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ICOM launches mobile radios for all situations at BAPCO 2000 STAND 150

Radio communication company Icom (UK) Ltd is coming to BAPCO 2000 with its latest comprehensive range of handheld and vehicle radio systems. These are ideal for public service operators working at the front line. Being reliable and easy to use, these systems guarantee excellent communications, whether keeping people in touch on a day-to-day basis or in an emergency. There is a model to suit just about every need.

Icom (UK) Ltd is coming to BAPCO 2000 having just won a prestigious contract to supply the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) with over 3,000 IC-M1EuroV handheld marine transceivers. Back to back with this good news, the company is introducing a number of new products to its commercial product range including the MRP-2000 VHF & UHF mobile repeater; the IC-F300S series range of budget mobiles and the IC-F1600 series of fully programmable mobiles.

The launch of the MRP-2000 marks a dedicated launch into the blue light and utilities market. It is aimed at providing a wider set of logistical options to the ambulance driver, medic in the field and a high level of dependability at local incidents. The MRP-2000 will allow the medic team to respond efficiently and effectively to any medical emergency giving the operators the opportunity to communicate with the ambulance and vice versa and from the operator to base.

The IC-F1600 series features an advanced set of fully programmable mobile radios. This series currently features the IC-F1610 VHF transceiver and the IC-F2610 UHF transceiver UHF transceiver. Both radios are fully programmable and contain a wide variety of functions and options including Automatic Vehicle Location. This makes the IC-F1600 series a sensible choice for most fleet managers.

The IC-F300S series are a new entry-level family aggressively priced to target users of simple PMR systems. A UHF version called the IC-F410S and a VHF version called the IC-F310S are already available. Of the companies existing product range, Icom are proud to display the IC-F3 series of handheld radios, currently the handheld used by the US military. The series available in four modes allowing it to be customised to suit the way you want to do business. The series features the IC-F3 VHF transceiver, the IC-F4 UHF transceiver with keypads and the IC-F3S VHF transceiver and the IC-F4S UHF transceiver which have a limited set of parameters - perfect for restricted use. The IC-F3 series provides a wide selection of options for those customers who are thinking of purchasing an entry-level PMR solution. All the radios support a range of signalling systems with CTCSS, DTCS encode/decode and DTMF as standard.

Icom also feature an advanced set of handheld's in their commercial range… the IC-F30LT series. The series comprises a range of advanced portable transceivers that are built to withstand extremely heavy use. Featuring the IC-F30 VHF transceiver, IC-F40 UHF transceiver, IC-F30LT VHF transceiver with full keypad and the IC-F40LT UHF transceiver with full keypad. Built for high performance with extra-rugged construction, the series feature seven dealer-programmable keys, different signalling standards, including five-tone, and wide/narrow channel switching.

Other mobile products in the Icom commercial range are the IC-F300 Series and the IC-F1000 series. The IC-F300 series features the IC-F310 VHF transceiver and the IC-F410 UHF transceiver. Both are simple, straightforward to use and suitable for a wide range of applications. They would be quite at home in a taxi, deliver van or coach. Both contain 32 channels and include flexible signalling capabilities with CTCSS and DTCS encoder/decoder and DTMF, 2-tone and 5-tone encoder as standard. A key assign function allows the simple controls to be fully customised. Standard options allow the IC-F1000 series to cope even with the biggest radio system. The series are multi-channel and have the added facility of being able to assign an individual identity to each radio. It is then possible to selectively call any single user in your fleet. The IC-F1000 series is to be found in regular use with local authorities, taxi firms, delivery companies and bus or coach operators. The ICF1000 series features the IC-F1010 VHF mobile transceiver and the IC-F2010 UHF mobile transceiver. Both are data compatible, allowing them to interface with many data terminals, while their remote-head capability allows flexible installation. Multiple signalling standards combined with customisable controls and an alphanumeric display make this model ideal for a wide variety of applications. All the vehicle systems are built with a highly dependable die-cast aluminium chassis and polycarbonate front panel making them resistant to impact.

Remarking about the strength of the Icom product range that the company will be showing at BAPCO 2000, Ian Lockyer, Marketing Executive at Icom (UK) Ltd said, 'Icom have an incredibly good reputation for quality and customer service throughout all of its market sectors. I hope BAPCO 2000 will demonstrate what an effective and efficient solution, Icom products can be for any organisation seeking comms equipment.'

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