The most recent generation of Sena’s SRL for SHOEI – you can refer to it as ‘SRL-MESH’ – is stacked with strong functionalities. Mesh Intercom™ is probably the most important one, although the sound erupting from Kardon speakers is also something to talk about.
This compact and slender SENA SRL is specifically designed to be incorporated into three of SHOEI’s most popular helmets (SHOEI Neotec 2 (manufactured as of March 8, 2019!), SHOEI GT-Air 2 and SHOEI J-Cruise 2) and is proving to be – we are sure of it – a perfect companion in each of these.
There is a new 'wifi cable' in the package. In concrete terms, this means: an extra module that is included in the charging cable and automatically 'downloads' the updates while you charge the device. Charge faster. A one-time Wi-Fi connection is all it takes.
Further, everything we’d expect to be present by Sena is represented: Bluetooth 5, Mesh Intercom™, 4-way Bluetooth® Intercom, Digital Assistant Access (via voice commands) and Advanced Noise Control™, just to name a few.
Multi-channel communication & private conversations
The SRL-Mesh delivers not one, but three different intercom modes available to Sena riders: Multi-Channel Open Mesh Intercom™, Group Mesh Intercom™, and Bluetooth Intercom.
Multi-Channel Open Mesh Intercom (Open Mesh) features the industry’s first Mesh Intercom™ channel system. Similar to standard handheld or CB radios, the SRL-Mesh allows users to switch between nine different channels when operating in Open Mesh mode. Open Mesh offers a single push of a button to click-to-connect to the Mesh Intercom™ network. It also supports a near-limitless number of users within a range of up to 8 km (min. 6 riders @ 1.6 km intervals). With this ease of connecting, huge user capacity, incredible range, AND the inclusion of the nine-channel feature, the SRL-Mesh Open Mesh Intercom mode is sure to be a game-changer for large group/club rides.
If you prefer a private group conversation, simply switch to Group Mesh Intercom mode. Group Mesh supports a single, private group for up to 24 participants and the same amazing range as Open Mesh. To ensure privacy, only invited users can join the Group Mesh chat. Whichever of the two Mesh Intercom™ modes you choose, you’ll enjoy the robust reliability engineered into Sena’s Mesh network.
Traditional four-way Bluetooth Intercom mode continues to be an option for connecting other Sena Bluetooth-enabled users within a 2 km range. Additionally, SRL-Mesh users can pair with a Sena Bluetooth Intercom user and ‘bridge’ them into a Mesh Intercom™ conversation.
General note: The world of electronics (which also includes intercoms, smartphones, GPS, etc.) changes so quickly that it is possible that some (outdated) devices are not compatible with each other in certain areas. Unfortunately, the manufacturer can't provide us with data that shows which combinations between intercoms/GPS's and/or smartphones cause problems. A regular update of all electronic devices is therefore desirable to avoid problems as much as possible.