Global Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems Industry

  • May 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 390 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 40 companies including many key and niche players such as Axell Wireless Ltd., DAMM Cellular Systems A/S, Datron World Communications, Inc., Cassidian Communications, Inc., EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., Harris Corporation, Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd., ICOM Inc., Kenwood USA Corporation, Zetron, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc., MIDLand Radio Corporation, PowerTrunk Inc., Raytheon Company, RELM Wireless Corporation, Sepura Plc, Tait Radio Communications Electronics Ltd., and Thales Communications, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


A Prelude II-1
Need for Secured Communications Provides Fertile Environment
for LMR Market II-2
Secure Communication Needs Lead to Introduction of TETRA and
P25 II-2
Competitive Scenario II-2
Market Scenario II-3
LMR Skirts Recessionary Pressures II-3
Investments in RandD Surges II-4
TETRA Shipments Continue to Increase in 2009 II-4
Key Statistics II-5
Table 1: Worldwide TETRA Market (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Deployments by Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: Worldwide TETRA Market (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Deployments by End-Use Sector (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Market Drivers, Trends and Issues II-5
Low Cost, Convenience and Ease of Use Drive Market Adoption II-5
Growing Awareness Encourage Growth II-6
Use of LMR in the Workplace Increasing II-6
Technological Advancement to Push the Boundaries of LMR Services II-6
LMR Handsets: A Cut Above the Rest II-7
Transition from Analog to Digital Radio Gains Momentum Worldwide II-7
Interoperability: A Key Success Factor II-7
Interoperability for LMR and PTT Lend Hope II-7
SDR: An Antidote to Compatibility Issues II-8
Poor User Experience Leads to End-User Disillusionment II-8
Costs Considerations II-9
Implications of FCC Narrowbanding Mandate II-9
Cost of Narrowbanding II-10
Affect on License Holders II-10
Affect on Equipment Providers II-10
FCC’s Position on Second-Phase Narrowband (6.25kHz) Technology II-11
Advancements in LMR Systems II-11
IP-Based LMR Service II-11
Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) II-12
3G Cellular Networks II-12
4G Broadband Based Public Safety Land Mobile Networks II-13
TETRA and P25: Built to Chase the “Digital Radio” Dream II-13
Advantages of TETRA over GSM II-14
TETRA Operation Modes II-15
Trunked Mode Operation (TMO) II-15
Direct Mode Operation (DMO) II-15
TETRA Standards and Interfaces II-15
Why TETRA Better Than Conventional Radio Systems II-15
Easy to Use and Secure II-15
One-to-One Calling II-15
Higher Voice Quality II-16
P25 II-16
P25 Phases II-16
Phase 1 II-16
Phase 2 II-17
Phase 3 II-17
P25 Open Interfaces II-17
Benefits of P25 II-18
Interoperability II-18
Support Multiple Vendors Sourcing II-18
Backwards Compatibility II-18
Encryption Capability II-18
Spectrum Efficiency II-18
Improved Audio Quality II-19
Enhanced Functions II-19
Comparison of TETRA and P25 II-19
The New Wave of Compelling Low Cost Digital Technologies for
Professional LMR II-19
DMR: A New European Standard for Digital PMR-System II-20
Motorola’s MOTOTRBO™ for the Professional Mobile Radio Market II-21
dPMR: A Low Cost Alternative to PMR446 II-21
Key Features: PMR446 vs. Dpmr II-22
Advantages II-22
Applications and Markets II-22
NXDN Land Mobile Radio II-23
Focus on Select Regional Markets II-23
North America II-23
Migration from Analog to Digital II-23
Advanced Products in Digital Land Mobile Radio II-24
Narrowbanding in Canada II-25
Europe: An Overview II-25
TETRAPOL Trunked Radio System II-25

Introduction II-27
Private Mobile Radio and Public Land Mobile Radio II-27
LMR System Architectures: Conventional Vs Trunked II-27
Conventional Radio Systems II-28
Trunked Radio Systems II-28
Frequency Allocation II-29
End-Users of LMR Systems II-30
Public Safety Radio Services II-30
Police Radio Service II-30
Fire Radio Service II-30
Local Government Radio Service II-30
Highway Maintenance Radio Service II-30
Land Transportation Radio Services II-30
Motor Carrier Radio Service II-30
Railroad Radio Service II-31
Taxicab Radio Service II-31
Automobile Emergency Radio Service II-31

Twisted Pair Brings Two-Way Radios into Blackberry II-32
Vertex Standard Announces New Technologies in Digital Land
Mobile Radio II-32
Tallysman Wireless Rolls Out Spriteâ„¢ TW202 and TW201
Telematics Solution II-32
Harris Unveils BeOn ® Solution to Blend Land Mobile Radio
Services and 3G and 4G Wireless Networks II-33
New Solution to Enable Microsoft Lync to Connect with Land
Mobile Radio Users II-33
Motorola Unveils MTM5400 TETRA Radio II-33
Thales Unveils F@stnet-Twin II-34
Kenwood Unveils NX-200S/300S Portable Transceivers II-34
PowerTrunk Introduces Upgraded Version of P25 Land Mobile
Radio Infrastructure II-35
Verizon Wireless Launches Push-To-Talk (PTT) LMR
Interoperability Solution II-35
Raytheon Unveils Analysis Software in Project 25 Radio System II-36
Datron World Communications Launches Guardian II Range of
Portable Radios II-36
Harris Unveils VF-40 II-37
KITS to Launch New IBM Plug-In II-37
Harris Introduces RF-1033M LMR II-38
Icom Introduces IDAS Series System II-38
Kenwood Rolls Out New ATEX-Complaint Radios II-39
Axell Wireless Unveils CSDR438 Repeater II-39
Tait Radio Communications Launches TM9135 and TP9135/40 Radios II-40
RELM Wireless Launches KNG M150 II-40
Motorola Introduces Talkabout® MJ270R 2-Way Radios II-41
Daniels Electronics Launches Daniels Standalone P25 Five + One
Channel Trunked Radio System II-41
EF Johnson Technologies Introduces TDMA Option for ES Series
Radios II-42
Thales Communications Unveils Libertyâ„¢ II-42
EADS Defence and Security Launches THR9 II-42
EADS Defence and Security Rolls Out TGR990 TETRA Mobile Radio
Device II-43
EF Johnson Technologies Launches Lighting Control Head for ES
Series Mobile Radio II-44
EFJ Launches ES Series Mobile Radios II-44
RELM Wireless Rolls Out KNG P400 II-44
Etherstack and The National Law Enforcement and Corrections
Technology Center Unveil APCO P25 Radio Network Pilot II-45

PlantCML® Re-Christened as Cassidian Communications II-46
Hytera Snaps Up Rohde and Schwarz PMR II-46
EF Johnson Technologies Divests 3eTI II-46
Raytheon Bags Contract for Private Land Mobile Radio System
Solution II-46
PlantCML Bags Expansion Contract of CORP25 Radio Network in
Tennessee II-47
Kenwood and PowerTrunk Collaborate to Market P25 Land Mobile
Radio Systems II-47
MMRDA Awards Contract to DAMM Cellular Systems for Monorail
Project II-47
Country Fire Authority Selects Tait Radio Communications for
Replacement of Radios II-48
Zetron Delivers Acom P25 System to Tait Radio Communications II-48
Sepura Bags Contract from Alpha Ventus II-48
General Services Administration Selects Thales Communications'
Libertyâ„¢ Equipment II-49
Axell Wireless to Offer Extended Wireless Coverage through
Multi-Band Network II-49
DAMM and PMR Products Deliver TETRA Infrastructure for
Cardiff's RadioNet System II-50
Telstra Selects Tait to Upgrade Fleetcoms Trunked Network II-50
RELM Wireless Secures Contract from USDA Forest Service II-51
EADS Defence and Security Signs Contract with iASPEC Software II-51
Thales Bags Contract from the Angolan Armed Forces II-52
ARINC Radio Test Lab Conducts Test on Kenwood’s New Land
Mobile Radio Equipment II-52
Harris Corporation Takes over Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems II-53
National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative Inks Agreement
with Utilities Telecom Council II-53
Tait Radio Communications Unveils New Color Schemes for TP8100
Portable Range II-54
EF Johnson Technologies Secures Order from The US Department
of Defense II-54
EF Johnson Technologies Secures Order from State Department of
Corrections II-54
Motorola Takes Over iDEN Business from RadioFrame Networks II-54
EADS Defence and Security Completes Deployment of TETRA Radio
Network II-55
EADS Defence and Security Inks Contract with Sanchar Telesystems
Limited II-55
Daniels Electronics Renews Distribution Agreement with Icom
America II-55
EF Johnson Technologies Secures Contract from The US Internal
Revenue Service II-56
EADS Defence and Security Completes Deployment of EADS TETRA
System at Baikonur Cosmodrome II-56
Rohde and Schwarz Professional Mobile Radio Bags Contract from
the Saxony Highway Agency II-57
Rohde and Schwarz Professional Mobile Radio Bags Contract from
Kuwait National Petroleum Company II-57
RandS BICK Mobilfunk Renamed as Rohde and Schwarz Professional
Mobile Radio II-57
Verizon Wireless to Expand P2T Users II-58
ACG Systems Gains Contract From TSA II-58
Harris Delivers LMR to the FBI II-58
Spring Nextel and Motorola to Offer Services II-59
Essen Fire Service Selects Sepura’s Radios II-60
Clarity Communications Systems and Raytheon JPS Jointly Unveil
Solution II-60
JPS Communications and Clarity Communication to Merge
Technologies II-60
EF Johnson Technologies Obtains Order from Louisiana State Police II-61
EFJ Renamed to EF Johnson Technologies II-61

Axell Wireless Ltd. (UK) II-62
DAMM Cellular Systems A/S (Denmark) II-62
Datron World Communications, Inc. (US) II-62
Cassidian Communications, Inc. (US) II-62
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (US) II-63
Harris Corporation (USA) II-63
Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd. (China) II-63
ICOM Inc (Japan) II-64
Kenwood USA Corporation (US) II-64
Zetron, Inc. (US) II-64
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (US) II-65
MIDLand Radio Corporation (US) II-65
PowerTrunk Inc (US) II-65
Raytheon Company (US) II-65
RELM Wireless Corporation (US) II-66
Sepura Plc (UK) II-66
Tait Radio Communications Electronics Ltd. (New Zealand) II-66
Thales Communications, Inc. (US) II-66

Table 3: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Land
Mobile Radio Systems by Geographic Region - North America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 4: World Historic Review for Land Mobile Radio Systems
by Geographic Region - North America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 5: World 15-Year Perspective for Land Mobile Radio
Systems by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for North America, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69


Total Companies Profiled: 40 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 45)

Region/Country Players
The United States 22
Canada 2
Japan 2
Europe 15
Germany 2
The United Kingdom 5
Rest of Europe 8
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 4

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