Steno Supplies

Basic Court Reporting Equipment, Accessories & Software


Used Steno Supplies

Over the years, the basic equipment of a stenographer has gone through many transformations. Not only have steno machines themselves evolved from basic inkwells to high-tech machines, but the development of software and court reporting equipment have done wonders for enhancing the speed, accuracy and overall experience of a stenographer and the transcriptions they produce. Despite these modern advancements, new technology has also made the decisions to purchase a steno writer and its related accessories a complicated one.

To simplify the purchasing process, we’ve provided a one-stop shop to help you make the right decisions when purchasing used stenography supplies to ensure you are properly equipped to take your career to the next level. Stenograph is the leading supplier of steno machines and related productivity tools for the court reporting profession.



Are Stenograph Used Writers Compatible with Modern CAT Software?

Yes! Before purchasing a used writer, you will want to contact the manufacturer of the writer to discuss compatibility issues with your custom CAT software and computer hardware. Your used steno writer purchase should include all of the accessories necessary to be successful, including a new battery, battery charger, tripod and cables for connecting CAT software. All of our used machines are compatible with the most commonly used modern CAT software on the market to ensure stability and functional enhancements for many years to come.

Basic Court Reporting Equipment and Accessories

At the very minimum, today’s stenographers need to invest in the following supplies:

  1. Steno machine
  2. A tripod
  3. USB cables, or serial cables with USB to serial adaptors
  4. A carrying case to safely transport the writer and accessories

Recommended Software and Accessories

There are a plethora of tools that can help you become more efficient, improve your speed and accuracy, increase your job opportunities and improve your overall job satisfaction. Here is a list of additional tools that the experts recommend:


  1. A microphone to record the proceedings
  2. A WiFi router and/or Bluetooth adaptor for wirelessly connecting the writer to the CAT software
  3. A tall tripod (useful when standing is required)
  4. Mini Keyboard
  5. Keypads

Next Steps

To learn more about the software and accessories available for purchase from Stenograph and the capability requirements of your used writer, contact complete the form below or call us at 1-800-323-4247.

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