Icom Inc. Celebrates 50 Years of Two-Way Radio and Wireless Communication Solutions
Icom Incorporated, parent company of Icom America Inc., enters its 50th year in the wireless communications industry in April 2014. The company is a respected manufacturer and industry leader of two-way radio. Icom’s current product line serves amateur (ham radio), avionics, marine and land mobile markets. The company spearheads digital technology such as D-STAR and the Icom Advanced Digital System known as IDAS™.
"In Japan, it is often said that the average company life is 30 years. Both Icom and Icom America have exceeded this average," says Icom Founder and Chairman Tokuzo Inoue. Icom maintains its longevity by adapting to changing markets and developing technology that’s embraced by the industries it serves. "We have done this by working together to bring innovation to the market with hard work, cooperation and creativity," adds Inoue.
Icom was founded in 1954 by Tokuzo Inoue and was officially incorporated in 1964. Although the company has an international presence in over 80 countries, the company’s head office and factory facilities are located exclusively in Japan. Icom’s design and manufacturing processes are ISO9001/ISO9002 and ISO14001 certified, and Icom radios meet MIL-STD 810 specifications. Icom is the first Japanese company to supply radios to the United States Department of Defense and the U.S. Marine Corps.
Icom established its U.S. subsidiary, Icom America, in 1979 to serve North American and Latin American markets. Icom America, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, has led the migration of 6.25 kHz digital technology for land mobile radio industry users. The company will help promote Icom Inc.'s newest endeavor, an IP Advanced Radio System. This scalable solution is capable of full duplex communication over a wireless LAN and IP networks. System equipment includes Icom's new IP100H license-free radio, an IP controller and remote communicator. "It will be a new key product category for Icom," says Inoue.
Visit Icom America’s website for a complete product listing – www.icomamerica.com
For information on Icom Inc., visit the company's global site at www.icom.co.jp/world/.