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APTA is All Aboard for NFC in Public Transport

APTA is All Aboard for NFC in Public Transport

With every day that goes by, adoption of NFC in public transport keeps growing. In just the past few weeks alone, New York State announced a plan to support NFC payments for the 11-million-user Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the UK Cards Association unveiled a framework to implement contactless payments , including NFC, nationwide onRead more »

CES 2016: NFC-Enabled Wearables, IoT Home Systems, and Sunburn Sensors

CES 2016: NFC-Enabled Wearables, IoT Home Systems, and Sunburn Sensors

If the recently concluded CES 2016 show in Las Vegas is any indication, our lives will soon be filled with Oomis , My UVPatches , Smart Suits , and a host of other technological wonders that benefit from the power and convenience of NFC technology.Read more »

The Meaning Behind Our New Mission Statement

The Meaning Behind Our New Mission Statement

The NFC Forum has unveiled a new mission statement that reflects the evolving focus of our work as the market for NFC grows and matures: The NFC Forum brings the convenience of NFC technology to life. We empower organizations toRead more »

Wearables are Taking NFC Everywhere

Wearables are Taking NFC Everywhere

Wearables – from smartwatches to fitness trackers – are hot. According to analyst firm CCS Insight , the wearable device market will generate $12 billion in 2015 – and more than double to $25 billion by 2019. That also includes wearable cameras, virtual reality headsets,Read more »

Four Reasons Why the Internet of Things Needs NFC

Four Reasons Why the Internet of Things Needs NFC

Energy savings. Better health and fitness tracking. Greater convenience. Improved security. The Internet of Things is already providing these and other major benefits to early-adopting consumers who have invested in connected security systems, thermostats, lighting, wearables, and appliances. And there’sRead more »

Turning the EMV Liability Shift into an Advantage for Retailers

Turning the EMV Liability Shift into an Advantage for Retailers

It’s been several weeks since the EMV liability shift went into effect, leaving those retailers without EMV-compliant point-of-sale systems potentially liable for fraudulent purchases made with cloned magnetic stripe cards. But despite this strong incentive to upgrade, a survey byRead more »

NFC-V Just Got Better – Here’s How

NFC-V Just Got Better – Here’s How

The NFC Forum recently released a set of new technical specifications for the next generation of NFC devices. It consist of the new Type 5 Tag Operation Specification and four updated technical specifications: Analog 2.0, Digital 2.0, Activity 2.0, and NCI 2.0.Read more »

NFC, Bluetooth and RFID: Unraveling the Wireless Connections

NFC, Bluetooth and RFID: Unraveling the Wireless Connections

We live in an increasingly wireless world. Whether we’re listening to music, sending a file from one device to another, or using a fitness tracker, we now expect it to happen without plugging in a single cable. Consumer demand forRead more »