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BMW to offer Parrot Connectivity Solutions

17/09/2010 - Press

Paris, September 17th 2010- Parrot, leader in wireless mobile telephony devices, announced today that it is supplying its solutions in automotive connectivity to the BMW and Mini vehicle ranges.

The Parrot Connectivity Solutions are factory-fitted via two major Tier 1 suppliers in various vehicles in the BMW and Mini range, such as the 1 Series and 3 Series, the X3 SUV and the different versions of the Mini. These vehicles will be marketed in Europe, North America and Japan with vehicles releases taking place between mid-2010 and mid-2011.

BMW cars

Examples of BMW Group vehicles equipped with Parrot Connectivity Solutions : X5, Mini, 1-Series and 3-Series.

These solutions include state-of-the-art Bluetooth® hands-free telephony features with phonebook synchronization and Parrot acoustic digital signal processing technologies such as noise reduction and echo cancellation. They can also let drivers place calls vocally through a voice recognition functionality.
Besides, customers will enjoy the music in their mobile devices through their vehicles’ audio systems as the implemented solutions feature USB and iPod/iPhone connections.

These solutions are based on a Parrot CK5050+ module that has been integrated into existing car’s infotainment architecture: this approach enhances existing platforms and ensures cost-effectiveness and a shorter time to market than using an external standalone connectivity unit.

"We are glad to supply our solutions to a major car manufacturer like BMW. High-performance connectivity solutions for telephony and multimedia are increasingly becoming commodities in the automotive market and more and more such premium brands are now adopting Parrot Connectivity Solutions. In that respect, Parrot Connectivity Solutions can be very easily implemented in existing infotainment systems, allowing them to stay up-do-date and meet consumer needs through device compatibility updates up to twice a year.” said Eric Riyahi, Business Units Director at Parrot.

ABOUT PARROT

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 systems 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 +450 people worldwide and generates most of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006 (FR0004038263 – PARRO).
For more information: www.parrot.com

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