Scala Rider Q2 Multiset released

Wireless headsets provide safe bike-to-bike communication

By Motorcycle.com Staff, Sep. 29, 2008
Cardo Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of the Scala Rider Q2 Multiset, consisting of two ready-to-use wireless headsets.

These headsets provide safe bike-to-bike communication within 500 meters (1,640 feet), as well as hands-free conversations when paired with mobile phones.

“The Q2 Multiset was created with the safety, convenience and enjoyment of motorcyclists in mind,” Cardo Systems says in a release.

According to Cardo Systems, the headsets come pre-paired so that riders can instantly begin communicating with each other. For added entertainment, an MP3 jack is included in both headsets which allow each rider to connect their personal MP3 player to the unit so they can each enjoy their own music. Incoming intercom messages and mobile phone calls automatically override the MP3 music so hands never have to leave the handlebars. An extra large, wind-resistant 195 mm microphone has also been included to enhance sound quality.

“With the Scala Riders Q2 Multiset we continue to empower bikers with the best communication technology available, without compromising safety,” says Abraham Glezerman, CEO of Cardo Systems. “As the fifth addition to our Scala Rider line of products, we keep pushing the envelope for our customers by offering optimal solutions for every need.”
 
The two enhanced Scala Rider Q2 headsets employ Multiple Device Connection (MDC) technology, with added features that allow bikers to connect wirelessly by Bluetooth to several audio sources, including in-helmet voice instructions from a GPS unit, mobile phone conversations with third parties and intercom conversations with passengers and with other bikers. Cardo Systems says the headsets also feature high-quality FM radio transmissions from the embedded FM radio.

Also, the Scala Rider Q2 Multiset headsets are fully backward-compatible with earlier Scala Rider models. Like previous Scara Rider models, these headsets come with wind impact reduction, voice controlled receipt and rejection of incoming calls, automatic volume adjustment according to driving speed and ambient noise and full rain and snow protection.

The Scala Rider Q2 Multiset is available through select retail distributors and retail outlets and the official Cardo Systems website for $395.95.