AXIWI® wireless referee communication system


In sports having two (2) or more referees during a match is an increasing trend, even if the games are non-professional. To make communication between referees more effective, we introduced the wireless and handsfree AXIWI® Referee communication system. And the communications system is very affordable: similar referee communication systems are 4 to 5 times as expensive.

In the meantime, referees in the following sports, like handball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, water polo, rugby, Ice hockey, floorball are happy to work with the AXIWI® headsets.

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Referee kit REF-002

The affordable referee communication system for sports

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.


Benefits for refees 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 informed

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 right decisions and the performance of the referee team

Development referees

  • The AXIWI® wireless headset allows referee coaches to know what referees in the field are communicating with each other. And how to react to specific situations. It helps the referee coach with good evaluations and develops the skills of the referee.

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.

Coaching communication system for referees

The AXIWI® communication system is thé tool for guiding and coaching other referees. With the communication system, you are in direct contact with referees on the field. You can give explicit instructions on distance by the wireless referee communication system from AXIWI®. The communication system is also excellent for communication between coaches and their assistants, during training or a game.


Talent development

Referee coaches can guide talented referees using an AXIWI® headset communication system. During a game, the referee coach stands beside the field. He is in direct contact with the referees using the wireless AXIWI® communication system. The referee coach immediately gives the referee feedback about his position in the field and possible running lines.

The coach can now evaluate the performance of the referees during the game and improve their referee abilities.

Referee training/course

The referee communication system is the perfect solution for coaches who are guiding starting referees. With the communication headset, a coach can give instructions about how to walk in the field and stand in certain game situations.


referee headset for coaching referees on the field

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.”


AXIWI® Referee Academy


With the AXIWI Referee Academy (link webpage) we let referees get acquainted working with a wireless communication system to use it optimally and effectively in collaboration with colleagues. 

During the AXIWI® Referee Academy, referees can take back the acquired knowledge and experience to the sports clubs and competitions. In this way, the referee and the sport club benefits and improves. 

That is our goal with the AXIWI® Referee Academy: allowing referees to test and work with our communication systems, so they become best performing referees and umpires.



IberCup Cascais (Portugal) – 15 – 19 April 2019


During the IberCup Cascais the referees and observers worked with our brand new AXIWI AT-350!

Custom made AXIWI communication system

Every sport is different and is lead in a different way. At  some sports you have one referee and at others you have even 2 or 3 referees. And then not to forget the other officials who may have a role in leading and supporting in a match. Also the level, on which the sport is practiced, plays a role in the level of guidance. The AXIWI system offers a perfect communication solution for the majority of sports and the communication sets can be adjusted te every needed level.

AXIWI set for top referees

The top referees of the Royal Dutch Korfball Federation and of the Dutch Handball Association guiding sportmatches whistle with a tailor-made AXIWI communication system. For example, AXIWI has developed a communicaton set in collaboration with a number of top handball referees. This communication set fits seamlessly with the needs of guiding games of competitions at the highest level.


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.

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)

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