[Busan Jeil Economy 16.11.21.] Leading the development of maritime safety-related solutions with unrivaled technology in Busan


- From AR-based ship monitoring program to VR-based platform development



In Busan, the maritime capital, there is a small but strong company that develops IT solutions related to maritime safety by combining the specialties of the sea with the IT field and securing unrivaled technology.

Samwoo Immersion Co., Ltd., located in Daeyeon-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, has developed and developed various virtual experience solutions, simulators, and intelligent software solutions in the fields of ports, ships, OFFSHORE, coast guard training, naval information, and exhibition/experience fields since its establishment in 2011. has been supplying As can be seen in the Sewol ferry accident, the company's marine safety solutions are becoming more and more popular in the market in a situation where awareness of marine safety is increasing as the number of secondary accidents such as large-scale casualties or environmental pollution increases when marine accidents occur. Be in the spotlight.



Example diagram of 'IRS equipment' currently being developed by Samwoo Immersion.


Taking a leap forward with the release of various simulation programs



The solution initially developed by this company is various monitoring programs related to ships based on AR (augmented reality).

In addition to the 'AR-based real-time information extraction and monitoring system' that improves work efficiency through the block information display function on CCTV of large shipyards, the 'Goliath Crane Mounting Performance' that improves the accuracy of production planning by improving the problems that occur in the block mounting process of shipbuilding AR (augmented reality)-based image processing solutions such as 'automatic processing system' are software that this company introduced to the market early.

Currently, this solution has been built and used in Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan Port Authority, and Ulsan VTS. It has also been recognized for its technological prowess both internally and externally, such as receiving awards.

After that, Samwoo Immersion turned its attention to the development of ship steering simulator for crew education, which is the current main product. Representative examples include the full-mission ship control simulator developed with the Korea Pilots Association, and the 'multi-function coaster simulator', a simulator for combined operation of tugs and coasters installed at the Korea Maritime and Fisheries Training Institute for the first time in Korea. Sailors can improve their ship maneuvering ability and prevent ship accidents through ship maneuvering training through the company's ship maneuvering simulation program.


Samwoo Imation has been taking the lead in developing interactive virtual experience solutions based on 3D full images used for exhibitions and experiences, in addition to training simulators for ship maneuvering. The company's 'Turtle Boat Ride Dokdo Experience System', the first three-dimensional Dokdo experience simulator installed in Gyeongsangbuk-do Student Maritime Training Center in Korea, features an interior similar to that of the actual turtle ship and 12 video channels through a 270-degree realistic and realistic 3D full graphic display. This is a program where students can directly experience Dokdo by rowing. In addition, it is also supplying immersive virtual experience solutions and infrastructure such as the 'Hansan Battle Experience Center' and the 'Ship Control Experience Center' currently installed in the Fisheries Science Center of the National Institute of Fisheries Science.

Samwoo Immersion, which was selected as a management innovation-type small and medium-sized business (2015) and a technological innovation-type small and medium-sized business (2016) based on the venture business certification last year, registered a patent for '3D image rendering method of a 360-degree circular display', With five program registrations, the technology is being recognized by others.

The company, which established an affiliated research institute in 2013, recorded annual sales from 900 million won in 2014 to 1.8 billion won last year based on its technological prowess, and has been generating sales doubling every year since its establishment.




A view of the ship steering simulator built in the R&D center of Samwoo Immersion Co., Ltd. (Reporter Hyung-Jun Kim)


Taking a leap forward with the release of various simulation programs


The solution initially developed by this company is various monitoring programs related to ships based on AR (augmented reality).

In addition to the 'AR-based real-time information extraction and monitoring system' that improves work efficiency through the block information display function on CCTV of large shipyards, the 'Goliath Crane Mounting Performance' that improves the accuracy of production planning by improving the problems that occur in the block mounting process of shipbuilding AR (augmented reality)-based image processing solutions such as 'automatic processing system' are software that this company introduced to the market early.

Currently, this solution has been built and used in Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan Port Authority, and Ulsan VTS. It has also been recognized for its technological prowess both internally and externally, such as receiving awards.

After that, Samwoo Immersion turned its attention to the development of ship steering simulator for crew education, which is the current main product. Representative examples include the full-mission ship control simulator developed with the Korea Pilots Association, and the 'multi-function coaster simulator', a simulator for combined operation of tugs and coasters installed at the Korea Maritime and Fisheries Training Institute for the first time in Korea. Sailors can improve their ship maneuvering ability and prevent ship accidents through ship maneuvering training through the company's ship maneuvering simulation program.


Samwoo Imation has been taking the lead in developing interactive virtual experience solutions based on 3D full images used for exhibitions and experiences, in addition to training simulators for ship maneuvering. The company's 'Turtle Boat Ride Dokdo Experience System', the first three-dimensional Dokdo experience simulator installed in Gyeongsangbuk-do Student Maritime Training Center in Korea, features an interior similar to that of the actual turtle ship and 12 video channels through a 270-degree realistic and realistic 3D full graphic display. This is a program where students can directly experience Dokdo by rowing. In addition, it is also supplying immersive virtual experience solutions and infrastructure such as the 'Hansan Battle Experience Center' and the 'Ship Control Experience Center' currently installed in the Fisheries Science Center of the National Institute of Fisheries Science.

Samwoo Immersion, which was selected as a management innovation-type small and medium-sized business (2015) and a technological innovation-type small and medium-sized business (2016) based on the venture business certification last year, registered a patent for '3D image rendering method of a 360-degree circular display', With five program registrations, the technology is being recognized by others.

The company, which established an affiliated research institute in 2013, recorded annual sales from 900 million won in 2014 to 1.8 billion won last year based on its technological prowess, and has been generating sales doubling every year since its establishment.



Container terminal safety lesson plans 3D authoring program screen appearance


Development of future new growth engine 'VR (virtual reality) based platform' spurs


If various ship steering simulation solutions have been the main products that have led the company's growth so far, the development of VR (virtual reality)-based solutions they are working on is a new growth engine that will lead the company's future.

The company's VR-based solution is a participatory education system that allows you to experience safety by applying cutting-edge 3D virtual reality technology and 3D stereoscopic image technology. It has the characteristics of realizing reality and maximizing the educational effect.

The 'SAR Container Terminal Safety Response Training Program', a safety training program that the company developed for port pier workers last year, is Samwoo Immersion's first VR-based solution. It was evaluated that it prevented workers' accidents in advance and improved the efficiency of training. This program is currently being installed at the Korea Maritime Research Institute and is being used for trainees.

Samwoo Immersion is currently developing innovative VR-based safety response training software and equipment based on the technology it has accumulated over the years. This VR-based solution, tentatively called the 'IRS business', is a business that develops software and equipment that allows trainees to enter a ball-shaped structure composed of 3D stereoscopic images and experience virtual training under set conditions. This is being developed with the purpose of resolving the difficulties of trainees who cannot perform virtual training for a long time due to dizziness with existing VR equipment, and Samwoo Imation is expected to greatly increase the immersion in training.

This project was selected as a research project for the development of maritime police safety response training by the Ministry of Public Safety and Security last year, and is currently being developed with support of KRW 2 billion for three years. It was an opportunity to prove its technological prowess once again in that the private company, which overtook the leading national research institutes at the time, took on this task. When the R&D is completed, it will be supplied to the Coast Guard. Rescue workers will repeat various virtual training related to rescue, such as entering the hull of an accident ship, as if playing a game, to cultivate appropriate accident response capabilities. In this case, it is possible to increase the efficiency of education and reduce costs by replacing the actual training with the risk of accidents by providing stability and repeat training.

Samwoo Immersion has high expectations for the development of VR-based marine safety solutions.

While the previously released IT solution is limited to a one-shot product in a specific field of maritime safety, when a VR-based model is developed, it is expanded in that it can be used not only in the field of safety response training but also in various fields such as games and experiences through content changes. It is expected that sustainable product sales will be possible through sex.


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