Icom Introduces New Land Mobile and IP Radio Solutions at IWCE 2014


So to resume my run of articles on this blog, I have decided to share one of my favorite articles this week. I used to be cautious to add it to this website as I actually did not want to offend the initial author, but I trust he/she is happy that I loved reading their article and wanted to share it with my readers.

Icom America, leading two-way radio manufacturer and multi-vendor solutions provider, is attending at the 2014 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The conference will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada from March 24-28 with exhibits open March 26-27. Icom returns to the annual event as a premier partner and will exhibit new products and technology at Booth #3032.

Icom continues to expand its product offerings for government, public safety, transportation, utilities and business entities. Its flagship technology, the Icom Digital Advanced System known as IDAS, now supports both Type-C and Type-D trunking protocols in the NXDN technical standard. For more information on Icom’s compatible handheld, mobile and repeater options, interested parties should visit the company’s Booth #3032 during exhibit hours.

Icom will also present its latest developments in Internet Protocol (IP) two Way Radio at IWCE 2014. Products on display include the new license-free IP100H and the VE-PG3. The IP100H communication terminal is used in conjunction with an IP controller and remote communicator. The device is compact, waterproof and features vibration alert for incoming calls. Icom’s new IP-based solution is user-friendly and includes encryption via wireless LAN protocols. With the VE-PG3 RoIP gateway, the IP advanced radio system can interconnect with IP phones and transceivers.

Sponsored by Penton Media, IWCE 2014 will host Icom and approximately 350 other communications technology manufacturers. Over 7,000 dealers, distributors and end-users from multiple industries are expected to attend. The conference program comprises 25 workshops, 2 training courses, 60 short courses and free keynotes and general sessions. Icom America Vice President Chris Lougee is participating in two IWCE events:

“Project 25 Foundations and System Technology Updates for 2014,” a half-day workshop held on March 24.
“Beyond CAP: Why an Interoperability Testing Program is Essential to Multi-Vendor P25 Deployments,” a short course held on March 26.

2 way radio For Secure And Safe Communication!


With very little information on the internet about walkie talkie handset’s, it is very rare when we get a chance to re post, with permission, an article from this industry.

Walkie talkie radios are a great communication device, which help us keep in touch all the time and during any weather condition. They are more efficient than cell phones. Walkie talkie radios can even work in severe storms as the signals are very strong and the speaker of these radios is very loud and clear. Where security and safety is vital, walkie talkie radios are the best choice.

Using a Walkie Talkie Radio

It is very simple to use a walkie talkie radio. It is a push-to-talk device that allows you to listen while the other speaks. The button when pushed allows the transmission of voice from one walkie talkie to another. Due to the presence of a speaker, you can easily address even a group of people. For the radios to be in sync, they need to be set at the same frequency.

With the development of digital two-way radios, transmission of messages from both the speaker and the receiver has been possible just like cell phones. This is possible through two different radio frequencies transmitted at the same time from both ends.

Advantages of Using A Digital 2 Way Radio System

* Exceptional sound clarity

* Reduction in noise and sound interference

* Cost-effective

* Extra features like GPS, text also provided

* Can function in both settings–digital and analogue

* Digital two-way radio batteries are more efficient and work for a longer time period than analogue ones

Two-way radio accessories like batteries, headset, and the case are also easily available online and at a reasonable price. They are as easily available as a laptop battery or any other electronic product in the market. If you intend to increase the efficiency of your business, buy walkie talkies (digital two-way systems) that are a more secure means of communication as well.

Buying Walkie Talkie Radios

We see many online advertisements where two-way radios for sale. However, we should take care of certain things before choosing the one for our use.

* Usage purpose: The purpose for which a Kenwood two way radio is to be used should be very clear. This will help us in choosing the right model. If the usage is for official purpose, you should choose a licensed model; if it is just for fun and casual activities, an unlicensed model will serve the purpose.

* Features required: The distance that is required for communication is also a factor along with the coverage area, which is essential for its usage. Tall buildings and hills can affect the transmission of signals. So, these things should be kept in mind.

* Accessories available: Accessories like chargers, battery, and adaptor are equally important while choosing a walkie talkie radio. They also determine the efficiency of the device when put to use.

Walkie talkie radios are useful both outdoor and indoor activities. Nowadays, they are a popular choice for businesses as a secure and assured means of communication.