KNOWCK, based in Seoul, Korea, is a market leader in digital signage software and has many years of experience with global implementation partnerships. The next step for KNOWCK is the Southeast Asian Smart City market with its IoT capable smart signage technology.
According to PR Newswire on August 3 that the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, a major Korean government agency, announced that KNOWCK recently completed the deployment of its "Smart Building Media System (SBMS)," which utilizes CloudCast technology in a premium apartment complex in Seoul (Seocho Prugio Summit by Daewoo E&C). Building on this recent success, KNOWCK will offer this Smart Building solution to key markets in Southeast Asia.
Equipped with KNOWCK's CloudCast technology, over 50 display screens that have been installed throughout the apartment complex are all monitored and controlled through a cloud server. The service includes bulletin boards for various informative notices, news, and "digital nature" screens that display images of natural landscapes. The contents displayed on these screens are easily and conveniently managed by a smartphone app.
KNOWCK received this year's "New Multi-media Technology Award" Prime Minister's Commendation and the KOBACO CEO Award in 2015 for CloudCast. In 2013, it made it to the Red Herring Global 100 companies. A company simultaneously acknowledged at home and overseas for its technological capabilities is a rare accomplishment for a Korean startup.
CloudCast is a digital signage enterprise solution that connects various types of heterogeneous displays, including TVs, electronic street displays, and extra-large media facades found on high-rise buildings.
Among Korea's Olympic stadiums, the one with the largest digital signage installation is Phoenix Pyeongchang Resort. This signage is being used as one of the key PR media installations for the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang, which will be held in February 2018.
KNOWCK has already started working with strategic partners in Southeast Asia, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia. Last year, it signed an MOU with the largest telecommunications company in Thailand.
It is currently in discussion with telcos in Malaysia and Indonesia. These partnerships will allow CloudCast technology to be offered to growing numbers of cities and regions in Southeast Asia.