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Philips Speech Processing and Arrendale: Integrator Reseller Partnership

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Philips Speech Processing and Arrendale: Integrator Reseller Partnership09:00 EST Tuesday, February 21, 2012 ATLANTA (Business Wire) -- Arrendale Associates, Inc. and Philips Speech Processing announced a new Integrator Reseller Partnership relationship between the two companies. The complementary nature of Arrendale's robust dictation software applications and the durability of Philips dictation devices led management at Philips and Arrendale to the new association. Together, their integrated solutions provide user-friendly, reliable dictation options for authors in any healthcare setting. Mobile dictation with Philips Digital Pocket Memos, allows for on-the-go dictation while the Arrendale software application, DVR+, keeps track of author, worktype and patient meta data details. Digital Pocket Memos are ideal for clinical outpatient settings enabling busy care givers to dictate the narrative between patient rounds instead of typing notes into an EMR or handwriting in paper charts. Arrendale's Recorder+Pro application and Philips industry-leading SpeechMikes work in concert to deliver PC-based dictation efficiency for radiology, cardiology and pathology departments. While dictating and reading at a PC, physicians love the comfort, lighter weight and antimicrobial surface of the newly designed SpeechMike III. Better yet, new generation SpeechMikes are purposefully designed for speech recognition technology with noise-canceling microphones that improve recognition accuracy. Arrendale's TA+ speech recognition component allows radiologists to continue their preference for dictating narrative with the efficiency of editing and signing transcripts within minutes after dictating. Recorder+Pro dictation integration with major PACS including Philips, Amicas, Fuji, GE Centricity and McKesson makes the process seamless. Remarking on the new partnership, David Pridmore, North American Manager of Integrated Solutions at Philips Speech Processing comments, “We are very happy to have Arrendale Associates as a new Philips Integrator Partner. Their exceptional clinical documentation technology, combined with Philips market-leading SpeechMike and Digital Portables, provides a great total solution for their customers.” Judith Arrendale, VP Customer Service at AAI adds, “This partnership expands our ability to customize applications to specific customer needs as technical teams at Philips and Arrendale enhance mobile and tethered dictation solutions.” Arrendale Associates supplies comprehensive clinical documentation solutions. Since 1989 Arrendale has developed and engineered healthcare software systems for dictation, workflow, speech recognition, transcription, electronic signature and document management. Hospitals, clinics and transcription service providers benefit from AAI's TA+ platform by reducing costs and improving healthcare with customizable workflow and EHR integration. More information about Arrendale's TA+ platform is available at www.aaita.com or by calling (800) 344-1323. 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.” For more than 50 years the division Philips Speech Processing has been the driving force in delivering dictation and speech solutions to users around the world. News about Philips Speech Processing is located at www.philips.com/dictation. 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. Philips Speech ProcessingMichaela Kraft, +1-905-201-4202michaela.kraft@philips.comwww.philips.com/dictation