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Vodafone 5G Connected Rugby Tackle Cylinder

When a customer contacted our Electronic Integration team with an unusual request, we couldn't say no!

In July 2019, Vodafone launched it's 5G network to the world. To demonstrate the 5G network's super-low latency and its ability to transmit a lot of data with no time lag. They wanted to send the pressure sensitivity from a rugby tackle cylinder in real time to a rugby player 100 miles away, wearing a haptic bodysuit. Letting you feel the rugby tackle in real time.

The haptic bodysuit works by electro-stimulation, giving the wearer physical sensation in response to an action or command. This increases immersion and 360-degree awareness, and engages muscle memory.

Vodafone 5G Connected Rugby Tackle Cylinder MilCases

The Solution

Vodafone 5G Connected Rugby Tackle Cylinder MilCases

Our engineering team developed a compact battery powered Bluetooth accelerometer to be fitted inside the rugby tackle cylinder.

With our custom Bluetooth software, a consistant stream of accelerometer measurements were sent to a computer. Based on this data, the computer detected when the tackle cylinder was hit and the force of the hit. This data was then transmitted to London over Vodafone's 5G network to the haptic bodysuit.

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Explorer Cases Chosen to Protect Watch Collection

Watch Case

When watch addict Richard Segault and contributor to the French watch blog Le Calibre, needed to protect and transport his watch collection for an upcoming holiday. Richard chose no other than an Explorer 2717 Case with the interior foam option to do so. The watch collection included valuable watches from brands such as Seiko, Reservoir and Stoic.

Explorer Cases Chosen to Protect Watch Collection MilCasesRichard used the layers of pre-cubed, Pick ‘n’ Pluck foam to create 14 watch sized cutout to store the watches over 2 layers of foam. Offering excellent protection to the 14 watches. The included lid foam kept the watches from moving in transport.

The Explorer 2717 Case features a sealing o-ring that makes the case waterproof and stops any unwanted dust (or holiday sand!) entering the case. The case can withstand temperatures from -33 to +90°C, meaning you to can take it to the hottest holiday destinations and never have any issues.

Weighing in at just over 2kg, the 2717 Case will happily travel along as airline hand luggage.