What Is NFC?

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a standards-based short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. NFC is compatible with hundreds of millions of contactless cards and readers already deployed worldwide.

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Explore the Potential for NFC

We invite you to explore the potential for NFC in your life by selecting a topic of interest from the list below.

 

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About the technology

NFC technology enables short-range wireless interaction between consumer electronics, mobile devices, personal computers, electrical appliances, and NFC-compatible tags. Learn more »

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What it does

There are seemingly infinite uses for NFC. Interact dynamically with content, set up connections, make a payment, or present a ticket. Explore uses »

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NFC in action

New unimagined ways to interact with NFC technology are created every day. Experience the latest in NFC now »

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Identifying NFC

Unlock the power of NFC by learning where interaction is possible, and finding out what to look for. See the best ways to identify NFC here »