How Robust Does Your Two Way Radio Need To Be?

16 November 2018

Your two way digital radio can be as robust as you need it to be. Two way radios are used in all sorts of situations around the world, they are used in freezing conditions, extremely hot environments, and even places where explosions might occur. In these sort of situations and locations, it’s crucial that you have reliable radios that will withstand whatever is thrown at them. When safety is paramount, you need a device that will deliver in tough conditions without malfunctioning.

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In order to determine how durable your radios need to be, you need to do an analysis of the environment in which they will be used. You might for example need standard radios for office staff, or you may need explosion-proof devices. Our customers have different needs and we have a selection of two way radios that are designed specifically to last in tough conditions.

If you are unsure what requirements you need, feel free to have a chat with our friendly experts. However, we have put together some information about the durability of radios and different businesses which may have different needs.

Durable two way radios for extreme conditions

Some of our customers need radios that can withstand the most extreme environments in the world. They need to be durable enough to withstand wet, windy and rough conditions. In these sort of places, it’s vital that team members have a robust waterproof radio that they can rely on no matter what the weather throws at them.

Dirt and dust resistant radios are available as well as shatterproof radios that can withstand being dropped and bashed around a bit. If you are engaging in high intensity and challenging outdoor activities, then you will also need a radio that is very robust.

We also have military grade radios that can be used in extreme situations, such as the PD795Ex, which complies with the latest American Military Standard-MIL-STD-810G. The PD715Ex and PD795Ex, both comply with the world’s strictest safety standards and are specially designed for environments with explosive gas and combustible dusts. These radios have been relentlessly tested to make sure they still deliver and function as normal in extreme conditions.

These radios are as robust as you can get, they can withstand high humidity, shock, vibration and extreme temperatures. No matter how hazardous the environment, our radios will still work safely, even with the presence of dust and hydrogen particles. Here are some of the conditions that robust radios need to be able to withstand:

  • Altitude (low pressure)
  • Temperature shock
  • Rain, hail, snow, ice
  • Very hot and very cold temperatures
  • Sun radiation
  • Acoustic noise
  • Vibration
  • Shock
  • Gunfire vibration
  • Dirt and dust
  • Humidity

Radios for corporate environments

In most corporate environments, there’s no need for explosion proof radios or radios that are completely shatter proof. Corporate environments are often much lower risk, and the radios are being used for communication, organisation and productivity rather than safety, survival and for highly dangerous situations.

If you run a corporate business, the chances are you will be fine with a standard cost effective radio that does everything you need it to, and more. Even though you may not need the world’s toughest radios, your corporate environment may still have specialist needs. If you are unsure, feel free to contact us now for some helpful advice on what sort of two way radio might best suit your business.