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Philips Speech Processing Announces Latest Version of SpeechControl Software is Compatible with Apple Computers

<p> <i>The free software update is designed to integrate the world's leading dictation microphone with Mac operating systems</i> </p>

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Philips Speech Processing Announces Latest Version of SpeechControl Software is Compatible with Apple Computers09:19 EST Tuesday, November 15, 2011 ATLANTA (Business Wire) -- Philips Speech Processing, a leading manufacturer of mobile and stationary dictation systems, today announced the availability of its new SpeechControl4Mac software, which will allow users to integrate Philips' SpeechMike with Mac operating systems. The SpeechControl software enables users to configure their SpeechMike dictation microphone to personal specifications for an enhanced dictation experience. “With the growing popularity of Apple products and speech recognition in corporate environments, we realized companies need to be able to integrate the two systems easily and seamlessly, with future-proof software that will maintain its integrity over the years,” said Wolfgang Spannlang, product manager at Philips Speech Processing. “At Philips, we pride ourselves on exceeding our users' preferences and needs so they have the best possible experience with voice technology. We also pride ourselves on making the most flexible software available, and giving users the ability to connect with Mac computers is the latest way we are fulfilling those commitments.” Similar to its Windows counterpart, Philips SpeechControl4Mac software fully integrates with Dragon Dictate 2.5 for Mac and most Dragon Dictate commands can be used on the first pass through. Additionally, the software allows users to configure the SpeechMike III to personal working style settings and change the buttons to personal preferences for ease of use. In addition, SpeechControl for Mac operating systems features include two recording modes for intuitive operation: record toggle or push-to-talk; and the ability to switch from Mac to Windows operating software with the click of a button. SpeechControl4Mac is compatible with the entire SpeechMike line, but it was specifically designed for SpeechMike III – the latest in the line of dictation microphones, which was ergonomically designed with an anti-microbial casing to help minimize the risk of spreading bacteria and infection. SpeechControl software – for both Mac and Windows operating systems – can be downloaded for free here. For more information about SpeechMike III and other Philips dictation products, visit www.philips.com/dictation or contact your Philips Speech Processing certified dealer. 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 digital and analogue 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 diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 23 billion in 2009, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter. Philips Speech ProcessingMichaela Kraft, +1-905-201-4202michaela.kraft@philips.comwww.philips.com/dictation