September 2, 2008
PHILIPS UNVEILS NEW DIGITAL VOICE TRACER RECORDERS
Enhanced features include larger LCD screens, powerful front speakers and MP3 recording
Atlanta, Ga. – Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG), the market leader in professional dictation recording, today announced the unveiling of a new line of Digital Voice Tracers designed to bridge the gap between handwritten note-taking and professional dictation. The new line includes five models and available features* like the industry’s largest display, 2 GB storage capacity, high sensitivity microphones, six recording modes, and high quality stereo recording. Enhanced features include MP3 music playback and FM radio recording.
Digital Voice Tracers now offer connectivity through high-speed USB 2.0 for fast file download to a computer. The Digital Voice Tracer 860 and 880 models support energy-efficient USB-powered recording, which eliminates battery consumption. Longer audio recordings can be managed by utilizing an index function that marks reference points, such as the beginning of a new section. Recordings can be played back at a faster or slower speed, making it easier to review or transcribe a note or a dictation file.
“Digital Voice Tracers are simple to use right out of the box, making it easy for anyone to benefit from digital dictation, especially those who do not need fully integrated, professionally managed workflows,” said Thomas Brauner, Senior Director and Category Leader of Philips Speech Processing. “The benefits of being able to record ideas and thoughts for later reference are manifold. Small, lightweight and portable, the new Digital Voice Tracers ensure that important events are captured — anytime and anywhere. That’s note taking at its best.”
The Digital Voice Tracer 660, 860 and 880 models are packaged with a USB cable, batteries and lapel microphone, as well as stereo headphones for confidential file playback. The new Digital Voice Tracers will be available in October 2008.
*All features are not available for all models.
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 its headquarters and production centre located in Vienna, Austria, Philips Speech Processing is the world’s market leader in professional analogue and digital dictation solutions. From office-based desktop dictation to mobile dictation, from conference recording to entire workflow solutions with the SpeechExec software family, our products support every imaginable 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, in the easiest possible manner, entirely in keeping with Philips ‘sense and simplicity’ philosophy. 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, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering people-centric, innovative products, services and solutions through the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 128,100 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 27 billion in 2006, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, as well as lifestyle solutions for personal wellbeing. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.