Wireless umpire communication system for field hockey

It is essential for field hockey umpires to communicate as directly as possible with the assistant umpire in order to lead the game in the best way.  Because of the distance, the position of the umpire and assistant(s) and the rapidness of the game, this isn’t always possible. With this wireless umpire communication system for field hockey umpires you now can communicate fast and directly with your colleagues, by which you do not miss anything and you are able to lead the hockey game in the best way. The AXIWI communication system is very affordable: similar umpire communication systems are 5 to 6 times as expensive.

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The umpire communication system for field hockey


With our umpire communication system up to 6 persons are able to simultaneously communicate hands free with each other. Just like a telephone conversation. One can choose for an open listen and talk connection or talk connection by just pushing the ‘S’ button. Depending on the software configuration, persons can break into the conversation but is also kicking out 1 person out of the communication circle. Only persons with an AXIWI units are able to listen in and other persons are not able to hear the conversation at all.

Benefits field hockey umpires using an umpire 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 umpire team

  • Umpires 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 umpire team

Development referees

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


Top umpires and officials whistle with AXIWI

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

Coen van Bunge Umpire Academy works with AXIWI during Malaga field hockey umpire camp

The Coen van Bunge Umpire Academy, established in 2015, is going to Malaga (15 – 18 February) for a four day ‘training and coaching camp’ for ambitious Dutch field hockey umpires. During this camp the umpires will umpire practice games at CD Malaga hockey club. AXIWI is providing them with a top level communication set, so they can speak with each other and with the umpire coach. Read more.

Also top umpires Royal Dutch Hockey Federation equipped with AXIWI®

The top umpires of the Royal Dutch Hockey Federation (KNHB) working with the wireless AXIWI communication system. The umpires are active in the highest professional Dutch Hockey Leagues for men and women in Holland. Read more about the experiences from Jasper Nagtzaam (arbitrage and umpire KNHB).


AXIWI offers top umpires Belgium Hockey Association many advantages

Since the start of the season 2016-2017 the field hockey umpires of the Royal Belgian Hockey Association (Premier League) are working with the AXIWI communication system. Read more about the experiences from the top umpires from the Royal Belgium Hockey Association.


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.


AXIWI Communication System


The AXIWI communication system only weighs  39 grams, has a safety lanyard and a clothing clip. The communication system is powered by a rechargeable battery and has a service life of 8-12 hours. There are various headsets available. The AXIWI communication system allows five people to communicate with each other simultaneously, others can listen in or break  into the conversation.

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.