At the AES convention in Munich last week, You/Com introduced its new Parrot — the smallest professional Flash-based recorder with live ENG capabilities.
As a multifunctional communications device, the push-button interface is easy to understand and use, and no PC is required.
Battery life has been extended to minimum 10 hours, an LED display has been added to indicate takes and clips, and audio files can be sent over 3G networks — achieving 200kb/s file transfer speeds.
The Parrot is connected via Bluetooth to a mobile telephone that sets up a digital four-wire connection to the studio, allowing users to playout a prerecorded segment during a live contribution.
It’s based on the integration of wireless telecommunication and flash recorder technology. It is a small, robust unit with professional connectors for microphone (XLR) and headphones.