NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 31, 2004) ? Following the U.S. launch of its portable Bluetooth? hands-free car kit DriveBlue, Parrot announces the U.S. debut of its CK3100?, the first in a series of Advanced Bluetooth hands-free car kits. Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled phones and easily installed in any vehicle, the CK3100 incorporates a voice-based, LCD display screen for drivers to safely view and navigate through menu options.
Auto Express, Britain?s top selling motoring weekly, awarded the CK3100 its coveted "Accessory of the Year" honors for 2004. According to Auto Express, Parrot?s CK3100 Advanced is an "overall champion" and considered "a major step forward for in-car communication."
"Parrot's CK3100 provides the driver with all the benefits you'd expect from today?s mobile devices, but not necessarily within a vehicle. The 3100 offers enhanced audio quality through the car's stereo system and is very user-friendly," said Christophe Dissaux, Executive Vice President of Parrot, Inc.
The wireless connection between the CK3100, the Bluetooth phone and its voice recognition system is enabled when the phone is turned on. Simply turn on the car engine and the phone connects wirelessly to the car kit, showing visual information and functions on the LCD display screen. A call can be dialed through the screen or by using voice recognition speed-dialing. All audio and system feedback is routed through the car speakers. (more)
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The LCD display screen provides information such as caller ID, carrier signal strength, last calls received, and phonebook. The driver?s mobile phonebook can be wirelessly downloaded to the car kit. A summary of benefits includes: ? Compatibility with all Bluetooth? phones ? LCD display with large, well-contrasted digits that's easy to read at a glance ? Phonebook display; caller ID; list of last calls received ? Audio through car speakers automatically mutes the radio ? Audio volume control ? Quality audio (Digital Signal Processing) ? No cradle; No wire; No headset battery to charge ? Voice recognition speed-dialing ? Software upgradeable ? Easy to install ? easy to use
Available in seven languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese), the CK3100 Advanced Car Kit retails for $249. Other Parrot products include DriveBlue, the first Bluetooth hands-free car kit requiring no installation, which retails for $99 and the CK3000, the first-ever Bluetooth car kit, retailing for $199.