StenoCAT with Unlimited Streaming

Two powerful options for the high-profile reporter

StenoCAT Plus & StenoCAT Pro

Need to impress your attorneys and remote viewers with accurate, instantly refreshed realtime feed? Our powerful keyless combo options allow you to stream your realtime feed to an unlimited number of viewers on an unlimited number of browser-enabled devices. Forget about keys, cables and complicated setups. Your viewers don’t need to load any software on their devices.

StenoCAT PRO Option includes realtime streaming over the internet and a complimentary second installation (non-concurrent use).

StenoCAT PLUS Option includes basic realtime streaming using a reliable wi-fi network. Otherwise known as the "basic" option, it is suitable for clients who are restricted from using internet access in courtrooms. Our support team will assist you in setting up your router if needed.

Reporters love this product because they can control the various individual security options for each viewer. Finished session record keeping shows a list of all participants with their relevant information.

Viewers love this because they can customize their view, annotate in various colors, highlight key words, save in PDF, and there is no program to maintain.

Need to have a second backup location on the cloud? No problem! StenoCAT lets you pick your own third party cloud provider and performs seamless backups as you are working. Never worry again about a computer failure – just get your files off the cloud after you get a new computer and you’re up and running again!

As a StenoCAT power reporter, you’ll enjoy premium access to the most professional and helpful customer care in the industry. An annual subscription includes free updates, toll free support, webinars, user message board, and training videos.

Plus, StenoCAT is very proud of the independent Users Group (the StenoCAT Users Network aka "SUN") who sponsors the best user conventions twice a year, all across the country. Joining this independent network gives you access to a powerful networking community who shares ideas, tips and tricks with fellow pros and veteran reporters. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute your ideas to be incorporated into the development cycle of future software releases.

I've found this version to be extremely versatile and powerful on many complex and high-profile cases. It is programmable in almost infinite ways so it can be tailored to a reporter’s individual writing style and preferences. In my networking with other reporters using different software, I have found none that offer the array of features or ease of use that mine does. I have found Gigatron as a company to be very responsive overall.

I. Abbey | California (a practicing reporter for 40 years)

Subscription Options

StenoCAT Plus - 1 year
+ Unlimited Wi-Fi Streaming
Startup Fee $499

Option 1: StenoCAT PLUS

StenoCAT Pro - 1 year
+ Unlimited Internet Streaming +2nd activation + $500 discount through June 28, 2024 applied during purchase
Startup Fee $499
Special Offer Discount - $500
$1,322*(only through 6/28/24)

Option 2: StenoCAT PRO

Software Features

Internet Streaming

Reach any viewer, anywhere. Broadcast your realtime session to unlimited remote viewers over the Internet. This option is standard in the StenoCAT PRO version.

Output to Mobile Devices

Broadcast your realtime session to unlimited viewers using tablets, smartphones, and other computers – all wirelessly.

Instant Refresh

Compatible with all industry recognized realtime browsers. Automatically refresh your viewer screens with your edit changes.

Secure PDF with Bookmarks

Deliver full text searchable PDF transcripts with bookmarks and digital signatures. Includes many options to secure the PDF and meet electronic filing requirements.

Meets requirements of modernized Rules of Court in many states

Automatic File Backup

Set any backup location of your choosing (cloud based service, external hard drive, usb flash) in your User Preferences. StenoCAT will automatically update your transcript and audio in both locations.

CART Screen

Provide CART to your clients utilizing StenoCAT. If you have added power reporter options to your license, you can also use CART Screen to stream your feed to individual readers, locally or remotely.

Multiple Outputs

Broadcast your realtime session using a variety of methods – WiFi, Internet, serial cable, ethernet, or Bluetooth – all at the same time.

Smart BriefsTM

Steno briefs are suggested to you automatically based on your own steno theory, during realtime or in editing mode. Briefs can also be viewed in steno or phonetics!

Smart KeysTM

Intuitive and superbly efficient. Edit transcripts with fewer keystrokes. Record macros to customize your keys, or use a predefined key set.

InSync® Audio

Edit transcripts faster and more accurately. Record audio in mp3 format from your computer microphone, or import jobs – with audio – from new generation writers. Automatically scroll playback cursor with the transcript. Allows for listening of both WAV and mp3 audio formats. Insert File function includes InSync Audio and allows reporter to split and merge audio files. Synchronize Audio function fixes mis-aligned text and audio.


StenoCAT is designed for Windows Operating Systems and works equally well with new writers – Luminex, Impression, Mira, Fusion, Diamante, Passport, Stylus, and Gemini – as well as legacy writers. Windows 7 OS not supported.

Save time, save keystrokes, search faster. Perform an Internet search directly from within the StenoCAT Editor.

Seating Chart

Track the name and location of speakers easily and efficiently with electronic name tags. Save the seating chart for future reference.

Larger Fonts

Give your eyes a rest with larger fonts in frequently used dialogs. Write and edit more comfortably using custom text zoom ratios.

Wireless Ready

Use wireless technology – from writer to computer & output from computer to viewer devices.

Address Book

Save and retrieve contact info to your StenoCAT address book. Auto-insert into the transcript, or save new contacts on the fly.

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System Recommendations

You’re a professional having to compete and excel in a high-pressure work environment. Do yourself a favor and get a good Windows computer system to have the best foundation. Practice good computer hygiene by keeping your computer up to date with the latest Windows software updates. To have a good experience, we recommend having at least the following system setup:

Please Note

These are basic recommendations for the StenoCAT software. StenoCAT can run on many different system configurations. For questions about compatibility with your particular system, please contact our Sales Department. All current software programs are available as keyless subscriptions.

[email protected]

Windows Operating System

Windows 10 or 11. Even if you have the latest Windows Operating System by Microsoft®, be sure to keep your OS updated with the latest patches. It’s the best protection you can buy against viruses, hacks, and other undesirables, and keeping current also supports use of our latest features. If you are using an OS that Microsoft no longer supports (such as Windows 7), we won’t be able to support it either. Virtualized Windows are not supported on StenoCAT 32 Versions 8 and above.


The better processors are Intel® Core i3, i5, i7, or the AMD™ equivalent.


At least 128 GB on your workstation. A computer with an SSD (solid state drive) is highly recommended for optimal performance. Add an external hard drive for backups. Look into cloud storage solutions as well if you need mobility.

Memory / RAM

For a power reporter, we recommend a minimum of 8 GB.

USB Ports

We recommend a minimum of two available ports: One for your USB to Serial Adapter (if applicable), and one for an external microphone. If your computer has only one USB port, then you must add an optional USB Hub to supply the additional ports. Many computers today do not come equipped with USB ports. (StenoCAT runs on a virtual key system and therefore a USB port is not required to activate your license).

Floppy Drive

Optional – external or internal May be needed for reading notes from legacy writers.

Internet Access

An email account with a high-speed Internet connection is required to manage your software license, update your accounts, and send/receive audio files. Use only modern-day browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge or IE 11 or higher. We alert you to stop using the old web browsers – they have weak security.

If you do banking or shop online, use only bank approved browsers. This is important protection for your personal data and for any data subject to HIPAA. For the best security when using your credit card, we recommend signing up for Auto Pay Renewal. We use PayPal Payflow payment gateway and Wells Fargo Bank to process your transactions. No card data is sent to Gigatron and no employees see your card information.


If your computer does not have a built-in microphone, you may need an external microphone to use InSync® during realtime.

Optional Extra Hardware/Services

  • USB flash drives for temporary storage or transferring of files.
  • USB hub converts one USB port into multiple USB ports.
  • External hard drives for data backup.
  • Cloud storage solutions.
  • External microphone.


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How are my software & license kept secure?

Virtual Key Activation

Our secure server will issue your computer(s) a unique Virtual Key software ID to help us protect against the distribution or unauthorized use of software by any party other than the licensed registered user. Your software will work only when our server recognizes your computer as registered and your license as valid.

What is included with a StenoCAT Power Reporter subscription?

One Subscription License – Our unique subscription plan option offers you full-featured CAT Reporter software and TrialBook PRO internet streaming software for the duration of your subscription period.

The StenoCAT PRO subscription includes:
• one single-user license to the full Reporter PRO version
• use on up to (2) activated computers interchangeably (but not concurrently) by the registered user
• unlimited internet streaming during realtime
• software updates
• unlimited online webinars
• unlimited technical support during business hours
• Every new StenoCAT PRO license includes a free dictionary conversion, new computer setup, startup training, and a secured virtual key
• No long term contract is required

There is a one-time nonrefundable startup fee to start a new subscription. From that point on, you pay only the subscription rate (unless you let your subscription lapse). A power reporter subscription gives you the best value and the most flexibility for keeping your software and skills up to date with the latest software features. There is only one keyless license to manage and renew.

When your license subscription expires, your rights to use the software are also expired. A lapse fee may be required to reinstate a recently expired license. We encourage you to use our Auto Pay service provided by PayPal to set up automatic recurring payments so that you don't ever have to worry about managing your subscription!

Additional Activations: PRO customers on Version 8 have the option to add additional activations to their license. One complimentary additional activation is included for the StenoCAT PRO Reporter. This option is not an additional license and is restricted to the single licensed user. The additional activation may not be used concurrently with the first activation. To inquire about additional activations for your unique reporting needs, please contact Sales.

How do I renew my subscription?

Upon your initial purchase, you will have the opportunity to enroll in Auto Pay for your renewals. Please review the Terms and Conditions for full description of benefits.

If you opt out of Auto Pay, your software will remind you to renew your subscription up to 30 days in advance of the expiration date. To maintain continuous service and avoid any applicable reinstatement fees, we recommend you complete your renewal before the expiration date.

You may renew at any time by visiting the My Account page on our website. Click Renew next to your license and the store renewal page will present the various renewal interval options and additional activations available to you. The new expiration date is calculated by adding the renewal term to the original expiration date. For instance, if you renew for one year, a total of 365 days will be added to your expiration date.

You may also renew by following the prompts through your software!

Lapsed subscriptions are subject to a reinstatement fee. Please contact Sales if you need further assistance. Lapsed licenses will be subject to a new expiration date at the time of reinstatement.

How do I switch my software to a different computer?

To deactivate StenoCAT, open your Editor and go to "Help/Deactivate StenoCAT.*" Follow the prompts until you receive the confirmation that StenoCAT has been deactivated. Then you may open StenoCAT on a different computer and activate.

Does StenoCAT provide an audio synchronization feature?

Yes, our MP3 audio feature is known as InSync and it is included in every Reporter version. Explore our Software Features for more information.

What kind of computer do I need in order to use StenoCAT?

Please see our System Recommendations section for detailed information. Virtualized Windows are not supported. StenoCAT is designed and tested for Windows-based computers.

Please note that the Windows 7 Operating System does not support many of the features in StenoCAT Version 8. We no longer support use of this OS.

Can I still use my steno dictionary?

Over the years we discovered that most translation issues can be traced back to a dictionary that simply needed some clean-up. So what we do is review your dictionary and provide conversion and clean up to optimize your experience on your new software.

Our technical support staff has plenty of experience helping our customers convert dictionaries over to the StenoCAT system, whether they are migrating from an older StenoCAT version or from another software maker.

If your dictionary needs additional outside help, we can also recommend resources that have worked well for other customers in the past.

Is StenoCAT compatible with my writer?

StenoCAT is compatible with all writers with a USB or serial port interface. All new writers and most older writers are compatible with StenoCAT.

Note: There are a few older writers that are not completely compatible with Windows 7-SP1, 8.1, or 10. Such writers are Baron, StenoWriter, Merit Writer, or other similar old writers that use non-DOS-formatted diskettes.

To verify whether your writer is compatible with the operating system you are planning to use, please contact our Sales Department for more information.

800-909-9199 Sales Dept

How do I get support?

You can login to your StenoCAT account on our website, click on Help Center, and enter your question and callback information as a "Callback Request". This ticket is automatically linked to your license and immediately placed in the support callback queue. It is by far the fastest way to ensure you are next in line for a callback. Please be sure to write a brief description of your question or problem.

You can also call the toll-free support line 800-999-9199. Our support team answers calls live from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time between Monday and Friday. If a member is not available to take your call live, then you will have the opportunity to leave a voicemail. Please leave your license number, full name as registered on your license, a callback number, and a brief summary of the reason for your call. Voicemails are answered in the order they are received; however we prefer that you use our electronic callback request for more efficient response.

If you need a question answered over the weekend, visit the Help Center and begin by searching keywords for the question you have. You may also post on our Message Board where our customers exchange useful information with each other. The Message Board is monitored by our technical staff during normal working hours.

Every license with an active support contract also has access to a knowledge base to search the answers to the most common questions.

We are here to help you

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Or, please don't hesitate to contact us.