1954First dictation machine produced
Philips Speech Processing Solutions founded in Vienna, Austria and the first dictation machine produced.
1957First cassette-based dictation machine
First cassette-based dictation machine produced.
1966First Mini-Cassette invented
First Mini-Cassette invented (industry standard since decades)
1991Digital dictation system Voice System 4000
Launch of digital dictation system Voice System 4000, which rapidly becomes a standard in hospitals worldwide
1995Philips dictation and SpeechNote
Launch of first Philips dictation and transcription workflow software SpeechNote.
Launch of first digital dictation microphone with PC navigation - Philips SpeechMike
2000The 100,000,000th Mini-Cassette
The 100,000,000th Mini-Cassette manufactured.
2001Digital Pocket Memo 9300
Integrated modular digital dictation hardware and software solutions for professional use: portable Digital Pocket Memo 9300 launched.
Introduction of the first digital VoiceTracer audio recorder for note taking.
Launch of the first version of SpeechExec dictation and transcription software.
Launch of the first version of SpeechExec Enterprise dictation workflow solution.
2013Pocket Memo 8000 series
Launch of the all new Pocket Memo 8000 series.
Launch of the first SpeechLive cloud dictation solution.
Launch of Philips SpeechAir – first portable Philips dictation recorder with a WiFi function.
2017SpeechMike Premium Air
Launch of first wireless SpeechMike Premium dictation microphone
2019New Leadership Principles
Introduction of new leadership principles: Ownership, Talent and Transparency
Launch of SpeechOne – The first Philips dictation headset.
Introduction of new corporate culture which embraces agile working
2020Software as a service (SaaS)
All-encompassing move to provide all dictation and transcription solutions as a service.
2020Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
Introduction of company-wide OKRs and increasing transparency and effectiveness inside the organisation
2020SmartMike AI Conversation Microphone
Launch of unique conversation solution using patented artificial intelligence which identifies and separates speakers for ultra-accurate transcripts
2020Software development moves in-house
Move to insource software development for strategic reasons and improved solution and app development.
2020Breakthrough in SpeechLive Sales
SpeechLive web dictation and transcription solution sees user numbers double
2021Acquisition of 4Voice AG
Acquisition of major German voice technology reseller 4Voice to strengthen our market position and leadership in professional dictation and speech-to-text solutions
2021Dragon Medical One distribution partner
Official Nuance distribution partner for DMO speech recognition
2021SpeechLive Speech-to-text (STT) feature
Launch of new fair-use speech recognition flat rate package for SpeechLive users