PHILIPS Speech Recognition Systems

Philips SpeechMagic receives Citrix Ready™ status

Industrial grade speech recognition technology first to be recommended for Citrix application delivery infrastructure

Vienna, Austria – Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced today that its industrial grade speech recognition technology SpeechMagic has received Citrix Ready status after successfully completing verification testing that proved joint system compatibility. By meeting the criteria to participate in the Citrix Ready initiative, Philips has proven its commitment to deliver powerful technology to the 50 million Citrix users in 180,000 sites. Additionally, more than 5,000 Citrix resellers throughout the world can now rely on a trusted speech recognition technology that delivers significant productivity, efficiency and accuracy benefits to their customers.

Robert Thornton, commercial director for Philips Speech Recognition Systems, said: “The adoption of SpeechMagic in the healthcare sector has reached a new dimension, with break-through implementations on a city- and region-wide scale. Many of these projects require the deployment of industrial grade speech recognition within a Citrix-based IT infrastructure. Philips is the first to advance its speech recognition technology to fully support Citrix infrastructure as part of the Citrix Ready initiative, thus enabling our integration partners to quickly deliver on changing market needs.”

Citrix Ready is an initiative by Citrix Systems, Inc. to help its customers identify recommended third-party solutions that are trusted to sensibly enhance the Citrix application delivery infrastructure. Speech Magic has completed verification testing thereby providing Citrix customer confidence in joint solution compatibility.

David Jones, corporate vice president, business development, for Citrix said: “Philips and Citrix have been working closely together on increasing documentation efficiency in organizations running on Citrix application delivery infrastructure and hence improving the return on their investment in our technology. Philips has invested significant resources in adapting SpeechMagic to Citrix requirements and we are looking forward to furthering the penetration of speech recognition, digital dictation and transcription with the Citrix community.”

The Citrix Ready initiative currently supports Citrix Presentation Server™ 4 (32 and 64-bit versions), Citrix Password Manager™ 4.5 and Citrix® NetScaler®. Support for additional Citrix products will be added throughout 2007.


For further information please contact:
Philips Speech Recognition Systems
Anne Durand-Badel
Tel: +43 1 60101 1048

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 124,300 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of USD 34 billion (EUR 27 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. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

About Citrix Ready
Citrix has a rich and extensive ecosystem of industry partners building a wide range of products designed to complement and add value to Citrix application delivery solutions. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix. The Citrix Ready initiative makes it simple for customers and Citrix channels to identify the best third party products and solutions that can be used with confidence in Citrix environments. The Citrix Ready designation offers customers and prospects a level of confidence in the quality of solutions Citrix and our partners offer to the marketplace. To learn more about Citrix Ready, please visit www.citrixready.com.