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IoT Plant Cultivators Distributed to Community Centers for Pilot Project

IoT Plant Cultivators Distributed to Community Centers for Pilot Project

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Agricultural Technology Center announced Sunday that it has distributed Internet of Things (IoT)-based indoor plant cultivators to local government agencies for a test run. Indoor plant cultivators control lighting, temperature, humidity and nutrients to ensure the stable growth of plants. Each cultivator is 2.25 meters wide, 0.8 [...]

SK Telecom Launches New ‘Untact’ O4O Platform

SK Telecom Launches New ‘Untact’ O4O Platform

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus continues to rage on, mobile carriers are scrambling to launch so-called ‘untact’ O4O (online-for-offline) platforms. In July, South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. launched ‘T-world Friends’, a web page dedicated to logistics network management for affiliated stores struggling with a recent plunge in revenue. [...]

Korea Mobile Game Association Holds Online Meeting Using Avatars

Korea Mobile Game Association Holds Online Meeting Using Avatars

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Mobile Game Association reported on Thursday that members had held a general meeting online using Naver’s 3D avatar creator platform, Zepeto. The meeting was held using augmented reality (AR) technology to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Participants included Rep. Jo Seoung-lae, the ruling Democratic Party representative and [...]

KB Kookmin Bank Introduces Digital Offering Basket for ‘Untact’ Church Services

KB Kookmin Bank Introduces Digital Offering Basket for ‘Untact’ Church Services

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — KB Kookmin Bank, South Korea’s largest retail lender, introduced a new service for so-called ‘untact’ (contactless) donations on Wednesday. The ‘Digital Donations’ service enables individuals and groups to manage donations without in-person contact. The service will first be introduced to churches as a way for parishioners to make their [...]

S. Korean Solar-powered UAV Breaks Record for Longest Continuous Flight

S. Korean Solar-powered UAV Breaks Record for Longest Continuous Flight

DAEJEON, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by a South Korean research team has broken the national record for longest continuous flight. The state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) carried out a flight test for its high-altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (EAV-3) at its aviation center in Goheung County, [...]