Now, your car or SUV can be your personal “jukebox on wheels” while providing hands-free Bluetooth® cell phone capability.
It’s easy to use. Just start you car, pair your smart phone or other MP3 device (that has Bluetooth A2DP) with the MK6000, and enjoy listening to your music library over your car’s stereo system. And because it’s Bluetooth-based streaming, there are no tangled wires or concerns about having the right size jacks or adapters.
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“The MK6000 is the second in a new series of advanced Bluetooth products from Parrot that take advantage of today’s fastest growing consumer technologies – audio streaming and Bluetooth,” says Edward Valdez, president and COO of Parrot Inc.
“Mobile music is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity for millions of people who take their music with them on their smart phone, iPod™ or other portable music device. This latest innovation allows consumers to enjoy their personal music in their vehicles -- without compromising sound quality -- with any device that enables Bluetooth A2DP. A few months ago we introduced the Parrot SOUND SYSTEM with audio streaming – our wireless speaker system for home and office use. Now, Parrot is introducing a breakthrough technology for consumers’ vehicles by combining audio streaming with hands-free Bluetooth cell phone capabilities. Audio streaming is poised to be the next “big thing” in mobile electronics.”
In addition to audio streaming, the new MK6000 features two other ground-breaking Parrot innovations for car kits: “beamforming” technology for exceptional voice quality while phoning, and a new text-to-speech synthesizer function that will “read” the phone book listings to you.
Beamforming is an advanced signal processing technique that measures and compares the difference in sounds as they are heard by two separate microphones in order to identify and emphasize a primary voice, for instance, while filtering out the secondary sounds. It does this by means of a unique highly directional double microphone that captures the speaker’s voice while canceling extraneous noises such as wind, sirens, road construction and other voices in the car.
The text-to-speech synthesizer makes this car kit easy to use and eliminates having to go through complicated sequences with buttons. For example, you can simply select the “Ss” in the car kit’s phone book and listen to the names being read one after the other: "Paul Smith…Peter Stone…Paula…". Then, with a single click you can dial the telephone number without touching your phone.
The MK6000 has a simple one-button user interface or control unit that mounts on your dashboard. Its six functions control all the music functions such as play, fast forward, and track selection, as well as phone functions.
Like all of the advanced car kits in the Parrot product line, the MK6000 allows drivers to make calls, take calls and check voicemail without ever having to touch their cell phone while driving thanks to Parrot’s advanced voice recognition technology. And its software can also be updated via the Parrot web site (www.parrot.biz) where new software can be downloaded at anytime.
In addition, the MK6000 automatically mutes the vehicle stereo when a call is being made or received. It also features an expanded phone book capacity – up to 8,000 names – and Parrot’s standard 150 voice tags, and is compatible with most Bluetooth phones on the market.
• Pairing: with up to 5 phones - Bluetooth 1.2
• Interface: 5 buttons + 1 advanced scrolling wheel, with play/pause functions
• Integrated voice-activated menus
• Parrot Beamforming: omni-directional double microphone, along with advanced signal processing software, including noise reduction and echo cancellation
• Audio streaming capabilities with every type of stereo Bluetooth A2DP source: mobile phones, MP3 players, PDAs, etc.
• Text-to-Speech (TTS): voice generation that reads the mobile phone's contact list out loud.
• Number of contacts: 8,000 max in total with TTS; 150 per paired up telephone without TTS
• Number of voice tags: 150 max in total with TTS; 150 per paired up telephone without TTS
• Bluetooth profiles: HSP 1.5, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP Sync, SPP, PBAP
Parrot offers the broadest portfolio of Bluetooth-enabled products available for home, office and car, and is the world’s leading manufacturer of installed hands-free car kits. In addition to the new Parrot BOOMBOX for home or office, the company recently introduced a pair of stereo bookshelf speakers called the Parrot SOUND SYSTEM, the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER digital frames in both a 3.5” and 7” size, and its new Parrot CONFERENCE speakerphone for business use.
The company also just introduced the next generation of its Parrot 3200 series car kits, with the Parrot 3200 LS-COLOR PLUS which features Parrot’s proprietary Beamforming technology for best in class audio. A variety of new products are scheduled for introduction throughout the year. For more information, visit www.parrot.com.
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