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Whether it’s your dad, brother or other half, most men come over all nostalgic when talking about hit eighties series ‘Knight Rider’. For the ultimate gadget to help them become king of the road David Hasselhoff, treat them to a Bury Technologies CV 9040 this Christmas. The CV 9040 is a voice activated hands-free car kit which beats the usual slippers and socks combo hands down – literally.

Fans will recall that the real star of the show was Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT), the car’s onboard computer with artificial intelligence. Fast-forward two decades and it’s now possible to recreate these technological advances in your own car with a voice-controlled gadget that makes calls, reads text messages and generally has a bit to say for itself.

As millions of drivers are set to take to the road over the festive period to hand deliver pressies and eat too much turkey with far flung family and friends, what better way to keep them safe on their travels? This hands-free car gadget is a ‘plug and play device’ which doesn’t require specialist fitting and is the only one of its kind to:

• Provide advanced voice recognition quality far superior to any other. 18 months of development time has resulted in voice recognition software designed to automotive-quality standards and characterised by unique word recognition precision and speed

The device can be entirely operated using voice commands or alternatively via an easy to use touch screen. Some competitor screens are colour, some are touch – no others have both! A light sensor automatically switches between day and night mode, with a choice of colour schemes available for each

• Understand what you say regardless of how complicated the name or how fast you say the number. The CV 9040 immediately reacts to your voice and in controlled tests on European roads, reliably filtered out environmental background ventilation and driving noises at speeds in excess of 80mph, recognising at least 95% of all verbal instructions

• Come with an accelerometer – an integrated positioning sensor which recognises when the device is turned on and automatically adjusts the view of the display by 180?? whether the CV 9040 is installed on the front windscreen, the sun visor or on the dashboard

• Be speaker independent and recognise commands regardless of accent or tone without having to first train it by repeating a series of words. Voice tags can be assigned to difficult words and names such as Siobhan and Aiofe and the device’s multilingual function allows users to switch between English, German, French and Dutch

• Be designed with future advances in mobile technology at front of mind. For example, the CV 9040 comes with the inbuilt ability to read text SMS messages aloud, supporting the movement towards this functionality by many leading mobile phone manufacturers

And for those that relish the technical details, this nifty piece of kit offers:
• Multiple call handling – swap and hold calls and conference with up to 7 participants
• Can pair up with up to 10 handsets meaning that large families and busy work teams can store their own user profiles in the same device
• Storage of up to 100 text messages, 150 voice tags and up to 15,000 contacts across up to 10 handsets
• Can be used with over 150 different phone manufacturer makes and models including Sony Ericsson, Siemens, LG and Nokia

Retailing at £139.99, the CV 9040 is produced by Bury Technologies, a German company which specialises in producing the highest-quality hands-free car kits and navigation systems for mobile phones.

Available at Vodafone stores across the UK, authorised Bury retailers and
Chameleon Codewing on 01206 500872


For more information please contact Matt Pynn or Kirsty Gyton at Bray Leino on 0117 973 1173 or /

Notes to Editors:

With head offices in Germany (Löhne) and Poland (Mielec), Bury Technologies specialises in producing the highest-quality navigation systems and hands-free car kits for mobile phones.

Established in 1987 the company has just celebrated its twentieth birthday and exports its products to 50 countries - focusing largely on the EU. Under the direction of CEO Henryk Bury and with the hard work of its 900 staff, the company turned over 50 million Euros in 2007 and is projecting 55 million this year.

Bury Technologies have won a range of leading industry awards for its innovative product suite including Plus X Award, connect, PC Welt, auto motor und sport, Funky Handy and Mobilfunk news.

Communication in the car, paying particular attention to the aspects of safety and comfort, is Bury Technologies trademark, developing bespoke solutions for end users and for high profile automotive manufacturers including Porsche, Bentley and Bugatti.

With clever product innovations Bury Technologies has built a reputation for both giving consumers the latest trends in telecommunication and navigation, and being a reliable partner for professional communication in vehicles.

Since 1996 Chameleon Codewing (whose headquarters are in Colchester) have been the exclusive UK distribution partner for Bury Technologies products, which include the CV 9040 in-car hands free kit. The company has sold over 1 million BURY hands free car kits in the UK market and has successfully positioned BURY Technology as one of the UK’s leading hands free car kit brands.

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