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Latest update: 26/02/2020 10:25:01

Technoface Corporation

We offer software development by a team of highly skilled engineers and researchers.

Our company offers technology, R&D, and installation consulting for software applications and middleware operating on core technologies including open-source software, cloud computing, and XML Web services. We also provide system construction, maintenance, and operation services. We have been developing platform middleware and network-based systems since our inception 10 years ago, and we have accumulated advanced technology and skills in open-source software. We can also develop database systems, search engines, and other systems from the ground up.

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We are taking on the challenge of manufacturing high-quality software with high added value using various state-of-the-art platforms and open-source products
Techno FACE AI Engine
We provide Al solutions based on various Al engines using open-source products and unique development to support productivity and efficiency improvement in customer businesses.
Our technical staff understand customer data and verify the hypothesis of work improvement using AI. They continuously support performance improvement by operation to bring out the best performance of these AI engines.

■Natural language processing engine/service
・AI chat framework
An automatic response model is learned from a response history and other data. This service can be linked with LINE, Web chat, original apps, and AI speakers.
[Case of implementation]
Call center response support and automation systems
Help desk application

・Document generation engine
This engine learns actual data and document combinations based on them, then generates a document suitable for the situation.
[Case of implementation]
Haiku generation system
Nursing plan document generation system

■Time series prediction engine/service
・Demand prediction and dynamic pricing engine
We predict future demand and environmental fluctuation by machine learning of past business data and environment data to support decision making in business by proposing optimal selling prices and setting campaign parameters.
[Case of implementation]
AI level new management system for the hotel industry

■Image recognition engine/service
・Object recognition engine
This system can satisfy various needs by additionally learning objects of recognition specific to business as well as general objects by deep learning.
[Case of implementation]
Object and status recognition system for various industries
Rainfall and snowfall detection system based on surveillance video

■Voice data processing engine/service
・4.5G voice synthesis engine
End-to-end deep learning technology enables natural, smooth learning precisely reflecting data voice features.

■Optimization engine/service
・Route plan optimization engine
Evolutionary computation technology minimizes general routes, maximizes sales, and minimizes costs under various restrictive conditions on business.
[Case of implementation]
Vehicle allocation and route optimization system for the transport industry

・Spatial arrangement optimization engine
Members and combination parts are automatically arranged in CAD drawings. The system proposes arrangement patterns to optimize objective functions based on restrictive conditions.
[Case of implementation]
System proposing floor plans automatically for real estate
The TechnoVision Series realizes what you want to convey.
These are digital signage systems fully developed from scratch within the company.
Information provision, promotion, and production are easy for anyone using videos and still images.

■Techno Vision Network Plus
This software is easy for anyone. We recommend it to those wishing broadcasting to multiple sites.

[Five advantages of product implementation]
・System configuration using general-purpose parts
・Various screen configurations and easy operability
・Supporting various material forms
・Reducing operational burdens using easy operability
・Uniform management of multiple sites with one management terminal

■Techno Vision Billboard
This system is linked to external sites to change information in real time. This is recommended for displaying operation status, weather forecasts, and reservation status.

[Three features of Billboard]
・Real-time information display
・Smooth scrolling
・Track record of providing products at lower prices than products of other companies

■Techno Vision Warp One
This is software used to correct distorted videos projected from projectors by using a game controller. This software is recommended to those who have problems with projection because projector installation is limited.

[Four features of Warp One]
・Video projection to a floor surface
・Video correction over limit values
・Projection from a low position
・Easy correction using a game controller

■Office Summary Board
This is a signage system to give in-house system information by push notification. We recommend this to those who want to transmit information to employees.

[Five advantages of in-house signage implementation]
・Unifying various information
・Activating communication
・Making information transmission efficient
・Leveling information transmission
・Transmitting original data
Solution service for software system performance improvement
[Help increasing software system speed]
We verify and investigate implemented systems or software systems under development or update from various perspectives to determine if the best hardware performance is fully brought out and measures for increasing speed. We propose and implement performance improvements.

[Points of improvement]
・Are the architecture and algorithm optimized for the platform?
・Are multi-core processors fully utilized?
・Does the design implement a distributed processing environment and scale out performance?

[Improvement method]
■Bottleneck detection by software system profiling
・Dynamic and quantitative analysis with profiling tools
・Direct analysis of source code and design documents
・Verification of OS and compiler optimization
・Review of workflow algorithms

■Bringing out the best hardware performance with multicore support
・Consideration of compiler and parallel processing middleware implementation
・Redesigning multi-threading

■Scaling out with network parallel distributed processing
・Operational consideration of various parallel distributed processing boards (Cluster OpenMP, MPI, Hadoop, infinispan, etc.)

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[Company strength]
Our company has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and technical skills through numerous local software development projects since our inception over 10 years ago. We have a team of highly skilled engineers and researchers, including five staff members with IT-related PhD degrees from Hokkaido University and other well-regarded institutions. We continually take on new challenges in Monozukuri craftsmanship for high-quality, high-value-added software that makes use of many cutting-edge platforms and open-source products.

[Business description]
Operating Systems, Driver Development, Database, Communication Control/Protocol, Device Monitoring & Control, Web Systems & Applications, Embedded Software, Mobile & Smart Phone Applications, Open Source Software, Natural Language Processing, Middleware, Security, Bigdata Processing & Data Analysis, Cloud Platform, Education & Learning Support

Our company provides technology, R&D, and installation consulting for software applications and middleware operating on core technologies including open-source software, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and XML Web services. We also offer consulting on software performance enhancement as well as system construction, maintenance, and operation services.

[Industry]
Software development business

[Strength of products/technologies]
Comprehensive technical skills are essential for getting the most from open-source software at a practical level. These include fully comprehending source code written in many different languages and constructing software that is modified or developed separately using appropriate architecture design. We have gained plenty of development experience in platform middleware and network-based systems since our inception. This includes the world’s first BREW (registered trademark) XML/SOAP middleware, which we developed jointly with KDDI and Salesforce.com. We have accumulated advanced technology and skills in open-source software. This is how we can handle requests for ground-up development of brand-new high-performance middleware, including database systems, search engines, and communications protocols.

[Representative's message]
Our fields of expertise are middleware and infrastructure solutions, which tend to have some of the most stringent performance and quality demands among all software technologies. Engineers in these software fields must have top-class development skills. These skills are in demand in the product and base technology development processes of major corporations. All our engineers aspire to take on challenging technology development projects and apply their technical skills and past experience. We are dedicated to improving our technical competencies to win recognition for our company, and our local Sapporo region, from major domestic Japanese and international corporations as an R&D firm.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We have taken on multiple software development contracts. These are primarily technology development and R&D projects for major corporations. We have carried out projects ranging in scale from several man-months to 50 man-months. We are eyeing overseas expansion, and we have full-time engineers from Europe and China (with a PhD from Kobe University) who carry out development projects.

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
Technology Award, Information Processing Society of Japan, Hokkaido (2005).

[Media]
Articles on municipal government systems using open-source software in the Nikkei Shimbun, Hokkaido Shimbun, etc. in 2004 and 2005; articles on mobile phone middleware in the Nikkei Shimbun and IT-related media news in 2005.


[Authorization/Certification]
All submitted patents have been granted and published (Japanese Patent Publications 2008-084348, 2006-172038 Manga Drafting Assistance System, 2007-311919 Location Management Program, 2007-306984, 2005-316077, and 2005-056185).

[Joint research and development]
Hokkaido Harmonized Applications Relational Platform: proving tests (with NEC, the Hokkaido prefectural government, and so on); co-development of the controller (with Microsoft Japan).
Multi-telemetry system R&D using a Linux micro server (with NTT Comware).
SOAP monitoring software R&D (with Hokkaido University and the City of Sapporo).
Mobile phone applications and middleware (with KDDI and Salesforce.com; SME IT Venture Assistance Program, Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA); Grant-in-Aid for Product Development by Small and Medium-Scale Manufacturers (Prototype Development Assistance Program), National Federation of Small Business Associations; and Grant-in-Aid for Prototype Development by Small and Medium-Scale Manufacturers and by Small-Scale Businesses, the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency).
Manga drafting assistance software (SME and Venture Challenge Assistance Program, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; SME and Venture Challenge Assistance Program, Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan).
Security middleware based on formal methods (under the Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).
DRM middleware for e-books (Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).


[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
KDDI Corporation, NEC Corporation, NTT Comware Corporation, Salesforce.com Inc., Sony Corporation, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc., Piecemeal Technology, Inc., NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd., Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd., Nippon Jimuki Co., Ltd., Social.Aid.Research Co., Ltd., Sapporo Information Network Co., Ltd., SoftBank Mobile Service Corp., Honest Co., Ltd., Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA), Harp Co., Ltd., Softcomm Co., Ltd., the City of Sapporo, Sapporo Electronics and Industries Cultivation Foundation, Hokkaido University of Science, Hokkaido University, Muroran Institute of Technology, Future University Hakodate, among others (in no particular order).

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