We recently took a trip to the sunny southeast and AMI in Gorey. The place is an Aladdin’s cave of motorcycle kit. Once you’ve got passed all the Touratech stuff, the Scott clothing and the very cool, well prepped bikes, the comms kits start to make a lot of sense. Since pioneering the motorcycle Bluetooth market in the mid 2000s with the ‘Scala Rider’, Cardo Systems has become a global market leader in wireless communications systems designed specifically for motorcyclists.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Cardo Systems has announced its latest joint development with JBL, allowing customers all over the globe - with communicators of any brand equipped with a standard 3.5mm audio jack - the ‘Ultimate Sound Experience’. The Cardo 45mm Audio Set is available directly from the lads at AMI.
Originally founded in 2002 as a developer and manufacturer of Bluetooth earpieces for mobile phones, Cardo Systems entered the motorcycle market in 2004, with the very first Bluetooth unit, the ‘Scala Rider’. Since then the company has been focusing on "making the lives of their fellow riders better" and has been committed to that ever since.
These included making the world’s first motorcycle Bluetooth headset, the world’s first built-in FM radio and automatic volume control, the world’s first rider-to-ride intercom - with a range of 700m, the world’s first long-range intercom and first to offer internet firmware upgrades, the world’s first music sharing, the world’s first ‘Mesh’ device - the first motorcycle communicator to go beyond Bluetooth and introduce Dynamic Mesh Communication, the world’s first Natural Voice Operation with direct access to ‘Hey Siri’ and ‘OK Google’ and, last year, they were the world’s first embedded premium audio system in partnership with JBL.
The complete Cardo range is developed to be IP67 waterproof - so riders can be sure that no matter what the weather, they can rely on their Cardo unit.
The entire FREECOM+ and PACKTALK ranges can be controlled using Cardo’s new mobile app, Cardo Connect. This is free to download. The app has been designed for a smooth user experience and shows a dashboard of information associated with the connected Cardo device. Users can create ‘groups’ of riders, manage their favourite radio stations, configure phone speed dials, control settings, adjust volumes and see the units battery status at a glance.
For more information and to see the whole product range, visit Cardo Systems. Better still, drop into AMI or give the lads a call on 0539422415. It’s good to talk.