Philips SpeechMagic Named European Technology Leader

Royal Philips Electronics' voice recognition technology SpeechMagic received the "European Technology Leadership Award" from Frost and Sullivan, following an analysis of the European health care speech recognition market. The award recognizes Philips' customer-driven approach to research and development.

"Our analysis has shown that Philips SpeechMagic is the market leader in the enterprise healthcare speech recognition systems market in Europe," says Sumit Sharma, director of research, EMEA, Frost and Sullivan. "One of the most critical factors in European healthcare is the end user's need for increased efficiency and productivity. The combined benefits of speech recognition and healthcare information systems, such as the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or Hospital Information Systems (HIS), are important in extending the productive range of healthcare organizations and individuals alike. Philips has demonstrated technology leadership by excelling in all stages of the technology lifecycle - incubation, adaptation, take-up and maturity - thereby ensuring continual improvement. By developing cutting-edge concepts, the company has been able to enjoy widespread use of its client applications throughout the European healthcare sector."

The SpeechMagic Citrix extension enables speech recognition from Citrix servers, which are used in health care institutions.

SpeechMagic supports 23 recognition languages and boasts a portfolio of more than 150 specialized recognition languages.

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