LONG BEACH, Calif. October 1, 2014 – JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation, subsidiaries of Japan-based JVCKENWOOD Corporation, have merged to form a single subsidiary, JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation. The merger, effective today, is part of a global integration strategy initiated by JVCKENWOOD Corporation in 2012.
The merger completes a process that was first announced in April, and is designed to enhance operating efficiencies and spur innovation throughout the company. The two entities will consolidate their business and financial resources under the new company.
Commenting on the merger, Kazuhiro Aigami, President, JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation “The merger of our two companies will accelerate innovation across all divisions by the sharing of technologies and expertise, and will provide efficiencies in logistics and back office operations. This has been carefully planned and executed to drive innovation and growth within the Kenwood and JVC brands and their respective product divisions.”
JVC and Kenwood will remain as two distinct brands in their respective user markets and sales channels for each brand. JVC and Kenwood sales and marketing of Car Electronics are already located in Long Beach, California. Sales and marketing of Communications and Security will be located in Suwanee, Georgia. Sales and marketing of Audio and Video products and Professional camera will remain in Wayne, New Jersey. JVCKENWOOD USA headquarters will be located in Long Beach, California.
When two successful companies join together, the result is a combined organization that creates new and exciting opportunities. The combination will lead to powerful new areas of innovation, products and solutions, for consumer and enterprise markets.
About JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation
JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of imaging, home and car entertainment and navigation products for the consumer market, and two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-950-5005 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com, www.kenwoodusa.com and www.jvc.com.
WAYNE, NJ, September 18, 2014 – Music is the perfect workout partner and for those who want to liven up their workout, JVC has four new sports headphones that include waterproof and washable options, all designed to stay in place during the most vigorous sports or workout activities.
The four new models include two in the JVC Gumy Sport line and two in the Extreme Fitness line. The new Gumy Sport headphones – the HA-EN10 and HA-ENR15 – feature a Nozzle Fit earpiece made of soft silicone and a unique shape that provides a comfortable and secure fit so they won’t fall out during exercise. Both Gumy Sport models are sweatproof with IPX2 water ingress protection rating, which means they can be used during light rainfall. The 3.3-foot cable has an iPhone compatible plug, and small and medium earpieces are included to ensure the best fit. The HA-ENR15 includes an in-line remote control and microphone for use with iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices. Both Gumy Sport models come in a choice of four color combinations – blue/black, black/red, pink/violet and white/orange.
The new JVC HA-ETX30 and HA-ETR40 Extreme Fitness headphones feature JVC’s new Pivot Motion Fit, a soft rubber rotating hook that fits within the part of the ear just above the ear canal to provide an ultra-secure yet very comfortable fit. To tailor the fit to each user, the hook rotates and its position can easily be adjusted while wearing the earpiece. The Extreme Fitness headphones are IPX5/IPX7 rated, so there’s rarely any need to worry if caught out in a rain storm, and they can be safely washed, either by rinsing under running water or rinsed briefly in a basin of water. The 3.94-foot cord has a gold-plated iPhone compatible plug, and each headphone comes with small, medium and large earpieces and a cable clip to hold the cable in place. The HA-ETR40 includes additional open-type earpieces that allow ambient sounds to be heard, such as approaching traffic, for safety. It also features a splash-proof in-line remote control and microphone on a 1.97-foot cable plus a 1.97-foot extension cord.
The HA-ETX30 is available in four color combinations – blue/yellow, black/green, pink/blue and white/orange. The HA-ETR40 comes in gun metallic/black and red/black.
The new JVC sports headphones will be available in late September at the following prices:
About JVC Americas Corp.
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Americas Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. JVC Americas distributes imaging and home entertainment products for the consumer market, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For further product information, visit JVC’s website.
SALT LAKE CITY, July 31, 2014 – Smartphones might be the best choice for shooting family videos, but when it comes to capturing outdoor adventures, it’s best to stow that fragile phone and instead go for a JVC weatherproof camcorder that’s waterproof, shock proof, freeze proof and dust proof.
JVC is here at Outdoor Retailer, the largest gathering of the outdoor industry, demonstrating its full line of rugged, all-weather camcorders, including conventional full-featured models and a wearable point-of-view cam. The company’s new Everio camcorders feature JVC’s “Quad-Proof” structure – waterproof to a depth of 5 meters/16.4 feet, the ability to withstand a drop from 1.5 meters/4.9 feet, freeze-proof down to –10˚C/14˚F and dust proof – packaged in a familiar camcorder form factor. Rounding out their all-weather versatility, they float. And for extending outings on the water, the internal battery can provide 4.5 hours of recording.
The new Everio line’s Quad-Poof technologies were first offered in JVC’s Adixxion action camera, designed for shooting point-of-view action video. The Adixxion GC-XA2 offers the same weather-protection specs, but it can withstand a drop from 2 meters/6.5 feet. It features a built-in LCD monitor and Wi-Fi for streaming video to a smartphone, uploading to YouTube and still image transfer.
JVC’s Quad-Proof Everio camcorders offer a combination of performance capabilities and innovative features for those who want to take their videos beyond what a smartphone or other camcorders can deliver. In addition to their weather- and shock-proof attributes, JVC’s new Everio camcorders feature a KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS with 40x optical zoom, 2.5 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, audio technology that reduces wind noise, and compatibility with third-party editing software, including iMovie and Final Cut Pro X.
ORLANDO, FL, July 15, 2014 – Smartphones might be the best choice for shooting family videos, but when it comes to capturing sportfishing and other outdoor adventures, it’s best to stow that fragile phone and instead go for a JVC weatherproof camcorder that’s waterproof, shock proof, freeze proof and dust proof.