We can trace our direct radio communications ancestry back to Plymouth Telecom Services (PTS) which was established in 1964 by Mr David Rawlings. PTS became part of Tacticom in 2000. Tacticom Radio Systems was instrumental in co-developing and bringing to the UK (and Europe) market the Rexon RL328, that was back in 2004 and it was one of the the first hand portable radios to challenge the big four or five manufacturers at that time.
We test hand portable radios in unique ways, methods which involve real world testing to an extreme level which quickly uncovers hidden weaknesses in all areas of the radios design, construction and operation, we offer solutions to these weaknesses and some manufacturers adopt these solutions - others do not. Since 2004 we have trialed and tested dozens of makes and hundreds of models of hand portable radios and around 95% of hand held PMR/DMR radios tested fail our tests for one reason or another. Surprisingly other companies often adopt these failed radios and are happy to retail them, we do not!
"We lead where others follow" is more than just words in this context.
TESTING TO DESTRUCTION AND BACK
We test radios in the harshest of environments with a part randomised process which more closely emulates extreme usage. We drop them hundreds of times, over heat them, freeze them (for days), leave them out in the rain (for weeks), we even have a distance drop test as well as a height drop test. All testing is carried out at our proving grounds and is repeatable, every radio gets tested the same way - only 5% pass the tests!
SALES, SERVICE, HIRE, REPAIR AND MORE
We only sell hand portable radios which have passed our RUK Extreme tests. We have a full range of PMR & DMR hand portables ranging from IP54 to IP67+ and our own Mobile/Desk top DMR radio and DMR talk through repeater. No one tests two way radio as we do. Finally every radio we test to destruction we repair therefor we have a complete and profound knowledge of exactly how to repair and service every radio we sell.
PAST MASTER RADIOS LIKE THE E-TECH IS AND IP SERIES
Tacticom Have worked with two way radio manufacturers from Taiwan, China and South Korea. Making a good two way radio great is not easy, it takes hundreds of hours of testing, retesting then testing again and again and again to get it right. By the end of all this testing we often know the radio better than the original manufacturer.