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Press release

October 2012

The stereo, multi-source, wireless speaker tower - designed by Philippe Starck that reinvents the listening of music

Parrot once again revolutionizes the codes of wireless audio and lifts the veil on Zikmu Solo, a stereo speaker tower. Zikmu Solo virtually recreates a stereo musical image on a single speaker and with a total power of 100W a true technological challenge! Zikmu Solo offers universal compatibility by providing a wide range of connectivity options, and an application dedicated to Smartphones

enables the ability to adjust the audio settings of the speaker depending on its environment Available in November.

Parrot Zikmu Solo: the excellence of wireless sound


Parrot Zikmu Solo integrates the most advanced technologies in terms of sound in an architecture that has been entirely rethought by the engineers of the French brand. A stereo image, unique on a speaker tower Parrot Zikmu Solo offers an optimal stereo output, true prowess on a single unit speaker, thanks to three loudspeakers located on the upper part of the Zikmu Solo: Two HARP (High Aspect Ratio Panel) drivers diffuse the sound on the right and/or left side of Zikmu Solo; One central BMR (Balanced Modal Radiator) driver diffuses the sound to the front and the back of the speaker. Parrot engineers added a proprietary algorithmic processor to this system: the Sound Flex, which respects the musical for a pure and perfectly balanced musical image. The capability to also adjust the audio settings of Parrot Zikmu Solo according to the size of the room (room size compensation) and the position of the speaker in the room (room position compensation) contributes to this balanced sound image. This unique combination enables Parrot Zikmu Solo to virtually reproduce the stereo sound image of a classic two-speaker configuration... Deep bass The bottom part of Parrot Zikmu Solo dissimulates a powerful Neodymium woofer that projects the music toward the floor before it bounces in the room, at 360. Very complex Parrot-patented algorithms complete and perfect this acoustic performance: Bass Extender1: enables to reach bass sound up to 30Hz, without modifying the volume. Non Linearity Compensation: these algorithms create dynamic low frequencies and correct, when needed, the quality of the sound by minimizing harmonic distortion even on high volume.

Parrot Zikmu Solo: full connectivity


In addition to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC2 wireless technologies, Parrot Zikmu Solo offers a wide range of connectivity options. A line-in input that is both analog and optical digital allows one to connect the speaker to any source (TV, stereo, amplifier, etc.) and an integrated Ethernet port enables the extension of the home network to areas not covered by Wi-Fi. Thanks to all available connectivity options, everyone can send or share preferred music from Parrot Zikmu Solo. Connect the speaker to a Wi-Fi router to access and share files stored on PC/Mac/Tablet or network drives via UPnP and DLNA protocols.

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This can be deactivate via the Parrot Audio Suite application or the web interface. Only works with NFC compatible Smartphones that are equipped with this feature.

Also equipped with an iPhone and iPod dock, Parrot Zikmu Solo enables listening to music while charging the device.

Parrot Zikmu Solo: a dedicated application for Smartphones


The main functions of the speaker are available via a remote control, via tactile buttons located around the dock and via a dedicated web interface: http://zikmu-solo.local. Also, the Parrot Audio Suite application, dedicated to Smartphones and tablets running on iOS, is available for free on the App Store and will be soon available on Google Play for Smartphones and tablets running on Android. In addition to volume and equalizer control, this application allows the user to browse the audio sources connected to the speaker or to adjust the Zikmu Solos audio settings according to the size of the room (Room Size Compensation) and the position of the speaker in the room (Room Positioning), that is to say standard position, in a corner or against a wall.

Zikmu Solo takes up the unique, sober and elegant drawing of the Zikmu speakers, which were born from Philippe Starcks pencil. With Zikmu, and now Zikmu Solo, Parrot has changed the relation to sound by offering a beautiful object, highly technological and fully intuitive, that adapt to all music uses and to all environments.

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The advanced wireless stereo speaker Parrot Zikmu Solo is available in black and white. Height: 29.52 in (750 mm) Weight: 4.4 pds (6,2 kg) Content of the packaging: - 1 speaker - 1 quick start guide - 1 remote control (battery included) - 1 AC power cord - 1 Optical Toslink adapter / 3,5 jack - Universal dock adapters for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS
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MSRP: 999 USD USA - Available in November 2012 from selected retailers including Ron Robinson, Saga Electronics and Brookstone. Canada - Available in November 2012 from selected retailers including Bay Bloor Radio and The Bay. Other points of sales available at www.parrot.com
For more information regarding Parrot Zikmu Solo, please visit www.parrot.com
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. Its globally recognized expertise in the fields of mobile connectivity and multimedia around Smartphones has positioned Parrot as a key player of in-car infotainment. Additionally, Parrot designs and markets a prestigious line of high-end wireless multimedia products in collaboration with some of the worlds most renowned designers. Finally, Parrot is expanding on the UAV market with the Parrot AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via Wi-Fi and using augmented reality with new solutions for professional use.

Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs more than 700 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 PARRO) More information: www.parrot.com / www.ardrone.com / www.parrotoem.com