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ADV NewsCardo Makes Intercom Pairing With Other Non-Cardo Units Easier

Cardo Makes Intercom Pairing With Other Non-Cardo Units Easier

New update enables seamless bluetooth pairing with other brands.

Published on 07.17.2023

Cardo has introduced a new “bridging” software update to its communication devices in what they describe is a push to standardize intercom usage across the motorcycle industry. The new software update offers easier Bluetooth connectivity with other non-Cardo units, a feature that the company says “is now as seamless and fluid as connecting via Bluetooth to another Cardo communicator.” 

With a simple Over-The-Air software update for all current 2023 Cardo devices (excluding the PACKTALK SLIM), the new update provides simple connectivity via Bluetooth with current-generation devices from Sena, Midland and Uclear. All users will now have the same experience as using the same intercom brand, without the usual hassle of complex pairing and the frustrations such as losing a phone connection or sacrificing the ability to receive phone calls and navigation instructions. The only feature that is not supported in this cross-brand connection is music sharing, just as it’s not supported between two different generations of Cardo products.

Inspired by the launch of Open Bluetooth Intercom (OBi), Cardo commissioned an independent international study that proved consumers desired a simple and intuitive process to communicate with their fellow riders who didn’t have the same brand of communicator. Despite Cardo Systems already offering class-leading cross-brand connectivity via the OBi standard, and championing its leading Mesh technology, the developers at Cardo took the challenge of including even more brands head-on.


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“In a recent survey conducted with motorcycle communicator users across the globe, Intercom connectivity with other brands was one of the most popular suggestions from respondents when asked what could be done to improve their communication experience,” said Dan Emodi, Chief Marketing Officer, Cardo Systems. “We’ve always strived to offer our own customers more and with this update we’re able to offer more independence for our users and friends using devices from other major brands, giving much greater choice, freedom and flexibility.”

Cardo users can simply download the latest software version from their Cardo Connect app, Over-The-Air and with no need for a cable, to activate the functionality. There is no need to press any specific button combination to pair or connect.  As new versions and upgrades are made available, a pop-up in the Cardo Connect App will appear automatically. To view the full Cardo Systems range, visit www.cardosystems.com

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Quin Marais
Quin Marais
July 19, 2023 10:54 pm

I have Sena and Cardo Bold intercoms on my helmets – they are recent, but not the latest models… So this press release actually means both myself and all my rider friends would have to buy NEW “current’ Sena/Cardo intercoms…haha – meh nah ; or just buy AliExpress intercoms for $50 a set in future, easier.

Mario P.
Mario P.
July 19, 2023 11:37 pm
Reply to  Quin Marais

Nope. You simply download the software to your device. Notsure why you think you need to buy a new one.

Tom Brown
Tom Brown
July 29, 2023 1:36 pm

Why isn’t Paktalk Slim supported? I thought Bold and Slim were the same except for their packaging.

Russ Born
Russ Born
August 1, 2023 9:30 am

It would be nice to see a review by someone who’s actually used the new tech. Cardo too cheap to send a demo?

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