What to Look for When Buying Industrial Push-to-Talk Two-Way Radios

Everyone relies on industrial manufacturers for the products we need and love. But managing industrial manufacturers can be difficult and safely meeting growing demands is always a challenge.

One of the major ways to improve efficiency and safety on the factory floor is by improving communication via push-to-talk two-way radios.

However, there are so many options when it comes to choosing an industrial radio, so how do you know which option is right?

Below, we’ll go over some of the factors you should keep in mind to help you narrow down your search and find the best two-way radio for the job.


If you outfit your team with radios that break down over time and stop working when they get beat up a little, you’ll just end up wasting money and losing the vital means of communication you depend on.

Therefore, one of the first things you should consider is buying durable radios. Look for radios that have high IP ratings that are built for resisting water, dust, blunt force, and drops.

Here’s how to read a radio IP rating:

The first number measures the device’s resistance to damage from solid matter like dust and dirt. It ranges from 0-6, 6 being the most durable.

The second number measures its water resistance and it ranges from 0-8, 8 being the most water resistant. An 8 means that the radio can withstand being submerged in up to 1.5 m of water for up to 30 minutes.

Therefore, an IP68-rated radio, like the PTT-594G Pro Rugged LTE radio, is about as durable as it gets.

Also, make sure that the radio is rated to withstand blunt force, like drops. Otherwise, you could end up buying a radio that is resistant to dust and water but will break from a slight fall.

Multiple Channels

The ability to create multiple channels is an essential feature. Having only one channel will result in overcrowding and people talking over each other or getting messages that aren’t meant for them.

Using multiple channels allows managers to silo individual groups and give them a single channel to access floor managers in the case of a question or emergency.


If you manage a large factory, a cheap walkie-talkie won’t cut it. You need a radio with a long-distance range that can send and receive messages, regardless of distance.

Peak PTT

If you’re looking for radios for your industrial team, look no further than Peak PTT two-way radios. At Peak PTT, we offer a range of quality radios that serve a variety of needs and preferences, along with different pricing options to suit your individual needs.

Plus, you’ll always have access to multiple channels without needing to pay extra. With Peak PTT, employees will always be able to communicate quickly and easily at the push of a button.

Questions? Give us a call here at PEAKPTT at 855-600-6161.