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We’ve had a number of marine-based clients reaching out to us here at Nova Communications lately looking for information on two way radios and accessories for wet and rugged work environments. Well, like many different industries, we have a lot of choices for these customers, and it’s worthwhile to highlight some of them for other customers looking to either upgrade or purchase marine radios in the future.

When working in a marine environment, there are a number of factors to consider – not just the wet environment. Other factors, such as noise levels from working around waves and in windy conditions, cold temperatures, ease of use capabilities, durability and, sometimes, intrinsically safe concerns, are important to consider.

As such, here is a list of three viable options for marine-based work two way radios:


Let’s start with the IP rating (the two-digit number system that determines how well the electronics keep out environmental factors that can damage its inside like dust and moisture). The CP200D is rated at IP54. This two way radio has the capability of being both digital and analog, but is done so with an optional upgrade when you’re ready – great if you want to transition down the road.

Voice quality and range are strong with this MotoTRBO radio, and it has durability and battery life that will ensure you get through your work day effectively and safely.

XPR3300E and XPR3500E (Display and non-Display models)

With an IP67 rating, this digital and analog capable radio (without upgrades) is nothing to shake a stick at. As another MotoTRBO two way radio, it is built with durability in mind, and is capable of up to 28.5 hours of battery life with upgraded batteries.

This two way radio also comes with Motorola’s Windporting Technology – allowing you, the user, to communicate effectively and hear clearly in weather conditions like howling wind and driving rain. This technology also prevents water from clogging the mic for clear transmission when necessary among your team.

XPR7350E and XPR7550E (Display and non-Display models)

This MotoTRBO radio has an Intrinsically Safe option available at purchase, if desired. With an IP68 rating, this is a great option for marine-based industries, as it’s both dust tight and capable of being in up to one metre of water for 30 minutes or less, and is durable like you have come to expect from Motorola two way radios.

Built with Windporting Technology, allowing you to communicate clearly and effectively with your team, the XPR7000E series of radios is a strong suit in water-based industries.

All of these are built for ease of use in rugged industries like marine.

Don’t forget about accessories! Often times our customers in marine industries are looking for these for their marine two way radio. In addition to spare parts, Nova sells everything you could need and more for your two way radio, including headsets, speaker mics and batteries.

Whether you’re in a marine industry, or any number of other industries from public safety, oil and gas, manufacturing, retail or hospitality, Nova Communications can help you with your two way radio and accessory needs. Contact us today for more information.

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