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Icom Inc. and Fylde Micro dPMR™ Mode 3 Collaboration

Blackpool, England/Osaka, Japan January 17, 2011 - Fylde Micro Ltd (Blackpool, England) and Icom Incorporated (Osaka, Japan) officially announce the joint development of Mode 3 dPMR™ equipment.

This partnership brings together the pioneering work undertaken by Icom in 6.25 kHz narrowband digital protocol development with the unrivalled experience amassed by Fylde in the development of rugged and reliable trunked radio systems over the past 25 years.

The aim is to provide customers with high quality trunked and networked radio systems ranging in size from a single channel right through to wide area networks of several hundred sites.

Fylde and Icom are both founding members of the dPMR MoU group, and have been major contributors to the content of the ETSI dPMR standards. This collaboration seeks to bring to reality the results of this standards making work in the form of the system products to be offered. It will also be the first example of multi-vendor, interoperable dPMR equipment, which is one of the goals of the ETSI open standards architecture that dPMR is.

About dPMR™:

dPMR is digital radio protocol specifically targeting highly functional solutions by using low cost and low complexity technology. dPMR is a narrowband (6.25 kHz) FDMA technology that is 100% digital that offers many forms of voice and/or data applications.

dPMR exists in a range of functional levels. Tier 1 dPMR446 license-free, Tier 2, Mode 1 licensed peer to peer, Mode 2 base station and repeater use and Mode 3 multi-site wide area networked systems.

The FDMA protocol specified in both TS102 490 and TS102 658 ETSI standards complies with the European Harmonised Standard EN301 166-2 for use in 6.25 kHz channels.

More information on dPMR can be found at the following web site: http://www.dpmr-mou.org/

About Fylde Micro Limited. (http://www.fyldemicro.com/)

Fylde Micro Ltd. designs, manufactures, produces, sells and supports trunked radio infrastructure as well as offering design consultancy on associated terminal design. With products in over 60 countries, some operating 24/7/365 for over 20 years, Fylde equipment has a reputation for integrity, performance and outstanding value for money. Fylde is committed to bringing dPMR™ digital solutions wherever advanced radio communications is required at reasonable cost.

About Icom Incorporated

ICOM Inc. has been a world leader in radio communications for over 40 years. One of a few organizations 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 digital technologies to provide the future in radio communications to the world. In this respect, Icom was proud to be the first manufacturer to offer a license-free dPMR446 (Tier 1) product to the market, and will continue to provide dPMR™ solutions into the future.



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