|By PR Newswire||
|December 12, 2012 10:00 AM EST||
PARAMUS, N.J., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Korea Export Association (KEA), an expert consultant group of Korean small and mid-size enterprises, is pleased to announce the opening of K-HIT, a first-of-its-kind concept shop that showcases ingenious product innovations from Korea. The grand opening will take place on December 20th at its location in Westfield's Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey.
The trailblazing concept has been successfully tested and launched across South Korea. The New Jersey store, which marks its entry into the US market, will feature an assortment of never before-available products, comprised of unique design and innovative functionality, ranging from household appliances to electronics, sporting goods and more, all branded under the K-HIT concept. None of the products have been available to American consumers until now, adding an additional level of excitement and wonder. Together, they offer a distinctively rewarding shopping experience and a distinguishing element to any home or office atmosphere.
A selection committee that included U.S. buyers, used a rigorous and unbiased curation process to determine which products are exceptional, superior in quality and as a result, suitable for export and sale in the K-HIT retail store.
Without selling outside of Korea, small and mid-sized businesses are hard-pressed to thrive. The K-HIT model gives these businesses the opportunity to promote and sell their products in a vast shopping mall for maximum exposure. "K-HIT is the manifestation of many parties working together to bring Korean innovation to the United States for the American consumer to enjoy. We are thrilled to introduce this first store in New Jersey as it will serve as the basis for growth across the States with future expansion plans in Europe, China and Southeast Asia. By expanding exports, with a focus on consumer goods, we will make an ecosystem of thriving, self-sustained small and mid-sized businesses, "says Song Jong-Ho, administrator of SMBA in Korea.
Beyond operating as a retail location, the Garden State Plaza store also functions as an export base and will offer logistical support in the form of warehouse storage space and call center, with the ultimate objective of introducing and encouraging domestic retailers to carry these unique products within their respective retail environments.
The K-HIT store is the result of the KORUS Free Trade Agreement executed earlier this year between the governments of the United States and South Korea. This new store is extremely exciting as it celebrates the ideological support of the Korean Government and its SMBA governmental agencies.
The grand opening ceremony is hosted by the previously mentioned agencies and is designed to provide local buyers, sales reps, product developers, and merchandisers the opportunity to meet with top Korean executives and governmental dignitaries who will be in town to celebrate the opening of the inaugural K-HIT store in the United States. The Korean dignitaries attending the ceremony at 9:00am on December 20, 2012 are as follows;
Mr. Song Jong-Ho, Administrator Small & Medium Business Administration
Mr. Se Joo Son, Consulate-General New York
Mr. Sung Yeol Kim, Trade commissioner of Korea
Mr. Seong Pil Eom, KOTRA North America Head
Mr. Um Jyn-Youb, Secretary to SMBA Administrator
Mr. Lee Jeong-Hwa, Director of Overseas Marketing Div. SMBA
K-HIT PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
INSOPACK: World's smallest and lightest Walkie-Talkie
With a range of up to 2.8 miles and the ability to connect up to 15 people simultaneously, this two-way walkie-talkie brings new meaning to staying in touch. Its tiny size (1.9" x 0.7" x4.2") and 80g weight make it perfectly portable.
UNGARO: World's first Six-step Facial Massager
This wireless facial massager does everything you would want from a spa facial and more. Its exceptional features include:
Cleansing: Deep cleanses and purifies
Massage: Helps skin relax
Nutrition: Efficiently introduces nutrition
Lifting: Reduces wrinkles and tightens skin
Whitening: Treats acne, discoloration and age spots
Wrinkle Care: Treats fine lines and wrinkles
Cebien: World's first All-in-One Shower Organizer
With storage capacity for shampoo, soap, washcloths and other toiletries, this great-looking unit makes organizing the shower easy. It features an anti-fog mirror and both hand-held and traditional showerheads. Simple installation makes it a must-have.
Izen: World's first Enema Wash Bidet
This multi-function toilet seat to does it all. It features a posterior, feminine and enema wash along with a warm air dryer and heated seat for comfort. A soft-closing lid and self-cleansing nozzle make it one of the best-designed bathroom accessories available.
Nano: World's first Nano Face & Hair Care System
Designed for effective face, hair and scalp care, this nano system utilizes a combination of nano cold mist with nano liposome nutrition to provide all-in-one moisture to the skin and hair.
LONA Bubble: World's Best Micro Bubble Showerhead
This showerhead produces extremely small bubbles with ultrasonic waves, negative ions and bursts of ultra-high temperatures normally found in a health spa. It moisturizes the skin, deeply cleanses and soothes fatigue while zapping chemicals and bacteria in the water.
Dacheum: World's best Compress Bar Trash Can
This hygienic, deodorizing can makes compressing trash clean and easy. You never have to come in touch with the trash – simply raise the bar and push down to compress. A range of adorable colors enhances any home interior.
Momby: World's best Breast-Feeding Kit
This innovative, lightweight baby care seat is ideal for both moms and babies. It reduces back, shoulder and stomach pain while comfortably helping you find the proper feeding position.
Smart Products: World's best No-Fall Smart Cradle & Hook
This universal window- or dashboard-mount never fails. It is designed to hold any cell phone, smart phone, small tablet & GPS for distraction-free driving.
This smart hook will hang all of your tools with ease. Easy, stress-free installation makes it ideal.
IRO: World's best Color Combination LED Light
With color dials that include red, blue and green, this innovative light looks great and can be used as a tool for children to develop color cognition skills.
The list of ‘new paradigm’ technologies that now surrounds us appears to be at an all time high. From cloud computing and Big Data analytics to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT), today we have to deal with what the industry likes to call ‘paradigm shifts’ at every level of IT. This is disruption; of course, we understand that – change is almost always disruptive.
Mar. 27, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 885
SYS-CON Media announced today that 9 out of 10 " most read" DevOps articles are published by @DevOpsSummit Blog. Launched in October 2014, @DevOpsSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce softw...
Mar. 27, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,344
Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane. The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting wearables as fashion accessories and moving away from the original clunky technology associated with t...
Mar. 27, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,051
The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Follow new article posts on Twitter at @MicroservicesE
Mar. 27, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,260
SYS-CON Events announced today that Site24x7, the cloud infrastructure monitoring service, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Site24x7 is a cloud infrastructure monitoring service that helps monitor the uptime and performance of websites, online applications, servers, mobile websites and custom APIs. The monitoring is done from 50+ locations across the world and from various wireless carriers, thus providing a global perspective of the end-user experience. Site24x7 supports monitoring H...
Mar. 27, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,572
After making a doctor’s appointment via your mobile device, you receive a calendar invite. The day of your appointment, you get a reminder with the doctor’s location and contact information. As you enter the doctor’s exam room, the medical team is equipped with the latest tablet containing your medical history – he or she makes real time updates to your medical file. At the end of your visit, you receive an electronic prescription to your preferred pharmacy and can schedule your next appointment.
Mar. 27, 2015 11:21 AM EDT Reads: 306
SYS-CON Events announced today that SafeLogic has been named “Bag Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SafeLogic provides security products for applications in mobile and server/appliance environments. SafeLogic’s flagship product CryptoComply is a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic engine designed to secure data on servers, workstations, appliances, mobile devices, and in the Cloud.
Mar. 27, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,285
The WebRTC Summit 2014 New York, to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 16th International Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit.
Mar. 27, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,284
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the M2M space. This really allows some room for influential individuals to create more high value inter...
Mar. 27, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 4,548
SYS-CON Events announced today the IoT Bootcamp – Jumpstart Your IoT Strategy, being held June 9–10, 2015, in conjunction with 16th Cloud Expo and Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Javits Center in New York City. This is your chance to jumpstart your IoT strategy. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but includes hands-on demos and walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of Do-It-Yourself IoT platforms including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark and Intel Edison. You will also get an overview of cloud technologies s...
Mar. 27, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,922
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch of Docker's initial release in March of 2013, interest was revved up several notches. Then late last...
Mar. 27, 2015 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,087
SOA Software has changed its name to Akana. With roots in Web Services and SOA Governance, Akana has established itself as a leader in API Management and is expanding into cloud integration as an alternative to the traditional heavyweight enterprise service bus (ESB). The company recently announced that it achieved more than 90% year-over-year growth. As Akana, the company now addresses the evolution and diversification of SOA, unifying security, management, and DevOps across SOA, APIs, microservices, and more.
Mar. 27, 2015 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,945
GENBAND has announced that SageNet is leveraging the Nuvia platform to deliver Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) to its large base of retail and enterprise customers. Nuvia’s cloud-based solution provides SageNet’s customers with a full suite of business communications and collaboration tools. Two large national SageNet retail customers have recently signed up to deploy the Nuvia platform and the company will continue to sell the service to new and existing customers. Nuvia’s capabilities include HD voice, video, multimedia messaging, mobility, conferencing, Web collaboration, deskt...
Mar. 27, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,342
The Open Compute Project is a collective effort by Facebook and a number of players in the datacenter industry to bring lessons learned from the social media giant's giant IT deployment to the rest of the world. Datacenters account for 3% of global electricity consumption – about the same as all of Switzerland or the Czech Republic -- according to people I met at the recent Open Compute Summit in San Jose. With increasing mobility at the edge of the cloud and vast new dataflows being predicted with the growth of the Internet of Things (and The Coming Age of Many Zettabytes) in the near...
Mar. 27, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,728
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cisco makes amazing things happen by connecting the unconnected. Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by becoming the worldwide leader in transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco and our partners are building the platform for the Internet of Everything by connecting the...
Mar. 26, 2015 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,040
15th Cloud Expo, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, expanded the conference content of @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit to include two developer events. IBM held a Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held a Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of Bluemix, its services and functionality and provide short-term introductory projects that developers can complete between sessions.
Mar. 26, 2015 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 4,613
Temasys has announced senior management additions to its team. Joining are David Holloway as Vice President of Commercial and Nadine Yap as Vice President of Product. Over the past 12 months Temasys has doubled in size as it adds new customers and expands the development of its Skylink platform. Skylink leads the charge to move WebRTC, traditionally seen as a desktop, browser based technology, to become a ubiquitous web communications technology on web and mobile, as well as Internet of Things compatible devices.
Mar. 26, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,662
SYS-CON Events announced today that robomq.io will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. robomq.io is an interoperable and composable platform that connects any device to any application. It helps systems integrators and the solution providers build new and innovative products and service for industries requiring monitoring or intelligence from devices and sensors.
Mar. 26, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,258
WebRTC is an up-and-coming standard that enables real-time voice and video to be directly embedded into browsers making the browser a primary user interface for communications and collaboration. WebRTC runs in a number of browsers today and is currently supported in over a billion installed browsers globally, across a range of platform OS and devices. Today, organizations that choose to deploy WebRTC applications and use a host machine that supports audio through USB or Bluetooth can use Plantronics products to connect and transit or receive the audio associated with the WebRTC session.
Mar. 26, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,474
Docker is an excellent platform for organizations interested in running microservices. It offers portability and consistency between development and production environments, quick provisioning times, and a simple way to isolate services. In his session at DevOps Summit at 16th Cloud Expo, Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs, will walk through these and other benefits of using Docker to run microservices, and provide an overview of RancherOS, a minimalist distribution of Linux designed expressly to run Docker. He will also discuss Rancher, an orchestration and service discovery platf...
Mar. 26, 2015 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,301