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Philips Digital Pocket Memo 9600 is Designed to Improve Dictation Experience and Security for Users

<p> <i>Leading provider of dictation devices incorporates state-of-the-art engineering for enhanced ergonomics and the latest encryption technology for data security in Pocket Memo</i> </p>

Monday, January 30, 2012

Philips Digital Pocket Memo 9600 is Designed to Improve Dictation Experience and Security for Users09:00 EST Monday, January 30, 2012 ATLANTA (Business Wire) -- Philips, a leading manufacturer of mobile and stationary dictation solutions, today announced its Digital Pocket Memo 9600 series continues to be one of the leading mobile dictation devices in the country. The device improves the users' dictation experience and adapts to meet the needs of the ever-changing business environment through a design that leverages superior ergonomics and a leading-edge encryption system. The Pocket Memo 9600's light-weight metal casing incorporates a one-thumb, four-position switch designed to allow users to blindly operate the device, so they do not have to worry about hand positioning while dictating. Additionally, the device has built in 256 bit encryption technology which works in real time to protect sensitive information from hacking and to prevent others from accessing the data if it is ever lost. The device also has up to 21 hours of battery life that lets users conduct business without having to stop and recharge or replace batteries. Other key features of the Pocket Memo 9600 include: Compatibility with Philips SpeechExec software, so technology updates are not required and you can operate within one secure system – from hardware to software. Capability to be configured as a “read-only” device, so it cannot be used as a removable USB mass storage device. Recording through a high quality microphone to reduce background noise interference. Saving files in .dss pro format, which was specifically designed for recording voices at an incredibly high quality and reduced file size. “We're constantly surveying professionals to find out how they are using dictation devices, so we can develop products that suit their needs and so Philips can set the standard for dictation on-the-go,” said Wolfgang Spannlang, product manager at Philips Speech Processing. “By considering the needs of professionals in fields such as legal, insurance and sales, we've recognized the importance of producing a dictation device that is very durable, efficient and easy to use, yet has security features that a larger and more complex device might offer.” The Digital Pocket Memo 9600 will be featured at the LegalTech 2012 tradeshow in New York from January 30 to February 1, 2012 at Philips Speech Processing's booth (#1302). About Philips Speech Processing For more than 50 years Philips Speech Processing has been the driving force in delivering dictation and speech solutions to users around the world. We are solving the speech-to-text task of professionals, allowing them to “simply work smarter!“ With its headquarters and production center located in Vienna, Austria, Philips Speech Processing is the world's market leader in professional digital and analog dictation. From office-based desktop dictation to mobile dictation, from conference recording to entire workflow solutions with the SpeechExec software family, our portfolio supports every imaginable scenario. Revolutionary digital dictation products and solutions, such as the SpeechMike, the Digital Pocket Memo with Voice Command, the Barcode Module and the groundbreaking SpeechExec workflow software are helping professionals 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 more than 119,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 25.4 billion in 2010, 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