We have developed umpiring headset kits based on the “BT Interphones” originally
designed for motorcyclists to communicate with their passengers and other riders.
We are now using the latest interphone version v6-1200, shown below, combined with
‘acoustic airtube’ earpiece that connect to the interphone units to provide full
duplex, always-on communication. These are lightweight and comfortable providing
great clarity of communication.
We now have a range of multi-user kits available in various configurations to enable
either two, three or four umpires, coaches and assessors to talk and listen simultaneously.
Using a combination of standard radios and dual channel radios, up to four people
can be connected in full duplex open channel comms.
The kits are affordable, small and lightweight, weatherproof and comfortable to wear.
They provide full duplex, always on communication with high quality sound and digital
signal processing to enable effective cut-out of whistle tones.
Interphone units can be fitted with either a belt loop (men) or clip (ladies). The
units provide unparalleled clarity utilising Bluetooth frequencies which ensures
that the communication link between the units is ‘secure’ and only open to those
initially paired. Each time of use requires the units to be paired such that any
two units can connect and communicate with each other.
The radios ar easy to use and enable open mic technology to enable effortless communication
between umpires and can potentially provide a real benefit to all umpires (irrespective
of the level at which they are umpiring) - certainly, the feedback from players is
that they like to see them used!