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New 100W IDAS™ Repeater Allows Easy, High-Powered Migration from Analog to Digital Radio System

BELLEVUE, WA – Icom America is pleased to announce the development of the IAS 100D Digital Series for the business and industrial markets.

The IAS 100D Digital Series is a repeater that brings higher power and increased duty cycle to IDAS, Icom's digital land mobile radio system using the NXDN™ 6.25 kHz very narrowband common air interface technology.

“There are a number of vertical markets with end users that have 100 watt licenses,” said Dick Varbero, “Business and industrial market users that require high power requirements include such entities as hospitals, schools and taxicab companies.”

The IAS 100D Digital Series receives and re-broadcasts both legacy analog and digital signals on a single channel. This allows the user to move forward with digital 6.25 kHz very narrowband, while still serving the existing legacy analog radios in their system. The migration to digital very narrowband can therefore be scalable to each user’s pace and requirement.

The IDAS system occupies only 6.25 kHz spectrum per channel, while providing for enhanced IDAS feature sets and data capabilities. The IDAS system uses the AMBE+2™ codec, which provides clear audio and simultaneous data capabilities.

The IAS 100D Digital Series decodes multiple CTCSS and DTCS as well as digital RAN (Radio Access Number) codes on a per channel basis (up to 16 tones/codes) and downlinks the received signal with a specified tone/code. This function is useful for sharing a channel with multiple groups and provides quiet stand-by while using other groups.

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 Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange. 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 using the D-STAR standard, with a product line that includes other state-of-the-art digital communications equipment for land and marine use as well as avionics. Icom America's headquarters are in Bellevue, Washington. www.icomamerica.com

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