Aeroflex and Icom Announce Joint Relationship
Aeroflex has announced an agreement with Icom Inc. to provide automated test and alignment capabilities for Icom radios on the Aeroflex 3920 Digital Radio Test Set. Initial test capabilities will be focused on the IC-F9010/F9510 APCO Project 25 Conventional and Trunked Radios and the IC-F4029SDR Series dPMR Portable Digital Radios. The test programs will be expanded to include Icom’s IDAS™ Series NXDN™ compatible radios and D-STAR digital amateur radios.
The Aeroflex Automated Test and Alignment procedure provides fully automated test and alignment of Icom radios without the need for user interaction. This test system ensures consistent and reliable tests and alignment to manufacturer recommended specifications and to industry standards, ensuring proper interoperability and a uniform standard of performance within the radio’s network technology.
“Icom entered into this agreement with Aeroflex to provide to the industry one of the first fully automated test and alignment processes for P25, dPMR, NXDN and D-STAR automated test systems,” said Hiroshi Shimizu, Executive Officer for Icom. “This capability provides Icom dealers and end users with an exclusive method for automated testing, saving time and resources that are normally associated with radio system test and alignment. This competitive advantage continues to show Icom’s leadership in P25 and dPMR markets, and digital radio technology in general.”
“Aeroflex is pleased to have the opportunity to provide this exclusive test technology for Icom radios,” said Rob Barden, Director of Product Marketing for Aeroflex. “The 3920 provides an advanced method for repeatable and highly accurate test and alignment for Icom radios that requires minimal technical interface. Since the 3920 provides fully automated tests and alignment processes, Icom dealers and end users can now utilize their technical resources to provide higher value services.”