February 1, 2008
PHILIPS LAUNCHES DIGITAL CONFERENCE RECORDING SYSTEM 955
Atlanta, GA — Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) today announced the launch of the Digital Conference Recording System 955, an out-of-the-box solution designed to record meetings and conferences of any size with exceptional sound quality.
The Conference Recording System 955 contains newly-designed companion Philips Boundary Conference Microphones and a remote control that allows the system to be used in small conference settings, as well as large settings such as press conferences or company meetings — simply by adding additional microphones. The system also includes a special edition of the Philips Digital Pocket Memo, a handheld portable recorder equipped with two-channel audio encoding. The entire system is packaged in a metal carrying case for portability and quick set-up.
The Philips Boundary Conference Microphone design recently received the International Forum (IF) Product Design Award 2008 for its unique appearance and innovative functionality. The microphones use the acoustic pressure of the table surface and a special rubber lamination to minimize vibrations and filter extraneous noise. In addition, the new design allows sound pick-up from a 360-degree radius.
The Digital Pocket Memos are designed to use interchangeable Secure Digital (SD)/Multimedia cards, giving the Conference Recording System 955 almost unlimited recording capacity for longer sessions. A clip-on two-channel stereo microphone transforms the Digital Pocket Memo into a functional stereo-quality interview recorder. When the handheld recorder is connected to the remote control, users can stop and start recording, as well as set index marks so that specific points in the recording can be quickly referenced.
Professional dictation software, Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate, is included. The software allows file routing, editing and archiving of all recordings. For faster file transfer and reduced network traffic, the Conference Recording System 955 can convert files to the industry-standard, compact DSS/DSS2 file encoding format. Users can also choose the MP3 format, which can be easily distributed and played back by conference participants on their computer or MP3 player.
According to Thomas Brauner, CEO of Philips Speech Processing, “The dictation solutions from Philips enable any company to take advantage of digital technology. The Digital Conference System 955 package combines cutting-edge technology with simplicity — one briefcase holds it all. Any organization that has a need for capturing important information will benefit from being able to securely record their meetings in digital format.”
About Philips Speech Processing
For more than 50 years, Philips Speech Processing has been the driving force in delivering dictation and speech technologies to users around the world. With headquarters and production center located in Vienna, Austria, Philips Speech Processing is the world’s market leader in professional analog and digital dictation solutions. From office-based desktop dictation to mobile dictation and conference recording to workflow solutions with the SpeechExec software family, Philips products support every dictation and transcription scenario. Revolutionary digital dictation products, such as the SpeechMike, the Digital Pocket Memo with Voice Commands, the Barcode Module and the LAN Docking Station, are helping professionals to work more efficiently every day. For more information, visit: www.philips.com/dictation.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a global leader in healthcare, lifestyle and technology, delivering products, services and solutions through the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 126,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of $37.7 billion (EUR 30.4 billion) in 2006, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, personal care and home appliances, as well as consumer electronics.