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post #1 of 8 Old Jul 19th, 2008, 1:02 am Thread Starter
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Zumo-CAMOS-Bluetooth

New here but have tried to read all the threads and can't find this one: Trying to make a Zumo 550 talk to twin CAMOS BTS220's--this is the latest CAMOS product. It seems that Zumo will only talk to the master headset and not the slave--is that right? Intercom switches off (channel 2) whenever Zumo is playing music on the master and that's as far as it goes.

So here's the question--has someone hooked up CAMOS Bluetooth twin headsets with intercom enabled to a Zumo 550 and been able to get music/GPS directions or XM (with puck) to come through without knocking the intercom out?


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Re: Zumo-CAMOS-Bluetooth

...and forgot to mention, this is on a new '09 LT which just replaced my original '99 LT.


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Re: Zumo-CAMOS-Bluetooth

I'm not at all familiar with CAMOS, but I do know that the Zumo's XM signal cannot be transmitted via Bluetooth. It is only available via a hardwired connection.
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Re: Zumo-CAMOS-Bluetooth

Thanks for your reply--I had a hint of that from the Zumo on-line manual. I suspect that I will need to get a Bluetooth adapter connected to the audio out of the GPS to get XM. The other question, because I am not totally familiar with Bluetooth restrictions, is can two headsets receive the same signal? I can use the dongle out of the Zumo, but if only one headset can get it, it really doesn't do us much good.


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Re: Zumo-CAMOS-Bluetooth

Further research on CAMOS / Bluetooth for those struggling, I see I am not the first. Here's a link that begins to explain the restrictions / problems. As I supposed, there are many stories out there of folks fighting with this stuff largely because of inadequate documentation. That is why these forums are so great.

Here's the link that pretty much answers this thread:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...ooth-intercom/


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Re: Zumo-CAMOS-Bluetooth

I can help with one of your points, XM over bluetooth. I have the Camos BTS200 and Zumo 550 and use a WiRevo D1000V BT Dongle to get BT stereo audio from the Zumo, It works for MP3 and XM audio. You plug the dongle into the output port on the bike mount for the Zumo. The procedure requires pairing the Zumo to your headset , switching BT audio to phone only, turning the Zumo off, and then pairing the dongle to the headset for stereo audio (MP3 and XM, and GPS). It works, and the improvement in sound quality with stereo is incredible. You can then pair your BT phone to the Zumo as a phone and it will be relayed to your headset in mono audio. Search on Benchmarkhelmets.com on google for more details.

Regarding the use of Zumo with two headsets in intercom mode, I am just now starting to work on that and will report progress and procedures.

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Re: Zumo-CAMOS-Bluetooth

Sorry to be so late with thanks for your reply--I have started back on the project and find myself in the middle, somewhere. I have the CAMOS units talking, OR both headsets getting audio from a pair of wiREVO-1000V bluetooth adaptors (the audio can come from any audio out and are hooked to the twin BTA's through a splitter) The problem is that it is intercom or BTA, but never both--ie when the intercom comes on (VOX activated) the other channel goes dead.

I will report more later. Thanks for all the help.


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OK--Got it figured out. I really love those German manuals--not! But the German products (BTS200) do exactly what they say they will do but nothing follows the logic you would think.

The trick here is time--time to let the intercom fully sync BEFORE turning on channel one and syncing the audio channel--this would apply to either the wiREVO's or a ZUMO. The killer here is that the lights on the CAMOS headsets go out when the other channel is operation, making it seem like it is off the air. Let the VOX function on the mike die out (30 sec) and presto, the red light for channel 1 comes back on with music from ZUMO or in my case wiREVO's tied to the audio of ZUMO. Lots of time, figuring this out, but patience is the key and let it do its thing once everything is in sync. Phone works too!


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