Skyhook and Philips Lifeline Join Forces to Develop Location Platform for Mobile Personal Emergency Response System

  Skyhook and Philips Lifeline Join Forces to Develop Location Platform for
  Mobile Personal Emergency Response System

Skyhook to help ensure that seniors get assistance when and where they need it

2013 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 9, 2013

Skyhook, Inc., the global leader in location positioning, context and
intelligence, and Philips Lifeline, the leading provider of personal emergency
response services (PERs) in North America, announced a collaborationto
incorporate Skyhook’s hybrid location platform into Philips’ Lifeline GoSafe
mobile PERs offering. Philips Lifeline will be demonstrating the GoSafe system
during the 2013 International CES event, booth #26722 in Las Vegas from
January 8^th through January 11^th.

Skyhook’s hybrid location service will be part of a suite of locating
technologies used with the new GoSafe system and designed to help provide
Lifeline Response Associates with the location information needed to support
locating of users in the event of an emergency.

“Accurate location information is of critical value to ensuring the quick
dispatch, arrival and delivery of what is often life-saving assistance,” noted
Rob Goudswaard, senior director, Global Product and Service Programs, for
Philips Home Monitoring. “After reviewing the market, we concluded that
Skyhook’s location network and technology capabilities were consistent with
our requirements for enabling timely and accurate response.”

Skyhook is the global leader in geo-location technology fulfilling hundreds of
millions of location requests daily across over 100 million mobile devices
including handsets, tablets, netbooks, cameras and other mobile devices.
Skyhook’s geolocation services leverage a network of close to one billion
Wi-Fi access points, and combines location from Wi-Fi, cellular and GPS
readings to produce a single, accurate location quickly and across all

“If an individual experiences a fall or other emergency, quickly getting help
to the right location is of vital importance,” said Michael Shean, founder and
senior vice president, business development, Skyhook. “Skyhook is proud to
partner with Lifeline, the leading medical alert service, in order to enhance
the safety and care that Lifeline provides to all of its customers.”

About Skyhook, Inc.

Skyhook is the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and
intelligence. In 2003, Skyhook pioneered the development of the Wi-Fi
Positioning System to provide precise and reliable location results in urban
areas. Today, Skyhook's Core Engine provides positioning to tens of millions
of consumer mobile devices and applications. For more information visit

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics (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 2011 sales of EUR 22.6
billion and employs approximately 122,000 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, home and portable
entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at


Skyhook, Inc.
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Philips Healthcare
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