As wireless technology and protocols continue to develop, Philips Home Control's protocol support (proprietary RF, Zigbee RF4CE, Zigbee Pro, Bluetooth 3.0, etc.) is being expanded. The company now offers software stacks and profiles for Bluetooth 4.0 low energy (Bluetooth SMART) and Wi-Fi Direct. With years of wireless RF design-in and mass-production experience, Philips Home Control also offers hardware integration support for optimal co-existence and software support up to the customer user interface level for an optimal user experience.
"We are stepping up our investment in R&D as well as active and open partnerships with leading chipset, hard-, soft- and middleware providers. This will bring further meaningful, easy to adopt and sustainable innovative solutions to our customers," said Jean-Paul Abrams, general manager, Philips Home Control business.
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About Philips Home Control:Philips Home Control is a leading remote control manufacturer. Philips has developed many of the industry's standard protocols (IR, RF) and offers an extensive portfolio of patents that improve the performance, ease-of-use and functionality of remote controls. Offering complete innovative solutions for all possible applications & segments, ranging from IPTV to cable & satellite, consumer electronics, home automation and pc-based applications, Philips Home Control prides itself with the broadest worldwide customer base. Whether choosing a standard solution or a customized remote that matches your product or brand identity, Philips Home Control is the right partner. www.remotecontrol.philips.com About Royal Philips: Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 115,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter. View the full Philips Home Control press kit for IBC 2013 here: http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/kit/PhilipsHomeControlIBC2013 SOURCE Philips Home Control