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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 »

Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

In this, the second of two blog posts (read Part 1 here ) on the new NCI 2.0 candidate specification, we’ll take a closer look at more new features that benefit both NFC developers and device users: RF Interface Extension TheRead more »

Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 1

Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 1

Several weeks ago, the NFC Forum released a new NFC Controller Interface (NCI) 2.0 candidate specification. Because NCI describes an internal interface between an NFC Controller and the main processor of an NFC-enabled device, it is not something most usersRead more »

The Practical Uses of the NFC Signature RTD 2.0 Specification

The Practical Uses of the NFC Signature RTD 2.0 Specification

Imagine walking into your favorite coffee shop and, while you wait in line, you tap an NFC smart poster with your smartphone. It connects you to free Wi-Fi, offers you the promotion of the day, and allows you to placeRead more »

NFC Accelerates Public Transport into the Future

NFC Accelerates Public Transport into the Future

I couldn’t help but think how appropriate it was. There I was in London — where the world’s first underground railway was built 152 years ago — to meet with leaders in the transport industry to discuss ways to makeRead more »

Beyond Payments – NFC Fuels Improved Retail Experience, Consumer Engagement

Beyond Payments – NFC Fuels Improved Retail Experience, Consumer Engagement

Mobile technology affords retailers and brands new opportunities to improve consumer communication and engagement, but today’s digital landscape is increasingly complex . Many retailers and brands continue to struggle to understand which technologies, tools and strategies will lead to better in-store experiences, increased sales andRead more »