scala rider® PACKTALK™

Beyond Bluetooth®: Cardo opens the third phase in communication technology for motorcyclists

Pittsburgh (PA)  /  November 4, 2014 – A decade after Cardo Systems, Inc. introduced Bluetooth communication to motorcycle riders, it is now introducing DMC™ (Dynamic Meshwork Communication), the third generation of group communication technology for motorcyclists. This new technology that was engineered by Cardo after more than three years of intensive research and development, offers new and groundbreaking communication to motorcyclist groups. The launch of Cardo‘s new flagship product, the scala rider PACKTALK™, is planned for the first quarter of 2015, and will represent the world’s first communication system for bikers equipped with DMC technology.

Technological breakthrough

Since the demise of first-generation cable-connected headsets, Bluetooth became the industry standard  for communication technology for motorcyclists. Bluetooth intercom connections between multiple motorcyclists work, however, these are linear-shaped, i.e. the order of participants is defined in advance and the presence of each biker is required to maintain the communication of the whole group. When a single participant goes out of range or leaves his fellow riders, group communication breaks down.

Unlike Bluetooth, DMC technology offered in the scala rider PACKTALK™ uses a spontaneous, fluid, self-maintaining network. If one participant is disconnected for any reason, the network is maintained intact. In an ever changing and dynamic environment such as in a group of motorcyclists, DMC technology represents a shift in the paradigm of communication.

Cardo’s new scala rider PACKTALK™ represents the optimal communication synthesis between the two worlds of communication, offering both Bluetooth and DMC technologies in one device. Both operate in parallel and complementarily.

With both technologies on board, PACKTALK™ introduces the 3RD GENERATION in group communication for bikers!


The scala rider® PACKTALK™ is on display by Cardo Systems at EICMA 2014

Hall 2, Booth G26.


About Cardo Systems

Cardo Systems, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, has specialized in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets since 2004. Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innovations for Bluetooth motorcycle and snowmobile headsets. The company’s scala rider® line of headsets, now available in over 70 countries, is the world’s bestselling Bluetooth system for the motorcycle industry.