Rikei Corporation (headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Satoru Isaka; hereinafter “Rikei”) announced that it will enter into a strategic business alliance with EVC Inc. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO & President: Hideki Kokubun; hereinafter “EVC”) for video streaming, management services and their development, enabling solutions to the challenges of promoting communication, including the dissemination of information to customers and in-house information sharing.
Based on this alliance, the two companies will deepen exchanges including reciprocal technical support and aim to expand current operations and create new businesses through various sales collaborations.
Background and Details of the Business Alliance
To date, Rikei has been engaged consulting, system development and building as part of its mission to solve challenges in the delivery and management of digital video and audio for broadcast and telecommunications media market. In this market, content and viewing methods continue to change, as do the solutions demanded by existing customer base, including broadcasting organization and telecommunications companies.
Moreover, with people spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for video streaming services has rapidly grown not only in media markets but also in the education, services, and manufacturing sectors as well, out of the need to offer online classes, improve internal communications and enhanced owned media.
EVC has attained Gold Competency* as a Microsoft Partner, and enjoys an extensive track record, advanced expertise, and strong technological capabilities in the area of cloud platforms. By entering into a strategic business alliance, Rikei and EVC will make reciprocal use of resources and provide ongoing value-added solutions to their existing customer bases. In addition, the two companies will aim to expand their businesses and enhance corporate value through the provision of network solutions that make up the core of video streaming services to new customer markets.
* Microsoft Partner Gold Competency: A partner company certified by Microsoft based on excellent technological capabilities, expertise, and track record of sales in each business area.
As the first step of the business alliance, Rikei has entered into a distributor agreement for EVC’s cloud-based video management and streaming platform “Bizlat on Azure”, and will propose the platform to solve customer issues related to video streaming and management.
Through this alliance, the two companies will promote activities with a view to launching new joint projects by bringing together EVC’s strengths in technology with Rikei’s strengths in procurement and sales expansion.
About EVC Inc.
EVC is a system integrator with unparalleled expertise in video. Based on its development of systems utilizing the latest video technologies combined with a vast knowledge and extensive track record concerning the Internet and broadcasting, EVC is committed to creating and growing the video utilization business with customers in every sector, not only for video streaming service providers but also for broadcasters, telecommunications companies, content holders, government ministries and agencies, and the education industry.
|Headquarters||Toyo Building, 1-1-7, Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0024|
|Capital||30 million yen (as of March 31, 2021)|
|Representative||CEO & President Hideki Kokubun|
|Established||April 22, 2003|
|Business||・Core distribution business
・System integration business
・Technology marketing business
About Rikei Corporation
Since its establishment in 1957 as a solution vendor in the IT and electronics industries, Rikei Corporation has provided a variety of solutions ranging from systems to networks, VR/AR contents, electronic materials and electronic devices.
Rikei proposes solutions that utilize cutting-edge technologies and advanced products from Japan and overseas, and contributes to business development such as improving efficiency of operations and profits of customers.
|Address||Shinjuku Mitsui Building No. 2, 3-2-11 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023|
|Capital||3,426 million yen (as of the end of March, 2021)|
|Representative||Satoru Isaka, President & CEO|
|Established||June 8, 1957|
|Business||Provision of system and network solutions and electronic components and devices|
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