The thermal imaging camera developed by Tovnet was recently used for detecting COVID-19, contributing greatly in preventing the spread of the disease. AVING News interviewed Kim Chan-young, the CEO of Tovnet, which participated in the MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) KTVF.
Hi. Please introduce Tovnet's main products.
We will introduce our main products,
wireless solar-powered CCTV and composite thermal imaging camera. Tovnet has
developed the product that can solve customer complaints on the existing wired
CCTV due to high installation cost and difficult method of use. It is a product
that anyone can use easily, conveniently and inexpensively by connecting the
Since the wireless solar-powered CCTV is a
camera operated by a small solar panel, anyone can easily move it and install
it without expensive installation costs. Therefore, by easily installing and
moving at any time, users can respond to many complaints such as illegal
dumping of garbage, illegal parking, and management of smoking areas frequently
generated in government offices with a small budget. For this reason, many
local governments and government offices are using Tovnet products.
Also, the existing composite thermal
imaging camera has a problem in that it is impossible to quickly check the
heating point because only the thermal image is displayed when the existing
thermal imaging camera detects a fire. So, Tovnet developed a technology to
display the real image and thermal image in duplicate, registered the patent,
and released the product. It was developed to detect fire early by checking the
heating point quickly, and we are using this technology also to detect
COVID-19, thus contributing greatly in preventing the disease from spreading.
What are your future plans?
In the future, we plan to apply the AI
solution currently in development and apply them for smart entrance control and
products such as smart factories and smart safety management by distinguishing
people, animals, cars, and others. We are currently developing the product that
can receive wireless service even in broadband.
Overseas, many people are looking for
Korean products because of the security stability issue of Chinese products. We
have taken this opportunity to export to the United States, New Zealand, and
Europe. We are planning to launch our products in the Middle East and Africa as
well, so that anyone can use our product anywhere.
Adding to this, the name Tovnet has the
meaning of "sharing happiness." We want to actualize the social value of
sharing each other's joy with our business associates and all of our clients.
How did you use the KTVF's support program?
The product improvement service and
distribution connection service supported by the KTVF were projects that helped
the venture company not only develop and produce products but also promote
sales. We believe that through these challenges, venture companies will receive
great help in improving their competitiveness.
Korea Techno-Venture Foundation (KTVF),
which supported companies participating in the MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea
Online Exhibition), is a non-profit foundation funded by the Korea Institute of
Science and Technology (KIST) to promote new technology startups and support
global advancement. Since its establishment in 2001, it has established a close
cooperation network with research institutes, universities and related
institutions, as well as overseas organizations in Japan and the Eurasia
region, and have promoted step-by-step customized support projects that
connects "startup - fostering - commercialization - global marketing" to create
the entrepreneurship ecosystem. KTVF said, "As an accelerator that supports
global technology commercialization through discovering, fostering, and
investing in tech-startups with high growth potential, we intend to contribute
to the success and job creation of small and medium-sized venture companies."
The global news network AVING News has
begun holding the MIK Hot Spot (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) to help small
and medium-sized companies enter the market and attract investment 365 days a
year' AVING News has been running online exhibitions since 2005 and had 975
online exhibitions so far. Its YouTube online exhibition has placed itself as
Korea's largest online exhibition hall that opens with 19,000 videos (booths)
with more than 800,000 visits per month which means more than 10 million visits
The MIK HOT SPOT online exhibition is
scheduled to be held regularly according to the field, target market, and
participating institutions, and it will be presented as a new type of online
business by transforming the know-hows and values of the participating
companies according to the trend. Companies that want to participate can apply
and apply through the marketing support projects from supporting institutions
in the local governments. Refer to the institutions for more information.