Philips launches latest digital consumer innovations at IFA in Berlin

    Highlights include a range of commercially available connected devices and apps, such as a smart baby monitor, a connected lighting solution, a smart air purifier and an oral healthcare app for kids.

    September 4, 2014

    Berlin, Germany – At this year’s Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), taking place in Berlin, Germany, from September 5-10, Royal Philips of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is presenting a range of digital consumer devices and applications across its portfolio.


    “Digital technologies provide new and powerful ways to deliver more meaning and value to consumers,” said Philips Consumer Lifestyle CEO, Pieter Nota. “Consumers want to be in control of their personal health and well-being; they are looking for and expect devices and services to be personalized and smart. Philips is embracing this opportunity, commercializing connected devices and apps that make a difference to people’s lives.”


    Connected Devices


    • People living in megacities, along with those who suffer from allergies or respiratory problems, increasingly want to be in control of the quality of the air in their living space. With the Philips Smart Air Purifier, people can track and control air quality in real-time via their smartphone.
    • With the Philips Avent uGrow Smart Baby Monitor with SafeConnect Technology, parents can stay close to their baby at all times, with the confidence that they have the most reliable, stable and secure connection.
    • Saeco GranBaristo Avanti is the world’s first high-end fully automatic connected domestic coffee machine. Via their tablet device, consumers can customize their coffee drink, and expand and share their knowledge of coffee recipes.
    • The newest member of the smart Hue family is Hue Beyond. It features two separate light sources that – controlled via the app – work together to deliver ambient mood lighting and functional white light at the same time.

    Smart apps


    • Designed to help men to style with confidence, the Philips Grooming app offers personalized shaving and grooming advice. In combination with the Philips Shaver series 9000 and our grooming range, men can get the most out of their shave. 
    • Supporting parents to instill good oral hygiene habits with their kids from an early age, the Philips Sonicare for Kids Brush Busters app gamifies the oral healthcare routine, making brushing more effective and fun.
    • The Philips Airfryer app inspires home cooks with a variety of healthy recipes and instructions on how to prepare them. Using Rapid Air technology, meals prepared in the Philips Airfyer contain up to 80% less fat, helping families to achieve a healthier diet.
    • For people who suffer from chronic or acute pain, the Philips BlueTouch and PulseRelief app enables them to choose and control their personal pain relief treatment, supporting a more active lifestyle.


    Beyond the digital consumer innovations, the latest Philips products in the area of personal well-being and healthy home will also be on show at IFA.


    TP Vision will display the latest Philips-branded televisions and WOOX Innovations will present innovation in Audio and Home Entertainment.


    Philips at IFA
    The Philips press conference takes place on September 4 at 12.00 in Hall 22. It will be streamed live at the Philips YouTube channel and at Philips Consumer Lifestyle CEO Pieter Nota will be joined on stage by Wiebo Vaartjes from WOOX Innovations, and Nico Vernieuwe from TP Vision.


    For further information on the latest Philips innovations from IFA 2014 please visit Follow Philips at IFA on twitter @PhilipsLiveFrom or use #PhilipsIFA. Please also visit additional social channels, Philips Vine, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube.


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    Philips Smart Air Purifier

    Philips Smart Air Purifier

    Philips Avent uGrow Smart Baby Monitor

    Philips Avent uGrow Smart Baby Monitor

    Saeco GranBaristo Avanti

    Saeco GranBaristo Avanti

    For further information, please contact:

    Elena Calamo Specchia
    Philips Corporate Communications
    Tel: +31 6 2500 4735


    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 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 113,000 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