The Best Venue to Experience Korea’s Most Advanced Smart Devices

This year’s extended line-up is expected to satisfy visitors more than ever before

The 8th Smart Device Trade Show (KITAS 2018) will be held under the theme of ‘Future Unlimited’ from July 14(Saturday) to 16(Monday) at Coex Hall B in Samseong-dong, Seoul.
Korea’s one and only exhibition of IT accessories has changed its name to the Korea Smart Device Show and will expand the range of exhibition items this year.
KITAS is specializing in devices and accessories that can be used for both mobile phones and PCs. Marking its seventh year in August 2017, it has been Korea’s only show that exhibits smart devices since its first show held in July 2012. In its first year, the exhibition showcased over 1,000 types of items from 67 Korean companies. Last year, in 2017, more than 2,500 types of products from 151 companies were exhibited.
The exhibition this year will feature mobile accessories that have recently became popular such as VR, wearable, IoT, and smart healthcare devices, along with other smart devices including drones, mobile and PC accessories.
The range of the exhibition items this year will be expanded to include mobile accessories, computer peripherals, wearable devices, smart mobilities, personal audios, smart sensors, drones, smart healthcare devices, VR devices, artificial intelligence products, smart car devices, IoT devices, 3D printing, electronic gadgets, VR devices, smart health care devices, smart beauty devices, smart toys, and smart wear.
Persons who are considering taking part in KITAS 2018 are advised to visit the official website(http:// If pre-registration is done as a buyer, free admission is offered. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

New and Renewable Energy with Cheaper Manufacturing Cost and Less Volatility to a recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for solar power generation in 2017 was US$0.10 / kWh, a decrease by 16.7% compared to US$ 0.10 / kWh in the previous year, which is as much as a 75% decrease from US$ 0.36 in 2010.
During the same period, photovoltaic module prices dropped 81% while the cost of the Balance of System (BoS) dropped 73%. Since a stable cost reduction is being achieved within the LCOE range of fossil fuels without any government subsidies, the argument for cost competitiveness seems no longer relevant.
The LCOE of onshore wind also fell 17.6% to US$ 0.06 / kWh, nearing the low end of the fossil fuel’s LCOE range. With the increase of the projects for the commercialization of the concentrating solar power (CSP) and offshore wind, which are gradually increasing their share based on high energy-conversion efficiency, the manufacturing cost has been steadily decreasing.
The conventional base-load power generation is still characterized by high price-volatility of raw materials such as oil and coal, and the increase in radioactive waste disposal costs and environmental costs related to carbon emissions. By comparison, it is therefore expected to contribute increasingly to the establishment of a long-term power policy as a stable and economical power-generation source.
On the other hand, even without additional subsidies from the central government, the profitability of the utilitygrade renewable energy-generation facilities based on the economy of scale and the long-term power purchase contracts remains stable while the market continues to grow.
In particular, as the reference of the utility-scale power-generation facilities increases, the knowledge regarding operation and utilization of decentralized power system accumulates. And the renewable energy-generation facility which has been used only for the existing residential and commercial uses is rapidly increasing for industrial uses lately.
The environment for the distributed power systems remains more favorable than the centralized power generation facilities, e.g., the USA imposing additional protectionist tariffs and China’s policy to continue to provide subsidies to decentralized power systems. Therefore, the production of new and renewable energy generation and energystorage complex facilities for industrial peak power management is expected to rev up rapidly. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Mobile Wireless Vulnerability Checking Solution[INQ. NO. 1804E15] NORMA was established in 2011 under the philosophy that “Everyone should be able to use wireless network conveniently and safely.”
“Secure Wi-Fi Module” is based on NORMA’s philosophy and is designed to protect people around the world from wireless hacking threats. It does not protect users with simple password verification function, but rather secures wireless network sequentially from pre-Wi-Fi access to the end of Wi-Fi connection. In order to provide safe Wi-Fi service to users, secure Wi-Fi Module is also installed in the latest model of the global No.1 smartphone maker.
AtEar is the world’s first mobile wireless vulnerability checking solution that has transformed the paradigm of wireless security. AtEar provides enterprise wireless network security with detailed wireless monitoring and advanced vulnerability analysis, and provides customized wireless security guidance based on global policy such as ISO 27001 and PCI/DSS. In addition, AtEar Mobile, which is specialized for unauthorized AP detection and removal, and AtEar Server, an integrated management server, make wireless security management systematically available without a high level of expertise.
Since the age of IoT, wireless threats have caused security breaches not only in companies but also through hacking of CCTV and smart devices. Assets and life will be potential targets in the near future.
NORMA has developed “IoTCare,” a universal solution for securing IoT devices and wireless networks from anywhere. IoTCare is a new concept IoT vaccine that is responsible for IoT security in various smart industrial areas with IoT device embedded with a security module.

Since it can be applied to various fields such as connected cars and health care, the company is currently discussing business collaboration with global automobile manufacturers to strengthen the security of IVI systems, and it is being installed in generalized IoT devices such as set-top box and is exported to China.
NORMA will ensure that everyone can use the wireless network safely and securely, based on proven technology from the Korean military, to power plants, and police, as well as domestic and overseas partners. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Trust-Based Patch Security Solution nNetTrust[INQ. NO. 1804E14] Since most cyber attacks are preventable by continuously updating operating systems and application softwares, it is recommended to install and operate the patch management system (PMS) to safely protect and maintain information assets. PMS is a system that installs and manages security update files that are distributed to supplement the security vulnerability of systems.
Recently, attacks were launched on the patch and update vulnerabilities of institutions and companies in a PMS operated environment incurring huge damages. To cite an instance, malicious codes spread and paralyzed major broadcasting companies and financial institutions in 2013. The incident has been called the March 20 Cyber Terrorist Attack.
nNetTrust is a trust-based patch security solution which automatically switches manual patch management to an automatic mode by making good use of the patented technology of NNSP while maintaining air gaps in network separation environments and safely delivers patch files. nNetTrust provides an air-gap environment where a business network is disconnected from an internet network, thereby physically blocking internal information leakage 100% from the business network to the external network.
“nNetTrust released this time is a breakthrough solution that boosts not only business efficiency but security in accordance with patch security policies,” emphasized Kim Ki-hyun, director of the NNSP Research Center. “nNetTrust enables early isolation in the wake of the first infection by automating patch management which has been a manual task, and checking patch files for malicious activities in a clean environment, and can prevent the leakage of internal information externally, and an APT attack through the application of physical unidirectional technology.” | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Various Explosion-proof Cameras for Flexible Response[INQ. NO. 1804E13] AVEC-PT, a flagship Explosion-proof product line of AVECK SOLUTION, is a dual pan-tilt explosion-proof camera that can be rotated vertically and horizontally along with a camera auxiliary equipment. AVEC-PTS series is a single-type pan tilt camera.
Both series can be equipped with a 2 megapixel full-HD network camera and can be rotated vertically and horizontally at high speed. This all-in-one equipment with a variety of functions such as preset, auto-scan, and tour ensures safety and security with no blind spots.
AVECK SOLUTION’s models for sites requiring no automatic pan-tilt include AVEC-PTF and AVEC-PTT, fixed-type explosion-proof cameras. AVEC-PTF comes with a built-in protractor bracket that enables manual angle adjustment. Also available is a custom-made internal bracket that can mount a conventional high-definition network camera or an analog camera. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Fingerprint Authentication Solution

Last year, Suprema entered the smartphone market in earnest by launching BioSign, a fingerprint authentication solution for smartphones, as mounted on the 2017 model Samsung Galaxy J5 and other models.

[INQ. NO. 1804E12] In sync with the ongoing trend of increased adoption of full-screen display in premium smartphones, active development is under way of in-display fingerprint authentication technologies to integrate fingerprint sensors on the display. The in-display fingerprint authentication features a complex sensing structure and imaging characteristics different from the conventional touch-type fingerprint sensors. Thus, a new algorithm that matches such features greatly influences the recognition performance.
Suprema has launched a solution that combines technological expertise in optical fingerprint image processing accumulated over 20 years, as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The company has optimized BioSign 3.0 for the image quality obtained from the in-display fingerprint sensor, providing a high level of recognition performance and speed. Currently, in collaboration with major sensor manufacturers, it is expected to be applied to new premium smartphones in the future.
LookSign is also equipped with Suprema’s proprietary NIR-based high-performance facial recognition technology, which was introduced last year as mounted on FaceStation 2, a facial recognition terminal for access security. According to the company, the FaceStation features high performance such as high-speed authentication speed of less than one second, robustness against external lights, and false recognition rate (FRR) of less than 0.0001 percent.
LookSign has blended the facial recognition technology of FaceStone 2 and 3D image processing technology. Through optimized algorithm for a smartphone environment, it utilizes two- or three-dimensional complex face information with improved recognition performance and security. At this exhibition, Suprema plans to discuss collaboration with related sensor manufacturers to develop integrated solutions.
Song Bong-sup, CEO of Suprema, explains, “Suprema’s core competitiveness is under constant technological innovation. BioSign 3.0 and Lusign will lead to a new leap in biometric technology in the smartphone market, attracting more smartphone manufacturers.” | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Unmanned Ground Sensor System[INQ. NO. 1804E11] SENSORWAY’s IRONWALLTM is an unmanned ground sensor system with excellent performance to detect, classify and track passing targets such as humans, wheeled vehicles and tracked vehicles with very low false alarm.
IRONWALL has a highly effective seismic sensor, and can use a combination of various sensors such as PIR, radar and thermal image sensors depending on your needs. It is quick to deploy and easy to use. However, it does not appear easily because seismic sensors can be buried underground. This attribute enables an effective operation of the UGS system.
A Mesh network using radio frequency can be automatically formed with node-to-node connectivity. Mobile terminal provides detailed information on deployed sensors using a map-based GUI. Mobile terminal fitted with an internal GPS determines individual locations of sensor-nodes at the time of their installations.
SENSORWAY is a company with world-class technologies and solutions in defense unmanned surveillance and surveillance reconnaissance sensor network. Since 2006, it has participated in the unmanned ground system related project based on most sensor networks in Korea. It is a specialized security company that possesses comprehensive technologies in related fields. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

World’s First Self-lighting Candle[INQ. NO. 1804E02] LUMOS CANDLE is the world’s first auto-ignition candle. When you light a candle, it is common for your hand to get burned or hurt, and you cannot light a candle unless you have an ignition tool. On the other hand, LUMOS CANDLE lights up just by pressing its button. Even if you have difficulty using a lighter or are uncomfortable with your hands, you can easily light it. You can thus enjoy the candle more safely and comfortably.
LUMOS CANDLE is a handmade candle with natural soy ingredients. All products are made of high quality soy wax and selected fragrance oil without using paraffin. The refill candle can be easily inserted and removed from the pad. So, if you have used up your candle or want to use a different fragrance, you can remove the existing refill candle and place a new refill candle on the pad, then you can use it right away. LUMOS CANDLE is stabilized on a pad to minimize shaking so the refill candle can fit onto the pad stably. Additionally a lighter is a consumable item, but the LUMOS PAD can be used semi-permanently with a built-in rechargeable battery. You can use it for more than four months once it is fully charged (Based on use of four times per day).
Lumos Candle Co., Ltd., was established in November 2016 as a start-up company. In July 2017, it succeeded in launching the world’s first one-touch automatic ignition candle, and is currently developing a smart candle capable of connecting with smartphones. The company aims to build a more convenient and safer living culture through the smartization of everyday things, and the company is striving to develop smart products that people need in their daily lives. In addition, the company ultimately aims to provide safe and environment-friendly services based on big data acquired through IoT of smart products with sensors.


Lumos Candle, which has been approved as a venture company, has drawn great interest in technology and products from home and abroad. In the case of Korea, reward-funding succeeded with a high success rate of 340% through Wadiz crowdfunding in May 2017. Lumos Candle has proven its distinctiveness by winning the Grand Prize in the Regional Entrepreneur League Competition and the achievement of making it into the Challenging K-Startup Finals (100 teams selected in a competition rate of 40 to 1). Currently, the company is also receiving continuous interest from many buyers in the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and so forth. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Samsung Galaxy S9 Makes a Single Outing at MWC 2018 Samsung Galaxy S9 was unveiled at MWC 2018 held on the Feb. 26-March 1 in Barcelona. In particular, this new Samsung Galaxy S series outshone all others since major smartphone makers such as Huawei, LG, and Xiaomi did not release new smartphones for MWC 2018.
The main features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 include the 5.8” (Galaxy S9) and 6.2” (Galaxy S9 Plus) Infinity curved QHD Super AMOLED display, super speed dual pixel camera (OIS, F1.5 / F2.4) and dual pixel camera (S9 Plus) with a resolution of 12 megapixels, 10-nano AP, and 4GB (S9) / 6GB (S9 plus) of DRAM. The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be mounting three different storages: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
Overall hardware specs are not much different from the previous model. Yet, its improved camera functions and enhanced Augmented Reality (AR) functions such as AR Emoji are recognized as impressive. In particular, the camera is equipped with a super-speed dual-pixel image sensor along with a variable aperture capable of switching between F/2.4 and F/1.5, which allows taking brighter pictures in the dark, and dedicated DRAM, thereby providing a super-slow-motion mode that can shoot videos at 960fps (previously at 240fps).
Other features include AR Emoji, an animated emoji created by using one’s selfies that replicates the movements of a user’s face, available via AR shopping provided in collaboration with major brands such as Sephora, and AR live translation to read and translate words from photos.
In addition, intelligent scan that combines facial recognition and iris recognition and Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers from AKG, a premium audio brand of Harman, are also emerging as successful upgrades on the previous model.
A representative of NH Investment & Securities explained, “Despite its relatively low sales volume forecast, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be able to bounce unexpectedly. It is because we believe that the competition will weaken due to lack of competition, the return of the replacement cycle of Galaxy S series (in odd numbers) every two years, and Samsung Electronics’ strengthened promotions will be unexpected variables to come.” | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Remote-controlled Light Lifter[INQ. NO. 1804E10] Reel Tech’s remote-controlled light lifter is a wireless system that can automatically control the ascent and descent of lighting units. Designed to ultimately ensure users’ safety in operation, the innovative lighting lifter permits various applicative functions including supporting of two-way operating and automatic descent-stop, etc.
This lifter is intended for any user to easily operate the ascent and descent of luminaries and to control entire light over 1,000,000 luminaries by using the remote controller. This lifter prevents against falling accidents by eliminating the need for maintenance and cleaning of lighting bulbs in high places. It prevents electric shocks during changing & cleaning of lighting bulbs as the electricity is automatically turned off during maintenance.
This lifter ensures energy-saving effects by turning off unnecessary lighting with a remote controller by individuals or groups from long distances. This lifter permits the operator to enjoy various easy installation methods such as H-beam-type, reclamation-type, flat-type, PIPE-type, etc. According to the designer, the lighting lifter is highly applicable for the buildings with high ceilings such as factories, performance halls, convention centers, church, gymnasiums, banquet halls, gas stations, hotels, etc. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods