The Top 5 Two-Way Radios for the Hospitality Sector Let's go! Home » News » Blog » The Top 5 Two-Way Radios for the Hospitality Sector Blog: The Top 5 Two-Way Radios for the Hospitality Sector Published: 10/11/2023The Top 5 Two-Way Radios for the Hospitality Sector Reliable communication is essential in the hospitality sector to deliver efficient customer service, keep staff connected, and address security concerns. For hotels, restaurants, bars, and other establishments in this fast-paced industry, small and lightweight yet robust two-way radios allow staff to stay connected no matter where they are, from the kitchen to front of house. Here are the top 5 handheld radios that are perfectly suited for noisy and fast paced hospitality environments. 1) Hytera HP5 Series Hytera’s new HP5 professional digital mobile radio (DMR) handhelds provide clear voice communications that are ideal for hospitality usage, in which handsets frequently have to compete with high levels of background noise, music, and distortion. The Hytera HP505 and HP565 models both boast a lightweight and compact build at just 169g and 111mm height, fitting discreetly into a pocket or clipboard to a belt. Despite the small size, these radio handsets meet demanding IP67 and MIL-STD-810G standards, meaning they can withstand dust, shocks and full water submersion – useful features for radios used in kitchens or by maintenance teams. The intuitive handset design focuses on simplicity for any user, while the long-lasting 1500mAh li-ion battery has the capacity to power users through a full shift without needing to be recharged. For guest-facing staff, the HP5 series is a discreet yet durable communication tool, easily accessible when required. HP505 HP565 HP5 Series 2) Hytera HP6 Series Designed for business-critical users, Hytera’s HP6 series includes the HP605 and HP685 models which are purpose-built for the hospitality environment. Their slim and compact form at just 111mm high slips into a jacket pocket and allows for comfortable all-day use, while still packing robustness with IP67 protection. Clear audio is delivered even in noisy restaurants or bar settings thanks to the AI-powered auto adjustable background noise suppression, which matches the level of noise suppression to the requirements of the outbound audio message and the environmental background noise. With over 20 hours of battery life from a single charge, the HP600 series has the stamina to last busy shifts in hotels, bars, restaurants, and other hospitality settings. HP605 HP685 3) Motorola SL1600/SL2600 Motorola’s SL series radios have become popular choices in hospitality due to their covert styling. Both the SL1600 and SL2600 maintain an elegant and slender profile at just 22mm depth, easily fitting discreetly into a pocket. Despite their small size, these radios meet IP54 ratings to resist dust and splashing water, and the SL2600 even adds a smart OLED display for at-a-glance channel and volume visibility. Clean aesthetics and simple controls allow for intuitive use, while 16 hours of battery life ensures these radios work reliably throughout the user’s shift. For guest-facing in front of house staff, the SL1600 and SL2600 are some of the most compact and discreet models available. SL1600 SL2600 4) Motorola EVX-S24 This compact and feature-packed radio handset from Motorola measures just 116mm tall and yet still delivers excellent performance. The Motorola Solutions EVX-S24 is built to last in busy hospitality environments with IP54 dust ingress protection and security-grade durability. Customisation allows switching between digital and analogue modes to suit your existing two-way fleet. With up to 256 channels available across multiple zones, there’s ample capacity for assigning channels to staff and teams working in different locations across your facility. The handy battery saver function also allows stretching out shifts, while the intuitive interface keeps operation simple. For robust everyday use, the Motorola EVX-S24 is a leading choice for large hotels, casinos, and entertainment/sports venues. EVX-S24 5) Telo TE320 PoC Radio The rugged Telo TE320 radio connects over LTE mobile networks for seamless wide-area coverage. Supporting LTE brands worldwide plus dual SIM functionality, this model offers reliable connectivity anywhere, and is especially useful for businesses that operate both indoor and outdoor facilities, and multi-site businesses within a small area, such as a chain of bars or restaurants owned by the same operator. The loud 3W speaker delivers clear audio even in noisy restaurant/bar settings, while rugged IP67 construction withstands dust, shocks, and submersion if required. Plus, 48 hours of impressive battery life allows using the TE320 continuously for multiple shifts without needing to be recharged. For hospitality businesses requiring instantaneous wide-area coverage across locations, the TE320 facilitates seamless and uninterrupted communication more effectively than mobiles, emails, and landlines. TE320 Stay connected in hospitality with two-way radios In the fast-moving hospitality sector, reliable communications are essential for efficient service. Two-way radios allow constant wireless connections between staff – a must for hotels, restaurants, bars and other entertainment establishments. For hospitality settings, radio models which are small and discreet yet packed with features fit the bill perfectly. Within the models highlighted, hospitality managers can find the ideal radios to equip their hard-working staff. To find out more, please get in touch with one of our two-way radio specialists at DTS Solutions by filling in the form below. Name* Company* Telephone* Email* How can we help?