3 advantages of ruggedized tactical radio modems

July 15, 2018


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3 advantages of ruggedized tactical radio modems

When operating in the field, you need your communications equipment to be able to stand up to the forces of nature and everything you can throw at it. Non-ruggedized HF radio devices are reliable but might not be ruggedized to meet these demands. If you take part in a lot of in-field or emergency missions, tactical radio modems will be more suited to your needs.

With these devices, you can be certain that you’ll get the same functionality, but with the added benefit of a robust modem design. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the three advantages offered by ruggedized tactical modems over conventional equipment.

Radio modems for field use need to be ruggedized to extreme environmental conditions.

1. Ruggedized against rough conditions
In the field, radio operators know that their movement and the environment around them may pose a threat to their radio equipment. As such, ruggedized tactical modems are designed for shock absorption, ensuring your comms won’t be compromised. Additionally, tactical HF radio modems and transceiver devices need to be lightweight and portable, to reduce the burden of carrying them.
Normal HF radio equipment isn’t built to these same specifications, making ruggedized tactical modems a better communications option.

Ruggedized HF modems have greater damage resistance, and are more durable to wear-and-tear.

2. Protected against damage
Tactical radio equipment can be exposed to a significant range of conditions, including extremes of temperature and wet conditions. Non-ruggedized HF radio modems aren’t designed to resist this kind of damage, so will likely be compromised straight away.

Ruggedized tactical modems, designed by industry-leading providers, should have waterproof connectors, to protect the unit and transceiver device from unpredictable weather. Radio modems for field applications should also be ruggedized to operate in excessively hot or extremely cold conditions.

3. Cost-effective
Non-ruggedized radio devices will break down more quickly – and more time in the repair shop means lowered productivity outside it. Ruggedized HF radio modems have greater resistance to significant damage, as well as general wear-and-tear. This will result in lowered equipment maintenance and repair costs in the long run.

Tactical radio modems will last longer - meaning you'll see the effects in your business' bottom line.

HAL Communications’ M4200
Our tactical radio modem device ticks all of the above boxes – designed with a ruggedized, sealed enclosure, the M4200 can stand up to adverse field conditions with greater reliability and longevity than other unruggedized HF radio products.

For more information on the M4200 tactical radio modem, contact our team today.

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