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The NFC Forum Sets Its Near-Term Priorities

NFC technology has broad applicability to a diverse range of industries and use cases – from health care in developing countries to access control on college campuses. With so many worthwhile opportunities to develop, it’s important to set priorities thatRead more »

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 »

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 »

NFC and Bluetooth: The Perfect Pair

It was two decades ago that a new wireless technology called Bluetooth, named after an ancient Danish king, first appeared. It promised to replace the many cables connecting users and their devices to accessories like headsets. Those mature enough mayRead more »

Published first by the Wi-Fi Alliance, The Beacon You might have seen Wi-Fi Alliance’s announcement about the launch of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ with Near Field Communication (NFC) “tap-to-connect”. I think this announcement is a big deal, and here is why.Read more »

By Koichi Tagawa, November 20, 2013 Since the NFC Forum was founded in 2004, our work has been largely focused on developing technical specifications that harmonize industry and wireless standards to ensure a robust, versatile, and interoperable technology.  Today, whileRead more »