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. In addition to these initiatives, we are leveraging our products and services to contribute to society in various areas, such as helping people who experience difficulties due to hearing problem or excessive auditory sensitivity, enhancing the efficiency of snow removal operations, revitalizing regional economies, and more.
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in protecting people from hearing loss as well as helping people with excessive auditory sensitivity who find certain sounds that many others don’t find unpleasant uncomfortable or overbearing enough to disrupt their daily lives. Demand is accordingly increasing for hearing protection devices (earmuffs) that reduce unpleasant sounds and noise simply by wearing them and don’t require recharging. The JVCKENWOOD Group offers its EP-EM70 earmuffs to various facilities. This product is designed to improve the quality of life of people who experience difficulties due to excessive auditory sensitivity and help reduce stress for people who are bothered by everyday ambient noise.
The EP-EM70 provides stable sound insulation performance for a wide range of sounds from high to low frequencies and boasts a noise reduction rating (NRR) of 23–31 dB (ANSI S12.6)/19 dB (ANSI S3.19). It not only protects your hearing by blocking out unpleasant sounds and noises around you when you're out and about, but can also be used by those who are not hearing-sensitive when they want to concentrate on their studies or work at home, or when they just want to enjoy some quiet time. It also offers user-friendly features, such as the headphone-like design, which redefines the image of earmuffs as hearing protection devices, a comfortably fitting headband, and a shape that prevents pinching of the fingers.
This product is enabling the JVCKENWOOD Group to help people with hearing sensitivity by easing the pain they face in their daily lives related to sound so they can go out freely and have a wider range of life experiences.
In Hokkaido, where there is a large amount of snowfall, snow removal plays a vital role in maintaining economic activity and preventing traffic accidents. The JVCKENWOOD Group’s dashcams contribute to increasing the safety and efficiency of snowplows.
We provided a Sapporo-based company operating a fleet of about 100 snowplows with dual-lens dashcams that record rear and forward footage to be used on a trial basis. After two years of testing, the dashcams were found to be highly effective in preventing accidents during snow removal operations, investigating and explaining circumstances when complaints were received, and providing safety instructions using the recorded footage.
The increased use of dashcams in snowplows will improve the efficiency and safety of snow removal operations, which will not only reduce the cost of winter road maintenance but also improve overall quality. Since the use of dashcam-equipped snowplows is not yet widespread, the JVCKENWOOD Group will focus its efforts on promoting its dashcams to government and industry organizations in order to expand their use in areas where there is a large amount of snowfall.
Against the backdrop of the expansion of COVID-19, we entered the air-cleaning area through sterilization and deodorization equipment as a solution for realizing clean spaces in With/After corona era. Our low-concentration ozone generator can effectively generate and release low-concentration ozone and ions *¹ through corona discharge using a multiple-ring type, thereby suppressing *² viruses and odors. In addition to meeting new lifestyles through the use of in-vehicle CAX-DS01 and portable CAX-DM01 for use in homes, offices, and other environmental, we are working to develop businesses that support users' peace of mind.
*1:This is a low-concentration ozone generator that can be used at the allowable working environment concentration specified by the Japan Society For Occupational Health.
*2: This is an effect based on the test results and is not a demonstration datum in actual use space
Against the backdrop of frequent occurrence of natural disasters such as typhoons, heavy rains, and earthquakes, we are proposing portable power supplies and portable solar panels for general households, companies, government offices, schools, and various organizations as emergency environment improvement solutions. Through the development of these products, we will continue to provide support to make further contribution for disaster-prevention risk reduction and development of a town where people can continue to live.