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24 February 2017

JRC announces global strategic partnership with Transas

Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC) has announced a strategic partnership with a world leading marine electronics supplier of innovative products and digital solutions, Transas Marine Limited(Transas).

The partnership's purpose is to offer customers global solutions and support capabilities in the maritime market. Synergy effects of collaborations in capabilities of hardware by JRC, software and R&D by Transas, and integration of JRC's subsidiary, Alphatron Marine Beheer B.V.(AMB) *1, would lead to producing next-generation e-Navigation products and solutions, and contribute to a realization of an automated ship management in the near future.

For providing customers with the highest solutions, JRC and Transas are establishing the strong partnership in R&D, developments of hardware and software, mutual production distributions, and cooperative projects.

Frank Coles, Transas CEO, said "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*2 offers, while driving efficiency and productivity."

Notes:
*1 Alphatron Marine Beheer B.V. is JRC's wholly owned subsidiary.
*2 THESIS: Transas Harmonised Echo System of Integrated Solutions.