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March 15, 2017

NFC Forum Innovation Award Winners Deliver Personalized Experiences that Enrich Consumers’ Connected Lives

Using NFC, Speech Code‘s Talking Labels, Khushi Baby’s Mobile Medical App, and Dimple’s Customizable Mobile Button Stickers Earn Top Honors at NFC Forum Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas  WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Mar. 14, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today theRead more »

March 14, 2017

Industry Bodies Align to Standardize On-Device NFC Service Management

Collaboration ensures predictable behavior of an NFC service regardless of where it is hosted and other services being delivered. March 13 2017 – ETSI, GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum today detailed a standardized approach to implementing and managing NFC services across allRead more »

March 7, 2017

NFC Forum Innovation Awards Open for Submissions

The NFC Forum has announced a call for entries for the NFC Forum Innovation Awards to recognize innovative Near Field Communications (NFC) products, services and applications worldwide. Companies and developers using NFC in new, disruptive and innovative ways can submit award entries showcasing their work for the chance to win in one of three award categories and participate in the NFC Forum’s Members Meeting Awards Reception on March 14, 2017 in Las Vegas. Finalists receive two nights paid hotel room in Las Vegas, award trophy, global recognition and networking opportunities. There is no cost to enter the competition, and the deadline for award submissions is January 11, 2017.

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February 16, 2017

Vibrant NFC Market Produces Close to 100 Entries in NFC Forum Innovation Awards

Nine Semi-Finalists to Compete for Top Honors at Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, March 14 WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Feb. 16, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today the nine semi-finalists in its NFC Forum Innovation Awards Program. Created to recognize the development and deployment ofRead more »

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 »

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