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Gyeonggi Province Demonstrates Contactless Bus Fare Payment

Gyeonggi Province Demonstrates Contactless Bus Fare Payment

UIJEONGBU, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of Gyeonggi Province is set to launch an on-site technology demonstration to introduce a ‘non-contact transit bus fare payment system’ that can minimize passengers’ risk of COVID-19 infection and prevent safety accidents on buses. In collaboration with local mobility firm LOCA Mobility Corp., the provincial government will [...]

Community Quarantine Centers Introduce Contactless Treatment Systems

Community Quarantine Centers Introduce Contactless Treatment Systems

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has introduced contactless treatment systems at community centers where mild or subclinical coronavirus patients are being isolated from others. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters announced Wednesday that it has introduced a contactless treatment system for community treatment centers which can prevent coronavirus transmission from the [...]

South Korea Develops Contactless Jumping Fitness System

South Korea Develops Contactless Jumping Fitness System

CHEONAN, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) announced Thursday that it has developed a contactless jumping fitness system that replicate at home the experience of working out at a gym. While demand for home training is increasing due to the coronavirus, it is not easy to regularly exercise alone. [...]

Untact Shopping Vendors Spread as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On

Untact Shopping Vendors Spread as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On

SIHEUNG, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘untact’ shopping venues are increasing in number as social distancing is gaining public awareness. The store owner of a local fashion vendor in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province introduced an unmanned checkout system, allowing customers to select clothes and then wire their payment to a designated bank account for self-checkout. [...]

Crocus Technology Unveils Industry-First TMR Contactless, Coreless, Zero-Loss, Miniature Size Current Sensor

Crocus Technology Unveils Industry-First TMR Contactless, Coreless, Zero-Loss, Miniature Size Current Sensor

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Crocus Technology Inc., the leading supplier of disruptive XtremeSense™ Tunnel Magneto-Resistance (TMR) sensors, today announces the CT220, a contactless current sensor, with high linearity, high-resolution, a wide dynamic range in a small form-factor targeted for multitude of current sensing applications. The CT220 is the newest member of [...]

After Six Months, Pandemic Accelerates Arrival of Contactless Future in S. Korea

After Six Months, Pandemic Accelerates Arrival of Contactless Future in S. Korea

SEOUL, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Six months after the first COVID-19 case was reported in South Korea, social distancing and travel limitations are accelerating the arrival of a technology-powered contactless future in the country. Looking back, the country’s intensive efforts to cut down human contact to contain the pandemic, while keeping business active, have [...]

Subscription Models, Another Way Out for Slump-hit Retailers amid Contactless Trend

Subscription Models, Another Way Out for Slump-hit Retailers amid Contactless Trend

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Jung Se-hee, a 40-year-old office worker, recently bought a one-month mobile voucher offered by Burger King. It allows her to buy 30 cups of Americano for 4,900 won (US$4.11), a real steal as the price tag translates to just 170 won for a cup of coffee. “I started it [...]

Online Shopping Jumps 13 pct in May amid Contactless Trend

Online Shopping Jumps 13 pct in May amid Contactless Trend

SEJONG, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Online shopping jumped 13.1 percent from a year earlier in May, data showed Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic prompted more consumers to buy goods via e-commerce platforms. The value of online transactions came to 12.72 trillion won (US$10.59 billion) in the month, up 1.46 trillion won from the same [...]