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Pliant CrewCom

Lead DesignersMonty Montague
Prize(s)Gold in Office Equipment / Telecommunications, Gold in Media And Home Electronics / Phone and Other Communications Technology
Entry Description

Pliant CrewCom is a flexible intercom system that allows sports teams, production crews, and industrial workers to communicate effortlessly. The CrewCom belt pack is the elegant and powerful device at the heart of the system. The design balances a robust, durable enclosure with highly tactile, precision controls.

The beltpack is designed with a wrapping, overmolded protective frame. Extended guards protect the controls from impacts or inadvertent contact. Silicone gaskets seal out water and dust. The assembly was tested and optimized for drop and water resilience via iterative prototypes. It's robust enough to survive punishing environments including football stadiums and off-shore oil rigs.

Like the underlying technology, the new belt pack is flexible: 4 different SKUs, each with different feature sets and interface components, all from the same base tooling. It packs a ton of industry leading technology into the world’s smallest, and easiest to use, intercom belt pack.


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