Tag: device pairing

Inside Connection Handover 1.4 and LLCP 1.3

The NFC Forum recently released a set of new specification s . It consists of the new Connection Handover 1.4 Candidate Technical Specification, the Verb RTD 1.0 Technical Specification, and the Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) 1.3 Technical Specification. The new specificationsRead more »

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 »

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 »

NFC Gets Behind the Wheel

Someday soon, the most useful tool in your car may not be the jack or the lug nut wrench, but your NFC device, like your mobile phone , tablet or wearable . As automakers work to make cars more Internet-enabled, NFC is filling aRead more »

When It Comes to Payment, NFC Gets the Tap

If you’re a consumer who’s purchased a smartphone recently, you may be thinking about one of the cooler uses for that device – making contactless payments for purchases at retail shops and restaurants. But which type of mobile payment isRead more »

Winning the User Experience Relay Race

As any Olympic track athlete will tell you, winning a successful 4×100 meter relay race is as much about the baton-passing as it is the speed of the runners. There are multiple passing techniques to choose from – from theRead more »

Get Better Acquainted with NFC

Thanks to a certain high-profile product announcement out of Cupertino this week, a lot more people are now aware of NFC. That’s great, because public interest and consumer demand are essential to NFC adoption and growth. Apple users will nowRead more »

Wearables: Build Them and They Will Come?

Even with its healthy set of skeptics and critics, divided on everything from usefulness to privacy, wearable computing is widely projected to be the biggest thing in mobile since the smartphone. ABI Research expects 90 million wearable devices, predominantly forRead 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 »