JVCKENWOOD to acquire Radio Activity in 2018
Written by: Sam Fenwick | Published:

JVCKENWOOD Corporation is planning to acquire all the shares issued by Italy-based Radio Activity S.r.l, a developer and seller of digital radio relay systems (that are compliant with DMR standards), in January 2018.

Once all the shares have been acquired by JVCKENWOOD, Radio Activity (a member of the DMR Association) will become a wholly-owned JVCKENWOOD subsidiary.

The stated purpose of the acquisition is to allow JVCKENWOOD to expand its DMR-compliant digital radio system solutions “down the road”, given that” …demand is growing for professional digital radio systems that are compliant with DMR standards, which are international digital radio standards, and are capable of small-scale system construction at low cost. In these circumstances, we [JVCKENWOOD] face an urgent need to strengthen the lineup of DMR-compliant digital radio system solutions.”

In a notice, JVCKENWOOD stated that “Radio Activity has strengths in technological capabilities and know-how particularly in building simulcast networks developed since the analogue standard era. Making the company a subsidiary will allow JVCKENWOOD to provide highly functional and reliable digital radio system solutions that are compliant with DMR standards.”

Simulcast radio system transmits a common radio frequency simultaneously in two or more communication sites, allowing wide area coverage under a license for a single frequency.

The notice added that the effect of the share acquisition on JVCKENWOOD’s earnings is expected to be insignificant.

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