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  • HUMAX Awarded in BT Environmental Sustainability Program - July 06, 2015

    HUMAX Awarded in BT Environmental Sustainability Program

    - HUMAX awarded Bronze status from BT’s Supplier Forum
    - Committed to being a global leader in sustainable innovation

    Bundang, Korea –July 6, 2015 … HUMAX has been awarded Bronze status by BT’s Supplier Forum, a sustainability program designed for suppliers.

    The Forum, developed by BT to encourage suppliers to address sustainability challenges in 2012, assesses suppliers against the development and implementation of sustainability policies and practices in ten categories from environment to human rights, labour and ethics. HUMAX was awarded bronze status for its performance in developing and implementing best practices on sustainability. HUMAX also won the Forum’s Game Changing Challenge for Consumer Devices manufacturers, which is a competition to reward suppliers with innovative product development ideas that result in environmental sustainability benefits.

    With ever-increasing understanding of the importance of sustainability across the global business world, many companies encourage suppliers to engage in developing and implementing a sustainable framework. HUMAX’s recent achievements as part of the BT program, demonstrate the global competitiveness of its approach towards sustainability.

    HUMAX, a set-top box supplier to BT since 2012, launched a sustainability task force in April 2012 and has been working closely with BT on the development and implementation of best sustainability practices across the business.

    “BT set up the Supplier Forum in 2012 as a way to drive engagement and innovation in sustainability in our supply chain. We are delighted with the progress demonstrated by HUMAX through its participation in the Forum and look forward to further collaboration and innovation,” said Erik Raphael, Director BT Devices and BT WiFi, BT.

    “Being awarded Bronze status in the BT Supplier Forum shows HUMAX’s capability in driving sustainable innovation, which is a primary value in the global business environment. HUMAX will continue the efforts on developing innovative eco-design products on this sustainable journey.” said Tae-Hun Kim, CEO, HUMAX.

    HUMAX has been approved to join the UNGC (UN Global Compact), a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with Corporate Social Responsibility and business ethics in January this year and also plans to release its first sustainability report in coming months. 

  • HUMAX joins Frog by Wyplay - April 21, 2015

    MARSEILLE, France / Bundang, Korea – April 2nd, 2015 — Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, and HUMAX Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ : 115160), a leading global set-top-box company, today announced that HUMAX has become a Licensee of the Frog open-source STB client middleware solution.

    Frog is based on Wyplay’s software for digital TV client devices and TV operators’ backends, the source code of which is shared among a growing community of more than 80 licensee companies, including chipset vendors, device manufacturers, independent software vendors, software services providers, and operators.

    “We are delighted to join the Frog Community.” said Jeff Kim, President of HUMAX Europe. “With our strong presence in the global market, the partnership with Wyplay will expand our business area and open new business opportunities. HUMAX believes Wyplay will play a significant role in addressing the needs of operators across the world by providing a new range of open source middleware on the HUMAX platform.”

     “We warmly welcome HUMAX as a new member of the Frog Community. As a global player, their commitment to Frog extends the reach of the whole community in terms of addressable market and offers pay TV operators a reliable source of high performing Frog-enabled set-top-boxes with a rich set of features.” said Wyplay CEO Jacques Bourgninaud.

    The full source code and technical documentation of the Frog middleware are available to licensees on the Frog Community Portal. Non-members can sign up at 
    Wyplay and HUMAX are exhibiting during the TV connect at the London Excel from April 28th to 30th on their respective booths (HUMAX – 51 , Wyplay – MR32).


    About HUMAX
    HUMAX, founded in 1989, is a global leading gateway provider, delivering high quality Video Gateway, Broadband Gateway, Digital Set-top Box and Digital Video Recorder over 80 countries in PayTV and Broadband industries. The company headquarters and R&D center are based in Korea, with 18 overseas offices including U.S, U.K, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Japan, India, Australia and Brazil. HUMAX recorded $1.4 billion of revenue in 2014 and employs more than 1000 people across the world. For more information, please visit


    About Wyplay
    Independent and internationally recognized, Wyplay develops open, modular and innovative software solutions for OTT, IPTV, cable, satellite and terrestrial TV operators and broadcasters around the world.
    Wyplay’s technology enables operators to select, configure, and deploy solutions easily from the richest list of preconfigured functionality available in a TV solution, including an electronic program guide; video recorder; multiscreen and multiroom connectivity, an application store; and more. Wyplay’s professional services team creates user experiences that exactly match and complement an operator’s or broadcaster’s product and market strategies. Wyplay is now a strategic partner for such leading brands as SFR, Vodafone, Belgacom and now Canal+. To learn more about Wyplay’s set-top box, multi-screen and OTT solutions, please visit and .

  • HUMAX has won the world’s biggest design awards … Red Dot AWARD and iF DESIGN AWARD - March 30, 2015

    HUMAX has won the world’s biggest design awards … Red Dot AWARD and iF DESIGN AWARD
    -        Win Red dot award 2015 followed by iF DESIGN AWARD 2015
    -        Achieve world-class design excellence
    (March, 26, 2015) … HUMAX has received the world’s biggest design awards, earning a reputation for its design excellence in the world.
    HUMAX (CEO, Tae Hun Kim, announces the two products have won the honorable “Red Dot Design Award 2015” on 26th March.
    HUMAX has received the Red Dot Award for the two products this year again after winning the award last year. The company also has won the 2015 iF DESIGN AWARD last month. With its technology and design excellence, the company has developed its reputation as a global gateway service provider in the world. HUMAX has been recognized for its outstanding technology in many prestigious international exhibitions such as The Cable Show and International Broadcasting Convention.

    ‘Smart OTT’, the Red Dot award-winning product, is designed based on the idea that the product is normally placed in the living room or bed room. So it uses the eco-friendly wood-grain pattern to naturally harmonize with living room and bedroom furniture. Video Gateway, another award-winning device, allows consumers to conveniently remove the Hard Disk Drive and the product is being praised for optimizing a given functionality while successfully presenting aesthetic quality of the product. This user-friendly design idea is also shown in the PVR (Personal Video Recorder) device, the winning product of the iF DESIGN AWARD last month, focusing on triggering emotionally interactive user experiences by using familiarity.
    And PRISM TV, the iF award-wining product, is based on the idea how light is refracted through a prism, creating a spectrum of colors. The product is designed to access various contents through the Smart Search function and to provide the same TV-watching experiences on mobile devices as well.
    The CEO of HUMAX, Tae Hun Kim said, “Following the success of last two years’ acclaimed design awards, HUMAX is gaining a reputation not only for its strong global networks and technologies but also for its design innovation. “We expect to enhance our momentum in business development in light of the current business environment where we see a lot of new opportunities including the recent competition in the broadcasting industry, the rise of UHD era and the rapidly growing IoT market.  

    [About HUMAX]
    HUMAX, founded in 1989, is a global leading gateway provider, delivering high quality Video Gateway, Broadband Gateway, Digital Set-top Box and Digital Video Recorder over 80 countries in PayTV and Broadband industries. The company headquarters and R&D center are based in Korea, with 18 overseas offices including U.S, U.K, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Japan, India, Australia and Brazil. HUMAX recorded $1.4 billion of revenue in 2014 and employs more than 1000 people across the world.

  • HUMAX STB wins Product of the Year in Australia - December 08, 2014

    HUMAX STB wins Product of the Year in Australia
    - Product of the Year by ‘SmartHouse’ and ‘Sound+Image’ magazines
    - Leading company in the premium set-top box market with its growing sales volume and Media reputation

    (Dec. 8th 2014)… HUMAX set-top box becomes Product of the Year in Australia

    Smarthouse, Australia’s prestigious household appliance magazine announced HUMAX’s Home Media Server (HMS-1000T) as Product of the Year on 8th of December. It is another remarkable achievement of the company after its HDR-7510T model was picked as Product of the Year in 2013. HUMAX expects that this will provide great momentum to the company with rising brand power and consumer recognition in the market. The device was also named Product of the Year by Sound+Image, an audio visual specialized magazine as well as being on the cover of the magazine last October, which is extraordinary for set-top box devices.

    This recent favorable media feedback is driven by product competitiveness. The judges, composed of experts in the industry said “In every aspect of the product, from design to screen composition, technology, performance and its user-friendly features, it is absolutely a way better than their competitors’. The recognition is a result of HUMAX’s advanced technologies and capabilities that it has owned as a leader in the set top box industry in North America and Europe for many years.

    HMS-1000T features all of the latest technologies of set-top box. It allows users to record four different channels simultaneously, access various contents through HUMAX TV Portal and provide 7day weekly program guide and Catch-up feature. Furthermore, it maximizes mobile user experience with smartphone and tablet and enhances media server. The device supports multi-screen feature, allowing users to share mobile contents on their TV while controlling their set-top boxes outside their home such as video recording with their mobile devices.

    HUMAX is known as the best set-top box brand in markets of Europe and Middle East and also now becoming a leading brand in the Australia’s premium market. Despite the fact that HUMAX only entered into the Australian market in 2011, it has built a solid business foundation in a very short period of time, while gaining reputation in the market for its excellent product quality.

    “We are very pleased to hear positive feedback from the public including industry experts and consumers as we have put our best efforts in planning the product for the purpose of providing greater and convenient TV watching experience to users.”, head of HUMAX Australia, Young-Gyun Kim said. He also addressed that the company will focus on spreading their products across Australia, bringing new user experience and entertainment to more consumers in Australia.

    HUMAX has been successfully adding biggest names in the industry as partners such as Harvey Norman and The Good Guys. And the company will continue focusing on accelerating the business performance, which is expanding distribution channels in Australia.


  • HUMAX welcomes a new era of new CEO - December 01, 2014

    HUMAX welcomes a new era of new CEO
    -  Former CEO Dr. Dae-Gyun Byun names Mr. Tae-Hun Kim as new CEO, transferring management rights in 25 years and 10 months
    -  Dr. Dae-Gyun Byun is now responsible for Chairman of the Board and CEO of HUMAX Holdings, focusing on new business opportunities and business strategies of the HUMAX  Group

    (Dec. 1st 2014)… HUMAX has named COO, Tae-Hun Kim as new CEO, succeeding Dr. Dae-Gyu Byun from 1st of December 2014.
    It has been 7 years since Dr. Dae-Gyu Byun started considering appointing a new CEO in 2007 and from last February for 10 months, Mr. Kim was appointed as an incoming CEO and prepared to take over the position. Mr. Kim will lead the future of HUMAX that has had a great influence in Korea’s venture business history. Established in 1989, HUMAX targeted the global market from the beginning as a rare and extraordinary case for a venture company and now selects new CEO for the first time in their 25 years of company history.

    “The ability to lead the present and the future development, sustainability as well as employees of the company was the first priority in selecting new CEO. I think Mr. Kim is a perfect person to lead HUMAX in this turbulent time as the broadcasting industry is challenged in many ways such as convergence of broadcasting and communications and expanding IP services,” said Dr. Dae-Gyu Byun.

    Dr. Byun, who led the company for 21 years as a founder, achieved the sales record over 1 billion dollars in 2010 and established HUMAX as a leading company in the global Set-top box industry, is now the Chairman of the Board of HUMAX and will focus on long-term business strategy planning and risk management. Furthermore, he will play a broader role as CEO of HUMAX Holdings, establish a sound and responsible management system through finding new business opportunities, setting up mid to long-term strategies for subsidiary companies of the HUMAX group, discovering and developing talented personnel and sharing core values.

    The incoming CEO joined the company in 1993, while he was still studying in the university. HUMAX was only a small venture company with sales revenue of 4 million dollars at that time. For the past 21 years, he has experienced and led many roles in development, sales, overseas office, marketing and business planning and operation fields. Especially, he made DirecTV, the biggest satellite broadcasting operator, as a client of HUMAX while his time in the U.S office, which is a great contribution to make the company become a mid-sized corporation with its revenue more than 1 billion dollars.

    “There have been many changes in HUMAX to grow from a small venture to a mid-sized company and I was very lucky enough to learn positive lessons from many people including our chairman Dr. Byun, my colleagues, clients, partners and competitors while we were passing through these great changes. When I look back on the past years, our strong teamwork was the key to overcome these challenges and took them as opportunities. So my goal would be encouraging our employees to perform their abilities and put them in perfect harmony to create further development in the company,” addressed the new CEO Mr. Tae-Hun Kim in his inaugural message.

    “It has been more than 25 years since HUMAX was established. There have been difficult times and challenges but we have tried our best to find the right direction and better solutions to make a sound and sustainable organization. I have no doubt that we have accomplished remarkable business achievement. Our business performance, large clientele, various experiences, diversified corporate culture, infrastructure and management system across the world are the most valuable assets that even large corporations have to learn it from experiences for long time. I believe these values will show its values as time goes by,” said the Chairman Dr. Byun in a message to HUMAX members.

    He also stated that “Our business scope and capability will go wider and deeper and our corporate culture will become more global. It will take us to a new different level and I have no doubt that our employees are definitely capable of doing this with their abilities of carrying on the proud history and values that HUMAX has built on.”

    As the first generation venture company, HUMAX has continued on its growth with persistent innovation and challenge. Through the shift in corporate governance of separating the chairman of the board and CEO, HUMAX has now established an ideal decision-making process and responsible corporate management system.


    [Profile - Chairman Dr. Dae-Gyu Byun]
    ▶ 1960             Born
    ▶ 1983             Bachelor of Control and Measurement Engineering, Seoul National University
    ▶ 1983             Master’s degree in Control and Measurement Engineering, Seoul National University
    ▶ 1989             Ph D in Control and Measurement Engineering, Seoul National University
    ▶ 1989             Established HUMAX Co.,Ltd (Then CONIN System Co.,Ltd)
    ▶ 1996             Developed digital satellite Set-top box for the first time in Asia
    ▶ 1997             HUMAX, listed on the KOSDAQ
    ▶ 1998             Vice President of Korea Venture Business Association (- 2005)
    ▶ 2000             Achieved sales record of 10 million dollars
    ▶ 2002             Named “Next leader of Asia” by World Economic Forum
    ▶ 2005             Youngest regular member, The National Academy of Engineering of Korea
    ▶ 2006             Received Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit and 500 Million Dollars Export Award
    ▶ 2008             Civilian committee member of National Research Council of Science and Technology (- 2010)
    ▶ 2010             Achieved sales record of 1 billion dollars
    ▶ 2011             Received Master Entrepreneur Award by Ernst&Young
    ▶ 2011             Member of the Board of Directors, Seoul National University (- Present)
    ▶ 2014             Member of the Board of Directors, The National Academy of Engineering of Korea (- Present)
    ▶ Dec 2014      Chairman of the Board of Directors of HUMAX

    [Profile – CEO Mr. Tae-Hun Kim]
    ▶ 1969             Born
    ▶ 1997              Bachelor of Control and Measurement Engineering, Seoul National University
    ▶ 1993             Joined HUMAX (H/W Engineer)
    ▶ 2001~2008     President of the HUMAX U.S Office
    ▶ 2008~2013     Head of Marketing Department and Chief Marketing Officer
    ▶ 2013             Vice President (Chief Operating Officer)
    ▶ Dec 2014      Chief Executive Officer

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