Moving to digital radio using Icom Radio Systems

icom_LogoICOM has developed a line of Digital 2-way radio products and systems that meet the demands of today’s business user.

Mobile & Marine Systems Ltd. uses this technology to enable our customers to migrate to a DIGITAL network without having to scrap their existing analogue radios.

The ICOM FR5100 repeater can operate in both Analogue and DIGITAL modes. This enables the customer to use both technologies on one repeater making a considerable saving on the cost of upgrading.

Mobile & Marine Systems Ltd. has installed several systems for customers who want the advanced features that ICOM IDAS offer.

A security company that specializes in the transfer of cash, and security at private residences required a secure and reliable upgrade to their present system. Mobile & Marine Systems Ltd. replaced their existing repeater system with an ICOM FR5100 Repeater system and supplied ICOM F3162 and F5062 Digital radios.

One of the embassies in Barbados required a state of the art system for their security network. Again Mobile & Marine Systems Ltd provided an ICOM IDAS network. This enabled the security officers to have clear and confidential communication across the island.

A large West Coast House needed a secure system to be used by the management as well as security when the owners were in residence. ICOM IDAS was able to tick all of the boxes required by the client.

Grantley Adams International Airport uses an ICOM FR5100 Repeater operating in both Digital and Analogue modes for the airport security and engineering departments.

Some of the features and benefits of upgrading to IDAS digital are:-

  • Privacy – with Digital network a scanner cannot monitor the conversations. ICOM IDAS comes with Digital encryption with over 1000 different codes. This further improves the security.
  • Clearer Communications – with the Digital encoder the voice is much clearer and audible that with traditional analogue technology.
  • Kill and Stun – can quickly disable a radio that is lost so that the integrity of the system is kept.
  • Remote monitor – enables the base station to monitor a handheld without the operator being aware.
  • Emergency Mode – if a guard needs urgent help he can activate the emergency mode and his radio will send a digital signal to other radios advising them of the situation as well as the radio number.

These are just a few of the many features that can be selected in the setup and programming of the system.  For a full list of the features of the ICOM IDAS systems visit  www.icomuk.co.uk


Based in Barbados in the West Indies, Mobile & Marine Systems are the authorised sales and service agents / dealers for private mobile radio (pmr) solutions for Icom Radio Systems and Tait Radio Communications.  We are radio equipment and radio systems integrators and operate throughout the Caribbean  (Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands).

Mobile & Marine Systems provide a comprehensive range of professional pmr services and radio systems integration.  Backed by more than 40 years of experience within the Caribbean enables Mobile & Marine Systems to come up with solutions that incorporate 2 or more equipment suppliers in ways that other dealers may not think of.  Many of our customers have come to rely on these solutions.

If you have questions, simply need more information, or, need to discuss specific requirements, please click on the Contact MMS to e-mail us.