Communications Systems Business
In the Communications Systems Business, JVCKENWOOD provides highly reliable professional radio devices and systems to the public safety sector (police and fire departments), the public service sector (electricity, water, and gas) and the private sector (railways, buses, hotels, and plants) around the world. JVCKENWOOD boasts the world’s second-largest market share in these areas.
Going forward, JVCKENWOOD will particularly step up its efforts in the public safety market in North America, which is expected to expand continuously, by strengthening cooperation with Zetron, Inc. and EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., its communication system subsidiaries in the U.S., and aiming to provide total solutions for professional radio systems conforming to Project 25 (P25), a digital radio format for the public safety market in North America. Following the recognition of NXDN™ digital protocol as international standards by the International Telecommunications Union-Radiocommunications Sector (ITU-R*), we will deploy the NEXEDGE® series of professional digital radio systems conforming to the NXDN™ digital protocol around the world. In this way, we will aim to provide digital radio solutions to solve issues confronting a wide range of users, including those in the railway sector in Asia, where demand growth is expected down the road.
Also, we have entered into a capital alliance with Sonim Technologies Inc. in the U.S., the leading provider of ultra-rugged LTE handset technology, with an eye on the progress of the shift to broadband in professional digital radio infrastructure. In this way, we are strengthening our efforts in professional broadband-based digital radio solutions capable of video and largecapacity data communication.
Professional Systems Business
In the Professional Systems Business, operated by JVCKENWOOD Public & Industrial Systems Corporation, which was established in April 2016, we are striving to become a solution provider that helps its customers to solve their issues while also contributing to the development of a safe, secure, and comfortable society. We are also engaged in production and sales of highly reliable security camera systems and professional audio systems developed based on our advanced image display and acoustic technologies. We release these products on such markets as education, the public sector, distribution, social infrastructure, and amusement facilities. In addition, we are working to expand sales by providing one-stop total solutions, such as by proposing and designing systems to solve customers’ issues, carrying out high-quality construction, and providing maintenance and operation services that ensure safe use over a long period.
Furthermore, we will actively promote alliances with external organizations and offer a wide range of solutions based on outside-the-box ideas. These include an intelligence security system that enables IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics) of multiple security camera images in real time, as well as the KooNe Space Sound Design Solution that produces a comfortable space, planned and developed by JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment Corp.
JVCKENWOOD will strive to strengthen its solution-proposal capability by offering one-stop solutions, ranging from sales, proposal of systems, and engineering to support services through integrated organization. In addition, we will aim to become a solution provider that meets the needs of customers by proposing solutions based on collaboration not only within the Group but also with external organizations.
The Healthcare Business handles mammography displays and other radiographic medical image displays that realize the highest levels of display performance and stability that medical imaging demands. This is achieved with JVCKENWOOD’s unique display technologies. Also, we are providing pathological image displays using our unique color management technology.
Going forward, JVCKENWOOD will promote the commercialization of 8K camera system solutions for rigid endoscopes that have low invasiveness and improve the safety of surgery by providing high-definition images of over 33 million pixels, and systems for efficient management of videos and images used in surgical operations, and aim to turn these into businesses promptly.
Moreover, JVCKENWOOD will aim for business growth by developing advanced and innovative testing/diagnostic systems. These include Gazefinder, a piece of social development evaluation equipment that uses our proprietary gaze point sensing technology and that can identify developmental disorders at an early stage, and an early detection system for cancer to which the optical disk technologies being developed jointly with Sysmex Corporation are applied.