JVC Kenwood’s Maeda on the Art & Science of Engineering
Maeda said that engineers should strive not to build only upon ideas founded in “business models” or they will lose the essence of innovation.
He said that JVC Kenwood is in the process of developing a “co-existing” product that will combine audio, video and communication functions and that is hopes to commercialize in Japan later this year. Code-named RYOMA, it is an all-in-one product designed to simplify high-resolution digital recording functions as a complement flat-panel-TV viewing, while allowing users to access high-quality audio for music and TV listening. It will also provide access to interference-free FM and AM radio broadcasts, using the Internet as a conduit for the broadcasts where terrestrial reception is poor. The technology will also have the capability of transmitting images to accompany the radio broadcasts.