Two-way radios have proved to be a great asset to many sectors, in particular the hospitality industry. Radios offer clear and discreet communication between kitchen and front-of-house staff across large venues without any issues. The use of two-way radios in the hospitality industry has also shown to reduce stress in particularly during busy times. For example, suppose a customer has asked for a particular dish and you’re worried you may be running low. Don’t waste time going to the kitchen staff and having to return to your customers, simply use a walkie talkie and get an instant answer.
Benefits of using radios in the hospitality industry
- Stock control – radios make it simple for members of staff to get in touch with each other and get any stock updates
- Communication – a seemingly obvious point, yes, but you can actually set up your own radio channel so you can contact a certain group of staff when you need to.
- Cost – radio communications are of course much cheaper than using other communication methods such as mobile phones. Radios often also provide a clearer service than a mobile.
Anyway, here are a few of our favourite radios which we think will work well for those in the hospitality industry.
This handy pocket-sized radio comes with four programmable buttons and a micro USB port for easy charging. It also has a handy dual mode, offering smooth migration between analogue and digital. Another great feature is its one touch feature, which allows users to send pre-programmed text messages and voice calls at the touch of a button, which will come in handy in restaurants.
For those organisations that are looking for a simple, licence-free two-way digital radio system with a high degree of encryption then the IC-F29DR2 digital business radio is the solution. Not only is this radio incredibly easy to use, it is also waterproof and has long battery life, making it very suitable for the hospitality industry. This particular system comes with 32 digital channels and 16 analogue channels, making it a great option. Also, the fact its licence-free means it’ll be great for smaller restaurants/venues that don’t need to travel across a large range, and it’ll also save you money!
Hytera Power 446
Designed with durability and usability as the priorities, the Hytera Power 446 excels with easy operation, clear voice and extended battery time. Rugged, reliable and with an IP66 build standard this radio is water-proof, dust-proof and licence-free. It also comes with 16 channels, allowing for hassle-free communication between your staff.
These are just a few two-way radios we think will work well within the hospitality industry. If you’re looking for help deciding on a radio system, simply get in touch with one of our experts here.