Asian startups connect at CommunicAsia

Asian startups connect at CommunicAsia

Summary: Sharing exhibition floor space with large companies at this year's ICT tradeshow, Asian tech startups say they hope to take opportunity to build brand and product awareness, forge business contacts, and gather user feedback.


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  • Focused on enterprise users, Clault will first target Gatekeeper at merger and acquisition (M&A) teams, since "there're always security concerns in M&A activities", Tan said, especially with the shift from physical meeting rooms to virtual ones when accessing confidential documents.

    The cloud-based software running on Windows 7 is set for release this July. Also in the pipeline are a browser version of the software, one for Mackintosh OS, as well as mobile versions that include iOS and Android, he added.

  • Professional DJ equipment is typically heavy, bulky and expensive, and previous portable versions in the market were not user-friendly. To address this, JD Sound from South Korea came up with Atra, said CMO Stephen Kim (pictured left).

    A standalone DJ system device, Atra will allow "regular people" to easily deejay on their own, or who want to host their own parties but can't afford a professional DJ's services. Pictured on the right is "DJ" Jay Kim, one of the startup's co-founders and senior engineer.

  • On display are earlier prototype designs for Atra, as the finalized one is currently in production and will go on sale first in Korea next month. It has eight knobs, one slider, and two LCD touchscreens.

    Kim said the word "atra" means black color in Latin and symbolizes the clubbing culture of which disc jockeys are a big part. The price of the device is still being finalized and will likely cost between US$499 and US$599, so CommunicAsia provides an opportunity for the company to gauge user response, he added.

Topics: CommunicAsia, Apps, Browser, Mobility, Software, Software Development

Jamie Yap

About Jamie Yap

Jamie writes about technology, business and the most obvious intersection of the two that is software. Other variegated topics include--in one form or other--cloud, Web 2.0, apps, data, analytics, mobile, services, and the three Es: enterprises, executives and entrepreneurs. In a previous life, she was a writer covering a different but equally serious business called show business.

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