Aeroflex, Icom Team on Automated Tests, Alignment of Radios

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[tm] Series NXDN[tm] 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.”

Delivery for the Icom Auto-Test II Option is expected in June 2009. The Aeroflex 3920 has a delivery time of 8-10 weeks upon receipt of order.

About Aeroflex
Aeroflex Incorporated is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defence, cellular and broadband communications markets. The Company’s diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. Aeroflex Incorporated was founded in 1937 and today has more than 2,600 employees worldwide.

About Aeroflex Test Solutions
Aeroflex Test Solutions is a global leader in the Test and Measurement Instrumentation marketplace. Its products support a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense and wireless mobile and broadband communications. Its proven solutions encompass a full spectrum of instrumentation from turnkey systems, stand alone boxes and modular components that provide customers with highly reliable, customised, innovative and cost effective tools for solving their test and measurement requirements.

About Icom Incorporated
Icom, Inc. has been a world leader in radio communications for over 45 years. One of a few organisations that manufacture a total radio line-up of Land Mobile, Marine, Amateur, Air Band and Communications Receivers, Icom’s technological prowess is legendary. Icom continues to lead the industry with the development of various digital technologies to provide the future in radio communications to the world.