Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Just for background, the BMW Communicator handles rider to passenger intercom inside the BMW's Alpine audio unit.
The SRC has two discreet intercom channels in addition to the two bluetooth channels, just like the BMW's. You can pair with two others. Theres a button for intercom A and another for B. You pair a passenger or another bike to each. The intercom is VOX, not open channel.
The SRC System uses a set of priorities and they are smart. If I am listening to a BMW audio source like SAT and I have also paired with another bike, the intercom between riders takes priority over the audio signal. So if you talk to each other the audio goes silent. If you stop talking after a few seconds the music will return.
Taken a step further say in this same situation you get a phone call on your cell, the call will have priority if you accept it, the intercom and audio sources temporarily muted until you hang up the call.
The priorities are as follows:
1) Mobile Phone audio or GPS Instructions
3) A2Dp audio source (BMW Alpine Bike Audio)
4) Built in FM radio
5) Aux corded line in port (same as charging port)
Plus you never loose a connection, say another bike pulls far ahead and you loose communication, that communication is automatically reestablished when back in range. I've lost sight of other riders completely and still can talk to them.
Last edited by Marcus; 11-18-2011 at 06:42 PM.