Solutions for Social Issues
Anritsu seeks to share its future vision with customers and create value that is uniquely Anritsu toward its goal of addressing social issues in partnership with customers.
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Beyond Tomorrow’s Communications: Contributing to Realizing Advanced Communication Services Required by Society
As smartphones and tablets become increasingly user-friendly and wearable devices move into the spotlight, mobile broadband services using cutting-edge communication technologies such as LTE and LTE-Advanced are being integrated into cloud services with ultra-high speed data transmission technologies, and this is ushering in a new era of innovation in telecommunications systems.
The advance of IoT (Internet of Things) that connects everything over wireless communication technologies has led to social innovations in diverse areas, including medicine, the environment and education. It is also driving a dramatic increase in data traffic, which is projected to surge as high as eleven times the current volume by 2018, making efficient network construction a new social issue.
Over the years, Anritsu has been responding to turbulent advances in communications technology by developing pioneering test and measurement technologies. We stand resolved to continue meeting the network needs of society and customers as a pioneering and reliable test and measurement company that is capable of addressing both wired and wireless communication. And we will strive toward the creation of a sustainable society that offers connectivity anytime, anywhere, in a safe, secure and comfortable manner.
Contributing to “Connected” Networks
Company use of WAN* has been expanding dramatically along with a growing awareness of information security and the commonplace use of cloud services due to increased outsourcing. Ongoing progress in business globalization, which requires more frequent exchanges of massive volumes of data with overseas offices, is also driving WAN use.
However, many current WAN systems available for connecting a company’s global sites or multiple companies in a supply chain are subject to lengthy delays in data transmission, which decrease the efficiency of operations such as development and quality control while also driving up the time and cost of manufacturing.
The PureFlow® WSX of Anritsu Networks enables service operators to build a high-speed yet reliable communications infrastructure between distant locations because of its unique capabilities for optimizing processes that would otherwise be time-consuming.
*Wide area network: a general term for a communications network linking locations that are geographically distant, such as domestic branches and overseas operation sites; the term is often used to refer to a network that is constructed and operated by a communications carrier, as compared to LAN (local area network), which is set up within one building.
Contributing to Food Safety and Security
Every year, diets are becoming increasingly rich and varied, and many of us have plenty of opportunities to taste a broad range of food products. Meanwhile, in the wake of a series of food product recalls and contamination incidents in Japan, the nation’s food industry has set stringent targets for quality assurance.
Anritsu Infivis has been safeguarding the quality of food and pharmaceutical products for about 50 years. The company’s original technology, which started with a checkweigher with the differential transformer of a measuring instrument, has since evolved and been put to use for detecting metallic foreign matter and then X-ray inspection, thereby helping customers to solve problems.
The X-ray inspection system the company developed in 2000 for the first time in Japan is a total quality assurance solution that is not only capable of detecting contaminants but also of identifying product shape defects, inspecting packaging integrity, checking for missing products, and determining quantity, and has since been widely used by food manufacturers around the world.
Improving the Quality of Life of Patients through Manufacturing Technologies
Many people take cancer treatment, and the prolonged nature of this treatment has led to increased demand for approaches to alleviate pain and suffering. Photodynamic therapy (PDT), a procedure that uses a photosensitizing agent and applies lasers to target lesions, is a treatment known for causing little damage to normal cells with less physical burden on patients.
Anritsu has been manufacturing and shipping probes under contract with Meiji Seika Pharma, a seller and manufacturer of pharmaceutical and medical equipment. We have been providing PDT semiconductor lasers and single-use probes for PDT semiconductor lasers. PDT semiconductor lasers are approved as medical devices for treating early-stage lung cancer, locally residual and recurrent esophageal cancer treated with chemoradiotherapy, and primary brain malignancy.
Anritsu will aim to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of patients through its collaboration with Meiji Seika Pharma, the supplier of PDT semiconductor lasers and the photosensitizing agent Laserphyrin 100 mg for injection.