Information and Communication Technology
Utilisation of ICT to Help Advance Society
We provide support for businesses in today’s highly networked information society and deliver peace of mind and comfort in daily life through businesses in three areas. The activities of information services businesses include developing systems related to social infrastructure and building and maintaining e-commerce websites. In addition, broadcasting and communications businesses focus on offering regionally based television, internet, and telephone services. Meanwhile, our safety and education businesses provide security services, programming education, and other services.
In addition to such internet businesses as e-commerce and website production, this company uses capabilities fostered over many years to conduct a wide range of systems development related to social infrastructure, including railways and buildings. Further, the company provides solutions related to clinical tests, diagnosis, digital catheters, and other areas of the medical field and offers contract services in such areas as the development of high-quality software. By delivering assurance and comfort in daily life and strengthening its solutions even further, the company aims to roll out services nationwide.
Broadcasting and Communications
Primarily in line-side areas, these subsidiaries provide information infrastructure that gives convenient access to television, internet, and telephone services. Recently, we have begun offering higher-specification services, such as optical internet, and have been focusing efforts on the production of original community channel programs rooted in local areas.
In the Mimamorume system, children carry wireless IC tags. When a child passes through the school gates, their guardian is notified by email. Using this system in combination with monitoring cameras installed by municipal authorities, the Machinaka Mimamorume service provides notifications of the locations of those that require monitoring, such as children or senior citizens. In this way, we are helping to create towns where people can live safely and confidently.
We conduct ProgLab robot-programming classes for children. Reflecting the level of interest in programming education, the number of students is approximately 4,000. We also conduct classes and extracurricular classes at schools. Looking to the future, we are developing children’s ability to realize ambitions and become leaders by cultivating reasoning, problem-solving, and creative skills.