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Icom Incorporated and Etherstack Pty. Ltd Announce Co-operation in Digital Radio Development

March 28-30, 2007 - International Wireless Communications Exposition and Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Icom Incorporated (Parent company of Icom America Booth #2000) a market leader in Land Mobile, Marine, Amateur and Aviation radio communications worldwide, and Etherstack Ltd. (Booth #1047), a market leader in wireless protocol stacks worldwide, announced on March 28th , 2007, that they have signed a long term MOU to work together on digital radio projects for various professional markets.

Icom’s founder and Chairman, Tokuzo Inoue commented ‘We have worked with Etherstack for 10 years and the synergy of their software skills with our radio experience is formidable.’

Icom’s president, Tsutomu Fukui, said ‘Inside Icom, Etherstack have a 100% delivery record and we have long term plans to exploit this very strong team work to our mutual benefit throughout the Digital radio arena.’

Etherstack’s founder and CEO David Deacon commented 'We have the highest respect for the quality of engineering inside Icom and have enjoyed our open team relationship. We plan to help Icom move to a new level in Digital radio and become an even stronger player in many areas of this key market sector. It is inspirational to work with Mr. Inoue, Mr. Fukui and their team.’

Icom and Etherstack have already signed a contract for a substantial new project, and both companies engineers are working together to complete this project at the earliest possible time. Work is taking place at Icom's headquarters in Osaka and for Etherstack, is being led by their Yokohama office with engineering work from Etherstack's Sydney and London design centers.

Icom Director, Hiroshi Shimizu (back left) and Etherstack Director Kevin Swann (back right) sign a contract for a new digital radio project at Icom’s offices in Osaka, Japan.


Icom America’s parent company, Icom Inc., was founded in Osaka, Japan. Icom is a publicly held Japanese corporation; its stock is traded on the first section of the Osaka and Tokyo Stock Exchanges. Icom began as an engineering and manufacturing company, making advanced, compact solid-state radio equipment for use by amateur radio enthusiasts. Icom has since grown to become an industry leader with a product line that includes state-of-the-art communications equipment for land mobile and marine use as well as avionics. Icom America's headquarters are in Bellevue, Washington.

Etherstack Limited is a wireless technology licensing company specializing in public safety and military radio communications systems. Etherstack's protocol stack products are used by radio equipment manufacturers around the globe and can be found in many APCO P25, TETRA, DMR and SDR solutions. The company is headquartered in London, with research and development conducted at engineering offices in London, Sydney, Yokohama, Barcelona and an upcoming development group in New York.