Koden introduced persistent technical innovation, such as transistors, integrated circuits, computers, and color visualization, into its products ahead of competitors, releasing a large number of epoch-making products one after another on the market.
These products include CRT-type automatic radio direction finder; Japan’s first, all-Japanese made, Loran A receiver; synchronized sonar; the world-first color echo sounder and marine color radar; and Loran C receiver which achieved domination of the Japanese market as well as the U.S. market. Koden’s products are also highly evaluated in the seas of the world.
The company has received many national and public grants as well as medals and citations for its outstanding achievements.
Koden’s radar were the first marine electronic products to be given “G-Mark” certificate for good design in Japan.
In addition, Koden had been developing GPS devices for marine markets which have been in use even before the full number of satellites were launched into orbit.
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