Cardo Systems released the world’s first natural voice-command-operated motorcycle communications system, Packtalk Bold, which utilizes Cardo’s proprietary Dynamic Mesh Communication technology to create a hands free communication system.
Introduced in Milan in November 2017 at EICMA, Packtalk Bold represents a new standard in ease-of-use and seamlessly integrates with Apple’s Siri and “OK Google” voice-command platforms.
With natural voice-command, riders can simply say, “Hey Cardo,” to the system spontaneously and the always-on system reacts instantaneously. It no longer requires a specific activation action such as push-to-talk. Instead, the system allows riders to keep their hands on the bars at all times.
Packtalk Bold takes flight via Cardo’s state-of-art Dynamic Mesh Technology, allowing up to 15 riders to wirelessly communicate with each other with the same ease of connecting just two. Unlike Bluetooth communications, Dynamic Mesh Communication-powered devices are interconnected, thus allowing a group of riders to seamlessly join, leave or change positions at a distance of up to five miles without causing a breakdown in communications, while the self-adjusting network automatically works to keep the riding group connected. With class-leading wind-noise suppression, a rider’s voice always comes through, crisp and clear.
The system uses a single-unit design simply clipped to a helmet and featuring a roller controller for easy volume adjustment. Its rider-to-rider range is up to one mile or up to five miles when used in a group mesh arrangement.
Cardo also announced availability of Packtalk Slim, an integral communicator packing the same performance inside a 0.25” thin shell. Packtalk Slim is recommended by HJC. It also fits a host of other premium helmets from manufacturers such as Shoei, Arai, Bell and others.
Packtalk Bold and Packtalk Slim use Bluetooth 4.1 to easily connect with mobile devices like phones and GPS units, as well as universal connectivity to any Bluetooth communicators. It also features automatic volume control, smart intercom/music mixing, rider-to-passenger audio sharing, FM radio and up to 13 hours of talk time.
The new Packtalk Bold and Slim systems join Cardo’s Freecom and Q-solo lines of Bluetooth communicators. All Cardo units are IP67-certified as fully waterproof and all feature a two-year warranty and a U.S.-based customer-support system.
Link: Cardo Systems