i-PRO Co., Ltd., announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art global headquarters in Tokyo. The video surveillance and public safety technology provider said it also is relocating and expanding its R&D center in Fukuoka. 

Located in the Shinagawa business district, i-PRO’s new headquarters will become a new core hub to showcase the company’s latest technological innovation through interactive demonstrations, training sessions, certification classes and presentations. 

The new offices will include advanced creative workspaces and act as an easily accessible hub where customers, partners and investors will have the opportunity to experience the new i-PRO spirit, the announcement states. The new headquarters will showcase i-PRO’s edge-computing devices and illustrate the company’s two key pillars: enabling an open platform and igniting speed and agility within its go-to-market strategy. 

i-PRO became an independent company following its split from Panasonic in 2019. 

“Although the global establishment of i-PRO started in 2019, some regions up until April 1, 2022, still retained the Panasonic branding and shared physical locations,” said Gerard Figols, president, i-PRO EMEA B.V. “Relocating and expanding our i-PRO headquarters is an important milestone in the creation of our company and a key step in our mission to be the trusted next-generation partner for the security industry.” 

i-PRO’s new R&D center will be located in Fukuoka, a city renowned as a center for innovation and technological excellence, making it a prime location for i-PRO to recruit from the region’s young and dynamic talent pool, according to the announcement. 

“As the leading manufacturer of open AI cyber-secure, edge-computing devices, our investment in a new R&D center underscores our commitment to continued groundbreaking innovation. Fukuoka is renowned as the innovation hub of Japan and its start-up culture is in line with the innovative spirit of i-PRO,” said Norio Hitsuishi, global head of product management at i-PRO.

Go here to read SDM's recent article featuring i-PRO Americas President Bill Brennan discussing how the company is differentiating in the marketplace and its focus on the reseller channel.