(Pittsburgh, PA – October 3rd, 2016)
Cardo Systems, Inc., the world’s market leader in wireless Bluetooth® and DMC™ communication systems for motorcycle riders, is pleased to announce another brand new product for 2017, the scala rider FREECOM 4. This stylish new member of the well-acclaimed scala rider product line is an outstanding Bluetooth headset communication system designed for a group of up to four riders.
Motorcycle riders have grown accustomed to both the comfort and safety that Bluetooth communication systems can offer while on the road, and this compact new device is packed with features that are bound to guarantee rider satisfaction. The scala rider FREECOM 4 provides full 4-way intercom conferencing at a range of up to 1.2 km* with compatible Cardo devices as well as with non-Cardo devices, thanks to the remarkable Cardo Gateway technology that is on board. Intercom toggling between each of the four riders is included for those who want to talk one-to-one, and Click-to-Link® mode is also featured for spontaneous intercom conversations with nearby Cardo devices and requires no pre-pairing.
Equipped with new features that are only available in the Cardo product line, in the FM Radio Sharing mode, two riders can now share the same FM radio station even when riding at large distances apart. With the Music Sharing feature, the rider and passenger can share streaming music supported by A2DP technology. With its slim control panel, the FREECOM 4 fits virtually all helmet types. The unit features a visually pleasing aesthetic layout that has been designed for a high level of intuitive use and the new 40 mm ultra-thin HD stereo speakers provide sound that is absolutely crystal-clear.
The system comes equipped with customizable Voice Control (VOX) for receiving or rejecting calls and the customizable AGC technology automatically self-adjusts the headset volume according to the riding speed and the level of background ambient noise.
With two Bluetooth channels available, it’s a breeze to connect the scala rider FREECOM 4 to your mobile phone, GPS device or to any music source for wireless A2DP stereo. With Cardo’s Parallel Audio Streaming mode, music and FM radio are muted during phone conversations, returning automatically when the conversation ends. In the intercom mode and during GPS instructions, music will continue to play quietly in the background.
Cardo’s SmartSet App is used for customizing and controlling the unit and is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Configuration of the device’s settings, pre-setting of radio stations as well as controlling the device from the smartphone is totally intuitive and very straightforward. Before hitting the road, the Cardo Community online platform offers useful software upgrades and can provide users with the option to customize the device from the comfort of their home. The scala rider FREECOM 4 is both waterproof and dustproof (IP67).
* Range dependent on riding environment