DigiCAP CEO & President Han Seung-woo (Pete Han) said that he is certain that Korean-made UHD broadcast equipment will make a splash in the U.S. broadcast market. He said that Korean UHD broadcast equipment manufacturers have secured entry into the U.S. market following Korea’s world-first UHB broadcasts.
During an interview with The Korea Post, CEO Han said: “Major broadcasters tend to select broadcast equipment suppliers carefully with a view to avoiding even a single broadcast accident. They prefer technically proven firms, while trying not to dump existing suppliers.”
“However,” he said, “they would hold a favorable attitude toward equipment used in the original airing.as they are technically proven. This is the reason that Korean UHD broadcast equipment manufacturers could enter into the U.S. market following Korea’s world-first UHB broadcasts.”
|CEO & President Han Seung-Woo of DigiCAP poses in front of the 3rd floor terrestrial UHD broadcast contents protection center of DigiCap Head Office.|
CEO Han takes pride in the fact that his firm joined in the development of equipment used in UHD broadcasting which can be enjoyed fully and is called the “next-generation broadcast.”
Korea, endowed with world-class broadcast technology, began to conduct UHD in the Seoul metropolitan area last May for the first time in the world. Of note, major Korean broadcasters began to expand their UHD broadcasts to coincide with the start of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. DigiCap now provides three major broadcasters, KBS, MBC and SBS, with ATSC 3.0-based transmission systems and scramblers adopted for UHD broadcast.
CEO Han said that in two areas of the USA, experimental UHD broadcasting has been underway with the help of equipment supplied by DigiCAP since 2016. “If we are trying hard to expand the experimental airing and produce more advanced technology and equipment suited for the American market, we expect that our DigiCap products will be increasingly consumed in the American broadcast market. If we expand the supply of UHD equipment to small broadcasters, the overseas sales of DigiCap will explore, beyond expectations,” he said.
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DigiCAP, established in 2000, focuses on the development of digital content security solutions. Digital copyright management technology (DRM) is a representative technology. DRM is a technology that provides access to content, such as music and videos, to specific users using encryption and rights management technology.
These technologies include allowing music to be enjoyed only by customers who pay for the use of the songs by sound source providers such as Melons. Another digital content security solution is the Limited Reception System (CAS), which is applied to IPTV. CAS is a technology that prevents viewing of unenrolled channels on a TV channel. The technology was first developed and commercialized by DigiCAP.
"The CAS, developed in 2004, was commercialized for the first time in the country in August 2006. We had to use only foreign products before but we succeeded in localizing our first product. We currently have customers from major local cable networks, including SK Broadband, the nation's largest IPTV service provider, and D’Live,” said CEO Han.
CEO Han said, "The core competence of DRM, CAS and broadcasting equipment is basically IT security technologies.” He added that “we are also concentrating on the development of connected cars and block chain technologies. It means that the car is connected to each other with all of our existing devices, including the Internet, smartphones, tablets, and TVs. So, of course, the security technologies that were used in smartphones, tablets, and TVs should also be equipped."
|Main office building of DigiCAP in Magok, Seoul|
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