Icom UK Ltd

Two Way Radio Communications for Airside, Logistic Support and All Area Security

From the busiest international airports employing thousands of people to the smaller airfields the pressure to deliver timely and quality services to customers is vital. With the largest airports serving tens of millions of passengers each year, coordinating services effectively and efficiently is of paramount importance. That’s why clear and reliable two-way radio communications between all parties is important. Whether you are the airport operator itself, an airline, security, baggage or handling it’s critical that your two-way radio communications meets the mark.

That’s where Icom come in. For over the last 50 years, Icom has been designing and manufacturing the most reliable and innovative two-way radio solutions in the world.  Whether it is a business, maritime, avionic or consumer option, there is no other manufacturer that can supply a complete range of radio solution. Icom can provide Airports and suppliers of all sizes with a range of solutions to suit their business needs to aid operational efficiency, business continuity, safety and security.

From the most reliable Aviation Ground to Air Radios to the very latest in Two-Way Radio Communication system technologies, Icom can provide solutions for individuals and user groups operating at desks, on foot or from vehicles.

Icom have a number of Commercial Radio Solutions for the Aviation sector:

  • Ground to Air Two-Way Radio Solutions
  • Ground-based Two-Way Radio Solutions
  • Two-Way Digital Business Radio Solutions (in analogue, digital, IP, LTE and Satellite PTT formats)
  • Scanners/Radio Receivers

Company Profile

  • Ground to Air Two-Way Radio Solutions

    Icom have a number of ground to air solutions from handhelds, mobile and even base station units.

    IC-A16E Handheld – Ground-to-Air Communications
    The IC-A16E is a dependable, rugged Ground-to-Air handheld and is very simple to use meaning that authorised staff can be quickly trained to use this radio effectively. The IC-A16E has a strong, water-resistant construction that provides reliability in all conditions. Both the display and keypad are backlit, which is a very useful feature for use at night. The IC-A16E has both 8.33kHz and 25kHz channel spacing as well as built-in Bluetooth technology.

    IC-A120E Vehicle Panel Mount – Ground-to-Air Communications
    The IC-A120E is a tough panel-mount transceiver especially aimed at airport ground crew and is suitable for installation in most vehicles.  The IC-A120E features both 8.33kHz and 25kHz channel spacing, plus the latest noise cancelling and Bluetooth technology.

    IC-A120E VHF Base-Station – Ground-to-Air Communications
    Our IC-A120E aviation desktop base-station is perfect for any airfield that needs to communicate with both aircraft and airside vehicles from a control tower. The IC-A120E base-station uses mains power and can be connected to an externally mounted antenna.

  • Ground-based Two-Way Radio Solutions

    Icom have a range of analogue, digital, IP, LTE and satellite PTT radio products. Equipment tends to be available in four types: handheld, vehicle mounted mobile, desk top base station and repeater base station.

    • Handheld two-way radios are the walkie talkie type of radios you see people carrying around. These are available in license and unlicensed versions
    • Vehicle mounted mobile two-way radios mount in a car or truck, and they use the vehicle’s battery for power. They will achieve better range by using an externally mounted antenna on the vehicle.
    • Desktop base station radios use mains power and can be connected to a cable that leads to an external mounted antenna. The higher the antenna is mounted, the better the range. The vehicle mounted mobile radio are often used as base stations by adding an AC to DC power converter
    • Two Way Radio repeaters are essentially radios that increase the operational range of your PMR radio system. Repeaters can be used to cover areas in your business where a two-way radio will not transmit or receive. A repeater receives the transmission of a two-way radio and rebroadcasts it further. Every Icom two-way business radio is repeater capable, from the low-cost IC-F1000 series to the advanced IC-F3400D digital two way.
    • RMS-Net Digital Radio Management System provides any organisations with efficient communication within the workforce and improved management of health and safety. This software solution logs all radio traffic onto a central database whilst desktop users stay in touch via PC. RMS-Net is incorporated into the following radio management systems, thus providing organisations with improved management of health and safety and communication with the mobile workforce.
  • A new alternative? – Advances in Radio Technology

    Icom’s IP Advanced Radio System, which works over wireless LAN (WLAN) and IP networks, utilises a network controller and remote communicators/handsets and provides secure conversation via WLAN security protocols (WPA-PSK and WPA-PSK2). The system is totally licence-free.

    Another alternative is the new Icom LTE Radio System which is also license-free. Using the LTE/4G network, the system gives you mobile phone coverage but with Push-to-Talk two-way radio communications. With the custom ICOM sim card, users benefit from a closed private network and you can simply turn on and use, no installation required.

    Both systems have a huge amount of benefits, but we see it providing further choice alongside analogue and digital radio systems.

    There are strong reasons for customers to move towards these new technologies including no licence fee, encrypted communication and excellent audio quality.

    Both systems can be used like a traditional radio system with individual and group calling. All of this is done by allocating each individual hand portable a personality on the system. It’s a direct replacement to radio systems with increased capacity but using different technology.

    In terms of installation, the system can be so much simpler. To put communications in a building you would traditionally use a distributed antenna system, maybe including a lift shaft to get full coverage. The process is much simpler, the IP Advanced Radio System uses wireless access points around the building and the LTE Radio System uses pre-existing telephone signal masts that are installed throughout the country.

    Satellite PTT (Push-To-Talk) is a new two-way radio system that uses the Iridium® satellite network. It can be used as a communication tool in remote, isolated areas where there are no mobile phones or landline network infrastructure. Even if terrestrial network infrastructure is rendered unusable by human or natural disasters, SATELLITE PTT can provide a stable back-up, independent from other networks.

  • Scanners/Radio Receivers

    You want to listen and monitor air traffic with our range of Airband Scanners. Icom’s receiver line-up is varied and has products starting with a simple handheld receiver going up to a professional base station with some of the most advanced radio technology.


IC-A16E 8.33/25 kHz Ground to Air Support Radio

The IC-A16E 8.33/25 kHz ground to air support radio complements our growing 8.33kHz range of Airband radios. The IC-A16E air band transceiver has been specifically designed for airside ground crew who provide aviation support. Click here …

IC-A120E Ground Support Airband Vehicle Radio

Icom’s IC-A120E ground-based panel-mount vehicle airband radio is the successor to the best selling IC-A110EURO airband transceiver. Aimed at airport ground crew vehicles, this model features both 8.33kHz and 25kHz channel spacing, plus the latest …

IC-A120B VHF Aviation Base Station Radio

The Icom IC-A120B VHF Airband Ground to Air Base Station radio provides quality ground to air communications from an office or air traffic control room tower. Housed in a smart, compact enclosure (133 mm x …

IC-A210E Ground to Air Panel Mount Radio

The IC-A210E is a panel mount radio that succeeds the IC-A200 which was a popular fit in ground support vehicles in the aviation industry. This ground to air transceiver has the capability to work on …

IC-F3400D/F4400D Digital Two Way Radio Series

The IC-F3400/F4400D is the evolution in Icom’s two way digital business handportable range. This new radio series incorporates cutting edge design, superb performance and a comprehensive range of features including built-in GPS and Bluetooth, ‘Active …

IC-F52D/F62D Digital Two Way Radio Series

Expanding Icom’s new range of IDAS digital two-way radios is the IC-F52D series, a compact, waterproof radio with advanced features. The IC-F52D series is exceptionally compact and smaller in size than Icom’s hugely popular IC-F51/IC-F51V …

C-F3202DEX/F4202DEX ATEX Digital Two-Way Radio Series

The IC-F3202DEX/F4202DEX ATEX digital two way radio series meets IEC Ex/ATEX based I/S specifications for the oil, mining and chemical industries. In dPMR digital format the IC-F3202DEX/F4202DEX ATEX Digital Series provides basic conventional operation as …

IC-F5400D/F6400D Digital Two Way Radio Mobile Series

The IC-F5400/F6400D is a new generation of digital mobile two way radios from Icom. This new series incorporates cutting edge design, superb performance and a comprehensive range of features on a flexible, upgradable multi-protocol platform. …

IP Advanced Radio System

Icom's new innovative IP advanced radio system provides the ability to contact any member of your staff at any time utilising an existing or new IP/WLAN network. The WLAN based system offers a scalable license-free …

IP503H LTE/PoC Radio/Handset

The IP503H is a small, lightweight LTE/PoC radio handset that offers licence free nationwide coverage over the 4G/LTE network. The IP503H is ideal for transmitting over long and short distances or areas where conventional radio …

IP501M LTE/PoC Mobile Radio

The IP501M is a new LTE/PoC mobile radio to complement Icom's IP501H/IP503H LTE radio handheld counterpart. Designed to be installed in a vehicle, the IP501M will provide a straight forward, easy to use communication tool …

RMS-IP LTE Radio Dispatcher

RMS-IP is a powerful IP based PC dispatcher that not only allows you to manage your Icom LTE radio network but also serves as an additional virtual radio on your system. RMS-IP enables a controller …

IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Transceiver

The IC-SAT100 utilises SATELLITE PTT (Push-To-Talk) which is a two-way radio system that uses the Iridium® satellite network. It can be used as a communication tool in remote, isolated areas where there are no mobile …

IC-SAT100M Satellite PTT Mobile radio

The IC-SAT100M is the world’s first satellite PTT mobile radio that uses the Iridium satellite communication network. Designed to be used either in a building or installed in vehicles/vessels, the IC-SAT100 provides a global radio …

VE-PG4 RoIP Gateway Module

The VE-PG4 is a versatile RoIP (Radio over IP network) gateway unit, which seamlessly interconnects LMR radios, LTE radios*, IP communication terminals, IP phone systems and external devices. In addition to the IP Network (LAN/WAN), …

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