Release Notes – scala rider G4
Version 3.0 – March 2011
Overview - New Features
The scala rider G4 3.0 software update is an important enrichment, bringing with it innovative new features, improved customization options and more.
Important new features include:
- VOX and AGC (Automatic Gain Control) Personal Customization
- Volume Per Mode
- Standalone A2DP
What’s new in the scala rider G4 v3.0
The Click-To-Link™ feature is a unique solution, developed by Cardo and available only to communication systems that are compatible with Cardo’s line of motorcycle communication systems. Click-To-Link™ allows bikers to initiate spontaneous intercom calls to random G4 users who are within range, without the need to perform advance pairing. Users can always activate or deactivate this feature and also reject incoming requests for such random connections.
Volume Per Mode
The Volume Per Mode feature causes the G4 to memorize the most recently stored volume setting for each audio source (A2DP stereo, mobile phone, GPS, FM radio), so that whenever a user switches between modes, the G4 will automatically transmit sound at the previously set volume level.
Stand Alone A2DP
A dedicated audio channel was added to accommodate A2DP-enabled music devices (such as the iPod Touch 2G/3G/4G). This provides the G4 with parallel connectivity to an MP3 device and a mobile phone, so that users can seamlessly switch from one to the other.
AGC sensitivity levels can now be set according to any user's particular needs (Low, Medium, High) and can be re-adjusted whenever needed. Users can now set the optimal AGC level to accommodate their personal needs and adapt to specific driving conditions, thus avoiding excessive or insufficient AGC responsiveness. Users will set and/or readjust their desired AGC sensitivity levels as often as they wish via the PC software or in the Voice Configuration Menu directly on the G4.
VOX sensitivity levels can now be set according to the user's particular needs (Low, Medium, High) and can be adjusted by the end user whenever needed. The end user will be able to set the optimal VOX level for specific driving habits (lower VOX sensitivity for fast driving, etc. and vice versa) via the PC software or in the Voice Configuration Menu directly on the G4.
Automatic Radio Tuning
One-Button-Push to search for and temporarily set up to six radio station presets: For users travelling outside their home region. To reactivate their original six station presets after returning to the home region, users just need to turn the unit off and on again.
Automatic Scan (FM Radio)
Automatic Scan for the next available station by extended button press. If the user finds a station he wants to listen to, one press of a button will stop the Scan before the system continues to automatically search for the next station.
New convenient and simple Voice Configuration Menu
The new Voice Configuration Menu lets users easily change G4 settings and customize their unit without the need for a computer.
User can now configure the following settings via the Menu:
- Enable/Disable Click to Link
- Enable/Disable VOX
- Set VOX sensitivity level
- Set AGC sensitivity level
- Enable/Disable RDS
- Enable/Disable Spoken Status Announcements
- Enhanced performance with TomTom Rider/Urban Rider GPS: GPS instruction audio connection is instantaneous
- Solved bug in Intercom mode that sometimes caused the first syllable of speech not to be heard after a period of silence
- Solved occasional distortion noise on an Intercom call that remained open for an extended period of time (~1hr+)
- Secured seamless transition to A2DP playback after an Intercom call when using an iPhone™
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