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Old 02-02-2011, 10:12 AM   #31
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i just purchased G4 , and was wondering if anyone has found a way to get a radar detector to work with it. i have escort 9500ix
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:41 AM   #32
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Scala G4 upgrades: good new features

FYI - Cardo just emailed out a software upgrade to the G4 that adds some useful new features:
What’s new in the scala rider G4 v3.0

Click-To-Link

Since several hundred thousand bikers are already using the G4, a new and exciting feature has been added to allow for spontaneous intercom connections with any G4 biker within sight: Click-to-Link™. No need for advance pairing or any preparation. Just “Click-to-Link” and create your own roadside social network.

The Click-To-Link feature allows bikers to initiate spontaneous intercom calls to random G4 users who are within range. Users can always activate or deactivate this feature and choose to accept or reject incoming requests for such random connections.



Volume Per Mode

The Volume Per Mode feature causes the G4 to memorize the most recently stored volume setting for each audio source (A2DP stereo, mobile phone, GPS, FM radio), so that whenever a user switches between modes, the G4 will automatically transmit sound at the previously set volume level.



Stand Alone A2DP

A dedicated audio channel was added to accommodate A2DP-enabled music devices (such as the iPod Touch 2G/3G/4G). This provides the G4 with parallel connectivity to an MP3 device and a mobile phone, so that users can seamlessly switch from one to the other.



AGC Calibration

AGC sensitivity levels can now be set according to any user's particular needs (Low, Medium, High) and can be re-adjusted whenever needed. Users can now set the optimal AGC level to accommodate their personal needs and adapt to specific driving conditions, thus avoiding excessive or insufficient AGC responsiveness. Users will set and/or readjust their desired AGC sensitivity levels as needed via the PC software or in the Voice Configuration Menu directly on the G4.



VOX Calibration

VOX sensitivity levels can now be set according to the user's particular needs (Low, Medium, High) and can be adjusted by the end user whenever needed. The end user will be able to set the optimal VOX level for specific driving habits (lower VOX sensitivity for fast driving, etc. and vice versa) via the PC software or in the Voice Configuration Menu directly on the G4.



Automatic Radio Tuning

One-Button-Push to search for and temporarily set up to six radio station presets: For users travelling outside their home region. To reactivate their original six station presets after returning to the home region, users just need to turn the unit off and on again.



Automatic Scan (FM Radio)

Automatically scan for the next available station. If the user finds a station he wants to listen to, one press of a button will stop the Scan before the system continues to automatically search for the next station.



New Voice Configuration Menu

The new Voice Configuration Menu lets users easily change G4 settings and customize their unit without the need for a computer. The following settings may be configured via the Menu:

Language
Enable/Disable Click to Link
Enable/Disable VOX
Set VOX sensitivity level
Set AGC sensitivity level
Enable/Disable RDS
Enable/Disable Spoken Status Announcements
… of course you can also choose to configure these settings via the PC software.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:12 AM   #33
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^ Wow those are some good updates.

I'll have to inform my Dad who has the G4 and probably help him update it too.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:17 AM   #34
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I updated my G4 to 3.0 this morning.... will see how it works.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #35
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Kinda silly, but whats stopping you from pairing more than 3 motorcycles. When you pair 3, one has to be the center for both A and B cycles, so what if B is also a center for 2 communication links. Wouldn that work and make sense?

so basically you would have:
A communicating with C
C communicating with A and B
B communicating with C and D
D communicating with E etc.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:52 PM   #36
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Problems synching G4 with computer

Just picked up a G4 powerset the other day and am really happy with them so far except that my computer (Win 7 32-bit) won't recognize the units when I plug them into the usb port. I turn them on using the mobile and volume + buttons like it shows in the Update program but there's no "ding" like you get when something is plugged into the computer and it's recognized. I've un/re installed the Cardo Update program several times and keep getting a message that says I dont have Administrator privledges, eventhough I am. Anyone have similar issues or ideas on how to fix this?
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:42 PM   #37
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Just picked up a G4 powerset the other day and am really happy with them so far except that my computer (Win 7 32-bit) won't recognize the units when I plug them into the usb port. I turn them on using the mobile and volume + buttons like it shows in the Update program but there's no "ding" like you get when something is plugged into the computer and it's recognized. I've un/re installed the Cardo Update program several times and keep getting a message that says I dont have Administrator privledges, eventhough I am. Anyone have similar issues or ideas on how to fix this?
Win 7 you probably have to do the "run as administrator"----- it happens quite a bit.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #38
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That would probably work but I don't think you'd be able to have a group chat. Never tried it because I don't know that many people with headsets.

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Kinda silly, but whats stopping you from pairing more than 3 motorcycles. When you pair 3, one has to be the center for both A and B cycles, so what if B is also a center for 2 communication links. Wouldn that work and make sense?

so basically you would have:
A communicating with C
C communicating with A and B
B communicating with C and D
D communicating with E etc.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:24 AM   #39
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Has anyone had any luck trying to pair the Sony Dongle (TMR-BT10A) to a Scala G4? HAD LUCK THE WHOLE TIME, JUST DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO WORK IT. ONCE IT PAIRS YOU MUST HOLD THE A/MP3 BUTTON FOR 2 BEEPS THEN THE XM KICKS IN
I'm trying to use this to bluetooth XM radio from my Zumo 550 to my G4. Last season I used my G4 to intercom with my lady (on her own bike)& paired it with my Zumo (which was paired to my 3G iPhone).
I was able to talk to her, listen to GPS, listen to music (I have a SD card w music in the Zumo) & make n take phone calls.(loved it all year)
NOW XM WORKS GREAT, GPS INTERRUPTS & MUSIC RETURNS AUTO, HAVEN'T USED INTERCOM YET, BUT CAN'T SEEM TO USE THE PHONE THRU THE ZUMO BLUETOOTH WHILE PAIRED WITH THE DONGLE

This year I'm looking to lose the SD card (as it takes too long to load each time & leaves me with nothing for up to 40mins sometimes) & bluetooth XM radio thru the Zumo 3.5mm output with the Sony dongle. It's A2DP & I've read about others using this method, but can't seem to get it to pair.STILL WANT TO LOSE THE SD CARD, OR AT LEAST GET A MUCH SMALLER ONE, BUT DON'T KNOW IF I'M GOING TO GIVE UP PHONE CALLS AS BAD AS THAT SOUNDS. I'M HOPING TO FIND AWAY TO HAVE THE G4 PAIRED TO BOTH & SWITCH BACK & FORTH AS NEEDED

When I have the dongle in pair mode (lights flashing) & hold the Mobil button on the G4 until lights indicate pairing, the lights tell me right away that they've paired (both stop flashing both colors & start to flash normal). But I don't get any music to come thru. Now if I turn the dongle off, when I re start it, it flashes as if it's never been paired b4 & this is where I'm lost.AFTER IT PAIRS, HOLD THE A/MP3 BUTTON FOR 2 BEEPS, SECONDS LATER THE DONGLE AUDIO COMES THRU LOUD N CLEAR & STAYS PAIRED AFTER RESTART

I haven't updated the G4 yet (does anyone know if this works on a Mac?), but the roadside quick connect to other users sounds great. STILL HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO UPDATE ON MAC

Any help or pointers will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Craig

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Old 03-13-2011, 08:28 AM   #40
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scala g4 and mp3 player

hi to all.i have a scala rider g4 powerset.does anyone know of a compatible blue tooth mp3 player.i have a samsung yep-p2 which needs to be manually reconected everytime i finnish an intercom call to my pillion passenger.i dont really want to use a wired connection.also can we both listen to the same mp3 player.thanks your advise would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:33 AM   #41
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hi to all.does anyone know of a bluetooth mp3 player which will stay connected after an intercom call.i have a samsung yep-p2 and have to manualy re pair it with the scala every time.i dont want to use a wired connection.also can me and my pillion both pair to the mp3 so we can listen together.cheers everyone.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:05 AM   #42
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hi to all.i have a scala rider g4 powerset.does anyone know of a compatible blue tooth mp3 player.i have a samsung yep-p2 which needs to be manually reconected everytime i finnish an intercom call to my pillion passenger.i dont really want to use a wired connection.also can we both listen to the same mp3 player.thanks your advise would be much appreciated.

I think the problem will be that your mp3 will only pair with one headset at a time.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:27 AM   #43
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Just picked up a G4 powerset the other day and am really happy with them so far except that my computer (Win 7 32-bit) won't recognize the units when I plug them into the usb port. I turn them on using the mobile and volume + buttons like it shows in the Update program but there's no "ding" like you get when something is plugged into the computer and it's recognized. I've un/re installed the Cardo Update program several times and keep getting a message that says I dont have Administrator privledges, eventhough I am. Anyone have similar issues or ideas on how to fix this?
I had exactly the same problem and posted this response on another threead:

Hi
For those wtih a G4 desiring to upgrade to the 3.0 software to get "Click to Talk", etc. - I have this experience to share. I tried upgrading and followed the directions (at least I think I did!) only to get an error along the lines of "You must be an administrator to install this software". I tried three different Windows machines and verified that I WAS the administrator on all - same problem. I emailed Cardo support and got the following:

"...
Windows Vista and Windows 7 add an extra layer of security to the operating system to prevent bad programs from running on your PC. Part of this process means that on these versions of windows, instead of just clicking or double clicking on the Icon for the Cardo Upgrades.exe program, you must actually use the right mouse button to single click on the icon and a menu will pop up. From this menu you must then left mouse click on the item that says "Run As Administrator" and this will allow you to run the Cardo Upgrades.exe program with the permissions needed by the program and Windows to install the drivers for the G4 properly. You need to do this, even if you are the administrator for the machine in question.
Please feel free to contact us if we can assist with any other questions.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:55 AM   #44
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the 3.0 upgrade seems to suggest that the G4 will now allow 2 bluetoooth connections a phone and an MP3 at the same time anybody know if this is that case....I tried to pair my phone and my ipod touch, once one pairs the other unpairs just like before....

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Old 03-18-2011, 07:06 PM   #45
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the 3.0 upgrade seems to suggest that the G4 will now allow 2 bluetoooth connections a phone and an MP3 at the same time anybody know if this is that case....I tried to pair my phone and my ipod touch, once one pairs the other unpairs just like before....

anybody

Dan
I can't help other than say it is definitely supposed to connect to two compatible devices:
Your G4 is designed to receive wireless stereo music from A2DP sources and mobile phones that support the Bluetooth A2DP and AVRCP profiles (mostly 3rd generation devices).
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