Icom Incorporated, started in 1954 by Tokuzo Inoue in Osaka, Japan, is a publicly held Japanese corporation; its stock is traded on the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges. The company’s roots are in designing, engineering, and manufacturing highly advanced, compact solid-state radio equipment for use in the amateur (ham) radio industry. The company’s product line has since expanded to include communications equipment and products based in the marine, avionics, land mobile and wide-band receiver industries.

Icom America was founded in 1979. With the exception of Cuba, this subsidiary is responsible for representing Icom products within the entire Western Hemisphere, as well to U.S. Territories in the Pacific.

Radio
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.

Avionics
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 the company’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 one of their specialities, 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.

Land Mobile
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 deeply committed to P25, the North American digital standard for public safety communications interoperability. Their latest P25 radios now offers P25 trunking, bringing more functionality to this growing product line.

They are 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.

Marine
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.

Systems
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.

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