23rd February, 2017 (Portsmouth, ENGLAND and Tokyo, JAPAN) – 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 cooperation will be strongly reinforced including development of innovative solutions and will bring together the best hardware and best software to produce next-generation of e-Navigation products and solutions.
The multi-faceted relationship will offer customers the best of both companies: ship navigation solutions for SOLAS and non-SOLAS markets, charts and data applications, fleet operations, simulation & ship traffic solutions and global support capabilities. The partnership will also see the launch of new products and services.
Among the first projects are collaboration on the joint design and development of new ECS product line, new radar products and the automated ship integrated into the global monitoring model.
Using Alphatrons’ integration capabilities, the JRC’s hardware capabilities and Transas software and R&D, the partnership represents the best of breed for the de facto direction for maritime solutions and systems.
“A strategic partnership with a leading player like JRC is the ideal platform for developing a new way forward in the maritime industry. Together we will be able to answer the evolving needs of our customers on a global scale and deliver advantages of the powerful ecosystem THESIS offers, while driving efficiency and productivity,” said Frank Coles, Transas CEO.
“This global strategic partnership is as a logical consequence that two destinies meet. The exciting partnership starts and makes not only navigation future but also new era of shipping,” said Jun Nakazawa, GM JRC Marine system business.
About Transas: Transas’ vision is to lead the way in creating an ecosystem of harmonised integrated solutions in safety, navigation and ship operations. In creating these solutions Transas unites global maritime stakeholders in the future of e-Navigation and operations.
True to its vision, Transas has introduced THESIS, the Transas Harmonised Eco System of Integrated Solutions. THESIS is a flexible data resource where Ship, Fleet Operations, Academy (simulation & training) and Ship Traffic Control can all be connected to the ecosystem, effectively a community working together on a cloud-based shared data platform to enable smarter operations, safety and navigation.
United into a single environment, navigation, simulation, vessel traffic, and fleet management systems become a decision support tool using the data provided by Transas software solutions. Transas operates more than 20 own regional offices and has a global network of partners around the world. For more information, please visit www.transas.com
JRC is a world leading marine electronics producer specializing in the design and manufacture of industry compliant products. Alphatron Marine is a world renowned supplier of integrated bridge solutions, represent major industry brands and manufacturer of unique complementary products to the JRC portfolio. With the full support of Centers of Excellence in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston, the combined synergies bring quality and innovation to owners, operators and shipyards, redefining the future of ocean, offshore and river navigation. www.jrc.am