Parrot has revealed the first car receiver which runs on Android OS. With this product you can access the internet radio and vocally search your favorite music. Just pronounce the name of the artist and the music will be launched automatically from your stored music library. You can also make hands-free calls. All the information from the phone is displayed on the bright 3.2″ display.
According to the Parrot:
Open to the world
With an embedded ANDROID operating system that opens up the Parrot Asteroid to a new world of possibilities in the automotive environment. These include Internet applications and geolocation thanks to its 3G and GPS connectors: Internet radios, music streaming radios, points of interests or navigation services. Several applications will be proposed by Parrot along its product life.
The Parrot ASTEROID can connect to the Internet using either a 3G USB dongle (sold separately), or by using a compatible smartphone’s Bluetooth® 3G data sharing connection.
Main functions are all accessible via the discreet jog wheel, making browsing through the menus more intuitive. The new and large high-definition 3.2” color screen displays in an instant all your information, phonebook, menus, music, playlist, album covers, internet applications etc.
The reduced depth of ASTEROID facilitates the installation in standard headunit location and it’s compatibles with all makes of car equipped with 1 DIN module.
Access all your music by voice
Vocal Music Search facilitates access to your music; just pronounce the name of the artist, album stored in your music library and the music will be launched automatically.
To make the experience even more enjoyable, the ASTEROID is equipped with a 4x55W built-in MOSFET amplifier, a subwoofer output and 6xRCA preamp-output , it also includes an equalizer with sound effects that gives an exceptional sound quality.
Make hands-free calls
Parrot ASTEROID also offers Bluetooth advanced hands-free telephony features: from the first connection, the Parrot ASTEROID automatically synchronizes the phonebook of the mobile and directly associates an user-independent voice recognition tags.
So calls can be simply launch by voice or by browsing the phonebook. All the telephony information from the phone is displayed on the bright 3.2’ display so it has never been easier to make calls with a hands-free system.
- Telephony: answer/make a call, reject/end a call,
volume, double call, menus, phonebook, settings
and options, play/pause, forward, backward
- Software update via USB key
- Steering-wheel controls compatible
- Technical Specifications
Removable faceplate with jog wheel
Color screen TFT 3.2’ display with 262,144 colors
Music / Radio
- Vocal Music Search (Artist, Album)
Compatibility with iPod by cable, USB, SD, Line input
Virtual Superbass effect
- Parametric equalizer
- 7 bands
- 6 defined presets, 1 user preset
M/AM tuner with no limitation for presets
With RDS Text+- PS – TP – PTY – RT
- Full duplex conversations
- External adjustable double microphone
- Parrot noise reduction NR 3.0
- Echo cancellation AEC
- Dispatch voice and music on car’s speakers
4 x 55W built-in MOSFET amplifier
6x RCA pre-amp outputs (2 with subwoofer)
- Bluetooth v2.1+ EDR
Profiles: HFP, Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP), OPP,
PBAP, HSP,SPP and AVRCP
Pairing: via PIN code ‘0 0 0 0’
- Automatic phonebook synchronization
- Synchronization: PBAP, Sync ML, OPP, Synchro AT, Synchro Nokia
- Automatic connection with mobile phones
- Training-free, multi user voice recognition
- Voice synthesis – Text To Speech
- Up to 10 paired phones
- Number of contacts:
- up to 2,000 per phone
- 8,000 in total per unit
- 1x Parrot ASTEROID unit
- 1x ISO cable
- 1x GPS receiver with USB connector
- 1x USB male 1.5m to USB female cable
- 1x iPod cable 1.2m
- 1x Jack cable male to male 1.5m (audio device)
- 1x Front Panel Bag
- 1x Quick start guide
- 3x Cables ties
- 1x Bracket Keys
- 1x double external microphone
- 1x Mounting Sleeve
Parrot Asteriod is an awarded winner product. It was best product of car tech category at CES 2011.