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Want to grow business with Azure Kinect DK
Dear Microsoft representative
My name is Aehyang Park.
I am working at Gachisoft which provides 3D vision solution for logistics industry in Korea.
Our business partners as well as customers are CJ logistics, Korea post, international postal office and local shipping companies having online shopping malls.
One of our products is G-SCAN(Gachi-SCAN) which scans industrial barcode of moving parcels (speed: 6.56ft/s) in order to sort either box or sealed poly bag according to its shipping address. We have developed the high speed scanner using Microsoft Azure Kinect Developer Kit(DK). Azure Kinect DK delivers high-resolution 3D point cloud images to G-SCAN. G-SCAN is able to measure the size of parcels and read the barcode of moving packages on conveyor sorting system.
Unfortunately, Azure Kinect DK is not available to purchase in Korea. I have tried to find the best way to request Microsoft Sales plan. I contacted Korea Microsoft Customers Representatives. They did not know when Microsoft would offer it publicly to Korea. Since the Azure Kinect DK is not available in Korea, we have imported it and paid taxes and fee. We will need to buy Azure Kinect DK, 50ea per month for 6 months. We have been trying to find the best deal of Azure Kinect DK purchase. We are small company with 20 employees but, we would like to grow our business with functionality of Azure Kinect DK in G-SCAN.
3D vision product market has been growing tremendously since COVID-19 has invaded our life. It is because that people spend much more money on shopping at home. Naturally, parcel depots have invested in an automated logistics management system. Finally, we get great opportunity to build integrated solution for inbound and outbound logistics in warehouse management system.
I appreciate your valuable time and consideration to read all of this. If you are not in charge of Azure Kinect DK Sales, please share this with whom may consider.
Partner to Partner
Hello Aehyang! Thanks for your question! I wonder if you saw my replies to the same question that you asked 2 months ago on another thread? (Re: I would like to become a reseller in Korea - Microsoft Partner Community)
The conclusion is that if you want a single unit - there are easy ways to but it through a dealer that ships internationally. If you want to buy larger quantities it is either up to Microsoft in South Korea or to a distributor like Ingram or TechData.
Yes, I saw your replies.
As I mentioned in the above, I am not buying a single unit. I have plans to buy it to provide solution for our customers.
Microsoft in South Korea escalated my request to Microsoft headquarter. I have been waiting for the response for several weeks.
Waiting for the response, I am seeking other way to figure out this issue.
Of course, I am able to buy it through the dealer that ships internationally. However, if I purchase it in Korea, I might be able to reduce extra cost.
Thank you for your reply.