Icom Inc. Cooperates with Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan by lending free of charge our Satellite Radios

“Designing Future Society for Our Lives” is the theme of the Expo 2025 which will take place in Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

Icom Inc. and IMV Corporation (headquartered in Osaka), will provide a new earthquake monitoring system using satellite radios for the Expo 2025. Icom Inc. cooperates with Expo 2025 by lending free of charge our satellite radios.

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Background of Cooperation and Overview of Provided Equipment

In Japan, many seismometers are installed to monitor earthquakes and prevent secondary damages. However, there are practical issues with conventional seismometers, and there are cases where it is difficult to fully utilize them under specific installation environments.

Icom's IC-SAT100M satellite PTT radio provides real-time communication between radios using the Iridium® satellite network, so it is possible to maintain communication even in the event of a landline communication failure due to a large disaster.

IMV's SW-9033* is a cloud-connectable seismometer that achieves shock-resistance, compactness, and high-performance. In combination with the seismometer, we can provide a more reliable earthquake monitoring system.

We will introduce the new earthquake monitoring system to visitors at Expo 2025, and we hope the system will be recognized and utilized as an effective means of earthquake disaster reduction in areas with insufficient communication infrastructure.

* SW-9033 is currently under development.


Event Outline

Name The 2025 World Exposition (Expo 2025, Osaka, Kansai, Japan)

184 days from April 13 to October 13, 2025


Yumeshima, Osaka


Designing Future Society for Our Lives

Organizer Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition