Our Story — Cardo Systems

Our passion is to make
your ride exceptional

— Side by side with you on the road since 2004 —

Back in 2003 …

We were one of a few companies creating Bluetooth headpieces for early cellphones. We called them Scala, and they were special because of our unique wind-suppressing technology. With Scala, users' voice came across crystal-clear and noise-free.

Eureka!

Then, one day, riding on a motorcycle to the office, lightning struck!
What will happen if we take the same Bluetooth and wind-suppressing technology, wrap it inside a sturdy waterproof shell and attach it to a helmet? Now riders like us could connect to their music, their phone, and most of all - to each other.

Cool!

The challenge

We believed - we still do - that riding a motorcycle shouldn’t mean we can’t enjoy the company of our friends. So, we put our best man to the challenge (really our best man, he’s still with us, and he's our oldest employee), and a year later we launched the world’s first motorcycle Bluetooth headset.
It was a blast. A true marvel of innovation, though we could possibly have been more innovative in its choice of a name - Scala Rider.

The Scala Rider legend is born

Seeing that we were on to something, we decided to stop making earpieces for phones and focus on making the lives of our fellow riders better. We’ve been committed to this ever since.
2004
Word's 1st Bluetooth headset
Scala Rider creates a new motorcycle reality with the world's first motorcycle Bluetooth headset.
2005
World's 1st built-in FM radio
Scala Rider FM introduces built-in FM Radio to let riders keep on top of the news. Also introducing the first automatic volume control, to ensure best sound at any speed.
2007
World's 1st rider-to-rider intercom
Scala Rider Q2 is the first true rider-to-rider intercom connecting two riders over distances of up to 700m/0.45mi.
2009
World's 1st long-range intercom
Crossing the mile barrier with Scala Rider G4. The world's 1st long-range intercom. It's also the first to offer internet firmware upgrades.
2012
World's 1st music sharing
World's 1st music sharing Scala Rider G9x introduces music sharing over Bluetooth with the most fully featured communicator of its day.
2015
World's 1st Mesh device
Packtalk - the world's first motorcycle communicator to go beyond Bluetooth. Introducing Dynamic Mesh Communication (DMC) connecting up to 15 riders with no hassles, no time wasted, and no worries.

… and now

We are proud to introduce the world’s first natural voice operation to our Cardo PACKTALKS so you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the handlebars. Just tell your PACKTALK BOLD or SLIM what you want, and it’ll do the rest.

So here we are, a bunch of restless tech nerds on motorcycles. We’re not here to save the world, though we would if we could.
We have just one mission - making your ride exceptional

Just say “Hey Cardo!“

Contact us
Cardo Systems Ltd.
811 E. Plano Parkway, Suite 110A ,Plano, TX 75074, USA
1-800 488-0363
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