Founded in 1927, JVC (The Victor Talking Machine Company of Japan) was a Japanese subsidiary of the American-based Victor Talking Machine Company, who originally made phonographs and records. Today, JVC is aligned with Kenwood as JVC Kenwood. They employ over 15,000 people and make a diverse range of products, ranging from audio/video gear for both home and car, to specialized equipment for the entertainment industry, as well as professional business systems.