Humax

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For the pharmaceutical trade name, see HuMax.
Not to be confused with Human.
Humax
Type Public
Industry Consumer electronics
Founded February, 1989
Headquarters Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Key people Dae Gyu Byun (CEO)
Products Consumer Electronics including set-top boxes, IP Hybrid set-top boxes, digital video recorders, and Car set-top box
Website http://www.humaxdigital.com

Humax is a consumer electronics company. Founded in South Korea in 1989, it manufactures set-top boxes, digital video recorders and other consumer electronics. It is publicly traded on KOSDAQ.

Listed on the Korean stock exchange (KOSDAQ), Humax Co. Ltd of Korea is one of the world's leading digital set-top box manufacturers, exporting its products to more than 90 countries across the globe. The company's international headquarters and R&D facility is based in Korea, with offices in Dubai, Germany, India, Italy, France, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong, the UK, and the US.

In 1997, the company opened a manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland which won a Queen's Award for Enterprise – International Trade 2002, but which has since closed. Additional production facilities are located in Korea, Poland (2004), India and China. Humax recorded revenues $1 billion in 2010.

Humax is a member of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) consortium of broadcasting and Internet industry companies (also including SES, Philips, OpenTV and ANT Software) that is promoting and establishing an open European standard (called HbbTV) for hybrid set-top boxes for the reception of broadcast TV and broadband multimedia applications with a single user interface.

Humax was involved in the UK digital switchover trials in 2006 and the UK's Freesat digital TV service and Freeview HD services.

Milestones[edit]

HDR-FOX T2
  • March 2012- wins tender of the Russian Government to deploy receivers for DVB-T2 digital broadcasting format.
  • May 2010 - Opens office in Russia & France / Records $1 Billion in exports.
  • May 2007 - Establishes subsidiary in Thailand
  • May 2006 - Establishes subsidiary in Poland
  • December 2005 - Establishes subsidiary in Hong Kong
  • September 2004 - Opens office in Shenzhen, China
  • August 2003 - Establishes subsidiary in New Delhi, India
  • February 2002 - Opens sales office in London, England.
  • November 2001 - Records $200 million in exports. Establishes a subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan.
  • November 2000 - Records $100 million in exports.
  • January 2000 - Establishes a subsidiary in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • December 1999 - Establishes a subsidiary in Dubai, UAE. Develops and ships set-top boxes for digital cable TV service.
  • May 1997 - Establishes a subsidiary in Northern Ireland, the UK.
  • April 1997 - Listed on the KOSDAQ.
  • September 1996 - Develops and ships set-top boxes for digital satellite broadcasting.
  • 1994 - Focuses business activities on digital home appliances.
  • May 1992 - Ships home karaoke machines.
  • February 1989 - Conin System Co, Ltd. founded by 7 graduates (all holding master's degrees or Ph.Ds.) from Seoul National University, Dep't of Control and Instrumentation.

Products[edit]

The Netherlands
UK
Germany
  • iCord HD+ (IP Hybrid PVR)
  • iCord HD
  • HD-FOX+ (IP Hybrid HD)
  • HD-FOX
  • PDR-iCord HD
Middle East
  • iCord HD
  • iCord HD+ (IP Hybrid PVR)
  • IR1010HD
  • IR1020HD
  • IR2000HD
  • IR2020HD
  • IR3000HD
  • IR3020HD
  • IR3025HD
  • IR3100HD
  • HD-FREE
  • IR-FREE
Italy
  • HD-5700T
  • HD-5600S
Japan
Turkey
  • HM 9502 HD
  • HM 9503 HD
United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Fiber GFHD100 'IP set-top box' breezes through the FCC, doesn't say where it's headed, Engaget, 2012

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