Tag: industry associations

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 »

Why Our Mission and Goals Matter

Does anyone ever really read an organization’s mission statement? If you don’t, it’s probably because so many of them say so little. In fact, one Internet humorist has even created an online mission statement generator that produces an endless variety of mission mish-mash.Read 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 »