[PANGYO ISSUE] Pangyo Technovalley Weekly News, News from the second week of June

– Samsung SDS will build ‘IT Campus’ in Pangyo and establish a remote business operating system based on Cloud.

Samsung SDS announced on the 30th of the last month that it opened an IT campus in Pangyo to change its IT outsourcing (ITO) business to a cloud-based remote business operating system.

Samsung employees used to be dispatched to clients’ companies located around the metropolitan area, but its IT campus in Pangyo will house about 2000 employees of Samsung, thereby operating IT system on their own.
For this, Samsung SDS will apply SDN(software-defined network) to Pangyo IT campus. SDN is a network managed with software. With this, Samsung can have safe access to clients’ networks anytime and anywhere.

In addition, security policies were strengthened by introducing different IT security systems for different customers’ security policies and access systems using facial recognition and intelligent video security control to prevent information leakage to the outside.
Samsung SDS also announced a plan to continue to promote ITO business innovation through task standardization of converting customer business systems to SaaS (software-as-a-service) and automation of operational tasks based on DevOps (software development and operation) that enables parallel collaboration between development and operation.

As Samsung SDS’ Cloud Service Division Head (Vice President) Koo Hyung-jun put it, “The transition to the cloud-based IT integrated operating system is expected to become a new standard for IT operations.” “Samsung SDS will continue to strengthen its cloud capabilities, and we plan to speed up our cloud-first strategy, such as nurturing them,” he added.

– CoX Space will introduce a new gesture machine learning mouse called ‘VANZY.’

Coxspace (CEO Ho-yeon Kim) is a company that specializes in human interface, and announced on the 2nd that it would launch the gesture machine learning mouse ‘VANZY’ through ‘Kickstarter’, the world’s largest crowdfunding site.

This is the second time the fund has been funded through Kickstarter. In 2021, it launched a ring-shaped wearable mouse, ‘Snowl’, and raised $250,000 in funding for a month. About 2,100 people pre-ordered it and the mouse achieved a funding success rate of 1%, an all-time high in Kickstarter history.

The ‘Ring’ to be launched this time is a product with upgraded hardware and software from the previously introduced ‘Snow Wool’.

The joystick mouse function is removed and the charging cradle is changed to a bar-type to provide consumers with a comfortable grip. The problem of slipping out of hands when wearing the metal ring was also improved, increasing the satisfaction among users. In addition, by improving the accuracy of the gesture, it was attempted to improve the quality.

Ho-yeon Kim, CEO of Coxspace, said, “From the selection by TIPS in 2022, to the launch of ‘Ring’ in June this year, there were a lot of good things. And I ultimately want to introduce the ring to the overseas market after registering the ring on Amazon, he added.

– Hankook Tire to open Asia’s largest test track, “Korea TechnoRing,” the size of 125 soccer fields

Hankook Tire opened Asia’s largest test track “Korea TechnoRing” in Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do on the 25th. It tests the performance of tires for electric vehicles and supercars. You can also evaluate conventinal vehicles such as trucks and buses.

It has 13 tracks on 1.26 million square meters (about 380,000 pyeong) of land with 125 soccer fields. The high-speed circuit, which consists of a total length of 4.6 kilometers and four lanes, conducts high-speed driving tests of more than 250 kilometers per hour. The bank angle (the angle of inclination) is 38.7 degrees.
There are various tracks, such as a long-wire circuit to test tire stability and marginal performance, dry and wet road handling circuits, on-road ride comfort test, on-road brake-test, aquaplaning on a straight road, test road used in traffic noise, obstacles, and general roads.

Hankook Tire tests tire and vehicle reactions in various environments and turn them into data. Based on this, it plans to build a digital twin (a system that implements real objects in a virtual space) and apply it to future mobility research.

– Hancom’s “Sejong-1” to usher in the age of domestic civilian satellites

As Hancom Group has successfully launched the private satellite “Sejong-1,” it ushered in the new space era in South Korea. Hancom Group announced on the 26th that it has successfully laid the foundation for the satellite image data business thanks to the successful launch of Sejong-1.

As new space, a private-led space development business, is in full swing, large-scale capital is being invested in discovering new energy and resources, and space travel.

SpaceX and Blue Origin are competing for introducing commercial satellites and projectiles to meet private demand. Hancom Group’s Sejong-1 rocket is also SpaceX’s Falcon 9.

Morgan Stanley has projected that the space industry market will reach $1.1 trillion (about \1,000 trillion) by 2040.
In South Korea, many companies, mainly defense companies, have announced their business plans amid global companies’ rushing to do business in the new space era and the successful launch of Nuri. The government has also proposed support measures to promote the space industry as a major task.

However, Hancom is the first company in South Korea to actually put it into practice and achieve tangible results.
Hancom Group plans to collect high-definition video data throughout space, aviation, and ground using its own satellites and autonomous drones, including Sejong-1. The collected video data will be introduced globally through an all-in-one platform that integrates management, analysis, and sales.

The video data service explains that it will first target the agricultural sector, which is currently in the highest demand. In addition to the domestic market, it targets Southeast Asia which is rich in agriculture. Also, the company plans to expand its market to architecture, defense, and education.

To this end, Sejong-2 will be launched in the first half of 2023, and a total of five satellites will be launched sequentially in the second half, including No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 in 2024.

Source: Pangyo Techno Valley Official Newsroom