Sena is offing mesh-style communication for the first time with it’s new 30K. The device makes use of Sena Mesh Intercom technology, which in public mode instantly and seamlessly connects to other 30K users within a mile range.
The group remains connected when a rider goes out of range, and then automatically connects that rider back to the group when back in range. There’s no more hassle of losing a portion of your group as was the case with more traditional Bluetooth chain-linked connections.
The 30K still works with standard Bluetooth too, as it comes with a dual antenna and two separate processors. The multi-operation feature allows riders to utilize both processors simultaneously and connect to both Mesh Intercom and Bluetooth 4.1 communicators.
Additionally, the 30K can be Bluetooth connected to up to three other Sena and non-Sena devices, such as your smartphone. This keeps intact the ability to answer phone calls, hear GPS navigation, or stream music. There’s a built-in FM radio also. Audio Multitasking eliminates the interrupted audio features of the past and allows for simultaneous operation of multiple sources, such as your music and intercom.
You can use hands-free voice command with the 30K to sort many of the settings, or utilize the jog dial. Sena also has an optional Handlebar Remote control.
Sena claims up to five hours of Bluetooth use and three hours of Mesh Intercom functionality on just 20 minutes charging time. Connect to the Sena RideConnected App and you’ll be able to extend the reach of your device in addition to being able to configure settings.
The new 30K starts at $329 for a single unit and $579 for a dual pack.