In-house solutions to boost Maskavia revenue


  • Business
  • Wednesday, 25 Feb 2004

BY YVONNE CHONG

PRODUCT and systems integrator Maskavia Sdn Bhd expects to double its revenue to RM4mil this year as it pushes forward its own range of in-house developed solutions to complement existing products and solutions under its stable. 

Maskavia director K. Ramadas told StarBiz that the company, which was established in 1986, had ventured into developing its own software recently to better serve its customers.  

“We've been dealing with third-party software all this while. Customers want more customisation in their systems and it came to a point that in order to better meet their demand, we need to leverage on our in-house capability and make our own solutions,” he said.  

K. Ramadas with an LCD display outside reference room in Prince Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Maskavia subsidiary QM Technology Sdn Bhd (QMTech) recently launched its digital signage solutions, Medusa Digital Signage System, in Kuala Lumpur. 

The system is currently used in Prince Hotel & Residence and Westin Hotel, both in Kuala Lumpur. 

Ramadas said the group had also implemented its in-house developed re-insurance solution and “is in the process of handing over the project to the client”. 

“We're in the final stages of developing a college management software. And we're also working on a hospital management system in which we're localising a software from India,” he added. 

Ramadas said these solutions would integrate with the range of products it carried, such as plasma TV and liquid display crystal (LCD) panels, as well as third-party solutions such as queue management, and e-media and broadcasting system. 

Amidst increasingly affordable digital hardware such as LCD and plasma TVs, Maskavia is banking on the potential of digital signage as a new media and is confident QMTech would be at the forefront of the trend when it comes. 

“We're very confident of the system. It's developed locally, thus it is cost effective,” Maskavia research and development head Tan Kok Beng said. 

QMTech aims to export the Medusa Digital Signage System, initially targeting the hotel industry in the region and Australia. 

“We've started talking to some potential clients and we expect positive response in the first half this year,” Tan said, adding that QMTech was currently also talking with six hotels and government departments on Medusa. 

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