Technology Milestones



Since the start of Victor Company of Japan in 1927, JVC has made technological advances that have helped dictate the direction in which the world evolved. The first company to press phonograph records in Japan, the inventor of the VHS video format - it's been one innovation after another.

1997
JVC enters into the digital broadcast system market and announces the launch of the HM-DSR100 Digital Satellite Recorder - featuring the revolutionary digital bit stream recording technology D-VHS.

1996
Development of the world's smallest and lightest digital video camera (GR-DV1); JVC America launches World Wide Web Site

1995
Development of Telecommunication Karaoke system; Development of D-VHS; Dynamic of D-VHS; Dynamic Drum system; Development of Digital-S format

1994
Development of 20bit K2 processing technology; Development of the world's smallest and lightest high-definition camera

1993
Development of ILA Super Projector; Development of W-VHS for HDTV

1992
Digital Vision karaoke system

1991
Development of diaphragm for higher-range speakers; Multi Wide Vision TV

1990
CD+G Karaoke cassette recorder; Development of S-VHS Digital Audio System

1989
K2 Interface; CD+G (CD plus graphics); CD Rom HDTV still picture; Development of S-VHS-C cassette with extended recording time

1988
DAP (Digital Acoustic Processor); Digital Pure-A amplification; Introduction of Super Euro System

1987
DAT (Digital Audio Tape) recorders; Introduction of the Super VHS format; Super VHS decks and Video Movies; New- media -ready TV

1986
Mini VHS VideoMovies; CTL Coding System for VHS; SDSR base film

1985
Auto-reverse full logic headphone stereo; HQ (High Quality) VHS System; Auto focus VHS Video Movies; MBF tape coating using barium ferrium; 3-dimensional VHD system

1984
Auto-reverse double cassette decks; Compact Discs; VHS VideoMovies; New high performance based film NBSR

1983
Dynamic Super A-Amplification Development of Hi-fi VHS system; Compact Lolux camera's; Marketing of VHD system in Japan

1982
Co-Development of Dolby-C NR IC World's smallest and lightest video recorder (VHS-C standard) VHS-C compact video cassettes; HG (High Grade) VHS Video cassettes

1980
Super-A amplification circuit

1979
PCM audio processors; Metal audio tapes; DAS-900 Digital Audio Mastering System; World's first 4-head SP/EP VHS video recorder

1978
World's first metal tape-compatible cassette deck; World's first portable VHS system; Multiplex TV receiving system

1976
Development of VHS 1/2" home video format; Development of VHS video cassettes

1974
World's first portable color VTR

1973
World's first quartz-servo turntable

1971
3/4" U-format video cassette recorders

1970
CD-4 4 channel record technology

1966
S.E.A graphic equalizers

1959
World's first 2 head helical scanning VTR

1958
Marketing of Japan's first stereo system; Development of 45/45 degree groove system for stereo records

1957
Japan's first Electronic Organ

1956
Marketing of tape recorders

1955
R&D; starts on VTR's

1954
Japan's first EP (Extended Playing) records

1953
Japan's first LP (Long Playing) records

1939
Japan's first TV

1932
Production of Radio's

1930
Production of phonographs & records

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