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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 [...]

Once Viewed as Old-fashioned, Coffee Delivery Gains Traction amid Contactless Trend

Once Viewed as Old-fashioned, Coffee Delivery Gains Traction amid Contactless Trend

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Coffee delivery services are not an unfamiliar concept in South Korea. Serving persons at tea houses, or “dabang” in Korean, used to deliver cups of coffee filled with sugar and cream on foot. Big-name coffee chains such as Starbucks and small independent cafes replaced such tea houses by offering [...]

Untact Services Will Dominate Service Industry in Post-coronavirus Era

Untact Services Will Dominate Service Industry in Post-coronavirus Era

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The coronavirus pandemic is giving way to so-called ‘untact’ (no contact) services such as online shopping and delivery applications as a new alternative for the service industry. Experts argue that policy support is in order to allow new business models to settle in the market as untact services are [...]