Cardo Systems releases new snowmobile communication system
System offers hands-free communication between riders
Story by Staff, Jan. 20, 2011Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
“Now snowmobile riders can speak by intercom with their friends riding on other snowmobiles,” Cardo Systems says in a release.
The corded scala rider G4 PowerSet is a set of two pre-paired Bluetooth intercom devices. Each comes with an ultra-thin corded microphone and clamps on to the snowmobile helmet. Cardo Systems says the product offers clear audio communications among two or three separate riders, or among four riders in total made up of two rider-passenger groups. As well, intercom communication is full duplex, meaning conversations are simultaneous, and do not have the delay of older walkie talkie systems. In addition to the Bluetooth intercom between snowmobiles, snowmobilers may also speak wirelessly via their Bluetooth phones.
The scala rider G4 PowerSet also accepts and plays wireless Stereo music from iPods or other MP3 music devices that are A2DP compatible. For added built-in entertainment, each headset sports an embedded FM radio with RDS that allows seek and scan functions and users to save favorites with six station user preset. The product can also receive in-helmet voice instructions from a Bluetooth enabled GPS device. Other features include voice-recognition (for answering, dialing or rejecting calls), multilingual spoken status announcements (to report incoming and outgoing headset connections) and AGC technology for automatic headset volume adjustments (based on ambient noise and driving speed).
To fit into the tightest-fitting snowmobile helmets, the G4 PowerSet features a corded noise-canceling microphone designed for maximum rider comfort. The corded microphone allows for easy maneuvering and can be adjusted according to rider preference. Cardo Systems boasts that installation of the headset can be completed in five minutes or less.
The new corded scala rider G4 PowerSet for snowmobiles is now available through select distributors, retail outlets, specialty snowmobile shops, and directly from the Cardo Systems web site at CardoSystems.com with a suggested retail price of $489.95.