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 CCTV wirelessly.

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 per year.

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.

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