MedEDocs Pedal Configuration

The MedEDocs Transcription Software supports the Infinity (IN-USB) USB foot control and most game port foot controls. There are 9 different game port foot control configuration settings to accommodate most game port pedals (15 pin). If you do not have a pedal we recommend our part number IN-USB or IN-USB2 for around $64.95. See our site for current pricing

USB Pedal

For USB pedals simply plug the pedal into your computer and let Windows find and install the new hardware.

Proper configuration of the software is necessary for proper operation.  Configuration information can be entered or edited from the expanded login/configuration screen available from the configuration menu.

Under Pedal Type select “USB.” To configure your pedal so that rewind is on the left and fast forward is on the right, put either a 1 or 3 in the “Config” box. To configure your pedal so that rewind is on the right and fast forward is on the left, put a 2 or 4 in the “Config” box. If you change the configuration number, you will need to click "update" to save the changes then exit the transcription software and open it again to activate the change.

Enter the Company Code, User Name, and License Number provided.

Rev is the number of seconds of rewind (review) provided when the foot pedal control is lifted.

Max Download is the maximum number of reports that will be assigned at any time. This number is user determined within the maximum set by the administrator.

Passive mode allows the software to operate behind most hardware or software firewalls. There is normally no need to change this setting.

Remote/Local When set to remote, the software interacts with the MedEDocs central database via the Internet. When set to Local the software interacts with a local machine or local network accessible Microsoft Access database.

Advanced Pedal Configuration:
Click the ADV button next to "USB" in the pedal section of the configuration screen. In the top box of the advanced settings window, if your pedal is sluggish change the value from 400 (default) to 500 (or up to 800)  click update then click update on the configuration screen.

Game Port Pedal

First,  attach the pedal to the joystick/game port of the computer. You will need to make sure that is enabled. To enable the pedal and to identify the configuration for your pedal click Start - Settings - Control Panel - Game Controllers. This will bring up the joystick configuration screen.

NOTE: If you are using the radio shack game port to USB adapter 26-164 to connect your game port pedal to a USB port, see instructions under USB Adapter.

Make sure that your pedal is identified as a 2 axis - 4 button joystick. If windows did not automatically identify the controller use the ADD button to add a 2 axis - 4 button joystick

Next you will click on the properties button to display the Game controller properties screen. then select the "Test" tab

Press the pedals one at a time from left to right and note the number of the light that corresponds. Use the table below to identify the pedal code:

Button sequence Code used







USB ADAPTERS: If you are using the Radio Shack game port to USB adapter #26-164 or other game port to USB adapter, you will not need to add a 2 axis - 4 button joystick. The adapter will be recognized automatically as a USB adapter or "Human interface device" (see figure below). Though the device may show 8 buttons, the pedal will only activate the first 3. Use the table above to chose the correct pedal type configuration number to enter into the configuration screen.