i-PRO Receives the Invention Encouragement Award from the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation ～Invention rerated to the four-color separation prism structure for the medical endoscope camera～
Tokyo, Japan, November 7, 2023 — i-PRO Co, Ltd., a global leader in professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, has been recognized by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII) for its invention related to the four-color separation prism structure of medical endoscope cameras. The invention, Optical Device (Patent No. 6388240), received the Invention Encouragement Award at the 2023 Kyushu Regional Invention Awards by JIII. The awards were announced on the JIII website on Thursday, October 19, and the award ceremony was held at Hakata Sunhills Hotel on Thursday, November 2.
November 07, 2023
Announcing 2023 New Product of the Year Award Winners : i-PRO Multi-directional + PTZ camera has been awarded as the winner in both Multi-sensor Megapixel and PTZ categories.
DALLAS, September 6, 2023 - Security Today magazine, the leading industry media brand providing technology, education and solutions for security professionals, and securitytoday.com, the preeminent editorial website for the security industry, have announced the winners of the Security Today 2023 New Product of the Year Award.
September 08, 2023
Announcing the 2023 Campus Safety BEST Award Winners : i-PRO Multi-directional + PTZ camera has been awarded as the best electronic security equipment by Campus Safety Magazine
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August 10, 2023
Mariko Shishikura, HR Leader at i-PRO, wins "The Art of HR - A Case Study Competition" and is awarded "The Art of HR" in 2023.
We are delighted to announce that Mariko Shishikura, our HR leader, received the award “The Art of HR – A Case Study Competition” by Speridian Technologies in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. Her case study of “Maximizing the Power of Objectives by Leveraging Technology” reflects the innovation and transformation our HR team has underwent when it comes to deploying HR Technology. i-PRO believes in the power of objectives, and we have the technology to make the most use of objectives. We are glad that this was recognized as one of the best practices.
July 21, 2023
i-PRO Joins the United Nations Global Compact ～ Initiative underscore i-PRO’s commitment to sustainable and responsible corporate governance
Tokyo, Japan, July 12, 2023 – i-PRO Co, Ltd., a global leader in professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, today announced that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The pledge formalizes the company’s commitment to protecting human rights, upholding ethical labor conditions, protecting the environment, and combating corruption.
July 12, 2023
Global Design Competition "Future Design Challenge" Gold Award Goes to "SOUND BRICK" by Agnes Filica Giovinna of Indonesia
Tokyo, JAPAN (March 28, 2023) – i-PRO Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the winners of the "Future Design Challenge" Gold Award goes to “SOUND BRICK” by Agnes Filica Giovinna of Indonesia. Based on the theme of this year's competition, " Averting Future Climate Crises Through The Power Of Engineering," we received diverse applications from various countries and regions. Many of the entries were of a very high level of ideas, considering problems that have already become apparent or will become apparent in the near future and skillfully incorporating concepts for solving them into concrete forms. As a result of the strict evaluation by four judges, the Gold Award went to "SOUND BRICK" by Agnes Filica Giovinna of Indonesia, and the Silver Award went to "moene" by team moene of Japan and "ESC 1" by Korean/Japanese creative collective IVAAIU City. Gold Award “SOUND BRICK” Agnes Filica Giovinna (Indonesia) Concept Description: SOUND BRICK is a wall made of foam, that absorbs sound waves and converts them into electrical energy to diminish the use of fossil fuels. Compared to solar panels and wind turbines, it doesn’t require as much maintenance, materials, and a huge land to function. People can install SOUND BRICK in their homes or offices and enjoy their electricity in a renewable-friendly way. Profile: Agnes Filica Giovinna is a student from BINUS Northumbria School of Design studying graphic design and screen-based interfaces. As someone who was raised in Indonesia while being familiar with both Asian and Western influences — she is a graphic designer of logical and imaginative caliber. Today, she sees herself as a designer of many shapes and colors. Comment from Judge: (La Myra Bening) The concept is quite clear and well-presented, and the design process is explained clearly. (Takuma Iwasa) It is a very interesting concept and would have significant impact if it could be realized. Silver Award “moene” team moene (Japan) Concept Description: This is a product that generates electricity while capturing CO2 using the power of algae, making it possible to produce electricity anywhere. Concept Video: https://youtu.be/lgYaeqFexaY Profile: team moene is a unit consisting of WENJIN MA and CHISATO SARUWATARI. Ma graduated from Tama Art University and as a UX designer, specialises in designing from service conception to UXUI design, with user experience and creativity as the starting point. Saruwatari graduated from Musashino Art University and is interested in solving social issues, and is active as a designer who works on solving issues that are not restricted by the medium of expression while focusing on visual design. They both work for Dentsu Digital, a leading digital marketing company. Comment from Judge: (La Myra Bening) Great concept on algae to electricity application. Presentation is presented quite clearly as well. Silver Award “ESC 1” IVAAIU City (Korea/Japan) Concept Description: ESC 1 is a wearable rescue signal device for wildfire refugees. It collects energy during regular days, and when a disaster happens, it helps people use it to distress light signals to rescue helicopters or surveillance drones. Also, people can use it to charge essential electrical devices to communicate with the emergency organizations around them. Profile: IVAAIU City is a new media creators' collective based in Seoul and Tokyo. The group consists of artists and designers from various genres in pursuit of creating a new art expression reflecting the ideas of the present era. They have been doing projects in open fields by crossing the disciplines, using interconnecting technologies, and sharing open ideas. The group consists of Donguk Agos Lee, an urban planner/architect; Sung-Su Park, a new media architect; Hancheol So, an architect; Hiroto Takeuchi, a sound designer; and Jiin Yoon, an object designer. One of their representative works is 'Robot Architecture Archetype(2022)', presented by ZER01NE in Seoul, South Korea. For ESC 1(SSALT_IN) project, Keunwook Kim takes part in industrial design and creative direction. Most of his works start with observing people and building meaningful interactions in the physical environment. Comment from Judge: (Takuma Iwasa) A very clean design is being put together. Future Design Challenge 2022 Outline This international design competition program is to provide opportunities for up-and-coming problem solvers or futurists to win the prestigious award for innovative design excellence. This competition calls upon young, creative and talented engineers and designers around the world, to present their fresh ideas, thoughts, and design. 2022 Theme "Averting Future Climate Crises Through The Power Of Engineering. Schedule Application period: 2022.Dec.23 - 2023.Feb.28 Judging period: 2023.Mar.01 - Mar.16 Announcement of award winners: 2023.Mar.17 > 2023.Mar.28 Award Future Design Challenge Award (Gold/Silver) Prize money: - Gold - ¥300,000 JPY (Approx. $2,189 USD) for 1 person or 1 group - Silver - ¥100,000 JPY (Approx. $730 USD) for 2 persons or 2 groups i-PRO Japan Tour (Gold Only) Judges La Myra Bening, Designer, Gold Award Winner of Future Design Challenge 2021 Hironori Iwasaki, Professor at Department of Creative Innovation, Musashino Art University, Business Designer Takuma Iwasa, Representative Director and CEO, Shiftall Inc. Tomoyuki Hirose, Representative Director and President, Tomoshi Bito inc For more details, please come and check our website at https://futuredesignchallenge.com/
March 28, 2023
i-PRO, MOBOTIX and Konica Minolta Strengthen Strategic Collaboration
Tokyo/Langmeil/Tokyo (March 24, 2023) – i-PRO Co., Ltd. (i-PRO), MOBOTIX AG (MOBOTIX), and Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) are pleased to announce that they will strengthen their strategic collaboration by combining their products. This collaboration will allow the companies to mutually leverage the strengths of the portfolio offering of i-PRO and MOBOTIX, both specialists in imaging and sensing technologies, and combine their products with FORXAI, a cutting-edge imaging IoT platform of Konica Minolta. Collaboration of i-PRO and MOBOTIX with their IP cameras i-PRO offers a wide range of video surveillance products incorporating edge AI technology. Together with the renowned reliability and durability of Japanese products, that has enabled the company to increase its presence in the global market. On the other hand, MOBOTIX offers decentralized processing (edge computing) IP cameras worldwide, which satisfy the rigorous durability standards required for made-in-Germany products. With their high-end thermal imaging cameras, they have the critical ability to accurately detect temperature anomalies and variations. MOBOTIX, i-PRO, and Konica Minolta jointly developed a system by visual and thermal cameras in 2020. The new strategic cooperation says that MOBOTIX will use selected high-performance i-PRO camera hardware. Combined with unique MOBOTIX DNA feature sets on an ODM/JDM (Original Design Manufacturing/Joint Development Manufacturing) basis, with the first product scheduled to be launched in 2023, the hardware will be compatible with the existing MOBOTIX and Konica Minolta system landscape. The collaboration will strengthen solution offerings for the vertical markets – e.g. industry & production, government, healthcare, logistics - in a targeted manner with performant end-to-end solutions. It enables customers to meet their needs in terms of improved processes, higher profits, and support more social safety and security in society. Combination of i-PRO and MOBOTIX products with Konica Minolta's FORXAI The surveillance and video solutions market now demands much more than video monitoring and post-event verification. Detection, analysis, and prediction using AI, and the provision of data services that leverage it, are increasingly coming into focus as new growth areas. Connecting i-PRO and MOBOTIX systems with Konica Minolta's FORXAI imaging IoT platform opens up integrating and using various other devices and systems through open partnerships. Thus, the companies hope to develop unique solutions based on Konica Minolta's state-of-the-art imaging AI technology, integrate the technologies of FORXAI partner companies, expand their customer base, and continuously utilize customer data. Comments by Top Executives Shohei Ozaki, COO of i-PRO Co., Ltd., said, "Since its establishment in 2019, i-PRO has been building collaborative relationships with partners around the world, and in 2020, entered into a partnership with Konica Minolta and MOBOTIX. Konica Minolta, MOBOTIX, and i-PRO are pioneers in image-based intelligent services and are reputed for the quality and reliability of their products. I believe that this partnership will help our extensive lineup of products incorporating edge AI technology contribute to solving a wider range of social issues. "MOBOTIX and i-PRO share many common values and have matching quality standards, especially regarding performance and cybersecurity. Together with Konica Minolta, we can bundle our competencies and offer innovative solutions including thermal technology and AI for our central vertical markets," said Thomas Lausten, CEO of MOBOTIX AG. “The focus of video technology on data usage is a common starting point for the cooperation partners. Intelligent video technology is much more than delivering safety. It is about effective operations, increasing sales, and making people's lives easier." Toshiya Eguchi, Konica Minolta's Executive Vice President and Executive Officer Responsible for Technologies and Imaging-IoT Solution Business, commented as follows. "We are looking forward to this intensive partnership. Through this collaboration among Konica Minolta's imaging IoT platform FORXAI, MOBOTIX and i-PRO, we are confident that their competencies, high-quality standards, and strengths complement each other perfectly. The cooperation will be a win-win-win for the three companies. The biggest winners, by far, will be our customers and users."
March 24, 2023
i-PRO launches the "moduca" series, a Build-To-Order modular camera series that provides a solution in the form of video utilization to diverse on-site needs
Tokyo, JAPAN (January 20, 2023) – i-PRO Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of the "moduca" series of modular cameras that can be integrated into products and equipment to meet the various needs for video applications in the industrial world. The need for using video technology in various industries such as manufacturing is on the rise. There is a growing need for means to solve various problems, such as reducing costs as much as possible while ensuring quality, creating a safe and secure environment, and reducing the environmental burden through low carbon emissions, by making advanced use of innovative technologies such as AI. However, there are several factors that make it difficult to promote the use of video technology in industry. For example, "We would like to develop AI algorithms while capturing images with cameras of various specifications, but the cameras we want are not readily available when we want to try them out," or "There are affordable cameras available, but we cannot expect stable operation over a long period of time.” There are more factors such as "I want to have a camera that can take the best images for the object or environment to be analyzed, but it would be too expensive for a small number of cameras to be made exclusively for that purpose.” In response to these, i-PRO has launched a new initiative of BTO (Build-To-Order) modular cameras in order to meet the diverse and dispersed demands for cameras. The “moduca” series offers more than 1,500 combinations to choose from to meet your needs. i-PRO accepts orders for as few as one moduca series camera, and orders for less than 10 cameras will ship within three business days. The moduca series is currently available for domestic Japan only. We, i-PRO, together with our various partners, will continue to contribute to the realization of a society where people can enjoy themselves with a smile through sensing technologies such as modular cameras.
January 20, 2023
Global Design Competition "Future Design Challenge 2022" Entries Now Open: Call for Ideas from Around the World on the Theme of "Averting A Future Climate Crisis Through The Power Of Engineering”
Tokyo, JAPAN (December 23rd, 2021) – i-PRO Co., Ltd. is proudly announcing to hold "Future Design Challenge," a global design competition with the 2022 theme of "Averting Future Climate Crises Through The Power Of Engineering.
December 23, 2022