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Icom Showcases Digital and P25 Land Mobile Radio Solutions at IWCE 2012

 

BELLEVUE, WA – Icom America, the premier manufacturer of two-way radio solutions, is attending the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The two-day conference will be held at Nevada's Las Vegas Convention Center from February 22-23. Icom will be showcasing its innovative line of land mobile radio products at Booth #3027 and Booth #4015.

Icom provides two-way radio options for first responders, public safety organizations, government agencies and other land mobile radio (LMR) operators. Icom products range from handheld and mobile radios to base station equipment to complete communications systems. A repeated participant of IWCE, Icom showcases the latest technology for Project 25 (P25) initiatives, interoperability and digital trunking.

"Digital radio communication continues to be a valuable resource for public safety, emergency response and government agencies," says Mark Behrends, Icom America National Land Mobile Sales Manager. "IWCE is a great opportunity for Icom to share how its digital radio technology has developed industry standards and supports spectrum-efficient initiatives."

Icom's involvement with IWCE comes at a pivotal time in communications technology. Mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), all public safety and industrial/business LMR systems must operate at least 12.5 kHz efficiency technology-effective January 1, 2013. Icom addresses this narrowbanding requirement with IDASTM, the Icom Digital Advanced System.

Using NXDN common air interface, IDAS is a scalable communication solution that adapts to an agency's budget and timeline. Icom's system supports 6.25 kHz communications, providing twice the capacity and spectral efficiency of 12.5 kHz narrowband. With the FCC's recent approval on non-standard offset licensing in the UHF band, IDAS maximizes the full potential of NXDN technology by offering extra capacity to trunked land mobile users.

Icom offers three separate paths to narrow band migration: 12.5 kHz analog systems, 6.25 kHz/12.5 kHz analog/IDAS digital systems and 12.5 kHz P25 digital systems-all available in conventional/trunked or single/multi-site configuration. "These are all end-to-end solutions with infrastructure, subscriber units and network management," says Icom America Vice President Chris Lougee. "Icom is truly a 'total system provider.'"

IWCE is sponsored by Penton Media and will host over 330 exhibitors and 6,400 technology buyers. IWCE attendees represent state/federal government agencies, public utilities, law enforcement and emergency medical service providers and other business entities.

Throughout the week of February 20-24, industry experts will conduct conference workshops, panel discussions and training sessions. Lougee will be speaking at three conference events dealing with Project 25, digital technologies and spectrum opportunities in a narrowbanded environment.

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