About i-PRO

Company Information

Company Name
i-PRO Co., Ltd.
Established
2019
Representatives
Masato Nakao, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Shohei Ozaki, Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Lines of Business
Development, manufacture, and sales of devices and modules for the security, medicine, and industrial fields. Providing solutions including system integration, construction, maintenance, and related services.
Number of Employees
Approx. 1,400 (including related companies, as of November 1st 2022)
Offices

Japan

United States and Canada

China

Europe

Asia Pacific​

Leaders

Board of Directors

Managing Director
Masato Nakao    Representative Director, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive OfficerShohei Ozaki    Representative Director, President & Chief Operating Officer
Part-time Director
Yuji Kimura    Founder, President & CEO, Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd.Junpei Yamada    Partner, Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd.Hideaki Harada    Senior Vice President, Executive Officer, Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
Audit & Supervisory Officer
Tetsuhiko Yamamoto    Managing Director, Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd.Keisuke Shimaoka    Senior Vice President, Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd.Atsuo Sekine    Full-time

Executive Leaders (CEO, COO, Alphabetical order)

Masato Nakao   Representative Director, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer Shohei Ozaki   Representative Director, President & Chief Operating Officer Ayako Shiga   Chief Information Officer Hideaki Takahashi   Vice President, Head of Corporate Software
Jun Asahina   Vice President, Japan Region Keizo Yamaguchi   Chief Manufacturing Officer, President of i-PRO Sensing Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. Makoto Takakuwa   Vice President, Head of Corporate Technology Masahiko Hosoya   Vice President, Medical Vision Masami Eguchi   Vice President, EMEA & APAC Regions, President of i-PRO APAC Pte. Ltd. Norio Hitsuishi   Vice President, Global Security Products Sachiko Okamoto   Chief Human Resource OfficerWilliam (Bill) Brennan   Vice President, Americas Region, President of i-PRO Americas Inc.

Corporate History

1957
Professional surveillance camera developed at the Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Central Research Laboratory
1961
Professional surveillance camera business started at Matsushita Communication Industrial Co., Ltd. (Business restructured as PSS*1 in 2003) *1 PSS: Panasonic System Solutions Company of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (In-house corporate spin-off)
2001
IP network camera business started at Kyushu Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd. (Company name changed to PCC*2 in 2003) *2 PCC: Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd.
2005
The i-PRO Series surveillance camera system was released by PSS.
2010
Upon the launch of Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd. (PSN), which was formed through the merger of PSS and PCC, the surveillance camera business was restructured to establish the Security Systems Business Division.
2011
Panasonic's in-car recording system business for North American police and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.’s surveillance camera system business merged as PSN’s Security Systems Business Division.
2015
Acquired US-based video management software vendor Video Insight, Inc.
2017
Panasonic conducted an absorption-type company split succeeding with the PSN Security Systems Business Division.
2019
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd., a new company that received a co-investment from Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd. was established as an independent entity from Panasonic’s Security Systems Business Division.
2021
i-PRO EMEA B.V. was established in Amsterdam.
2022
The company name is changed to “i-PRO Co., Ltd.”, “i-PRO Americas Inc.” for the entity in the United States, and “i-PRO Sensing Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.” for the entity in Suzhou, China.​​
i-PRO APAC Pte. Ltd. was established in Singapore.

Product & Technology Milestones

Security Systems
Medical/Industrial Cameras
1957
Launched Analog CameraAnalog Camera
1986
Launched Compact “Thumb-Size" Camera
1991
Launched 1/2-inch CCD Camera1/2-inch CCD Camera
1994
Launched the Industry’s First Remote 3CCD
1995
Launched PTZ Dome CameraPTZ Dome Camera
1998
Launched Digital Disc RecorderDigital Disc Recorder
2000
Launched IP EncoderIP Encoder
2001
Launched the Industry’s First Autoclave Compatible Remote 3CCD
2006
Launched i-PRO Camera and IP Recorder
Launched DG-ASM100, PC Software Package
i-PRO CameraIP Recorder
Launched the Industry’s First High-Vision Remote 3CCDHigh-Vision Remote 3CCD
2010
Launched i-PRO SmartHDi-PRO SmartHDi-PRO SmartHD
Launched the Industry’s First High-Vision Remote MOSHigh-Vision Remote MOS
2011
Launched WV ASM, Video Surveillance Software
2013
Launched WV ASF, Facial Recognition System
Launched the Industry’s First 4K 3-Panel (RGB) Compatible Camera Module4K 3-Panel (RGB) Compatible Camera Module
2017
Launched i-PRO EXTREMEi-PRO EXTREMEi-PRO EXTREME
Launched the World’s First 4K 4-Panel (RGB+IR) Compatible Camera Module
Launched the World’s First Tip-Mounted Angioscopy Camera
4K 4-Panel (RGB+IR) Compatible Camera ModuleTip-Mounted Angioscopy Camera
2018
Launched FacePRO Deep, Learning Facial Recognition System SoftwareFacePRO Deep, Learning Facial Recognition System Software
2019
Launched AI Network CameraAI Network Camera
Announced the launch of i-PRO mini4K2MOS蛍光撮像カメラモジュール
2021
Announced the launch of i-PRO mini​i-PRO mini
2022
Launched Multi-Sensor Camera With Advanced AI at the Edge​Multi-Sensor Camera With Advanced AI at the Edge