Thursday, September 15, 2005

Parrot - for 1000 Euro

Youcom is a Delft based equipment manufacturer which has concentrated on the European radio market for several years. At IBC this year, they launched a prototype of what they called Parrot, a small unit that clips to your belt and sends better quality audio via Bluetooth through your mobile phone. This unit is unique in also sending a data version of the last recording over the GPRS network with the push of one button. The data system of the mobile is slow - one minute of audio takes 5 minutes to upload to a server at the radio station. But the resulting audio quality is much better than using a mobile phone live in transmission. No fixed price at IBC or delivery date. Early 2006 and around 1000 Euros were the indication.