Asterisk Co., Ltd.
Asterisk Announces Capital and Business Alliance with CANDY HOUSE JAPAN, Developing and Selling IoT Smart Home Devices
Asterisk Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka City, President: Noriyuki Suzuki, hereinafter “Asterisk”) has developed a product that utilizes the face recognition cloud service “AsReader One” and will expand sales to companies and general households. To this end, on October 14, 2022, the shares of CANDY HOUSE JAPAN Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Tetsuaki Ko, hereinafter “CANDY HOUSE”), which develops the smart lock “SESAME” series We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a capital and business alliance agreement with the acquisition.
Background and purpose of the business alliance
In April 2022, Asterisk announced “AsReader One,” a cloud-based authentication service that identifies people by reading faces with smartphones. Face recognition technology is expected to be introduced in various fields in the future, and it is being introduced to entry/exit management and cashless payment.
“AsReader One” does not use a dedicated camera for face registration, but uses the built-in camera of smartphones and tablets, so it is low cost and easy to use.
On the other hand, CANDY HOUSE is developing IoT smart home devices centering on the smart lock “SESAME” series. By simply attaching “SESAME” to the key part of the door, you can open and close the key with a dedicated smartphone application, share the key, manage the history, and remotely control it. It is a popular smart lock that is widely used in homes, shops and offices with the aim of improving security and convenience, and boasts a cumulative total of over 200,000 units shipped worldwide.
Through this capital and business alliance, Asterisk will use CANDY HOUSE’s technology to develop “AsReader GoMA” (*1) that can unlock the door with face recognition. In addition to promoting the introduction of the system to companies and stores that require security measures both in Japan and overseas, we will also implement measures to expand sales channels to individual homes, thereby contributing to the safer and more comfortable lifestyles of our customers. increase.
Left: SESAME / Right: Shooting and authentication device
Through this capital and business alliance, Asterisk will actively develop further AI solutions and provide services, and contribute to the promotion of DX for customers and the improvement of life convenience.
*1 Click here for details on AsReader GoMA: https://goma.asreader.jp/ ■ CANDY HOUSE JAPAN Co., Ltd. Corporate Profile
Company name: CANDY HOUSE JAPAN Co., Ltd.
Representative: Tetsuaki Furu
Capital: 100,000,000 yen (as of September 30, 2022)
Established: October 2017
Head office: Pieno Ark Irifune 5F, 1-9-8 Irifune, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0042 URL: https://jp.candyhouse.co/
Business description: Smart lock “SESAME” series and other
Manufacture and sale of IoT smart home devices
Software and hardware development associated with the above ■ Asterisk Co., Ltd. Corporate Profile
Company name: Asterisk Co., Ltd.
Representative: Noriyuki Suzuki
Capital: 789,412 thousand yen (as of August 31, 2022)
Public stock market: Tokyo Stock Exchange Growth Market (Securities code: 6522) Established: September 2006
Head office: Shin-Osaka Dainichi Building 201, 5-6-16 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 532-0011
URL: https://www.asx.co.jp (company site)
https://asreader.jp (product site)
Business description: AsReader business (planning, development and sales of product AsReader)
System integration business (business-related SI business)
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