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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.


For more than thirty-five years our designers, strategists, researchers, and engineers have been fueled by deep insights and imagination leading to Design Innovation: our people-centered process that helps clients address market challenges, solve critical business problems, and capitalize on groundbreaking opportunities. Whether you need new ideas to expand your business, design thinking to evolve current products and services, or disruptive innovation to transform your category, we’ll apply our process / experience to do what we do best: design products, brands, and services that people love.

Awards and Prize

GDUSA Magazine American Graphic Design Awards
IDSA/IDEA International Design Excellence Awards
IDA International Design Awards
ID Magazine, Annual Design Awards
Good Design Awards (Chicago Athenaeum)

Awards listed on our website