Making Products that Make a Difference

The JVCKENWOOD Group works to create products and services that help resolve social issues as it contributes to achieving the SDGs through its products and services. Examples of JVCKENWOOD technologies contributing to society include new experiences driven by live video streaming and portable power supplies that help to maintain conditions during emergencies.

New experiences driven by live video streaming technology

The COVID-19 pandemic created new demand for the live streaming of performances and videos of local conditions due to restrictions on entry to cultural facilities and voluntary restraints on travel to remote destinations. The JVCKENWOOD group addressed these new trends within society by providing the "CONNECTED CAM STUDIO" and other high-quality streaming tools. At Sumitomo Life Insurance's Izumi Hall, our equipment was used to develop new services for members unable to attend in person, and it was selected both for the ease with which it can be used by virtually anyone to stream content and the quality of the video content that it produces. These and other products help to promote the arts and culture and bring them to as wide an audience as possible.


Antibacterial audio equipment improves safety

With infectious diseases on the rise, JVCKENWOOD has added antibacterial and antivirus processing to the wireless microphones, digital intercoms, digital wireless units, and other audio equipment already on the market and widely used in schools and public facilities. To do this we turned to the "Selfeel"® air catalyst that has a strong track record in antibacterial and antivirus treatments in public transportation, educational institutions, hotels, hospitals and similar facilities, and is known for its excellence in suppressing viruses, bacteria, and odors. JVCKENWOOD became the first company in the industry to obtain SIAA antibacterial certification, enabling it to support joint operations and smart teamwork in a wide range of usage scenarios.
During FY2022, we plan to offer additional services for industrial products, including on-location coating services for attenuators and other equipment handled by large numbers of people.

Wireless microphone WMSP970J

Digital intercom extension unit WDSD10PBSJ

Field testing the "healing effect on pigs" to improve animal welfare

JVCKENWOOD is a member of the steering committee for the "SUMIDA happy pig project" ( developed by the Sumida Ward of Tokyo, and provides it with the "KooNe," a device that combines high-resolution natural sound (independently recorded and edited ultra-high quality sounds from forests and rivers) with an original spatial audio design, working with the Asahi Agricultural High School in Chiba to field test the healing impact that it has on pigs. Testing has already demonstrated the healing impact that the system and sounds have on human beings, and in this project we installed it in a pig pen to verify its ability to reduce stress on the animals.
In addition to applying our KooNe spatial audio design solution, the project used animal welfare approaches to create a stress-free growth environment for the pigs, and practiced sustainable use of the meat, leather and oil derived from processing.

Industrial wireless equipment donated to Ukraine

JVCKENWOOD, in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, donated 100 of its "NX-3220E" industrial wireless units to the Embassy of Ukraine in Japan to provide support for the country's rebuilding. Given the devastation to the country's traffic and telecoms infrastructure, the equipment is expected to find applications in policing, firefighting, emergency services and many other scenarios, and we selected high-end industrial units to donate because they combine international standard NXDN and DMR digital formats with conventional analog. In June 2022, JVCKENWOOD received an official letter of thanks from the Minister for providing material assistance to Ukraine. The Group wishes Ukraine a speedy recovery and hopes that life will return to normal as quickly as possible.

Industrial wireless unit NX-3220E

Proposing a portable power supply as an emergency environment maintenance solution

Typhoons, heavy rains, earthquakes and other natural disasters are frequent, and JVCKENWOOD offers portable power supplies and portable solar panels to homes, companies, government agencies, schools and other organizations as a solution to help maintain the environment during emergencies. These products assist in disaster prevention and mitigation, and contribute to the creation of more livable communities.
For the third consecutive year, we donated a portable power supply to the city of Yokosuka, where JVCKENWOOD Service has its headquarters, in FY2021 and received an official letter of thanks from the mayor. We look forward to seeing our products continue to contribute to local communities.