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| Korea Electric to Resell Excalibur Knowledge Products
August 13, 1998 (BOSTON) -- Excalibur Technologies Corp. and Korea Electric
Power Data Network Co. signed a pact under which the Korean company
will resell Excalibur's knowledge retrieval products on an exclusive
basis in Korea.
|The reseller agreement between Vienna, Virginia-based Excalibur and Korea
Electric Power Data expands an existing pact between the two firms.
The Korean company will resell Excalibur's RetrievalWare line of knowledge
In addition, Korea Electric Power Data will sell Excalibur's new line
of video analysis, search and retrieval products.
Korea Electric Power Data is the information services provider and system
integrator for its parent company, Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO).
The company earlier signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM)
agreement with Excalibur to convert Excalibur's flagship RetrievalWare
product line into the Hangul (Korean language) character set, add a
full Korean-language semantic network that enables concept searching
and market the localized product to major corporations in Korea.
The Hangul version of RetrievalWare is a high-end knowledge delivery
solution targeted at major corporations and government agencies in Korea.
Using this localized product, end users will be able access Hangul information
in any data type from across the enterprise and transform it into competitive
To date, Korea Electric Power Data has sold the Hangul version of RetrievalWare
to KEPCO, LG Electronics Ltd., Doosan Corp., Cosmo Co. and the Electronic
and Telecommunications Research Institute.
"The agreement with Excalibur now allows us to be the exclusive provider
of advanced knowledge retrieval capabilities in the Korean language,"
said Ahn Chan Ok, manager of systems development for the company."
"The Korea Electric Power Data-Excalibur partnership continues to grow,
and we are excited about Korea Electric Power Data's commitment to deliver
our solutions to this rapidly advancing market," said Pat Condo, president
and CEO of Excalibur Technologies. "We continue to develop our knowledge
retrieval products with a focus on accuracy and scalability as key differentiators
from our competition."
KEPCO is a government-owned enterprise established to promote electric
power resource development, provide efficient power generation and contribute
to the stable growth of Korea's national economy by ensuring a reliable
and economical supply of electric power.
Korea Electric Power Data was established in 1992 as a subsidiary of
KEPCO. It has grown at a rate of 250 percent per year. In 1994, Korea
Electric Power Data was named to the National Industrial Information
Network business by the government and assumed operation and maintenance
of computer and information systems and communication facilities from
KEPCO. More than 1,200 expert engineers are working in the areas of
system integration, system management, facilities automation, information
and communication service.
(Lori Valigra, Asia BizTech Correspondent)