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Fire Electronics and Icom-America Systems

Over the years, we have established a close partnership with Icom's Systems division, and have completed or assisted with many projects, both ours and theirs. Our own Pike County System concept and design was built at IAS, and has become a model for regional public safety analog communications.  Read more at http://www.icomamerica.com/en/features/Pike_County_CaseStudy.pdf


Product News

Icom-America F9000-Series products approved for use on Missouri's MOSWIN statewide P25 trunking system (MoDPS LINK)


Icom's commitment to P25 technology

Finally, there is a choice in the public safety radio market. Icom is proud to offer MIL-SPEC rugged P25 radios that meet or exceed grant requirements governing agency purchases. We're developing an entire family of P25 products that allow government leaders and purchasing agents the opportunity to make the most of their budgets, with the potential to put more units in the field for the same price. Digital technology is here to stay, and so is Icom. We have nearly 45 years experience in building reliable, cutting-edge radio equipment that's coveted the world over. Count on us!

All P25 radios come with a 3 year standard warranty.

For more detailed information on P25

Information created by Icom America:

P25 Information Center
P25 Radios at a Glance

Independent P25 resources

APCO International
Shulman Rogers Narrowbanding Assistance

Icom offers RoIP (Radio over IP) device for analog systems.

FireElectronics deployed one of the very first VE-PG systems in the Midwest, connecting three independent analog repeaters over the public internet into a regional interoperable system.

For more information on Icom's RoIP systems, chick HERE.

IDAS™ System Bridges the Gap Between Analog and Digital

IDAS™ is Icom's digital land mobile radio system using the NXDN™ common air interface. IDAS offers a complete system of handheld radios, mobile radios, repeaters, network interface/trunking controller, remote communicator and various accessories. IDAS is a complete digital solution that system owners and managers can grow into as their own time and budgets allow.

IDAS system features

Spectrum efficiency
Audio quality and coverage
Secure conversation
IDAS trunking
Flexible IP network
Flexible migration path

Icom America Systems Quote on Demand

Icom America works closely with you to meet your specifications. Get your new project started fast & easy.

IDAS System Benefits and Cost Comparisons

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benefits and cost compasrison of idas system

Visit the IDAS 6.25 web site

Learn more about the full capabilities of IDAS 6.25 by visiting our IDAS web site.  You can also find out about third-party solutions to expand your IDAS system.

IDAS has useful calling features including selective calling, status message, radio, stun/kill/revive and GPS position reporting, etc. The IDAS system is ideal for business and industry users who are thinking to migrate to a digital system and hence to future mandated narrow channel spacing.

IDAS conventional IP network

An IDAS conventional IP network can extend your communication coverage. It lets you connect dispersed sites and allows you to communicate like a single site.  With an IDAS conventional IP network system, it is possible to have radio communications all the way from the basement to the top floor, all in stable digital audio. Already deployed LAN cables can be used in an in-building solution.

multitrunk logoIDAS Multi-Site Trunking

IDAS MultiTrunk extends Icom's single site trunking system to multiple sites. Although IDAS MultiTrunk builds on the technology of IDAS Multi-site Conventional, it is a huge leap in capabiltiy. With IDAS MultiTrunk the advantages of trunking are enabled across many sites separated by great distances for operations that are large and geographically dispersed.

Scalable from 1 channel to 30 channels per site, up to 16 sites
Effective operations with all channels used to transmit voice or data payload, priority monitoring for emergency interrupt, and polite roaming while conversations are occurring
All the features of a digital radio, like text, GPS and group/individual calls available in multi-site trunking

analog vs digital coverageDigital/analog mixed mode operation

The IDAS radio can receive both analog mode and digital mode signals on a single channel. You can partially introduce the IDAS radios, while using the existing analog radios in a system. The IDAS system allows you to scale migration to narrow band digital at your own pace and need, while running your existing analog system. It is a cost efficient way to obtain the next generation two-way radio technology and protect your current system investment.

Peer-to-peer communication with FDMA

When compared to a TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) 6.25 equivalent system, the FDMA (Frequency Division Multiple Access) enables "peer to peer" communication between radios in 6.25kHz digital mode. It ensues communication with no reduction in channel capacity, even if a repeater site is not available, or goes down.


For More Information Contact:

Fire Electronics division of B-K Electric, Inc.
501 N. Federal St., Griggsville, IL 62340
Tel: 217.833.2488
Internet: jim@b-kelectric.com


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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is imperative that public safety communications users NOT schedule any emergency incidents (fires, manhunts, floods, earthquakes, etc.) that require faster than a three-day response to allow for deferred planning, distribution of communications equipment, and training to be accomplished.  In some jurisdictions a local ordinance will be required to prevent unplanned emergencies.