A very unique feature set and SW upgrade capability enhanced.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- June 2, 2010
Cardo Systems announced the launch of its 'Cardo Upgrades' application along with its latest software version for the Scala rider G4 and the Scala Rider Bluetooth G4 PowerSet.
Since its introduction earlier this year, the Scala Rider G4™ has been widely recognized as the most feature-rich Bluetooth® motorcycle intercom headset on the market today. One of its unique features includes the availability for users to periodically upgrade features and functions on their device by simply downloading the latest software from the company's website to their Windows based PCs. The latest version 2.2 includes among others:
- Pre-setting radio stations
- RDS and VOX control –disable / enable functions
- Status Announcement language settings
Registered end-users of the Scala rider G4 can now download the latest software for free at Cardo Upgrades
Scala Rider G4
The Scala Rider G4 is the first Bluetooth motorcycle headset to offer 3-way conference-mode intercom among up to three riders on three separate bikes or 4-way mode among two riders and their two passengers on two bikes, at distances of up to one mile - a new industry benchmark.
The G4 also features unique 4-way Intercom between two bikers and two passengers or 3-way Intercom among three separate bikers. Multi Device Connectivity makes the G4 the world’s most feature rich communication and entertainment device for bikers.
The Scala Rider G4 offers Multilingual status announcements allowing bikers to maintain smooth and safe handsfree communication while on the move. The device transmits useful information regarding connectivity status to other bikers, to your mobile phone, the FM station you are listening to and more. The G4 is truly the most biker friendly headset on the market!
The Scala Rider G4 is also available with a corded microphone to ¬the tightest full-faced helmets.
Encased in a streamlined waterproof and dustproof shell, the Scala Rider G4 also excels by way of its user-friendly interface. Additional features include:
- Multiple Connectivity Options
- A2DP Bluetooth Stereo Music
- Built-In FM Radio with RDS
- VOX Activation
- Software Upgrades
- Spoken Status Announcements
- AGC Technology for auto-volume adjustment
- PLC Technology for enhanced audio in challenging environments
The Scala Rider G4 can connect with up to two other Scala Rider G4 headsets and one Bluetooth-enabled device such as a mobile phone or GPS device at one time. It also includes a built-in FM radio and an optional jack to connect an MP3 player via cable. Like the entire line of Scala Rider models, the G4 offers voice control for key functions, safely enabling bikers to keep their hands on the handlebars. The G4's noise canceling microphone and PLC software technology provide superb audio quality both at higher cruising speeds and in challenging urban environments. Talk time with the unit's rechargeable Li-Po battery is up to 10 hours and standby time is up to 1 week. The G4 is also compatible with the intercom line of Scala Rider models.
The Scala Rider G4 fits virtually all 3/4 and full-face helmets and can be self-installed in five minutes. It is available through selected distributors, specialty motorcycle shops, and directly from the Cardo Systems website at Cardo Systems
with a suggested retail price of $279.95 for a single Scala Rider G4 unit or $489.95 for two factory-paired units in the Scala Rider G4 PowerSet retail box.
Scala Rider G4 Specifications
Talk time: up to 10 hours
Standby time: 7 days
Charging time: 3 hours
Certificates: FCC, IC,CE, Bluetooth®
Bluetooth® version 2.1 class 1
Chip manufacturer: Cambridge Silicone Radio (CSR)
Battery type: Rechargeable Li-Polymer
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for advanced audio
(up to 1-mile in Full Duplex)
4-Way (2 drivers and 2 passengers)
3-Way (3 separate bikers)
2-Way (rider-to-rider or rider-to-passenger)
Mobile Phone Conference Mode (rider, passenger, outside caller)
(requires headset profile)
Compatible with most major Bluetooth GPS devices
GPS voice instructions override music, FM Radio and Intercom calls
Supported Mobile Phone Profiles and Functions
Headset and Handsfree profiles
A2DP/AVRCP profile for wireless streaming stereo from MP3 player or other A2DP device
Conference mode between outside caller, Driver and Passenger
Built-in FM Radio
87.5 MHz to 108 MHz FM receiver
RDS functionality (adjusts to best frequencies according to zones)
6-station memory with Search and Store functions
Automatic radio muting for incoming calls
Firmware update-ready directly from PC (requires Windows™ XP or Vista™ based PC)
MP3 / Music
Wireless MP3 music (A2DP) or through cable connected MP3 player
Mechanical / Functional Features
Fits virtually all full-face and 3⁄4 helmets (also available in corded microphone version for full-face helmets)
Quick-Release mechanism to detach Motorcycle Bluetooth headset from clamp
Glue-On Option included (in lieu of clamp attachment)
Two slim speakers to fit even tight helmets
Multiple control buttons
Channel to Rider A
Channel to Rider B
Multi-Lingual Spoken Status Announcements
Noise cancellation microphone
AGC technology: automatic volume adjustment of audio signals according to riding speed and ambient noise (AGC covers audio from MP3 Player, Mobile Phone, Intercoms, GPS)
VOX technology: accept or reject calls by voice commands
Flip-Up Antenna for extended range of up to 1.6 km
Fully rain and snow resistant
Rugged and streamlined design
110/240V 50/60Hz Universal Travel Charger
Charger unit uses USB cable that also serves as firmware download cable.
Backward compatible with entire Motorcycle Bluetooth Scala Rider product line of headsets.