Wireless referee communication system for handball


For handball  referees, it is crucial to communicate as directly as possible with his assistant referees (AR’s) to lead the handball game in the best way. Without a wireless headset, good verbal communication is not possible due to the distance, surrounding noise and speed of the game.

With the AXIWI® AT-320 or AXIWI® AT-350  headsets, you now can communicate fast and comfortable with your colleagues. You do not miss anything, and it helps you to lead the match in the best possible way. The referee headsets are having a perfect sound quality and are very affordable compared with other headsets in the market.

Handball referee coaches are more and more using the AXIWI® referee headsets to train starting handball referees and guide talented referees. The use of training courses and games ensures a demonstrably faster “learning curve” for the football referees. They are coached “at the moment”, and can apply the tips of the referee coach directly in the field.


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The referee communication system for handball

With the AXIWI® communication system, up to 6 persons can simultaneously communicate hands-free with each other. Just like a telephone conversation. Various settings are possible, e.g. one person is the master, and up till a total of six persons can talk and listen simultaneously. Others persons with a similar unit can listen to the conversation. You also can have a master and sub-master configuration, meaning master and sub-master coupled together and four (4) others can use the “S” button to switch on or off the talk function. Or you can make use of an optional PTT button to open or close the talk function. More options are available! Please ask our sales department.


Top referees and officials whistle with AXIWI® radio headsets.

The AXIWI® communication system is already in use by the (top) referees from several international renowned sports federations. Among them: 

Dutch-, French-, Austrian-, Slovakian-, Czech-,Icelandic- Handball federations. Royal Dutch Korfball Federation, Dutch and Italian Water polo federation, Egyptian and Maltese soccer, Finnisch floorball, Women FA, etc.

Letter of recommendation Dutch Handball Federation


Since March 2015, the topreferees of the Dutch Handball Federation lead their games with the communication system of AXIWI. The Dutch Handball Federation is very pleased with the AXIWI communication system and wrote a Letter of Recommendation in which they confirm their satisfaction.


Benefits for handball referees using a duplex and wireless communication system

Quick decision making with the ‘open’ line

  • Proactive game management tool
  • Directly in contact with referees and officials
  • Everyone (with an AXIWI) is live well infromed

Motivates referee team

  • Referees and officials are fully involved

Reduce faults

  • Confirm critical game information
  • Communicate fast and directly relevant information

  • Players and coaches appreciate technology because it increases good decisions and the performance of the referee team

Development referees

  • By letting referee coaches and observers listen to the communication (with an AXIWI) between the referees during a game, they know exactly what the referees in the field are saying and how they react to specific situations on the field. This helps referee coach with good evaluations and develop the skills of the referee.

INTERVIEW with Mark Clattenburg about the added value of using referee headsets – 19-05-2021

“It is what my wife says with a dishwasher. When you haven’t got one you don’t know the difference. But when you get one, it changes your life.”



BLOG: 5 tips for effective communication with a communication system from Handball referee Koen Stobbe

In this blog I wrote some tips and tricks for using a communication system in a good and more successful way with your referee colleague.


Click here to read the full blog.

Top referees and officials whistle with AXIWI

The AXIWI communication system is already in use by the (top) referees from several international renowned sports federations.

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Survey: Which possibilities does a communication system offers referees and sports?

Referees take more correct and faster decisions with communication system

In June 2016 Axitour Communication Systems has held a survey among referees in Holland. The referees who participated on the survey are active on all levels and in a variety of sports. To obtain the information we made a survey for referees who are working with a communications system and who aren’t working with a communication system: 105 to 419.

More information about the survey: Check the webpage with the main results, the Infographic and the official Press Release of the survey.

Technical Features

  • Frequency 2,402 – 2,483 Ghz
  • Dimension 65x32x22 mm
  • Weight 39 gram (incl. battery)
  • Reach up to +/- 250 metres
  • 4 channels
  • Headset connection 3,5 mm
  • Recharge time 2 hours
  • Battery time 8 – 10 hours


  • Full duplex and hands free
  • 2 – 6 pers can communicate simultaneously
  • 250 people can listen to the conversation
  • Open line connection, just like a telephone
  • Easy setup and very user friendly
  • Any unit can be set as Master / Follower

Customer service


Any questions? We would love to be there for you!

An immediate answer? Call +31 (0)180-691 400 between 8:15 am and 5:15 pm

Mobile phone: +31 614 16 45 02 (out of working times)

Mail to: info@axitour.eu and we will reply your question as soon as possible.