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FORWARD WIP BBT Sailing communication Systems

Waterproof Communication System

Known for innovative 'Water Impact Protection' (WIP) equipment - Impact vests, harnesses, sailing helmets etc, gear used by the very best and fastest sailors in the World including several America's Cup teams, Forward WIP is introducing a new level of waterproof communication, with protection, for action sport. 

After long study of market requirements and the different communication systems, we are please to present a full range of 3 different communication systems, each aiming at a different usage.


Few things to know:

Duplex/Simplex: Duplex communication is open live communication between several people, Simplex is one way communication where you use push to talk (PTT) like VHF or a walkie talkie
Waterproofing: IPX7 is 100% waterproof for 30min at 1m maximum depth
In over 15 knots of wind, your communication starts to become really difficult at 3 to 4 meters
Marine salt water is very agressive, you absolutely need to rinse your audio coms system after use to keep it working properly. Any equipment with signs of salt oxydation won't be covered


WIP-BBT SYSTEM

The perfect solution for up to 300m duplex open communication for up to 4 people under instruction.
Target use: On board Yacht communication (Skipper and crew) / Coach-trainee communication / Solo Phone communication+ music system
Technology: Bluetooth High Res duplex communication with noise cancelling
Benefits: Light and small multi-user communication system with phone bluetooth communication at reasonable price
How to use?: 
Press on the side button: 
You can use it one to one, as open duplex talk communication within maxi 250 meters open field. 
You can answer a phone call (your phone being in a waterproof case sync by bluetooth)
You can listen to music via your phone
With a master unit, you can link up to 4 BBT systems to set up a network within a perimiter of 70 meters, but in this case, you cannot be sync to your phone.
Typical Application:
Over 30' yacht communication for crew (mast climbing, anchoring, Skipper to n°1 in Regatta …)
Kite surfing coach to trainee for Kite launching and starting phase close to shore 
Kite/windsurf/sailing boat teams willing to be in contact to receive instruction or exchange information
Kite/windsurf enthusiast wanting to stay in contact with shore/familly/friends via a waterproof mobile phone
Price: Helmet+ Communication system - £300 per complete unit
Accessories: Wipper BBT helmet / Pro Wip BBT Helmet / BBT Hat / BBT coach Headset (none waterproof)



 

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​​​​​​​A superb tool for coaches!

Master unit can talk with up to 3 standard units at once, or individually, so ideal for coaches, skippers and team leaders.
*please note - the range will decrease with each unit connected.  1:1 - up to 1500m, 1:2 - 800m, 1:3 - 400m

The units include a waterlight clamshell case, similar to the Go-Pro camera cases.  They feature watertight cable connection to the waterproof headsets.

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