NXDN™ Forum Announces Further Member Expansion
(Suwanee, GA) – April 15, 2010 - The Chair of the NXDN™ Forum announced the addition of three
new members to the Forum during the General Meeting at IWCE in Las Vegas.
The NXDN™ Forum was established in July, 2008 with eight founding members including 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. The Forum was established for the
promotion of the NXDN™ digital air protocol for use with 6.25 kHz and 12.5 kHz narrowband technology.
During the General Meeting, three new members joined the NXDN™ Forum, including Connect Systems, Inc., Hoag
Electronics, Inc. and Pyramid Communications.
With the addition of these new members, the NXDN™ Forum has grown to 16 member companies with a versatile range
of backgrounds from radio and infrastructure manufacturers to software protocol stacks and measuring equipment providers.
About Icom Incorporated
About Icom America Incorporated
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 Kenwood Corporation
About Kenwood USA Corporation
Kenwood, founded in 1946, has been a global leader in the business domains of sound and wireless
communication. Kenwood USA Corporation, founded in 1961, is the largest sales subsidiary of Kenwood
Corporation and its communications sector is a provider of Land Mobile Radio and amateur radio
equipments. On October 1, 2008, Kenwood Corporation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC
KENWOOD Holdings Inc., a joint holding company, following the management integration with
Victor Company of Japan, Limited.
About Aeroflex Wichita Inc.
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.
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.
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; repeaters; 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 integrator marketplace.
About Trident Micro Systems
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.
About Anritsu Company
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a 100 year old global provider of
innovative communications test and measurement solutions. Anritsu provides wireless, optical, microwave/RF
and digital testing solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators.
About CML Microsystems Plc
CML Microsystems Plc (CML) is a global company with over 40 years experience in the design,
manufacture and marketing of integrated circuits for industrial, professional and consumer
applications in wireless communication, wireline communication, storage and networking areas.
Products include ICs for digital, analog and multimode Land Mobile/PMR radio applications.
CML”s eight operating subsidiaries are located in the UK, the United States, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan.
Etherstack is a radio communications software company. We have been developing PMR protocol
stacks and wide area all-IP core networks for over ten years and our software is now used on
fielded radio systems around the world. As an engineering company we work closely with our
clients to achieve technical excellence and reduce their risk, costs and time to market.
Software is an underlying component of a radio; working with Etherstack allows our clients
to concentrate on those components visible to users: radio design, packaging, form-factor,
features, user interface, and system architecture.
About General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is a leading supplier of satellite and wireless
communications products and services for video, voice and data worldwide. The
Company”s Communications Test Equipment (CTE) product line offers a complete line
of communications test equipment for analog and digital, conventional and trunked
radios and radio systems including a comprehensive line of full-featured communication
About Meteor Communications Corporation, Inc.
MeteorComm is a leader in the design and manufacture of reliable wireless data and voice
communication solutions for the rail transportation and environmental monitoring industries.
Since 1975, MeteorComm has served customers who require real-time situational awareness by
remotely monitoring, coordinating and tracking resources.
About Connect Systems Inc.
Connect Systems Inc. has been a world leader in communication systems for over 25 years. The
company has been selling phone patches, repeater controllers, wide area radio systems,
interoperability systems and custom controllers. The company is known for their low prices,
excellent quality and unmatched customer support. The company is now selling low cost LTR™
and conventional radios.
About Hoag Electronics, Inc.
Hoag Electronics is a contract electronic design firm that specializes in the design and development of new electronics products
for the Land Mobile Industry. We provide a ‘one-stop’ turnkey electronics product design service from product conception, specification,
and prototypes, all the way to ‘ready to manufacture’ product. We specialize in the use of Microcontrollers, DSP technology, Analog
and Digital Mixed Signal applications. We have over 20 years of extensive experience in hardware circuit design, microcontroller firmware
and software design. Our primary targets are companies in need of expert and experienced engineers to bring your product to the market
as quickly as possible.
About Pyramid Communications
Founded in 1990, Pyramid Communications is a designer and manufacturer of wireless data and voice transmission equipment. Committed to
quality and customer satisfaction, Pyramid Communications has long been a leading manufacturer in the Public Safety and Business & Industry
markets. Products include our popular SVR series of vehicular repeaters, full line of Mobile Data / AVL terminals and Mapping Software.
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