Parrot CONFERENCE(TM) Speakerphone Provides Wireless Bluetooth(R) Convenience.
LAS VEGAS -- Parrot, one of the world-leading innovators in wireless peripherals for the mobile phone, is introducing Bluetooth[R] convenience to corporate boardrooms, offices and conference rooms with the launch of its new high-performance Bluetooth wireless speakerphone.
Called the Parrot CONFERENCE[TM], the speakerphone features Parrot's proprietary advanced digital signal processing technology with full duplexing for clear, echo-free conversations in both small and large rooms. Its three highly sensitive microphones provide complete 360-degree voice pickup and a powerful 5-watt speaker allows conversations in normal voice levels for all participants.
"With over 100 million registered users of Skype worldwide, professionals will be able to enjoy a high-quality conference speaker in an untethered way," says Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. "Our new Parrot CONFERENCE transforms our innovative Bluetooth expertise from our automotive and home product lines to bring convenience and ease of use to the office."
Because it is wireless and powered by three rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries, the speakerphone can be easily moved from office to conference room to accommodate phone meetings wherever they occur. The batteries provide 10 hours of continuous talk-time, and fully recharge in five hours. And the Parrot CONFERENCE can be paired with up to 50 phones.
The Parrot CONFERENCE has fully integrated Internet communications (VoIP) software. And, for the Skype subscribers, the Parrot CONFERENCE comes with an integrated Skype[TM] interface so it is ready to use out of the box.
The Parrot CONFERENCE also features a large, bright active-matrix TFT color display that makes its menus, settings and phone listings easy to see and read. The Parrot CONFERENCE will store up to 6,000 contacts that are automatically loaded wirelessly via Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, PDAs, and laptops. A built-in digital keypad also allows manual dialing if required.
The self-contained Parrot CONFERENCE is relatively lightweight and has a small footprint for convenience and easy portability. It measures about 10 inches in diameter, sits less than two inches high and weights only 22 ounces including the batteries.
The Parrot CONFERENCE will be available online and through U.S. office products and consumer electronics retailers in the second quarter of 2007 with a base MSRP of $299. The Parrot CONFERENCE with a Parrot USB DONGLE will be $339, and if the Parrot PHONE BASE is added, the bundled price is $489.
Parrot offers the broadest lineup of Bluetooth-enabled products available. The company plans to introduce several more new products in the next 12 months.
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 the first half of 2006, Parrot sold more than 1 million units.
Determined to accompany the mobile telephone's irresistible breakthrough into our day-to-day lives, Parrot has developed two new products in 2006: the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER[TM], an LCD photo frame designed to display photos transmitted from a mobile telephone via Bluetooth, and the Parrot SOUND SYSTEM[TM], a wireless hi-fi system with speakers linked up to one another using Bluetooth.
Today, Parrot truly has a major international focus: 87% 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 116.4 million euros in the first 9 months of 2006.
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