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Cardo Systems Launches Headset That Provides Wireless Freedom to Motorcyclists

The New Scala-Rider(TM) Bluetooth Headset by Cardo Systems, Inc. Offers Unmatched Wireless Capabilities, Hands-Free Use of Cellphone While Riding a Motorcycle

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 3 -- Cardo Systems, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of wireless Bluetooth(TM) devices for the consumer market, today began shipping the scala-rider(TM), a unique Bluetooth headset for motorcycle helmets.

Specially designed for motorcycle helmets, the scala-rider includes a wind-resistant microphone that provides clear audio for communicating while riding a motorcycle at speeds of up to 75 m/h. Unlike any competing product, the scala-rider also offers unique voice control functions that allow users to accept or reject incoming calls without the need to let go of the handlebar. To add further safety the scala-rider also features an embedded sensor that adjusts the volume level according to driving speed and ambient noise.

The fashionable scala-rider kit works with all Bluetooth mobile phones* and offers superb functionality ease of use and assembly. The unit attaches to the helmet without glue or other intrusive means and its super slim speaker fits all helmets.

"The new scala-rider Bluetooth Headset is a truly unique and immensely feature-rich solution to a real need," said Abraham Glezerman, Cardo's Chairman and CEO. "Now motorcyclists too can benefit from wireless hands-free communication without compromising security or comfort. By empowering motorcycle enthusiasts with cellular use, scala-rider is poised to add a huge and hitherto largely neglected community to the world of wireless mobile communication".

*For users of non-Bluetooth phones, Cardo offers its universal BT Adapter which converts standard mobile phones into Bluetooth enabled handsets.

  scala-rider unique advantages for bikers:
   -- Receive or reject calls directly from the headset or by voice control
      while riding a motorcycle, without the need to let go of the
   -- Use a small, stream-lined headset that is fully weather protected even

      in rainy and snowy conditions;
   -- Self-install and begin using the entire system within five minutes,
      leaving no traces on the helmet when the headset is removed. Cardo's
      quick-release and re-attachment mechanism for the headset unit renders

      glue and Velcro obsolete. Just slide it in and out;
   -- Take advantage of a high fidelity balancing microphone for clear audio

      even at inter-city speed conditions;
   -- Benefit from perfect speaker volume at all times without the need for
      manual adjustments. Thanks to Cardo's embedded automatic volume
      adjustment technology, the speaker volume self-adjusts automatically
      according to ambient noise level and driving speed;
   -- Initiate or reject calls by voice control;
   -- Use the headset for approx. 7 hours until recharging from any regular

The scala-rider Bluetooth Headset is available through select distributors, retail outlets, specialty motorcycle shops, and directly from the Cardo website with an introductory retail price of $149.95. For a complete listing of outlets that offer the scala-rider, please visit .

About Cardo Systems, Inc.

Cardo Systems, Inc. headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of innovative wireless Bluetooth(TM) consumer devices. Other products by Cardo include the award- winning scala-500(TM) Headset, the allways(TM) Headset and a Universal Bluetooth Adapter, which converts any standard mobile phone into Bluetooth(TM) capable handsets.

  Cardo Systems, Inc,
  100 High Tower Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15205
  Phone: (412) 788-4533, Toll-Free 1-800 488-0363, Fax: (412) 788-0270

  Jay Rosenberg
  Director of Marketing
  Cardo Systems, Inc.