Seven Reasons Why Tait Radios are Beyond Tough

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Smaller. Tougher. Better — Tait Communications has launched a new series of seven “Tait Tough” videos, going well beyond the lab to take durability testing of its TP9400 portable radio to a whole new level.

Tait Tough crush test: A Tait TP9400 portable radio versus a 2.2-ton Jeep.

Tait Tough crush test: A Tait TP9400 portable radio versus a 2.2-ton Jeep.

It’s an important thing to test a radio in a lab, but it’s a lot more fun to take it into the field and crush, bludgeon, batter and launch it until it breaks — or, in fact, refuses to break, as we found out.

“We design and engineer seriously tough radios,” says Graham Rippon, Technical Lead for the Tait TP9400’s development. “But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a bit of fun with them when it comes to putting them through their paces.

“It’s an important thing to test a radio in a lab, but it’s a lot more fun to take it into the field and crush, bludgeon, batter and launch it until it breaks — or, in fact, refuses to break, as we found out.”

Three of the seven videos show the Tait radio being crushed by a 2.2-ton truck, launched by a three-person catapult, and smashed by a bowling ball.

“Although the TP9400 is one of the lightest, most compact P25 Phase 2-capable portables on the market, we’re confident — and our clients can be confident — that it’s one of the toughest public safety-grade radios ever made,” adds Mr Rippon.

“People can now see for themselves, too — the videos are the real deal.”

Tait radios are known for their rugged build, and the TP9400 is no exception. The robust design has IP67 sealing and shock-absorbing, impact-protected corners, exceeds relevant MIL-STD-810G standards, and features a water-shedding grille which aids voice clarity in wet environments.

Watch all of the Tait Tough videos at TaitRadio.com/TaitTough or on Tait’s YouTube channel.

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