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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 »

May 22, 2015

NFC Forum Focuses on Shanghai, with June 2 “Tap Into NFC Showcase,” May 25-29 Plugfest, and Member Meeting, June 1-5

Events Capitalize on Growing Interest in NFC in China SHANGHAI, China – May 22, 2015 – The NFC Forum announced that it will hold a “Tap Into NFC Showcase” in Shanghai, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 2 at the Grand HyattRead more »

April 16, 2015

NFC Forum Brings Advanced Security to NFC Tags with Signature RTD 2.0 Technical Specification

Provides the Only Open, Interoperable Security Standard for NFC Tags WAKEFIELD, Mass. – April 16, 2015 – The NFC Forum today announced the public availability of the Signature Record Type Definition (RTD) 2.0 technical specification following approval by the Board of Directors. FormerlyRead more »

February 12, 2015

Major Retail Study: Mobile Consumers Prefer NFC Technology over Competing Alternatives

NFC Key to Better In-store Experiences, Increased Sales, and Enhanced Consumer Loyalty WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Feb. 12, 2015 – The NFC Forum and Strategy Analytics today unveiled the results of a comprehensive retail research report and web survey on mobile consumer engagement and purchases, revealingRead more »

November 5, 2014

NFC Forum’s Paula Hunter to Speak at “Internet of Things Applications USA,” November 20

Topic: “NFC: Bridging the Internet of Things” WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Nov. 5, 2014 – The NFC Forum today announced that its Executive Director, Paula Hunter, is a featured speaker at the upcoming “ Internet of Things Applications USA ” event, November 20 in Santa Clara, California. With 500Read more »

October 8, 2014

Dai Nippon Printing Becomes Sponsor Member of NFC Forum, Joins Board of Directors

12 Additional Organizations Join the Consortium as Momentum Builds for NFC WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Oct. 8, 2014 – The NFC Forum today announced that Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP), one of the world’s largest comprehensive printing companies, has upgraded its NFC ForumRead more »

October 2, 2014

NFC Forum Launches NFC Developer Program

“Tap Into NFC” to Support Developer Community, Accelerate NFC Application Development and Fuel Global NFC Adoption WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Oct. 2, 2014 – The NFC Forum today launched its “Tap Into NFC” Developer Program, which delivers resources and support to developers worldwide toRead more »

September 24, 2014

NFC Forum Publishes Recommendations for Creating Optimal User Experiences during Device Connections

Connection Handover White Paper Offers Guidelines for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Use Cases WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Sept. 24, 2014 – The NFC Forum has published a new white paper entitled Connection Handover User Experience Recommendations, a helpful guide for any developer seeking to give consumersRead more »

September 18, 2014

NFC Forum Adds Analog Testing to Certification Program

Expanded Testing Will Help Drive Consistent RF Performance and Ensure a Consistent User Experience WAKEFIELD, Mass. –Sept. 18, 2014 – The NFC Forum , a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced the launch ofRead more »

June 17, 2014

NFC Forum and Bluetooth SIG Expand Developer’s Guide to Include Bluetooth® Smart Technology

Application Document Provides Guidance on Using NFC for Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing WAKEFIELD, Mass. – June 17, 2014 – The NFC Forum , a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) the trade association responsibleRead more »

April 16, 2014

NFC Forum Publishes Comprehensive Set of Technical Specifications

New Versions of Nine Specifications Available for Public Download at No Charge WAKEFIELD, Mass. – April 16, 2014 – The NFC Forum today announced the public availability of new versions of nine technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors. The newRead more »

March 20, 2014

NFC Forum Statement Regarding Host Card Emulation (HCE)

NFC Forum Statement Regarding Host Card Emulation (HCE)– March 20, 2014 With 500 million NFC devices in the market this year [1] , and annual shipments expected to exceed 1 billion by 2018 [2] , the momentum for NFC continues to buildRead more »

March 13, 2014

Thinfilm and Xerox Become Principal Members of the NFC Forum

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced that Thinfilm and Xerox Corporation have joined the NFC Forum at the Principal level. In addition, 19 Associate and Implementer members have joined the consortium.

February 20, 2014

NFC Forum Announces “Spotlight for Developers,” March 21 in San Francisco

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Feb. 20, 2014 – The NFC Forum , a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, will hold a special event for software developers on Friday, March 21 in San Francisco, at the HyattRead more »

February 4, 2014

SD Association and Near Field Communication Forum Sign Collaboration Agreement

Liaison Will Promote Market Education and Ecosystem Development SAN RAMON, Calif.– Feb. 4, 2014 – The SD Association (SDA) , a global ecosystem of companies setting industry-leading memory card standards, and the NFC Forum , a non-profit industry association that advances the use of NearRead more »

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