After months of careful testing in several climates and various conditions, Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental has announced that it will be making UClear Helmet Communications systems a standard feature of its guided motorcycle tours.

Ecuador Freedom will be fitting all of its guided motorcycle tour participants with the military-tested UClear system in order to provide a better touring experience, allowing guides to point out interesting sites along their routes and alerting riders to potential road hazards. The Quito-based tour operator will make the system available to its rental and self-guided tour customers as well.

“We are pleased to be setting a new standard in the motorcycle tour industry with the adaptation of the UClear helmet-to-helmet communication system,” explained Court Rand, owner and guide for Ecuador Freedom. “It will add a new level of adventure and an overall better and safer experience for our customers.“

The UClear helmet communication system is based on patented technology that was developed for intensive military applications in order to provide noise-free, clear communications in challenging environments. It is the first helmet-to-helmet communication system that uses an array microphone, rather than a boom mic that can impede visibility and reduce reliability. With a patented digital signal processing system riders are able to communicate clearly without hearing excessive engine and road noise. It also employs “daisy-chaining” technology so that a large group of riders can communicate over long distances without a loss of signal quality.

I toured with Ecuador Freedom two summers ago, and each night over dinner my riding partners and I relished in discussing the various experiences we’d encountered on each day’s ride. I can only imagine how having our guide point out sites, turns, hazards, etc. during the course of the ride would have augmented the experience.

Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental is a full-service motorcycle, scooter, and mountain bike rental company located in the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito. Rentals are available on an hourly, daily, and weekly basis, and all rentals include helmet, lock and chain, and unlimited mileage. The company’s tours included guided, GPS-assisted, and self-guided tours of the Andes, the Amazon, and the Pacific Coast of one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world.

For more information:

Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental

(603) 617-2499

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