Icom is a world leader in the amateur radio market. Also known as ham radio, Icom makes amateur radios for use in long-range (HF) and short-range (VHF, UHF) communications. Digital technology is transforming the market, and Icom helped pioneer the development of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) equipment. Icom is also a leader in product development for the D-STAR digital mode, a global open protocol that is on the cutting edge in Amateur Radio today.
Pilots all over the world trust Icom for their air band communications. The handheld air band radio market was dominated by Icom early on, and that domination continues today with Icom’s popular A24 series. Handheld air band radios pay for themselves by allowing pilots to keep in touch with the tower and conduct other in-plane activity without running the engine. In-panel air-band radios are also an Icom specialty, and the A220 offers the latest in easy-to-use features and cutting-edge technology, like having the first OLED display. For the best in air band communications, Icom remains the name pilots know and trust.
The land mobile communications industry is vast, covering everything from military and public safety radios to everyday business two-way equipment like you’d find in a retail store. Icom America’s land mobile division is its youngest – and its largest.
Icom is also devoted to IDAS™, its analog + digital line of land mobile radio equipment. IDAS™ uses the NXDN™ protocol to bring next-generation digital capabilities to the industry, all while retaining analog legacy performance. IDAS™ is all about making today’s radios narrowband compliant and more functional–all at a better value than ever before.
Icom has won more awards for their marine communications equipment than any other manufacturer. Commercial mariners and boating enthusiasts alike covet Icom marine radios for their legendary durability and ease of use. Icom’s marine equipment includes long range, ship-to-shore, single side-band (SSB) transceivers for worldwide communications and the best in shorter range VHF marine communications. In addition, Icom was the first manufacturer to produce highly advanced and very compact hand-held VHF marine transceivers that are not only submersible, have built in GPS and DSC, but also float. Icom continues to offer simply the best, recently launching the MarineCommander™ navigation system and an intuitive fixed mount M424G Series with optional COMMANDMIC™ radio accessories.
In 2003, offering a complete turnkey communication solution was a rarity in the land mobile market. Icom America Systems (IAS) was launched to meet the needs of an unmet demand. Today, IAS is responsible for a large part of Icom America’s total business. Whether you need an off-the-shelf repeater or a full, custom-built system solution, IAS is bringing communications system solutions to commercial radio managers and owners all over North America and the Caribbean.