The webBikeWorld Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards have been issued once again. Companies get recognized for motorcycle products and accessories, chosen from gear reviewed in the prior year.
Cardo is one company that had a product get an award. The Cardo Scala Rider Packtalk is “The Next Generation of Motorcycle Communication Systems,” as noted in the title of wBW’s review.
Besides the standard Bluetooth connectivity, the Packtalk system includes a technology new to many motorcyclists. It’s called “Dynamic Meshwork Communication” (DMC).
Switch the Packtalk to DMC mode and it creates a wireless “mesh” network that can connect up to 10 Packtalk intercoms in full-duplex. In addition, when any rider moves out of range, the system will automatically re-connect when the intercom comes back into range.
As a new system, there are still a few bugs but they’re being addressed with firmware updates.
The unit costs $329.95. The intercom build quality and technology is leaps ahead of other motorcycle communications systems available today.
That’s why the Cardo Scala Rider Packtalk received the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Intercom the Year Award in the Motorcycle Communications System category.