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Icom Releases Affordable Waterproof Land Mobile Radio with Emergency Functionality

BELLEVUE, WA – Icom America, the premier manufacturer of two-way radio solutions, announces the F3031S series portable with military-grade construction and optimal features for outdoor use. This entry-level radio combines superior waterproof protection and quick communications access at an affordable price.

"The F3031S portable balances quality and affordability," says Icom America National Land Mobile Sales Manager Joe Collica." Perfect for land mobile users who spend a lot of time outdoors, the F3031S is an economical radio with waterproof durability and long operating time."

Though simple in design, the 5W portable meets MIL-STD 810 specifications. Like Icom's popular F50V series portable, the F3031S series offers dependable waterproof protection against inclement weather and outdoor elements. Receiving an IP67 rating against dust and water, the F3031S portable withstands water submersion of one-meter for 30 minutes. A waterproof Li-ion battery pack runs approximately 17.5 hours and has been designed for use in extremely cold environments. Dust-tight construction prevents ingress of powder dust, sand, mud and other debris. Land mobile markets such as landscaping, agriculture and facilities management would benefit from the F3031's durable construction.

The F3031S portable features 128 memory channels with 8 zones and an 8-character alphanumeric LCD. Popular signaling such as 2-Tone, 5-Tone, CTCSS and DTCS is built-in. Selective calling and ANI features – including push-to-talk (PTT) ID, radio check (RX only) and stun/revive (RX only) – are programmable with built-in MDC 1200 signaling. Emergency transmission is easily accessible using a red button located on the radio's top panel. The man down function, with optional UT-124R unit required, automatically sends an emergency signal when the transceiver is left in the horizontal position for a predetermined amount of time. Similar to the man down function, the lone worker function alerts a coworker or dispatcher if the radio has not been operated for a set duration.

The F3031S series has two-year warranty and will be available in Spring 2012.

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