JRC’s New 10.4-Inch All-in-One LCD Radar
Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC) is pleased to announce the introduction of the JMA-3300 series radar incorporating some of the latest technological achievements available. The new all-in-one radar features a bonded, ultra bright LCD. It is backlit by white LED’s giving 1000 candelas of brightness, a level not previously found on this class of radar. JRC engineers’ custom designed the System-on-Chip inside the new JMA-3300 series to be an extremely powerful tool, boasting many of the features found on larger radars.
High Speed Solid State S-band Delivered for US Ferry
A Solid State S-band radar with 8-ft antenna and high speed rotation – reportedly the world’s first and smallest – has been installed by JRC for the high speed car/passenger ferry Lake Express. The 192-ft USCG-inspected Subchapter catamaran travels at a service speed of 34-knots between Milwaukee, Wisc. and Muskegon, Mich. JRC said the dual X- and S-band radar installation offers Lake Express the features, design and integration of the new Multi Function Display as well as the ability to utilize a high speed S-band radar.
JRC Delivers 15,000th Tornado Radar
Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC) delivered its 15,000th Tornado radar from the Mitaka factory in Tokyo, Japan. Found in the JMA-5200 through to the JMA-9100 series, this new capability allowed the radars to perform the complex tasks associated with the company’s other in-house developed technologies, Constaview and Target Enhancement Function (TEF). JRC’s Constaview allows full processing of data within milliseconds, generating a smooth and continuous (radar) image rotation. TEF allows target enhancement relative to the target size…
AlphaBridge Delivered to the RT Trident
Alphatron Marine has handed over the turnkey AlphaBridge tugboat console solution onboard the RT Trident to Seabulk Towing Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This tug bridge concept has been fully equipped with a JRC/Alphatron Marine navigation and communication package. The bridge is comprised of two ergonomically designed consoles with a central, rotatable, captain’s chair mounted on sliding rails. The layout of the consoles was designed in cooperation with the intended users.
JRC Celebrates 100-year Anniversary
Japan Radio Company (JRC) has announced the reaching of its 100-year anniversary in 2015. With the passing of the private radio law in Japan in June 1915, the company was founded in December of the same year as the Japan Radiotelegraph Manufacturing Company. Within year one the first product was developed, a radiotelegraph unit which was installed on a rescue vessel. It was not until the 1940s that the company changed its name to JRC, and today’s known logo came into effect, which is this year exactly 70 years old. In 1953 JRC was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the company continued to be heavily involved in unique and challenging projects.
RADAR vs MOBILE PHONE
2% (or $1.3 trillion)* of World GDP is accounted for by the mobile telecommunications industry. By comparison, the minute fraction of this that the marine radar industry accounts for has probably not been discovered yet. So what chance does radar have against such overwhelming authority, or should we say, financial might? Marine radar operates in two main frequency bandwidths, 3GHz and 9GHz. The mobile phone and wi-fi industries also like the 3GHz arena, and have their frequency allocations virtually adjacent to our very own S-Band radar, and therein lies the problem.
JRC Earns Highest DNV-GL INS Type Approval
Japan Radio Company (JRC) has received DNV-GL Integrated Navigation System (INS) type approval for the Multi Function Display (MFD) which also includes the network based ICS suffix. JRC’s flexible system meets and exceeds the new IMO performance standard resolution MSC.252(83) and are approved to be expanded to meet the highest class notations such as NAUT-OC/AW/OSV to ensure the safety of a vessel at sea. The INS provides added value for officers to plan, monitor and/or control safety of navigation and progress of the ship by combining and integrating functions and information, JRC said.
JRC Debuts New Radar Series
JRC introduced the JMA-5300 series radars; the first of a new line of high performance radars built around a new proprietary JRC ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) architecture. These new systems use processors that are specifically designed to enable parallel processing using multiple ASIC’s for lightning fast operation of every feature. The JMA-5300 series will be available in five power outputs; 10kW, 25kW, 50kW X-Band plus 30kW and 60kW S-band, with antenna arrays of 6ft, 7ft or 9ft for X-Band and 8ft or 12ft for S-Band. Complimenting the available choices in output power, the JMA-5300 series has a long list of options that allows these systems to be configured to meet the exact needs of every application.
JRC AIS System Earns USCG and FCC Type Approval
The USCG and the FCC have awarded JRC’s AIS system, the “JHS-180” Type Approval. Previously awarded Type Approvals by EU Wheelmark MED, UK, Japan and Industry Canada, this completes the Approval process for JRC’s AIS system, making it available worldwide for most vessels complying with this new IMO requirement. JRC’s JHS-180 is compliant with International Marine Organization (IMO) standards: IMO MSC Res.74 (69) Annex 3, ITU-R M. 1371-1, IEC61993-2, IEC60945 and others. The Universal Shipborne Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a newly developed system to improve the safety of navigation. IMO Carriage Requirements for merchant…
Calabrese Joins JRC
Al Calabrese has joined the staff at JRC in their High Seas sales department overseeing the Gulf Region and Florida. He brings over 40 years of electronics experience, and is FCC certified, with a technical background in troubleshooting, research and development, failure analysis, production methods as well as marine electronics communication and navigation sales, service, and installation. Most recently, he worked as East Coast Manager of Sales and Service for GSI Marine, Inc responsible for training and supervision of technical personnel and day-to-day operations. High Seas Technology, Radio Holland, and General Dynamics are companies The US Navy was the first entry Calabrese made into the electronics field…
JRC Releases VDR
JRC ‘s new Voyage Data Recorder, serving the same function as the “Black Box” in airplanes world wide, will offer possible solutions to catastrophes that occur on the water. Designed for all vessels required to comply with the new IMO International Requirements (IMO Res.A.861(20), IEC61996, IEC61162-1 (NMEA0183 Ver 2.30), IEC60945, IEEE802.3, etc.), this new product will supply vital information to authorities and ship owner’s in the event of a disaster at sea. Composed of two units; the Protective Capsule and the Recording Control Unit, the JCY-1000 VDR offers easy installation at an economic price point. The data acquisition unit is housed in the Recording Control Unit, providing data transfer to the capsule via an Ethernet cable.
Transas, Japan Radio Company Announce Strategic Partnership
The strategic partnership will drive growth and accelerate innovation. Industry-leading solutions and services capabilities will deliver differentiated customer value. Transas, the innovative, digital solutions company, and Japan Radio Company (JRC), a leading global marine electronics company, today announced their new strategic partnership. The two industry-leading companies will work together in research and development, product distribution and project collaboration. The technical…
AlphaBridge Consoles Delivered to Egbert Wagenborg
Alphatron Marine has announced to have delivered a state-of-the-art premium design AlphaBridge to the vessel Egbert Wagenborg, a modern, multi-purpose open-top ice strengthened vessel, named after the company’s founder. The ergonomically designed AlphaBridge with four 46-inch wide screens include remote support and an onboard information system. The Egbert Wagenborg navigation system contributes of a new level of onboard safety with JRC’s latest multi-function radar, ECDIS and conning which is operated on four large phenomenally bright displays that can be seen from nearly every angle.
Japan Radio Supplies Misje Rederi AS ECDIS Retrofit
ProNav, the Norwegian distributor for Japan Radio Company Ltd. (JRC), was awarded a contract for supplying twenty two ECDIS systems to the entire fleet of Norwegian shipowner Misje Rederi AS. All eleven dual-systems will be supplied and commissioned by Brommeland Elektronikk AS, a part of ProNav's professional sales- and service network. The JRC ECDIS systems are supplied through a leasing program, and Misje Rederi is one of several other shipping companies finding this program as a good solution. Cost-wise it enables the possibilities to have the latest technology in the complete fleet at the same time, the company said, which again is beneficial in regards to type specific training, crew-changes, service etc.
Safebridge Contracts With JRC to Provide Training
Hamburg – Safebridge announced that it has teamed up with Japan Radio Co. Ltd (JRC), provider of navigation systems, to develop type-specific ECDIS training for the JRC ECDIS. JRC joins a number of other ECDIS manufacturers in believing that online training is the key to meeting the huge numerical challenge set by STCW 2010. With the implementation of ECDIS as the primary means of navigation, and the now mandatory training requirements, Safebridge and JRC will provide seafarers around the globe with an effective and easy solution to train online and prepare themselves for their next assignment. Safebridge will develop the courseware for use in its learning platform…
JRC Reports ECDIS Success in Greece
Greeks, perhaps more than any other people in the world, have been mariners without interruption throughout history. At 100 years old, JRC has a long maritime history in the field of marine electronics, something that the shipping nation of Greece recognizes now more than ever. This could be why the JRC ECDIS has become a preferred choice for many shipping companies. With new mandates and especially for retrofitting projects, cost effective choices are typically made. Many owners have already chosen one JRC ECDIS at the new building stage over the last few years.
Seagull Launches JRC ECDIS Training Module
Maritime training provider Seagull announced the release of an equipment specific training module for Japan Radio Co Ltd (JRC)’s ECDIS systems. Developed in close cooperation with JRC, one of the world’s leading ECDIS manufacturers, this latest addition to Seagull’s extensive library of eLearning modules is designed to provide navigators with equipment specific familiarisation training for the JRC ECDIS (JAN- 701B, JAN-901B, JAN-2000, JAN-901M and JAN-701). Targeting deck officers, the new course will allow shipowners and operators with JRC ECDIS on board their ships to meet the recently introduced regulatory requirement for equipment specific training in addition to generic ECDIS training.
JRC Delivers ECDIS Pre-Filled with AVCS
UKHO and JRC have announced that shipping companies fitting a JRC ECDIS now have the additional benefit of instant access to the entire range of official global Admiralty ENCs. All JRC systems are now being preloaded in the factory with every AVCS chart. The combination of JRC ECDIS and AVCS provides a navigation-ready, complete type-approved system that meets the needs of the shipping industry ahead of the introduction of compulsory ECDIS carriage. The agreement delivers an integrated service which provides mariners with faster, more direct access to the world’s largest range of official ENCs, and makes it easier to obtain the data required for highly efficient passage planning and voyage execution.
Seagull Launches JRC ECDIS Training Module
Norway-based Seagull AS introduced an equipment specific training module for Japan Radio Co Ltd (JRC)’s ECDIS systems. Developed in close cooperation with JRC, one of the world’s leading ECDIS manufacturers, this latest addition to Seagull’s extensive library of computer-based training (CBT) modules is designed to train navigators in the use of the JRC 701B, 901B and JAN-2000 series ECDIS. Targeting deck officers, the new course will allow shipowners and operators with JRC ECDIS…
ECDIS Will Partner With Japan Radio
UK-based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd. has announced a new partnership agreement with manufacturer Japan Radio Company (JRC). As a training partner, ECDIS Ltd will deliver MCA- and DNV-approved Generic and Nautical Institute accredited Type Specific (Equipment Specific) training on JRC ECDIS software. Delivery of courses on JRC ECDIS has begun, and ECDIS Ltd. has successfully delivered JRC training on several continents already. “Considerable time and effort goes into the development of our ECDIS courses to ensure that they are of the highest quality, and the new JRC courses are no different,” said Malcolm Instone, Director of Operations & Standards.
Japan Radio Adds New Staff
In an effort to continue its ever widening expansion program within the marine electronics market in both North and South America, Japan Radio Company has added key personnel to its U.S. headquarters offices, JRC North America, Seattle, Wash. Ray Carter has joined the company as national sales manager, with experience in the commercial fishing electronics industry. Carter had previously served as general manager for Yaquina Bay Marine Supply in Newport, Ore. Matthew Wood was elected as the new Western Regional Manager, responsible for sales administration on the U.S. West Coast, in Central and South America, as well as coordination of JRC projects in the Russian Federation.
Elcome Enters Sales, Service Deal with JRC
Elcome International has signed a distribution agreement with Japan Radio Company (JRC) and its technology partner Alphatron Marine. Under the agreement, the Dubai-based company will take on responsibility for sales and service of JRC and Alphatron Marine products in the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka. Elcome will also carry out annual performance tests for JRC Voyage Data Recorders and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders. JRC is providing training for Elcome engineers at its Center of Excellence in Rotterdam, as well as at Elcome’s headquarters in Dubai.
Electronics: JRC Proposes Integrated Nautical Safety System
In the past decade more than 25,000 accidents have been caused by ships maneuvering under adverse environmental or traffic conditions. A leading cause of many of these accidents - by some estimates up to 70 or 80 percent - are due to "human error," confirmed by the fact that international organizations such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are dedicating significant time and resources to studying the problem and developing solutions. The marine electronics community has used this trend to steadily build complete bridge systems which are increasingly integrated "plug and play" units. A high level of corporate consolidations has significantly aided this trend.