PARROT Presenting the PMK5800: the Only Plug & Play Car-Kit With Audio-Streaming Capabilities

May 29, 2007, 01:00 ET from Parrot SA

    PARIS, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
     - Placed in the 12V Accessory Plug, the Parrot PMK5800 Uses a FM Radio
 Frequency to Transfer Voice and Music Directly on Your Car Stereo, and With
 no Costly Installation!
     Parrot, one of the leaders in wireless peripherals around the mobile
 phone, announces today the Parrot PMK5800, the first Bluetooth(R) car-kit
 with no installation for both hands-free calling and musical entertainment,
 with the audio quality of an advanced installed car-kit.
     Simply place the Parrot PMK5800 in any 12V accessory plug like your
 cigarette lighter, and easily combine safe calling to music pleasure on the
 road. The secret of this Bluetooth stereo car-kit is its embedded FM
 emitter: select a free radio frequency, and enjoy crystal clear and full
 duplex conversations directly on your car speakers via your car radio.
     Parrot has integrated the best-in-breed technologies usually reserved
 to embedded car-kits: advanced digital signal processing (DSP), echo
 cancellation software, voice recognition, FM scale detector.... With its
 special noise reduction software, the Parrot PMK5800 omni-dimensional
 microphone picks up your voice while eliminating surrounding noises such as
 sirens or road-works for a close-to-perfect voice pick-up.
     But that's not all... Enjoy all your favorite tracks stored in your
 Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP) mobile phone or MP3 player in Hi-Fi quality
 directly on your car speakers. Thanks to Bluetooth wireless technology and
 the embedded FM emitter, no more tangled wires to listen to your favorite
 songs! And if you are listening to the radio or a CD, the easy call-pickup
 function ensures you won't miss a single call. To answer an incoming call,
 just press the selected FM preset: the Parrot PMK5800 automatically detects
 you have changed the frequency and connects you to the caller.
     The base insert of the kit is completely adjustable: the driver can
 easily choose its orientation, whatever the location and conformation of
 the 12V cradle, while the plastic ring ensures compatibility with all
 diameters as well. The Parrot PMK5800 user-friendly interface sports a dual
 side LED screen: the driver can set the display on whichever side is best
 in order to check the correct radio frequency. And like all Parrot
 car-kits, the Parrot PMK5800 is compatible with virtually all Bluetooth
 mobile phones on the market.
     The Parrot PMK5800 will be available in shops and on this summer for an MSRP of 89 euros.
     About Parrot
     Founded in 1994, Parrot has rapidly established itself as a pivotal
 global player for wireless mobile telephone accessories. Drawing on its
 tried-and-tested expertise on voice recognition and signal processing
 technologies, Parrot was one of the very first companies to produce
 Bluetooth(R)-based wireless hands free car kits, having identified this
 standard's vast potential as early as 1999. In 2006, Parrot sold about 3
 million units.
     Determined to accompany the wireless peripherals' irresistible
 breakthrough into our day-to-day lives, Parrot has been developing since
 2006 a new wireless range of sound and image products.
     Today, Parrot truly has a major international focus: 90.5% of its sales
 are generated outside of France, and a large percentage of its production
 is outsourced to carefully selected partners, enabling it to achieve the
 best possible level of quality and responsiveness. Parrot is now
 particularly well positioned to capitalize on the bright future opening up
 for mobile telephone devices.
     Parrot has achieved strong growth in its consolidated revenues, up from
 80.9 million euros pro forma in 2005 to 166.9 million euros in 2006. Euronext Paris - Eurolist, Compartiment B: FR0004038263
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     Nathalie Balourdet
     T.: +33-(0)1-48-03-74-04