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December 19, 2016

New NFC Forum Specifications Enable NFC Devices to Communicate with Broader Range of Devices and Tags

Enhancements Include Active Communication Mode for Peer-to-Peer and Support of NFC-V Technology WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Dec. 19, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the availability of three adopted and one candidate technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors.Read more »

December 13, 2016

NFC Forum’s New Device Certification Release and Related White Paper Support Pathway to Public Transport Interoperability

Industry Effort Harmonizes Specifications of NFC-enabled Mobile Devices and Public Transport Readers WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – December 13, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today a new release of its Certification Program and, related to it, the publication of the NFC-enabled e-Ticketing in Public Transport: Clearing the Route to Interoperability white paper. Certification Release 10 (CR10) providesRead more »

December 5, 2016

NFC Forum Innovation Awards Open for Submissions

Global Awards Recognize Innovative NFC Products, Services and Applications WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Dec. 5, 2016 –The NFC Forum announced today a call for entries for the NFC Forum Innovation Awards to recognize innovative Near Field Communications (NFC) products, services and applications worldwide. Companies and developersRead more »

November 15, 2016

NFC Forum Unveils Tag Certification Initiative; Calls for Participation

Action Key to Market Growth and Global Interoperability of NFC Tag Solutions WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Nov. 15, 2016 – The NFC Forum today formally unveiled an initiative to create a Tag Certification Program and called upon tag vendors and solutions providersRead more »

October 12, 2016

NFC Forum Technical Specifications Improve RF Communication and NFC Tag Interoperability with NFC Devices

New and Candidate Specifications Provide for More Design Flexibility and Mitigate Risk WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Oct. 12, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the availability of one adopted and four candidate technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors.Read more »

September 29, 2016

NFC Forum Opens Registration for VISIONFC Automotive Summit

Global Mobility, Semiconductor, Payment, Automotive, and Consumer Electronics Leaders Gather to Advance NFC as a Platform for the Connected Car Ecosystem WAKEFIELD, Mass., – USA – Sept. 29, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the opening of registration for VISIONFC Automotive Summit , takingRead more »

September 14, 2016

NFC Forum Forms Partnerships with Three Industry Consortia

New Liaison Agreements to Expand NFC Adoption in Automotive, Public Transport, and Digital Identity Markets WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Sept. 14, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the signing of liaison agreements with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) , the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance , and the Smart Ticketing Alliance . TheRead more »

July 25, 2016

“Life Is Easier, More Connected With NFC” Video Unveiled By NFC Forum

Fun, Short Animated Video Shows Benefits Of NFC; Educational And Shareable WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – July 20, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the release of a fun, fast-moving animated 80 second video titled “What is NFC?”  The educational and shareableRead more »

July 13, 2016

NFC Forum Fuels Technology Innovation with Startup Company Membership

Extends Implementer Membership to Technology Startups WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – July 13, 2016 – Recognizing that Near Field Communication (NFC) is the de facto standard for short-range communication and that NFC innovation and deployments have expanded the NFC ecosystem, the NFC Forum announcedRead more »

June 29, 2016

Definitive Internet of Things and NFC White Paper Published by NFC Forum

Comprehensive Paper Illustrates How NFC Unlocks Benefits of IoT in the Smart Home WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – June 29, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the publication of a definitive white paper focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and NearRead more »

May 24, 2016

NFC Forum VISIONFC Event Announces Speakers And Agenda

Keynote:  Industry Analyst Frank Gillett; 15 Speakers Scheduled Over Two Days WAKEFIELD, Mass. – May 24, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the industry luminaries and thought leaders scheduled to present at VISIONFC, taking place June 15 to 17, 2016 atRead more »

May 3, 2016

NFC Forum and GCF Advance Device Interoperability for Public Transportation Systems

Cooperation Agreement Signed; NFC Forum Test Cases Recognized Across Organizations WAKEFIELD, Mass. – May 3, 2016 – The NFC Forum and the Global Certification Forum (GCF) announced today that they have entered into a cooperation agreement that allows both GCF and NFC Forum labs toRead more »

March 23, 2016

NFC Forum to Unveil VISIONFC Event in June at Dallas Meeting

Industry Luminaries and Thought Leaders to Share NFC Vision; Call for Speakers Announced  WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – March 23, 2016 – The NFC Forum today unveiled its first VISIONFC event, scheduled for June 15 to 17, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency DallasVISIONFC is a seriesRead more »

March 17, 2016

New and Updated NFC Forum Technical Specifications Speed and Secure NFC Services

Enhanced Capabilities Make Peer-to-Peer Communication More Robust WAKEFIELD, Mass. – March 17, 2016 – The NFC Forum today announced the publication of one candidate and two adopted specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors. Available from the NFC Forum website , the specificationsRead more »

February 17, 2016

The NFC Forum and the American Public Transportation Association Sign Collaboration Agreement

Liaison Will Promote Industry Requirements and Benefits of NFC for Public Transportation Systems  WAKEFIELD, Mass.– Feb. 17, 2016 – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the NFC Forum today announced a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enable the two organizations to jointly educateRead more »

February 4, 2016

NFC Forum Welcomes Public to “Tap Into NFC” Seminar and Product Showcase in Tokyo, Feb. 9

Event Highlights Newest Developments and Innovations During Week-long Members Meeting WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Feb.4, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced that it will hold a “Tap Into NFC” Seminar and Product Showcase in Tokyo, from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm on February 9Read more »

November 17, 2015

NFC Forum: U.S. Retailers May Not Be as Prepared for Retail Payments Migration as They Think

White paper describes how retailers can meet customer preferences while smoothly migrating to EMV-mandated secure payment technology WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Nov. 17, 2015 – The NFC Forum today announced the publication of a white paper entitled “U.S. Retailers: Why You’re Not as Ready as YouRead more »

October 14, 2015

New NFC Forum Technical Specifications Broaden Tag Support and Enhance Interoperability

New and Candidate Specifications Bring Additional Flexibility and Range of Communications to NFC Interactions WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Oct. 14, 2015 – The NFC Forum today announced the publication of one new and three candidate technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors.Read more »

August 19, 2015

New Members Expand NFC Forum’s Global Reach and Representation

New Members Expand NFC Forum’s Global Reach and Representation Testing, Consumer Electronics, and Internet of Things Companies Among Newest Members WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Aug. 19, 2015 – The NFC Forum today announced new Associate, Implementer, and Non-Profit members from around the world. RepresentingRead more »

June 16, 2015

NFC Forum Publishes New and Updated Technical Specifications

Enhanced Capabilities Bring New Flexibility and Optimized Communications to NFC Interactions WAKEFIELD, Mass. – June 16, 2015 – The NFC Forum today announced the public availability of technical specifications following approval by the Board of Directors. Available from the NFC Forum website , theRead more »

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