MSC firm to use M’sia as launching pad in AsiaPac


  • Business
  • Thursday, 29 May 2003

STAR Search Technologies Sdn Bhd plans to have a firmer footing in Ma-laysia before expanding into the Asia Pacific region, its business development manager Venkates-waran Ramachandran said. 

The Multimedia Super Corridor-status (MSC) company is involved in business applications using multimedia and information technology. 

“A firmer footing in Malaysia also means getting projects in Asean countries,” he told Bernama in an interview. 

Cyberjaya-based Star Search, which specialises in niche segments such as intelligent, interactive and integrated applications or solutions, was set up in June 2000. 

The company is a subsidiary of Star Search Technologies Ltd of Britain, which is part of the con-glomerate SM Group. 

The SM Group has a combined turnover exceeding US$200mil. 

It has diverse business interests in healthcare and information and communications technology. 

“What we're doing is pretty niche. Our experience in handling real-time data systems has led us in providing solutions for the world's first intelligent city, Cyberjaya,” said Venkateswaran. 

He said Star Search solutions catered to a few of the flagship applications such as smart school, telemedicine, e-governance and business empowerment tool. 

Venkateswaran said the company had also been engaged in the provision of multimedia integration in Smart School applications. 

He said Star Search had been focusing on providing customisable solutions by device driver solutions, centralised database systems, systems integration etc. 

On why the company chosed Cyberjaya as its Asia Pacific headquarters, Venkateswaran said Malaysia synergised with Star Search's business plans. 

The Multimedia Development Corporation in particular, had also been extremely helpful in various matters, including the recruitment of foreign knowledge workers, he said. 

Venkateswaran said the company applied a mix of local and foreign knowledge workers. 

“Some of our recently concluded projects had almost 50 people working at any given time. 

“We also employ trainees and provide them training,” he added. – Bernama  

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