October 28, 2013 – Shoei and Cardo announce a high-end communication system for Shoei Customers
Shoei Co., Ltd. and Cardo Systems Inc. announced today that they have signed an
agreement under which Cardo will design, develop and market an unique and high-end communication system to specifically fit the Shoei Neotec, Multitec, XR-1100, J-Cruise, Qwest, RJ-Platinum and Hornet DS helmets.
The new product, called the Cardo SHO-1, will incorporate Cardo’s latest technology and feature a novel and patent protected bifurcated design that includes among others, a replaceable battery pack.
Product launch is scheduled for the fourth quarter, 2013 in Europe first.
The Cardo SHO-1 system will include features such as bike-to-bike intercom between up to 9 riders, connectivity modes with mobile phones, and wireless receipt of high-fidelity stereo music from smartphones and compatible MP3 players.
The Cardo SHO-1 will consist of two complementing and low-profile units that attach seamlessly and without any mechanical clamps to the Shoei helmets. The Cardo SHO-1 will be sold through Cardo’s distribution channels and Shoei recommends using it with Shoei
Executives of both companies characterized the Cardo SHO-1 not only technologically as both leading edge and as a remarkably unobtrusive and streamlined product. Thanks to its specific design for Shoei helmets, the unit can also be installed within minutes by any end-user.
Shoei will present the system at the upcoming EICMA motorcycle trade show in Milan, Italy.
Shintaro Ohno, Director and Senior General Manager of Product Planning Division of Shoei Co., Ltd. remarked “Reliability, comfort and innovation are what our customers expect from us and these were the main criteria that led us to select Cardo to develop and design a custom made system for Shoei enthusiasts.”
Albert Ashkenazy, VP Sales & Marketing and Deputy CEO of Cardo Systems, Inc. added that “Shoei is a highly innovative and dominant player among motorcycle helmet manufacturers, serving a customer base that is used to top-of-the-line products and accessories. With the new Cardo SHO-1, SHOEI’s customers will get an extraordinary product, custom-fitted for their favorite helmet.”