Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Spennymoor, County Durham, UK
Thanks for the input thus far chaps. Here are replies to your suggestions / questions:
Joe, the Rider has no in-built speaker so it relies on using Bluetooth to communicate to a small module that connects to a small speaker and mike to put inside your helmet. The Rider also uses Bluetooth to communicate with your mobile phone to allow access to traffic hold-up information, weather reports and other stuff like speed camera database updates through GPRS. It also supports routing incoming mobile calls to the headset and making outgoing calls via the Rider unit, including pulling your phone directory off your mobile phone to make it accessible while you are on the move. Thus the requirement for both microphone and speaker, it doesn't have any voice activiation capability (I wish!).
As I already have both speakers and mike to support the Autocom intercom I want to use these rather than shoe-horn an extra headset into my helmet. To do this I was hoping to plug the Bluetooth module into the Autocom's mobile phone input expecting it to support both speakers and mike.
Graham, I had a look on Autocoms web site (as confusing as ever!) and spotted a specific Rider cable, but I am not sure if it is only supported on the newer units. They have changed all their part numbers recently and I can't make head nor tail of their brochure and neither can any of the dealers I've been to. I'll drop them a line to see where I get.
Hog, are you using the Rider with Autocom and making / receiving voice calls too or just getting the Rider directions through the headset? Does the cable you are plugging into have three conductors (first pic) or four (second pic)? The second one shows the Rider headset connector.
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