Popular High IP-Rated Two-Way Radios

Posted by Two Way Direct on 15th May 2023

    Having the proper durability of communications within a work environment is a necessity for most businesses. When handling two way radios, they frequently get dropped, antennas get bent and batteries die. This is why it is so important to purchase a system, which is not only cost-effective, but is also durable enough to withstand the environmental elements.

    So, when researching a new two way radio system, you must first decide the qualities, which your handhelds need to possess. Should they be waterproof? Do you need a more compact design? Will your team need accessories in order to create a hands-free environment?

    If you are looking for a solution, which can provide the most advanced durability along with longest-lasting battery life, a high-IP-rated two way radio might be your solution. IP Ratings refer to the level of protection a device has against the intrusion of solid objects or liquids.

    An High IP rating for two-way radios is anything rated IP-67+. Within this range, two-way radios are completely particle tight and can sustain being immersed in water. These radios are the most durable options you will find on the market.

Our most popular two-way radio model within this High IP-Rated category includes:

Hytera BD612i

    This Hytera model is a 4-watt, 48 channel two way radio, which offers both analog and digital technologies (TDMA). Although this radio is IP-66 rated, its quality and durability is close enough to be classified as high IP-Rated. With noise cancellation and extended range, infrastructure cost can be saved while maintaining optimal coverage.

Watch our video on the BD612i handheld:

HP Series

    In order to address communications issues, which users in industries such as Public Safety, Transportation, Energy and others experience, Hytera developed a new hardware platform and software architecture to offer a more advanced two way radio solution. These HP series radios took the place of the discontinued PD Series.


    The HP602 is a small, lightweight-yet-rugged option for those working in customer-facing jobs. This 4-watt, 1024 channel two way radio is not only IP-67 rated, but it also possesses an OLED display, AI-based noise cancellation, One Touch Call/Text along with emergency features such as Lone Worker and Man Down and more!

Check out our coverage test for the Hytera HP602 radio:


    The HP682 two way radio is a step up from the HP602 model in its features. With the same 4-watts and 1024 channels as the HP602, this radio is also IP-67 rated and possesses a 1.8” LCD display and full keypad. This little extra is one thing that sets the HP682 apart from the HP602 model. Analog and Digital emergency calling, Lone Worker and Man Down along with GPS Positioning allow for a much safer workplace for those operating in hazardous environments.


    The scale of ruggedness goes up a little with the HP702 at an IP-68 rating. This means that the radio is totally particle tight and able to be submerged in water for periods of time. For those needing the most durable option on the market, the HP7 Series should be your go-to. Like the HP6 handhelds, this two way radio offers worker safety features such as Lone Worker and Man Down, GPS positioning, dual mode (analog and digital) emergency calling, priority interrupt and so much more.


    Similar to the HP702, the 782 model offers 4-watts, 1024 channels along with an IP-68 durability rating. Dual mode emergency calling, emergency features and live GPS updates allow for these HP7 radios to remain updated on their workers’ status and location in real time. An LCD display and keypad along with navigation buttons make this just one step up from the HP702 model. With up to 24 hours of battery life, your team can maintain connectivity for as long as needed.

    For those requiring the most rugged two way radio options on the market, these handhelds are the best options for use.


    Interested in learning more about which High-IP Rated model might work best for your team? Feel free to reach out to us at 888-742-5893 or request a quote and we will get back with you.