(click thumbnail)Netherlands-based You/Com specializes in equipment for live contributions of news, sports and current affairs programs; audio streaming for closed-user-groups; and audio-to-DVB conversion.
At the 2008 NAB Show, the company is demonstrating added features of the Parrot, a small ENG flash recorder with live broadcast capabilities.
Telephone interviews can now be recorded in stereo, and audio files can be sent over 3G networks, achieving 200 kbps file transfer speeds. Users can mix recorded commercials directly from the Parrot from a remote event.
Also, You/Com added new telephone models that support the file transfer capabilities of Parrot, and battery life has been extended to a minimum of 10 hours. An LED display now indicates takes and clips.
You/Com says the Parrot has no hard-to-find hidden functions, and its pushbuttons are easy to understand and use: press Record to record, Stop to stop and Go to connect live to the studio. Press Go twice to transfer audio files directly from Parrot to the studio. File transfer is via 3G phone with Bluetooth.
You/Com Booth N9302