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Cardo Systems Unveils Four New Products at EICMA 2013

New products are on display at the Cardo Systems stand –Hall 4, booth Q62

Pittsburgh, PA / November 5, 2013 Cardo Systems, Inc., the world’s market leader in wireless Bluetooth communication systems for motorcycle riders, announces the launch of four new products at EICMA 2013. The new products presented include two new additions to the world-renowned scala rider® line, a market-first communication system custom-made for SHOEI helmets and an exclusive mobile application.

cardo SHO-1™

cardo SHO-1 is a unique high-end communication system designed exclusively to fit SHOEI’s NEOTEC, MULTITEC, XR-1100, J-Cruise, QWEST, RJ-Platinum and HORNET-DS helmet models.

Recommended by SHOEI, the leading premium motorcycle helmet manufacturer from Japan, the cardo SHO-1 incorporates Cardo's latest technology and feature a novel and patent protected bifurcated design that includes a replaceable battery pack. The cardo SHO-1 consists of two complementing and low-profile units that attach seamlessly, without any mechanical clamps to SHOEI's helmets.

cardo SHO-1 incorporates the latest state-of-the-art features such as Bike-to-Bike intercom between up to 9 riders for a distance of 1.6km, connectivity modes with mobile phones, wireless receipt of high-fidelity stereo music from smartphones and compatible MP3 players and much more. The cardo SHO-1 is also on-display at the SHOEI Europe stand, Hall 2, booth O41.

scala rider® G9x

The scala rider G9x is the new proud leader of the scala rider line, offering top-of-the-range software and hardware far more advanced than any previous scala rider model to hit the market.

With a new and exclusive packaging design, this long-range Bike-to-Bike communication system introduces new innovative features, such as dual mobile phone connection or simultaneous mobile phone and GPS connection, Music Sharing™ technology, real-time iPhone battery status notification, additional “One+8” connection via mobile phone and on-the-go battery charging. The scala rider G9x also includes a hybrid microphone & replaceable speakers for maximum comfort of use. Such new features appear alongside vast ‘social’ communication capabilities formally recognized within the scala rider G9 model, such as full-duplex intercom conferencing between 4 riders up to 1.6 km range, intercom toggling between 9 riders and click-to-link for spontaneous connections and a variety of entertainment and music options.

scala rider® Qz

As a brand new member of the recently launched scala rider Q-Series, the scala rider Qz was specifically designed for motorcyclists who usually travel alone, whether for business or pleasure. To provide such riders with all they need to stay connected while on-the-go, the Qz includes hands-free mobile phone and GPS connectivity options, music via A2DP or MP3 players and access to the exclusive Cardo Community® platform.

Cardo SmartSet Android™ App

To enrich the riding experience of Cardo customers and ensure that their communication system always meets their requirements, the Cardo SmartSet App was developed.

This new application allows users to customize their settings while on-the-go easily and intuitively via their Android mobile device. Using the SmartSet App, users can enable / disable spoken status announcements, Click-to-Link® and RDS, preset 6 FM radio stations, change VOX Operation Mode, adjust AGC and VOX sensitivity levels and manage A2DP audio / intercom priorities. The app is free for download via the Google Play store and is suitable for use by all scala rider G9x/G9/Q-series and cardo SHO-1 users.

SmartSet is a mobile extension of Cardo’s exclusive online platform, Cardo Community®, which includes additional social features and customization options.


All new products are on display at Cardo Systems stand at EICMA 2013 – Hall 4, booth Q62.

Press Contact:

Hanita Rosenthal,

About Cardo

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.