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ProNav delivers JRC navigation and communication packages to three newly built Attica Group Aero High-speed catamarans

23 September 2022 - JRC Europe is proud to announce that its sister company ProNav, in collaboration with a Norwegian dealer, has provided three Aero High-speed catamarans from Attica Group with a complete JRC navigation and communication package. The package includes our JAN-7201 ECDIS; the advanced nature of JRC's new ECDIS system allows you to plan a route in different ways with extensive flexibility. But also our JMR-5400 sea radar, JLR-21 GPS satellite compass, JLR-8600 multi GNSS, JLN-741 doppler log and more.

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JRC | Alphatron Marine launches second episode podcast NavCom Inside: the shortage of technical personnel.

17 August 2022 - JRC | Alphatron Marine launches the second episode of the podcast NavCom Inside. A podcast about the world of marine electronics. What is behind the development of communication and navigation equipment? How do ships innovate with global developments? And to what extent is this technology determined by environmental legislation and safety? Innovators from the maritime sector, both external experts and enthusiastic employees, have their say.

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Company updates

We are on a mission – MIRAI

15 August 2022 - At JRC | Alphatron Marine we want to go all the way, every day. And in our view, there is only one way to do this: by making a difference for our customers and using all our passion, expertise, and drive for their success. Through our leading position in bridge integration and innovation, we offer our customers worldwide state-of-the-art maritime solutions to responsibly and efficiently use the increasing potential of the maritime industry. In this way, we contribute to the future of the market and our customers. We call this mission and vision MIRAI.

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Meet JRC | Alphatron Marine at SMM 2022

11 August 2022 - After a period of restrictions due to Covid-19 and cancellation of many exhibitions, JRC | Alphatron Marine is once again proud to present her leading products, innovations and solutions at SMM, one of the world’s largest exhibitions. At the 30th edition of this exhibition we will show a total package with professional deepsea and inland equipment, demonstrate our new modular consoles and introduce the new AlphaRiverPilot MFS.

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Company updates

Suspension of sales AlphaMiniCourse Mk2 (G-007513) and Digital Selector Switch (G-007314)

12 July 2022 - Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russia, we must at this moment suspend the sales of the AlphaMiniCourse Mk2. This product is partially produced in Russia and as a result of the before mentioned reason, it is no longer possible to import from Russia.

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Summer promotion - JRC e-learning

12 July 2022 - This summer we make it very easy for your engineers to improve their knowledge during the (maybe not so busy) days to come. We have a great summer promotion for you and your engineers!

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Blog

Reverse order when it comes to fire safety?

16 June 2022 - The number of fires on board large ships has increased strongly in recent years, according to the annual AGCS Safety & Shipping Review by maritime insurer Allianz. Freight-related fires are on the rise; the average has been one fire in less than two weeks for years. The number of fires or explosions on all types of vessels that resulted in total losses rose to ten in 2020, the highest number in four years.

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Technical difficulties

20 May 2022 - ​We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties which makes it harder to reach us by telephone. We are working to get this resolved asap. Fortunately we are still easily accessible by email, therefore you can send us your enquiry per email and we will contact you asap.

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Product and solutions updates

JRC | Alphatron Marine introduces a complete Modular Console

20 April 2022 - JRC | Alphatron Marine introduces the latest innovation in the AlphaBridge product line, the complete Modular Console. With this innovation Alphatron Marine strives to develop and deliver best-in-class products and services to meet the customer’s needs and to make ships safer and more efficient.

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Product and solutions updates

Announcement of the thorough use of genuine VDR/SVDR UPS batteries and retraining requirements

15 December 2021 - Since FSN 210024, issued on June 18, 2021, we have been monitoring the use of genuine battery. The use of non-genuine batteries is not approved by organizations in each country, and the quality and performance cannot be guaranteed. In order to eliminate the use of non-genuine batteries, service providers who have sold or replaced non-genuine batteries will be required to attend training programs for the purpose of re-awareness.

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Product and solutions updates

VDR JCY -1000/1700/1700S/1800/1850/1900/1950, Battery’s/UPS

8 December 2021 - JRC would like to inform all customers on a very important safety and quality item related to the JRC VDR JCY 1700/1700S/1800/1850/1900/1950. The Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) is a key system for all vessels required to comply with the IMO's International Convention SOLAS Requirements (IMO Res.A.861(20)).

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Product and solutions updates

New DynaPilot by JRC/Alphatron Marine

28 October 2021 - JRC/Alphatron Marine continues to develop systems and solutions to make ships safer and more efficient. For this reason, we are excited to introduce you to our latest development for supported sailing, the new DynaPilot. This system has been developed in cooperation with Navis Engineering in Finland, with whom JRC has a strategic partnership to develop a highly innovative range of Ship Motion Control Systems.

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JRC/Alphatron Marine is present at Europort showing many innovations

12 October 2021 - After a period of Corona and no exhibitions, JRC/Alphatron Marine is very pleased to present all our new innovations at Europort, the international maritime exhibition where we can meet again after 2 years.

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Product and solutions updates

New OpenBridge conning library in Lynx by JRC/Alphatron Marine

26 July 2021 - JRC/Alphatron Marine has recently launched their in-house developed automation and connecting platform Lynx for monitoring and control of all kinds of ship systems. The new Lynx OpenBridge module makes it possible for any project design engineers to freely compose multiple conning pages according to the Norwegian OpenBridge design guidelines.

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JRC/Alphatron Marine and Navis Engineering sign a MoU partnership to co-develop Ships Motion Control Systems

24 June 2021 - On the 17th of June, Alphatron Marine in Rotterdam the Netherlands and Navis Engineering in Vantaa Finland, agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a partnership to develop a highly innovative range of Ship Motion Control Systems based on Autopilot and Dynamic Positioning technologies which can become an integrated part of the JRC navigation system.

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Product and solutions updates

New AlphaPilot MFS-VR by JRC/Alphatron Marine

20 May 2021 - JRC/Alphatron Marine continues to develop systems and solutions to make ships safer and more efficient. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that we have developed a new autopilot: the AlphaPilot MFS-VR. The AlphaPilot MFS-VR is an adaptive autopilot that uses information of speed or draft and it is suitable for multiple vessel types, like workboats, fast crew tender vessels, fishing boats, tugs and more. As this is the successor of our successful AlphaSeaPilot MFC and MFA system, this new pilot can easily be used to retrofit and previous models or any other autopilot.

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Press releases

Smart Bridge System for world's first zero-emission electric-powered tanker

26 April 2021 - Japan Radio Co., Ltd. will supply "Smart Bridge System" for world's first zero-emission electric-powered tankers for Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. and are proceeding detailed engineering.

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Product and solutions updates

New JMR-5400 by JRC/Alphatron Marine

13 April 2021 - JRC/Alphatron Marine is committed to provide the best products, solutions and services to meet the needs of our customers. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that we have obtained an extension of the MED certificate for our successful CAT1&2 radar series JMR-5400.

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Product and solutions updates

JRC’s new Remote Diagnostics Report

8 April 2021 - JRC Europe is excited to present the new standardized Remote Diagnostics Report created by the JRC RMS-Support team in Rotterdam. This report will help the JRC Service network, superintendents, and technical managers to better prepare a service visit onboard the vessel, to increases the first-time fix rate, and reduces service costs. The status of all JRC equipment can be checked remotely, by a cyber secure connection, in advance of the service job, so the crew is sure that the engineer brings the needed spare parts and tools to do the job. In some cases, the problem can be fully resolved remotely with a software update or a change of settings.

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Product and solutions updates

OpenBridge consortium by JRC/Alphatron Marine

30 March 2021 - Last month the Dutch R&D department of JRC/Alphatron Marine completed and commissioned the first AlphaMINDS mooring application for use on an inland vessel. The unique AlphaMINDS, MINDS stands for: Multifunctional Information Navigation Display System. Within MINDS there will be numerous applications offered with respect to the above, making use of the in-house developed LYNX software application.

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Product and solutions updates

New AlphaMINDS River application by JRC/Alphatron Marine

24 February 2021 - Last month, Alphatron Marine's R&D engineers completed and commissioned the first AlphaMINDS River application on the inland MTS ‘Prinses’ together with the engineers of our inland shipping department. AlphaMINDS River is completely based on our software Lynx, an in-house developed cross-platform and modular SCADA software for the maritime industry.

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Product and solutions updates

New AlphaMidiCourse Mk2 by JRC/Alphatron Marine

16 February 2021 - Since the introduction of the AlphaMidiCourse in 2015, many vessels worldwide have already been equipped with this gyro compass. These units are used daily 24/7 by satisfied customers and because of this, this gyro has proven to be a very reliable product.

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Product and solutions updates

JRC’s Radar Wave Analysis function

11 February 2021 - Multiple ships have lost about 2000 containers in heavy weather conditions over the last months. Losing containers at sea has a major impact on the ocean environment and is a huge cost expense for shipping companies. Heavy rolling and pitching of the ship is one of the causes that the containers lose their stability and start falling overboard. JRC’s navigational radar JMR-7200/9200 has the Wave Analysis function that is easily available by a software upgrade.

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JRC France supplies first LT-3100S on the ship ‘Ile de Batz’

1 February 2021 - JRC France is proud to announce the delivery of the first LT-3100S on the ship ‘Ile de Batz’. Shipowner of the ship is LDA (Louis Dreyfus Armateurs) with whom JRC France has already 8 ships under contract.

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JRC/Alphatron Marine will participate in Europort 2021 with confidence

26 January 2021 - For decades, Europort has been the meeting place where the maritime industry comes together to connect, collaborate and innovate. Due to the fact that Europort 2021 is the first major maritime exhibition in two years, participation in this event is receiving a lot of attention.

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JRC Iberia supplies full bridge equipment for Amazonas river vessel

15 December 2020 - JRC Iberia is proud to announce the delivery of a complete bridge concept onboard the vessel Amazonas II, which was built at Drassanes Dalmau shipyard in Barcelona, Spain.

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Company updates

JRC/Alphatron Marine Iberia has been assigned the task of managing JRC/Alphatron Marine accounts located in the African continent

15 December 2020 - It is with great pleasure and high expectations that JRC/Alphatron Marine Iberia has been assigned the task of managing JRC/Alphatron Marine accounts located in the African continent as per 1 January 2021.

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AlphatrOn the job: Marc Overgoor - Manager QHSE

17 November 2020 - As a company you have obligations towards your employees and your customers, but also towards society. In his position as QHSE Manager, Marc Overgoor must ensure that JRC | Alphatron Marine fulfils these obligations with regard to quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE). Under normal circumstances it is already quite a versatile, demanding job, but with the corinavirus new challenges arose for the QHSE Manager.

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Improving customer intimacy on a global scale

4 November 2020 - During this COVID19-crisis, it is important that we can rely on our colleagues’ resilience and the confidence placed in us by our customers. With so few visits to customers on location, we are often forced to think along from a distance. Under these circumstances, professional expertise has become truly indispensable and our personal interactions with customers are more important than ever. We discussed this with Jeroen Kortsmit, who was appointed Group General Manager Key Accounts at JRC | Alphatron Marine on 1 July 2020.

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JRC/Alphatron Marine is proud to announce the Online Training Module at the Global Training Academy (GTA)

21 September 2020 - On 30th September 2020 we will launch our online learning management system. With this system training courses can be followed by our distributors, wherever they are in the world. Instead of traveling to one of our Centers of Excellence or other training locations, you can now log in via the GTA-portal on your mobile, tablet, or computer whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you. Exactly what you need to ensure your skills are up-to-date.

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Alphatron Marine is coming to you this fall

9 September 2020 - At Alphatron Marine there are always enough reasons to meet customers, even at this time. Alphatron Marine is introducing the revolutionary new JMR-611 radar this autumn as a successor to the very successful JMA-610 radar. In the current COVID-19 situation, this requires the necessary creativity for such an important introduction and that is why Alphatron Marine has set up a complete demobus with which we go on tour! Instead of inviting customers to one of the trade fairs, we now go to dealers and end-users.

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Alphatron Marine introduces its new river radar, the JMR-611

20 August 2020 - Alphatron Marine is proud to announce the introduction of the next generation river radar, the JMR-611. This radar characterizes itself by an excellent suppression of wave action on wide water. In addition, this radar uses an aerodynamic scanner and an associated modified motor. This makes this radar extremely suitable for the most extreme weather conditions. With our JMR-611 river radar you are prepared for the future.

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New appointments at JRC Europe and Alphatron Marine

23 July 2020 - Starting 1st September 2020 Mr. Jelmer Domela Nieuwenhuis has been appointed in the position of Division Manager of the European division of JRC Europe. Based upon his extensive knowhow in the marine electronics field and his working experience with larger entities like SAM, Wärtsilä and L3, Jelmer is a valuable contribution to the management team of the Alphatron Marine group. Within the group JRC is a strong manufacturer of a wide range of navigation & communication equipment distributed by various dedicated own affiliates and distributors worldwide.

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Change in Management Alphatron Marine Systems Pte Ltd.

3 July 2020 - JRC/Alphatron Marine is pleased to announce that Maurice Rutten has been appointed in the position of Chief Executive Officer and Ryo Yajima in the position of Chief Commercial Officer of Alphatron Marine Systems Pte Ltd. as of 1 July 2020.

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JRC/Alphatron Marine is proud to announce the introduction of the AlphaFeverCamera.

29 June 2020 - JRC/Alphatron Marine is proud to announce the introduction of the AlphaFeverCamera, a Body Heat Camera for the Maritime and non-Maritime industry. As the COVID-19 virus continues to pose a threat in daily life and business operations, a safe and healthy (work) environment onboard and ashore is more than ever our priority. Alphatron Marine, in close collaboration with Alphatron Security and Alphatron Medical, contributes to this need by introducing the Body Temperature Measurement Camera which is able to measure object’s temperature at a high accuracy in real time, with accuracy up to ±0.5°C.

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JRC/Alphatron Marine appoints Jeroen Kortsmit in the position of Group General Manager Key Accounts as of 1st July 2020

15 June 2020 - In this position Jeroen Kortsmit will be responsible for the worldwide expansion and management of our customer relationship in the fields of customer satisfaction, maintenance agreements, digital services like E-learning as well as remote maintenance and support. He will develop a global strategy and coordinate and improve the customer contacts worldwide in order to safeguard the relationship with the extensive customer base of the JRC/Alphatron Marine Group containing more than 11,000 vessels worldwide.

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Contract for the supply of four integrated bridge systems for the US-based Seabulk Towing Inc.

12 May 2020 - JRC / Alphatron Marine has recently obtained a contract for the supply of four integrated bridge systems for the US-based Seabulk Towing Inc, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. Seabulk Towing Holdings Inc. provides ship services in seven ports in the Gulf of Mexico ports and Florida coast ports. Besides services they also offer customized solution-based offshore towing for short- and long-term project requirements. The new vessels, two upgraded ART 90-98US tugs, and two new Rapport 3000 are being built at Master Boat Builders. One of the tugboats is expected to be deliverd in December 2020. The other three tugboats will be delivered in January 2021, June 2021 and July 2021.

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JRC and Alphatron Marine fully operational during COVID-19 crisis

22 April 2020 - Given the situation regarding COVID-19 virus and despite the limitations currently applicable, JRC and Alphatron Marine are fully operational. Because the majority of our products are made in our production facilities in Japan and Europe, we can still supply many items from stock. Our main products are also suitable for remote maintenance. This makes it possible to remotely diagnose the situation on board your ship and even solve malfunctions. Everything to limit the decommissioning of your ships

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Remote monitoring and maintenance possibilities

22 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 virus continues to pose a threat in daily life and business operations, JRC/Alphatron Marine would like to serve our customers in the best and safest possible way in these challenging times.To limit the chance of spreading the virus, implementing a healthy work environment for both customers and employees is our priority. We contribute to this cause by offering a variety of remote monitoring and maintenance possibilities.

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Exemption from Suspension of Workplace Activities

14 April 2020 - We are pleased to inform you that Alphatron Marine Systems Pte Ltd has been given the official approval from the ministry of Trade and Industry the exception from “Suspension of Workplace Activities”. That means that Alphatron Marine Systems Pte Ltd would remain open and serve our partners and customers as much as usual until the end of the Circuit Breaker period, 4th of May 2020. We are committed to fight the Covid-19 and stand strong together!

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JRC/Alphatron Marine reintroduces Marcom-A training and ECDIS Type Specific Training on our new VSTEP simulators.

11 March 2020 - JRC/Alphatron Marine offers different kinds of operational and technical training at multiple training centers worldwide for distributors, shipping companies, yards and other players in the field like crew, superintendents, installation crew, shore maintainers or onboard maintainers.

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JRC/Alphatron Marine proudly announces Russian Maritime Register of Shipping certification for a wide range of JRC products.

12 February 2020 - Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is a leading world-known classification society closely associated besides commercial ships also with ice ships, high-tech icebreakers and ice-resistant equipment to develop offshore oil-and-gas fields. RS is recognized by the maritime administrations of 69 flag states.

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Alphatron Marine is enlarging its presence in the field of Maritime Closed Circuit Television systems.

5 February 2020 - Based upon more than 30 years of experience in the field and the ongoing demand for intelligent CCTV systems on board of all kinds of vessels, Alphatron Marine has extended its portfolio with intelligent camera solutions. Next to offering proprietary analog AlphaCam cameras, Alphatron Marine partners up with Hikvision, a provider of innovative IP security products and solutions.

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JRC Europe is pleased with the introduction of SMART Service on January 20, 2020.

17 January 2020 - An ever-expanding service and client roster has seen JRC Europe, continue to grow significantly over the past few years. And with success comes change. The result of this was the creation of SMART Service, an international network of JRC/Alphatron Marine companies who can offer our customers Service, Maintenance, Assistance, Retrofit and Technical solutions either by themselves or through our Distributor network.

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JRC Europe is pleased to announce her new website jrc-europe.com

6 November 2019 - JRC Europe is pleased to announce the launch of its fully-featured corporate website. The new website has been designed to offer a quick and user-friendly experience for our distributors with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers to see the full product portfolio JRC/Alphatron Marine can offer.

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First day at Europort 2019

6 November 2019 - Yesterday was a succesful first day at Europort 2019. In the afternoon 80 of our distributors visited our stand to view our latest innovations and we closed the day with a nice buffet.

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Europort 2019 - Complete setup with JRC and Alphatron Marine A-brand products

17 October 2019 - JRC and Alphatron Marine are pleased to welcome you at Europort, the International Maritime Event where we present the new developed A-brand product setup for IMO and Non-IMO vessels, unique in the world. New developments are AlphaHeatDetectionSystem for RoRo vessels, AlphaRiverTrackPilot for inland shipping and the cooperation with Next Ocean for real time wave and ship motion. Also our complete ProLine bridge is shown, a combination of IMO and Non-IMO equipment.

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JRC/Alphatron Marine are proud to announce the first sea trial in Spain with the bird radar JMR-5460-8S

7 October 2019 - JRC/Alphatron Marine is proud to announce the first sea trial in Spain with the JRC bird radar JMR-5460-8S. The sea trial was done on the fishing vessel Pedro Jose Berria which is a 34 length meter vessel that mainly catches anchovy, mackerel, and bonito in the Gulf of Biscay as far as Ireland.

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