Standardization

Setting the standards

 
Some of the greatest innovations of the modern era have been realized by companies collaborating together to set standards. This ensures interoperability between devices and safer, more reliable products. Just look at how MP3 revolutionized the way we store and enjoy music! Philips IP&S has contributed to many breakthrough technological standards. We also keep abreast of the latest developments, acting as a key contributor to many governing boards and implementing policies that adhere to standards across a variety of sectors.

Setting the standards

Some of the greatest innovations of the modern era have been realized by companies collaborating together to set standards. This ensures interoperability between devices and safer, more reliable products. Just look at how MP3 revolutionized the way we store and enjoy music! Philips IP&S has contributed to many breakthrough technological standards. We also keep abreast of the latest developments, acting as a key contributor to many governing boards and implementing policies that adhere to standards across a variety of sectors.
In today’s society, standards are crucial. Having industry standards ensures devices can work easily and intelligently together, benefiting both consumers and manufacturers. Consumers gain devices that are safer, more reliable and easier to use. Manufacturers that cooperate in creating new standards can reduce development costs and the risks involved in bringing new technologies to market. This can result in the growth of new and existing markets, and increased economies of scale.

Interoperability standards

 
Today’s devices are more connected than ever before. This means interoperability is essential for customers and manufacturers, and open standards will lead to faster growth of the market. As Philips we have a long history of active participation in development of interoperability standards such as the DICOM, HL7, IHE, Continua, HDMI, the Wi-Fi Alliance, IEEE, etc.

 

 

Continua
HL7 international
Wireless power consortium
Mpegla

Apart from offering technical contributions and performing technical editing work, we have also been leading the creation of newly established standards bodies such as The Wireless Power Consortium.

Regulatory standards

 

Regulatory standards protect the public’s interest and also your own. They manage societal risks that may be associated with products and services by mandating safety, environmental friendliness, privacy and so on. These regulations are enforced to ensure compliance and to foster a level playing field between economic actors.

Philips helps to shape regulatory standards, as they ensure competitive factors such as production costs are not optimized at the expense of safety. By co-developing them we can ensure efficient and effective regulations. This creates trust with buyers and helps avoid economic or ecological damage.

We contribute to breakthrough technological standards

 
In fact, we have been contributing to international standards, both at the technical and governance level, since the early 1920s. Some of our most recent contributions can be found in the digital audio/video, mobile communication, healthcare and wireless connectivity sectors. And certain innovations such as: DAB, CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, IHE, GSM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a host of others would not have been possible without the proper standards being established.

 

 

 

Blue-ray Disc
Bluetooth
Wi-fi
GSM

We have been involved in standards activities, driving specifications work as well as holding board positions with many organizations and consortia, for many years. By working together with standards bodies, we have helped accelerate a variety of industry-wide technological solutions that have benefited many products.

Submissions

 
Selected Philips submissions to standardization organizations

 

 

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