YAESU Amateur Radio Division of Vertex Standard, has relesed 27 December, 2011 an extensive Publication in PDF: ”A Digital Communications Guide for Amateur Radio Operators” (on its website) – The publication confirm that Yaesu positions itself for digital radio battle against Icom D-STAR business !!
Big news still: YAESU writes “early 2012, we will release a C4FM (4-level FSK) FDMA Handy-Talky and Mobile Transceiver into the Amateur radio market” !
News update: The new Brand Logos already appear on website of the ©Yaesu USA Inc. (earlier name: Vertex Standard US Headquarters)
[Note]: the recent corporate reorganization, that brings Vertex Standard’s LMR (land mobile radio) division to Motorola, and breaks Yaesu off into a independent corporation again, known as YAESU MUSEN Co., Ltd, for Amateur, Marine and Air-band business divisions. – The US subsidiary wil be YAESU USA Inc. [please wait for the any official information !]
Yaesu Digital radio system that uses C4FM (4-level FSK), and is very popular in professional commercial markets, is known ad DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) [note: no DRM…!) is used primarily in the European and Asian markets, and is also known as dPRM.
Currently GSMK modulation is still being used by D-STAR in 2004, was introduced to the Ham bands. – ICOM D-STAR was the first in the game to promote digital voice and data specifically for amateur radio, and they have quite the stronghold right now – It will be interesting to see ICOM’s reaction to YAESU’s entry to the digital radio market that appears to be early 2012, we will release a C4FM FDMA Handy-Talk- (!! please see the image up! click its to enlarge).
Network an all-digital group of MOTOTRBO DMR repeaters in the USA, Germany, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland, and Spain ! - See the link below for DMR and D-STAR info.
Link to: The DMR-MARC Worldwide Network – drm-marc net web
Link to: D-STAR World Wide Registered GW-2 and Users information
Motorola will keep the Vertex Standard LMR, Inc. (Land-Mobile Radio, division), while the amateur, marine and air-band will be under the YAESU Musen Co. Ltd banner. – New Headquarter addres: Tennouzu Park Side Building 2-5-8 Higashi- Shinigawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo and the US subsidiary will be YAESU USA Inc. – See the Link below for read the full letter!
Yaesu Musen Co., Ltd ritorna nel settore amateur, marine and air-band, la famiglia Hasegawa fondatrice della Yesu ne acquista la totale proprietà. Il settore LMR (Land Mobile Radio) Vertex Standard, invece, viene totalmente ceduto alla Motorola, dopo quattro anni di jount venture. La data di questi cambiamanti societari è dichiarata per l’1.01.2012 – - – Happy New Year to All!
The effective date for this reorganization will be January 1, 2012. – The Company is wholly-owned by Founder’s family – Announced from Mr. Jun Hasegawa (Presidente/CEO Vettex Standard Co., Ltd), son of Sato Hasegawa JA1MP, the founder of Yaesu.
[Announcement]: A letter dated Dec. 27. 2011 from Jun Hasegawa President/ CEO Vertex Standard Co. Ltd addressed to:
“Dear Amateur, Marine and Air-band Valued Customers” … After four years of joint venture with Motorola, we have decided..
Vertex Standard LMR (Land Mobile Radio) division busines going to Mother Motorola
Link to: Vertex !! LMR digital tec! Land Mobile Radio ©2012 Vertex Standard LMR, Inc.
Do ut des Story!! … November 07, 2007 (source: Btown Monitoring Post blog)
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) will launch a tender offer to acquire a controlling interest in Vertex Standard Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ: 6821). Upon successful completion of the tender offer and subsequent restructuring process, Motorola will own 80% of Vertex Standard and Toko Giken, a privately held Japanese company, controlled by Jun Hasegawa, current president and CEO of Vertex Standard, will retain 20%, forming a joint venture. On 5 November 2007, the Board of Directors of Vertex Standard expressed their support of the tender offer. Yaesu, of course, as one of the Vertex Standard operations, will be included in this exciting development…… omissis….
!! This latest announcement says that they’re transferring the LMR business to Motorola and that the new Yaesu will be “wholly owned by the founder’s family”, I guess this means that Motorola is selling their stake in Vertex Standard back to the Hasegawa family… Do ut des !!