The Stilo Verbacom system offers circuit racers a very simple and lightweight communication solution that is very easy to use, with no need for radio licensing; perfect for tracks like Spa and Le Mans where full radio communication can be difficult. This system is a duplex communication and each connection can talk over the other if required.
The Stilo Verbacom system has now been updated and will now work with any Bluetooth compatible mobile phone (simple pairing operation required). Phones are not supplied with the kits and the cost of the Verbacom units have now been reduced to reflect this.
The basic CQ0008 system consists of the following:
- 1 x Pit Crew Headset with a push-to-talk facility and Stilo's exceptional noise cancelling microphone
- 1 x In car voice activated driver connection Bluetooth module and cables that connect to the drivers helmet (Stilo connections)
- All chargers and connection cables
Hows does Verbacom work:
Before the race session starts, the master unit (pit headset phone) calls the car, the car automatically answers and the pit to car connection is in place via a normal telephone call. Each user is connected via a Bluetooth connection to both the pit crew headset and the driver's helmet connection module. The telephone call stays active for the duration of the race.
The drivers unit is a small and lightweight device that can be fitted onto the helmet if required, but it is best positioned in a suitable spot inside the car to allow the driver to visibly see that the call is connected. This unit weighs just 150 grammes and connects directly into the Stilo helmet comm port (1 meter extension cable supplied). The driver side is a voice activated system, and the driver simply talks to open the line to the pit crew, so no need to press buttons on the steering wheel.
The pit crew wears the headset with its bluetooth module built in, when the pit crew wants to talk to the driver, the PTT button needs to be depressed to open the microphone to talkback to the driver. The driver will only hear the pit crew when the push to talk button is depressed.
Should your helmets have no electronics, Stilo helmet electronics can be purchased as an extra. There are various options avaiable, but the WRC electronics are required.
Unlike radio based systems, the Verbacom can offer a vast coverage all around a race circuit and does not require fancy signal boosters or tall radio masts to get coverage. It is fully automated and once a call is set up it will automatically re-connect should a call be lost, with no need for action from the driver or pit crew.
The in car kit weighes only 150 grammes in total and is dramatically simplified over a normal radio system.
The Verbacom system is available in three options:
CQ0008 - 1 x Pit Headset & 1 x Car Kit
CQ0009 - 2 x Pit Headset & 1 x Car Kit (This option allows the master headset to communicate directly with the car, and seperately communicate with the second pit headset. The second headset cannot communicate with the car, only back to the master headset)
CQ0010 - 1 x Pit Headset & 2 x Car Kit (This option allows seperate communication between two race cars from the one headset)
Please note that all parts of the Verbacom system come with European 2 pin plugs. To charge the items in the UK a 2 to 3 pin adaptor will be required, Our multiplug adaptor is available for purchase as an extra.