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Pioneer teams with Parrot for Voice Recognition enabled systems

02/10/2009 - Press

Paris, October 2nd 2009 – Parrot announced today that its association with Pioneer is taken one step further with the release of a new generation of innovative car stereos offering Speaker-Independent Voice Recognition.

With this launch, Pioneer and Parrot are setting a new standard of sophistication and user convenience in automotive systems.

"Audio manufacturers are looking for solutions that will allow broad in-car connectivity and convenience to vehicle owners. Parrot has the technology that enables these solutions and our chipsets and modules are being selected by more and more car equipment manufacturers for their products worldwide" said Eric Riyahi, OEM Executive Director at Parrot.

This innovation is possible thanks to Parrot’s CK5050+ module. This module currently powers Bluetooth telephony, Mutimedia connectivity (USB mass storage & IPOD/IPHONE) combined with Speaker-Independent Voice Recognition. Pioneer’s DEH product family use CK5050+ for advanced hands-free telephony combined with state-of-the-art Speaker-Independent Voice Recognition. This latest feature is currently a hot innovation in audio systems: customers will launch calls by simply speaking their contacts’ names, with no need to record voice tags or browse their phonebooks, thus enjoying a drastically increased driver convenience.

Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free kits on the market for cars, motorbikes and scooters, including wireless multimedia products geared towards audiovisual applications. In 2008, Parrot launched a new prestige line of high-end products bearing the hallmark of renowned artists. Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs 500 people worldwide and generates 85% of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006.
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