

8 Pin jack

  • Equipped (mini DIN)



  • 0 ‑ 42°C (operation)

Compatible Software


  • Version 6 (or higher)

DSS Player Pro

  • Version 5.0 (or higher)

DSS Player for Mac

  • Version 7 (or higher)

Olympus Sonority

  • Version 1.0.1 (or higher)

Footswitch Configuration Tool

  • Applied

Third party software

  • Must support control via keyboard commands.

Foot Switch Configuration Tool – Basic Features

Configuration of HID keyboard commands / shortcuts

  • Applied

Supported Multimedia keys (Windows)

  • Scan Next Track
  • Scan Previous Track
  • Stop
  • Play/Pause
  • Mute
  • Increase volume
  • Decrease volume
  • Launch Media Player
  • Launch standard email client
  • Launch calculator
  • Launch standard internet browser
  • Search
  • Home internet browser
  • Back
  • Forward
  • Refresh
  • Favorites

Supported Multimedia keys (Mac OS)

  • Scan Next Track
  • Scan Previous Track
  • Eject
  • Mute
  • Increase volume

Switching between Olympus Mode and HID keyboard mode

  • Available

Templates for foot switch settings

  • Save & Load

Admin Write Mode


Operating Systems & Requirements


  • Operating system: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10


  • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.9 ‑ 10.15

Compatible Olympus Hardware


Note: The voice recorder must be placed in its docking station to be remote controlled with a foot switch or hand controller. Find below the necessary combinations.


  • DS-F1 (VoiSquare)


  • DS-7000
  • DS-3500


  • DS-5500
  • DS-5000 / 5000ID
  • DS-3400


  • DS-4000
  • DS-3300

Knowledge Base & FAQ

Foot Switch Configuration Tool Guide

This article will document how to use the foot switch configuration tool The Foot Switch Configuration Tool is used to customize the settings for the RS-28H and RS-31H models. Any combination of keyboard command can be assigned to each pedal, allowing the control of applications through hotkey shortcuts. You can also create setting templates for […]

Changing Foot Switch Settings in Transcription Module

This article will detail how to change foot switch settings in Transcription Module. ODMS R7 ODMS R6 SR2 ODMS R7 Customising foot switch Plug in the foot switch into the PC and open the ODMS Transcription Module software. You can check to see if the foot switch is recognised in the software by an icon […]

How to Lock Pedals on a Foot Switch

This article will document how you can lock pedals on a RS-31(H) Foot Switch. Lockable Pedals on RS-31(H) Foot Switch You are able to lock either the top or the centre pedal on an RS-31(H) foot switch. On the back of the foot switch there is a lock. Slide up to lock the top pedal […]

Foot control not working

If you are experiencing an issue where you can’t operate any of the pedals on the foot control then please follow the steps below. Please note if you meant that the play button is greyed out, which is stopping you from pressing play on the foot control then please follow the Play button Greyed Out […]

Hands Free Recording Settings

Hands free recording can be useful so you are able to record without the need to operate your OM SYSTEM/Olympus Digital Voice Recorder. By using a docking station and a foot pedal this will allow you to free at least one hand and improve productivity. ODMS R8/R7 ODMS R6 ODMS R8/R7 The hands-free recording settings […]

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