BARCELONA, March 3, 2015 – AT&T1 and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that AT&T is the connectivity provider for Philips GoSafe, Philips’ leading mobile medical alert service. GoSafe was designed to help provide peace of mind to seniors at home or on the go, giving them the freedom to live active lives with the confidence that they can get help if and when they need it. The AT&T network2 helps power GoSafe and connects seniors with Philips’ 24/7, U.S-based emergency call response center, which serves more seniors than any other medical alert service.
Featuring the power of six location technologies, GoSafe helps give seniors the confidence to get up and go while being protected. Philips is the only mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) to utilize this advanced locating approach, which allows call center associates to locate seniors in need of assistance even in areas where GPS may not be available, such as indoors or in a parking garage. 2
“People of any age want the freedom to come and go. The Philips GoSafe system was designed to give them an easy-to-use mobile medical alert system with robust safety and security capabilities,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things Organization, AT&T Mobility. “When medical and health devices are wirelessly connected, network reliability is a necessity. We provide that vital link—the nation’s most reliable network.3 We’re excited to see where this collaboration goes.”
”When it came to working with a wireless provider for GoSafe, AT&T’s proven quality, reliability and global network reach were key factors as they can give seniors the widest possible range of freedom and connectivity,” said Kimberly O’Loughlin, General Manager for Philips Home Monitoring. “Our mission is to serve the safety, health and connectedness needs of seniors globally and make the aging experience better for seniors, caregivers and clinicians. GoSafe, with its advanced fall detection and location capabilities, is a key step forward as it provides seniors a better experience in staying safe while on the go.”
For more information on how Philips GoSafe benefits from AT&T’s network, visit Stand 3A31in the Innovation City at the Mobile World Congress.
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2 Coverage outside the home provided where AT&T wireless network coverage is available. For details, see http://www.lifelinesys.com/content/lifeline-products/get-life-gosafe
3 Nationwide carriers’ LTE signal strength claim based ONLY on average LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.
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Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers’ LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.
*Global coverage claim based on offering voice and LTE data roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offering the most wireless smartphones and tablets that work in the most countries.
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 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 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.
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