NXDN™ Forum Announces its Formal Establishment
San Francisco, CA - July 7, 2008 - The Chair of the General Meetings of the NXDN™ Forum announced today that eight members
jointly establish the NXDN™ Forum; the members consist of Kenwood Corporation, Icom Incorporated, Kenwood USA Corporation,
Icom America Incorporated, Aeroflex Wichita Inc., Daniels Electronics Ltd., Ritron Inc. and Trident Datacom Technologies,
Inc. d/b/a Trident Micro Systems.
As the demand for land mobile radio is increasing each year, more efficient use of limited frequency resources is sought.
Under such circumstances, for land mobile radio systems designed for the business and industry market, a cost-effective communication
method is sought, and there is much need for such a communication system.
The aim of this system is the efficient use of frequencies through digitization, and unlike the analog FM method, interactive
communications by the digital method would not be possible without the standardization of specifications. To this end, Kenwood
Corporation and Icom Incorporated conducted a joint study on such a new form of digital land mobile radio communication protocol
for the business and industry market, and the result of such a study is now called “NXDN™”. NXDN™ will provide high cost-performance
and excellent features, and furthermore, analog FM type amplifiers and other equipment can be used in this system. Such features
make NXDN™ the most suitable communication method for the business and industry market.
Now, therefore, the above-mentioned eight members hereby jointly establish the NXDN™ Forum for the purpose of promoting
the NXDN™ protocol in the Americas and contributing to the development of land mobile radio in this region. In the future, any
corporation or other organization relating to land mobile radio products that agrees with the purpose of the NXDN™ Forum would be
welcome to participate, and the Forum will move forward its activities to promote NXDN™.
Further actions and details will be announced later from the Chair of the General Meetings.
About Kenwood Corporation (http://www.kenwood.co.jp/en/)
About Kenwood USA Corporation (http://www.kenwoodusa.com/)
Kenwood, founded in 1946, has been a global leader in the business domains of sound and wireless communication.
With 11 domestic and 25 overseas subsidiaries around the world, Kenwood is aiming to expand and combine its core businesses
of the car electronics, home electronics and communications equipment. Kenwood USA Corporation, founded in the U.S. in 1961,
is the largest sales subsidiary of Kenwood Corporation (Japan) and its communications sector is a provider of
Land Mobile Radio and amateur radio equipments.
About Icom Incorporated (http://www.icom.co.jp/world/index.html)
About Icom America Incorporated (http://www.icomamerica.com/)
ICOM Inc. has been a world leader in radio communications for over 40 years. One of a few organizations that manufacture a
total radio line-up of Land Mobile, Marine, Amateur, Air Band and Communications Receivers, ICOM's technological
prowess is legendary. ICOM continues to lead the industry with the development of digital technologies to provide
the future in radio communications to the world.
About Aeroflex Wichita Inc. (http://www.aeroflex.com/)
Aeroflex Inc. is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defense, cellular and broadband
communications markets. The company’s diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a
broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. Aeroflex Incorporated was founded in 1937 and today
has more that 2,600 employees worldwide.
About Daniels Electronics Ltd. (http://www.danelec.com/)
Daniels Electronics Ltd. designs and manufactures base stations, repeaters and lightweight transportable radio systems
for public safety, land-mobile, marine station and ground-to-air communications systems. These designs are environmentally
robust, allowing operation in extreme temperature conditions and in situations where low primary power consumption is a
key requirement. Daniels was incorporated in 1950 and is a privately held company.
About Ritron Inc. (http://www.ritron.com/)
Founded in 1977, Ritron, Inc., is a privately held U.S. company specializing in the design and manufacture of RF
wireless voice and data communication products. The company offers a variety of wireless solutions for business
and industry. Products include: portable and mobile 2-way radios; radio callboxes; base stations and wireless
PA systems. The company also offers a range of customized RF transceivers and radio modems for the OEM and
About Trident Micro Systems (http://www.tridentms.com/)
Trident Micro Systems, headquartered in Arden, North Carolina, has been designing and manufacturing high quality
products for conventional and trunked radio systems since 1985. Developing products for a worldwide audience,
Trident is the developer of the PASSPORT® trunking protocol and the NTS® digital infrastructure that offers wide
area dispatch networking capability with mission critical features for public safety and other private applications.
This press release is the presentation of matters regarding NXDN™ Forum and above-mentioned eight members to the general
public, and was not prepared for the solicitation of investments. Forward-looking statements contained above are based
on currently available information and therefore actual results may significantly differ depending on various factors.
Please do not make any material judgments based on the statements contained herein.