Big Data Analysis Platform

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1812E08] ISSAC Engineering (CEO Kim, Chang- soo), a factory automation-specialized company, is accelerating the implementation of smart factories by integrating the ‘Plug and Tap’ big data analysis platform into the industrial IoT.
ISSAC Engineering recently introduced the ‘Plug and Tap’, which was developed by the company, in the recently held Hyundai Steel Tech Show 2018. Among 60 exhibitors, visitors paid a lot of attention to the only big data analysis platform exhibited in the event.
IoT technology is rapidly developing, and sensor data, machine data, and log data are generated exponentially at industrial sites. However, it is virtually impossible to store, process, analyze, and utilize large data with the current relational databases (DB) alone.
ISSAC Engineering has addressed this issue with a plug and tap that can flexibly respond to the needs of industrial sites with real-time and batch processing. Business customers have improved productivity and quality by collectively linking and analyzing the data between a scattered production information system and an enterprise operating system. Based on the accumulated data, it is also possible to build an AI-level industrial site that can be predicted and checked in advance.
“Although many companies introduced big data to build smart factories, it is difficult to even try to introduce them because only a simple solution with a poor understanding of industrial sites is supplied,” pointed out Kim Chang-soo, president of ISSAC Engineering.


“ISSAC Engineering fully understands the fourth industrial technology necessary in building a smart factory from the industrial IoT to AI,” Kim said. “We will lead manufacturing innovation in Korea by increasing corporate competitiveness and efficiency with optimal solutions.”

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Electric Dryer

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1812E07] This is a high-efficiency product that has improved the drying performance and reduced electricity costs and drying time by adopting even the invertor motor and compressor that precisely control the operation amount depending on the usage environment, based on the heat pump method that dries laundry by carrying out low- temperature drying and dehumidification instead of the heatwave.
This product satisfies consumers’ various demands by newly adopting the Eco Mode and Speed Mode.
Consumers worried about the cost of electricity can save up to 27% of their energy use compared with the existing Standard Mode by using Eco Mode and, in this case, the electricity cost is only about KRW130 for one drying (based on 5kg).
When using Speed Mode, the drying time is reduced by up to 22% unique design compared with the the existing Standard Mode when drying one time (based on 5kg), enabling one to dry laundry within 84 minutes, which is faster by about 20 minutes.
In addition, this product has drastically improved the ‘Air Wash’ function which eliminates odors and harmful bacteria of the laundry, sterilizing up to 99.99% of harmful bacteria in life such as staphylococcus aureus, pseudomonas aeruginosa, and escherichia coli in the dry laundry as well as in the wet one.
The upgraded ‘Air Wash’ function has been verified by Intertek, a global product performance testing company, based on 2kg of dry laundry and 4kg of wet laundry. The setting step of drying has been subdivided into four steps by increasing one more step so that the customer can use it according to the desired drying level.
Besides, the all-in-one filter, which filters dusts and lint in the fabric, has been improved to a more compact structure, and a dedicated cleaning brush can be used to hygienically manage the heat exchanger and filter. In order to provide customers with differentiated benefits, a 12-year free warranty is offered, which is the longest in the industry, for both the compressor and the motor, the key components of the newly introduced dryer.
In addition, for models applying the existing constant- speed compressor, Samsung Electronics extended the warranty period of the motor and compressor from three years to 10 years and plans to provide same benefit to the existing customers as well as new product purchasers.
The capacity of this product is 9kg and it will be introduced via two models of Platinum Inox and White. The store price of this price is KRW1.349 million to KRW1.449 million.
A related party of Samsung Electronics summed up by saying, Our dryer has now come a necessity for life with its excellent drying effect and convenient usability. We will continue to lead the dryer market by continuously introducing new products that have reflected the requirements of consumers.”

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YujinRobot Launches AI Cleaning Robot ‘iCLEBO O5’

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1812E06] YujinRobot launched ‘iCLEBO O5’, a premium cleaning robot equipped with artificial intelligence (AI). iCLEBO O5 is a top-class new cleaning robot being introduced two years after iCLEBO Omega. It memorizes, “learns” and saves positions, equipped with AI for the first time of iCLEBO products. Also you can set your smartphone for remote cleaning and cleaning areas. It determines the cleaning environment by itself to enhance the user convenience.
You can operate iCLEBO O5 with a smartphone remotely anywhere anytime for cleaning. With dedicated application, you can control cleaning command in or out of doors, and check the cleaning robot status in real time.
In addition, you can set cleaning areas with the ‘AI Smart Map Editor.’ Users’ requirements were reflected regarding limited serviceable space or cleaning specific areas only due to household pets. Real time cleaning progress checking is also available.
iCLEBO O5 memorizes and learns positions by itself. When the operation stops due to any error or battery discharge, it memorizes the position it stops without completing cleaning and continues cleaning from that area after the problem is solved.
‘Flexible suction mode’ is available allowing adjusting the suction force from level 1 to 3, so that you can clean quietly even at night time when noise complaints would be a concern for neighbors or while your baby is sleeping. An AI sensor is fitted that increases the suction force by itself, detecting dust quantity and the material of floor.
AI voice recognition is also implemented. You can command cleaning operation conveniently with AI speaker (Alexa) and Google Assistant. This function will be applied to models for export, and supporting Korean will start within this year.
Strong suction power is ready with built-in BLDC motor. Precise operation is implemented with camera based navigation where the upper camera can take 20 frames per second with 130 degree of anterior angle. Any edge or corner can be cleaned without exception with dual side brush that rotates 150 times per minute and deep corner algorism.
Gyeongcheol Shin, chairman of YujinRobot said that “Based on YujinRobot’s technical skills from 30 years of robot researches, cutting edge functions required for users are incorporated in the new product thoroughly so that this cleaning robot can enhance quality of life in various homes.”

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Straight Tube LED Lamp

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1812E05] WOOREE Lighting has recently released a 12W straight tube LED lamp that is of the highest level in the industry. This product has brought luminous efficacy to the industry’s highest level of 185 lumens/W by applying the 2835 (2.8mm x 3.5mm) LED package technology of WOOREE Lighting. The highest luminous efficacy of 12W straight tube LED lamp currently available in the market is 170 lumens/h.
Luminous efficacy is a unit of brightness of light versus power. The higher the value, the less is the power used and the brighter is the light given off. The straight-tube LED lamp of WOOREE Lighting has a durability guarantee of more than 50,000 hours and can save about 30% of electric energy compared with the conventional fluorescent lamp, thus reducing power consumption and saving costs. The characteristics of this product are that it is an eco-friendly LED product with no heavy metals such as lead, mercury, etc. and has minimized visual damage by realizing homogeneous illumination and achieving high color rendering similar to the sunlight.
Also, this product has applied 5700K and 6500K color temperature that is easy on the eyes. According to a spokesperson for the company, this product is suitable for offices and factories where people work for a long time as it reduces eye fatigue. Straight-tube LED lamps can replace existing fluorescent lamps. By replacing the stabilizer, you can plug it directly into the fluorescent spot before using.
A spokesperson for the company remarked, “The highest luminous efficacy of 12W straight tube LED lamp currently available in the market is 170 lumens/W. Our product can guarantee durability of more than 50,000 hours and can save power energy by about 30% compared with existing fluorescent lamps. Recently, straight tube LED lamps have been rapidly replacing the conventional fluorescent lamps in factories, offices, and warehouses, and the demand for our product, which has realized the highest luminous efficiency in the industry, is expected to increase. We will carry on the tradition of the longevity lamp, which is representative brand of WOOREE Lighting.”

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8K Premium TV

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1812E04] Samsung Electronics plans to reinforce its sales offensive in the premium TV market by releasing 8K TV in both the domestic and North American markets. Their strategy is to attract the premium TV market, which has been in great demand since the end of last year by early showing of the 8K TV, a next-generation product.
Last month, Samsung Electronics started pre-order of QLED 8K TV in the domestic market. Originally, the company was planned to sell 8K TV from November 2018 on the Korean market but changed its schedule and started selling from last month. Samsung started accepting pre- orders of 8K TV in the U.S. market, the largest in the world, from last month. Samsung Electronics started accepting pre-orders fir its 85-inch 8K TV through the website of its U.S. subsidiary. The price for pre-orders is US$15,000 (approximately KRW17 million).
Earlier, Samsung Electronics launched the first 8K TV in Europe. Pre-orders in Europe have exceeded the target, and the response from consumers and customers has been reported to be hot.
Samsung’s strategy is to enhance the extra-large premium market share all the more by strengthening the marketing of 8K TV. According to NPD, a U.S. market-research company, Samsung Electronics ranked first by the end of August this year in the U.S. TV market with a 34% market share, ahead of LG Electronics (15%), Vizio and Sony (11% respectively). In particular, Samsung Electronics had a big lead over second- placed Sony (33%) and third place LG (23%), with a 44% market share by the end of August this year in the market of US$2,500 or higher per unit, which is classified as the premium item.
A spokesperson for Samsung Electronics explained,
“Consumers’ evaluation and response to 8K TV is very good. We will continue striving for such positive responses by launching the product in the domestic and U.S. market, following Europe.”
QLED 8K TV introduced by Samsung Electronics is a product that has combined the Quantum Dot technology with 8K resolution (7680×4320), an ultra-high-resolution TV that offers clear and bright picture quality even in a wide screen by applying 16 times higher pixels than the full HD (1920×1080) and four-times higher pixels than 4K (3840×2160). In particular, Samsung’s QLED 8K TV is equipped with the 8K AI upscaling technology that enhances the low-resolution (SD level or higher) image into 8K picture quality in order to solve the problem of the lack of high-resolution contents.

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OLED for Virtual Exterior Mirror

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1812E03] Samsung Display supplies rigid (hard) Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) to ‘e-Tron’, Audi’s first mass-production electronic vehicle. Following the unveiling of Audi A8 last year, the company is expanding its supply models to e-Tron this year, and is preparing for business area expansion in the automobile OLED market.
For Audi’s virtual exterior mirror, a small ‘side-view camera, substitutes for the existing side-view mirrors. From the OLED display, drivers can check images in real time taken by cameras installed in the A filler (side column of front window) in the car and between doors.
OLED displays supplied by Samsung Display are mounted on either side of the dashboard and act as cameras and existing side-view mirrors. With the built-in touch sensor, if regular side-view mirrors. Clear view can be secured more smoothly even on a cloudy day or in dark places, and an appropriate view mode is provided according to various driving situations including expressway driving, turning, and parking for convenient and safe driving.
Removing side-view mirrors jutting out from the car reduces air resistance and wind noise. Reducing the width of the vehicle body by 5.9 inches enables slim and beautiful design.
Samsung Display explained that the OLED applied to the virtual exterior mirror is designed thin and light with lower power consumption and provides the best sight solution. With outstanding color reproduction, perfect black color expression, and quick response speed, it provides natural and clear images without any image dragging effect even in low temperature environments.
Samsung Display supplied 5.7-inch OLEDs for rear seat controllers for the A8 model launched by Audi last year. It is a touch panel enabling one to adjust in-vehicle functions like playing music from the rear seats.
The industry expects that Samsung Display will secure additional automobile clients. Because both flexible and rigid OLEDs are available, it is quite feasible to enter the market with various product groups. Samsung Display is a late starter and has no experience in the automobile liquid crystal display (LCD) business, but there is a possibility of business expansion, because automobile manufacturers are adopting OLED as one of the innovative technologies.
Jiho Back, an executive director of Samsung Display explained, “It is encouraging that Samsung Display’s OLED is mounted on Audi’s virtual exterior mirror, which proves that OLED is optimized for cutting-edge systems in vehicles. Utilizing unique and differentiated features and advantages of OLED, such as high-definition, design availability, and low power consumption, we will also advance in the automobile display market.”

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Gaming Notebook

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1812E02] LG Electronics has recently released its 15.6-inch gaming notebook (Model No. 15G880). This new product has realized 144Hz refresh rate (a level showing 144 screens per second), which is the level of a high-performance gaming monitor. If the refresh rate is high, the screen transition is smooth for quickly changing shooting games, etc. The user does not feel dizzy and can manipulate the game precisely as intended.
The new product has applied G-sync technology of NVIDIA, minimizing the phenomenon of where the game comscreen is torn or broken. Also, the built-in i7-8750H, the top version of Intel Processor, speeds up the data-processing speed. Memory is DDR4 2666Mhz which is more excellent than the existing DDR4 2400Mhz, and the capacity is 16GB. The GTX1060 graphic card of NVIDIA displays complex game screens accurately and without delay. In addition, this product is equipped with 256GB SSD (Solid State Drive) storage, which can be applied to 512GB when needed. Up to 1TB (tera bite) of HDD can be added.
The gaming notebook delivers the ultra-high wireless Internet speed with Gigabit Wi-Fi. This product can download one UHD quality movie of 16GB within one minute at a speed twice as fast as the existing one. Also, it is equipped with terminals such as USB 3.1 C-type with fast transmission speed, HDMI, mini DP, etc. All terminals deliver the speed enabling the 4K game screen to be sent to the monitor. The high-capacity battery of 81Wh (watt/hour) is suitable for gaming or tasks requiring high performance outside. The market price of the product is KRW2.89 million.
Shon Dae-gi, responsible for Korea HE marketing of LG Electronics explained, “We will provide differentiated experiences to our customers with the gaming notebook that enables them to enjoy any game in the best environment.”

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Nano Lens

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1812E01] A Nano-level lens technology has been developed for producing the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display that can reduce the power consumption while realizing high-definition video. Due to excellent light extraction and light absorption, this product is suitable for use in various optical industries, such as solar battery, photo detector, glass for automobiles, buildings, etc., in the future.
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) recently announced that it had developed an organic Nano lens manufacturing technology that can manufacture low-power, high-contrast, high-quality OLED display using a vacuum coating process.
Nano lens is a curved body made of organic materials ranging in size from tens to hundreds of nanometers and is mainly used in display products. Recently, in the OLED display market, OLED pixel size has been gradually decreased to micrometer level in order to realize high resolution, but image-quality degradation occurs when a micro lens having a size similar to that of a pixel is applied.
Nano lens is more outstanding in image quality than a micrometer lens of relatively large size and can realize the color stably. ETRI’s research team developed a technology that allows the lens size to be freely adjusted from tens to hundreds of nanometers, manufacturing organic Nano lens that is much smaller than OLED pixel. The research team explained that this organic Nano lens has advantages of decreasing the image artifacts and reducing power consumption while lowering changes of the picture-quality depending on the viewing angle.
In addition, the Nano lens can be manufactured by a vacuum-coating process instead of a solution process. Therefore, it is possible to reduce the manufacturing costs by omitting additional processes such as mask, heat treatment, patterning, etc. As the Nano lens manufactured in this way is an amorphous material like glass and its surface tension is high, it is not coated evenly but rather made as a curved lens. As a result of performance test, it was found that the light- extraction efficiency was improved by 1.5 times without any deterioration in the picture quality, and the viewing angle was also improved.
The related technology has been transferred to Jusung Engineering, which is an enterprise specialized in semiconductors and display equipment and its commercialization is under way.
ETRI research project leader Yoo Byeong-gon remarked, “Recently in a situation that demand for high-performance display products has been increasing, I expect this technology to be used for developing the display that can realize high- quality images and reduce power consumption on the big screen.”

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Massage Chair

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1811E02] HuTech has recently released KAI SLS9, which is a premium flagship massage chair and is a product created afetr HuTech’s own technological prowess reached a peak.
The sonic vibration massage program of KAI SLS9 creates optimal synergy effects by changing the amplitude and graph depending on the massage method. In addition, the music sync massage function can be used so that a piece of music selected by the customer can be linked to the massage chair and run a massage. In particular, the vitality sound mode and sleep sound mode developed in collaboration with experts enable you to enjoy a whole new experience which is completely different to anything available before. KAI SLS9 has also applied the sonic vibration massage system,’ the core of HuTech’s next-generation massage technology.
The characteristics of the sonic vibration system applied by HuTech are that it creates an entirely different massage feeling by conveying sonic straightness and waves deep into the body smoothly, as well as relieving pain and improving muscle responsiveness, thereby delivering beneficial effects to the human body.
In addition, by reflecting the standard size of the Korean physique as compiled by the Korea Agency for Technology and Standards for more than the past 20 years into the design, we have realized a uniquely comfortable and relaxed feeling of seating to enhance users’ satisfaction all the more.
This technological prowess of KAI SLS9 has already been proven once. The concept product was released at the International Medical Devices EXPO last year and release of the main product was announced at KIMES 2018 – 34th Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show, and the Hong Kong Global Sources Consumer Electronics Trade Fair in March and April last year respectively, attracting people’s attention.
The design of the product is also noteworthy. In line with the preferences of social leaders, who are the main target of the product, the maker used the color of ‘imperial blue’ and ‘purple wine,’ which have not been used by other companies until now, to enhance the aesthetic appeal. The cushion of the diamond-quilted pattern seat enhances the premium sedan covers of the entire body.

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Gaming Monitor

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1811E01] Interpixel has recently released IPQ3241, a new gaming monitor. The IPQ3241 model released this time is a high-performance product boasting WQHD resolution of 2560*1440 fit for the big screen and ultrahigh refresh rate of real 165Hz.
In addition, this product is equipped with a curved and wide-view-angle VA panel of 1800R curvature, providing a feeling of deep absorption. As it supports HDMI 2.0 terminal and DP terminal respectively, you can conveniently enjoy various multi devices, such as Nintendo Switch, Play Station, etc. in addition to PC connections.
This product is basically equipped with AMD free sync function eliminating screen tearing, game mode with genrespecific contrast ratio and hue tuning, line-of-sight function, low blue light function for eye protection, etc., providing the optimal play environment for any game.
It is a high-end product of which the same specification can hardly be found among the existing products, and black and red color are used in the bold design to create a grand and luxurious atmosphere. Also, equipped with built-in speakers, you can enjoy high-quality sound without installing speakers separately.

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