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Icom America to Expand Radio Communications for US Bureau of ReclamationPartners with Etherstack Inc. and ACG Systems to Implement P25 Radio System


Icom America, in conjunction with Etherstack Inc. and ACG Systems (ACG), announces plans to upgrade a multi-site P25 digital radio network for the US Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). The new BOR radio system will comprise Icom radio equipment and Etherstack controllers. Installation by ACG will occur over a 600-mile radius in southwest United States. This robust P25 radio network is reflects Icom's continued support of the P25 North American standard and the government sector.

"The US Bureau of Reclamation win demonstrates Icom America's growing presence in APCO P25 and the delivery of complex digital radio networks for the government radio community," says Icom America President Hiro Nakaoka. "We look forward to serving the Bureau in their mission to manage and protect water resources for the American public."

The BOR, the nation's largest wholesale water supplier and second largest hydropower producer, will employ a six-site composite trunking VHF radio system with Icom radios, repeaters and accessories. The P25 system will ensure secure digital voice communications for network users and interoperable communications with other agencies operating P25 radio networks.

The initial contract consists of P25CAP-certified 100 F9511T Series mobile radios and 50 F9011T Series handheld radios as well as 7 FR9010 Series repeaters. Key radio features include loud audio, easy-to-use interface, mixed mode operation, individual/talkgroup IDs and optional AES/DES encryption. Icom's interoperable MIL-STD radios will be configured with Etherstack controllers and installed by ACG, who will also provide asset tracking and equipment management for the lifecycle of the government contract.

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