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Can you tell us the pairing sequence you used?
I am curious to know if there is any particular pairing sequence one needs to follow for this to work.

Yesterday after getting my 15000 km service, the service advisor did ask me to email him the pairing procedure that i use to connect the Bike's BT , Phone's BT and Sena20s BT communicator and he said he will forward the same to Ducati Italy and see if there are any updates etc available to fix this issue.

He said some have had it working fine on "Urban" mode only.
 

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Infotainment is generally half assed on this bike.

I wanna ride, having a soundtrack and being able ot talk to your group makes that nice but when it involves anything that isn't immediately intuitive, it might as well not exist.

bluetooth headsets have been out for ages, that work great, My nav unit hooks in, other people can talk to me, I can get calls. It'd be nice to have it all in one place but not nice enough I'm going to wrestle with something that seems like an afterthought at best.

Don't even get me started on that ducati app.
 

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I am curious to know if there is any particular pairing sequence one needs to follow for this to work.

Yesterday after getting my 15000 km service, the service advisor did ask me to email him the pairing procedure that i use to connect the Bike's BT , Phone's BT and Sena20s BT communicator and he said he will forward the same to Ducati Italy and see if there are any updates etc available to fix this issue.

He said some have had it working fine on "Urban" mode only.
So now I have the Ducati branded Scala Rider Q3. After some juggling around was able to get it all set. Phone / DVTainment system / Q3 all connected. I was able to received / reject calls from the hand control. and could also control the music.

This unit has a sensor to increase / decrease volume based on ambient sound.

The issue I have is -- It all works fine when the Ingition is on. if I turn off the bike, the phone connection with the headset also disappears.

So any pointers to fix this? :grin2:
 

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I think the problem is that what we really need ISN'T a device that sits between all the bluetooth devices you're using and therefor messes everything up if you don't use it in the one narrow way it was defined... but rather one that provides remote controls for those devices without interfering with their basic operation (when you shut off the bike you shouldn't lose your connections for instance). Problem is that such a control scheme doesn't exist for bluetooth that I'm aware of... as a result I find the controls on my headset to be MUCH less invasive than trying to use the Ducati controls.

The Ducati app is a tragedy (maybe a bit of an overstatement... but when I think about it I feel that way ;-))... I could build something with a small team in less than 6 months that would basically be seamless remote telemetry for the bike (not just cool as hell... but a real competitive advantage product for Ducati) instead of this clunky user interaction intensive and needlessly limited thing we currently have. Makes me sad how easy it would be... hell if they shared the spec for their interface it would be worth doing as a skunkworks project.

Possibly it could be reverse engineered... but that usually ends up being more work than the actual software you're trying to build and they could break all your effort with an update.
 

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I think the problem is that what we really need ISN'T a device that sits between all the bluetooth devices you're using and therefor messes everything up if you don't use it in the one narrow way it was defined... but rather one that provides remote controls for those devices without interfering with their basic operation (when you shut off the bike you shouldn't lose your connections for instance). Problem is that such a control scheme doesn't exist for bluetooth that I'm aware of... as a result I find the controls on my headset to be MUCH less invasive than trying to use the Ducati controls.

The Ducati app is a tragedy (maybe a bit of an overstatement... but when I think about it I feel that way ;-))... I could build something with a small team in less than 6 months that would basically be seamless remote telemetry for the bike (not just cool as hell... but a real competitive advantage product for Ducati) instead of this clunky user interaction intensive and needlessly limited thing we currently have. Makes me sad how easy it would be... hell if they shared the spec for their interface it would be worth doing as a skunkworks project.

Possibly it could be reverse engineered... but that usually ends up being more work than the actual software you're trying to build and they could break all your effort with an update.
I think you hit the nail on the head Dave. I was hoping somebody on this forum had a BT protocol sniffer who could figure out why both the infotainment system and app don't work very well and maybe design at least an app that worked better. I've started to just use my BT earbuds to control the sound/tracks/etc. The other stuff actually works for me but answering calls is not high on my priority list.
 

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I think you hit the nail on the head Dave. I was hoping somebody on this forum had a BT protocol sniffer who could figure out why both the infotainment system and app don't work very well and maybe design at least an app that worked better. I've started to just use my BT earbuds to control the sound/tracks/etc. The other stuff actually works for me but answering calls is not high on my priority list.
A few email exchanges back n forth with the Cardo Scala team-- Verdict: you can either use the headset with the bike or with the phone. if the bike is switched off, then the headset un-pairs itself. So the rep suggested - turn off the BT on your bike and you are good to go.:nerd::nerd:
 

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reviving this thread to see if anyone has made progress on solving the various bluetooth/MMS issues. i really just want to try the Ducati app (despite the reviews) but don't want to screw up my cardo/iphone connection.
 

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I don't see any real advantage to using the Ducati MMS if you're running one of the popular communication systems like Cardo or Sena.

On my Packtalk I can use the phone, make and answer calls, send and receive text, play music, communicate with my buddies and receive GPS directions. No muss, no fuss. Pretty much the same on the Sena.

When the bike is off I can keep my helmet on and make a call, continue listening to music, and continue communications with my buddies. Same with the Sena.

Starting, pausing and skipping music is easy with both devices. With Cardo you don't even have to take your hand off the bars.

Why go to the bother of trying to hook these devices into the bike? Just to see the track list or caller ID?:confused:

BTW, I believe there are phone apps that will announce the caller ID if the caller is in your contact list.
 
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