You can have an intercom conversation with non-Sena Bluetooth headsets using the Universal Intercom function. Non-Sena Bluetooth headsets can be connected to the Sena Bluetooth headset if they support the Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile (HFP). The working distance may differ depending on the performance of Bluetooth headset that it is connected to. In general, it is shorter than normal intercom distance since it uses the Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile.
Universal Intercom Pairing
The SMH5-FM can be paired with non-Sena Bluetooth headsets for Bluetooth intercom conversation. You can pair the SMH5-FM with only one non-Sena Bluetooth headset; if you pair with a different non-Sena Bluetooth headset, the previous pairing list will be removed.
1. Turn on the SMH5-FM and a non-Sena Bluetooth headset which you want to pair with.
2. Press and hold the Jog Dial on the SMH5-FM for 8 seconds until the blue LED flashes rapidly. You will hear a voice prompt saying “Universal intercom pairing”.
3. Perform the operation required for handsfree pairing on the non- Sena Bluetooth headset (refer to the users’ manual of the headsets you want to use). The SMH5-FM will automatically perform pairing with non-Sena Bluetooth headsets in pairing mode.
Two-way Universal Intercom
You can initiate the Universal Intercom connection with non-Sena Bluetooth headsets using the same intercom connection method as you would between other Sena headsets. You may single tap the Jog Dial to begin an intercom conversation with the first intercom friend, double tap with the second intercom friend, and triple tap with the third intercom friend.
Non-Sena Bluetooth headsets may initiate the Universal Intercom connection, activating the voice dialing or using the redialing operation. You may also disconnect the existing connection by ending
a call operation function (refer to the users’ manual of the headsets for voice dialing, redialing, and ending a call).