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Consumers

Consumers or end users across the globe utilize Near Field Communication (NFC) technology everyday with their NFC-enabled smartphone to share pictures, play music, make payments, access authentication  information and much more. With a simple tap, NFC connects consumers to a world of convenience, information, enhanced experiences and new intelligence. Visit the NFC product showcase to learn about NFC applications in use today.

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Developers

Implementers and developers of NFC technology include chip, tag, terminal, device manufacturers, application providers and more. Developers typically access and utilize NFC technical and certification specifications when creating their NFC enabled products/solutions. Learn more about NFC technical specs and the certification program.

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Membership

The NFC Forum has 130+ member organizations and is the world’s leading standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Membership levels include; Sponsor, Principal, Associate, Implementer and Non-profit. Learn more about the benefits of membership.

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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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Use NFC

The following case studies showcase innovative NFC enabled products and solutions.

Making Sure your Goods are Good
Making Cars Smart and More Secure
Revolutionizing the Hotel Experience
A Solution for Clean Drinking Water
Making Apartment Management Simpler
Providing a Ray of Sunshine to the Visually Impaired
Protecting automotive companies from counterfeit spare parts
IoT for the Industrial Environment

Events

November 9, 2020
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November 12, 2020
Online

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Product Showcase

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TiH!

I AM LOST

“I AM LOST” is an NFC sticker for a simple and new idea to help Golfers from losing their Clubs.

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NXP Semiconductors

NFC-Authenticated COVID-19 Test Kits

Jones Healthcare Group, TPG Rewards and NXP Semiconductors announced a digitized verification and integrity protection solution to authenticate COVID-19 test kits. The joint solution was developed to address ongoing challenges of the pandemic, as the market experiences a rise in counterfeit products and at-home kits can prove difficult for consumers to understand and use. Manufacturers can now rely on Jones’ unique ability to manage the regulated packaging process with speed and flexibility. The kits are equipped with NXP’s NTAG® NFC advanced technology to enable secure electronic product authentication and tamper protection, while instantly providing crucial, real-time information to help consumers use kits properly. TPG provides an NFC-powered platform using NXP’s Authenticator service. We are working closely with numerous test kit producers to bring much-needed test kits to market. Learn more about NFC and the innovative COVID-19 test kit solution here.

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Tagwiser

TagnEat

Tagneat is an NFC solution that allows the customer to display the restaurant menu directly on their smartphone. He consults the digital menu, orders and pays with his smartphone. Tagneat can also be used as a self-service order station to reduce operating costs, ecological impact and eliminate customer wait times.

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Blog

2020 Innovation Awards Winners Unveiled And Honored

October 7th, 2020|

As Master of Ceremonies, Koichi Tagawa-san, chair, NFC Forum raised his champagne glass to the winners during an online NFC Forum Innovation Award ceremony recently to celebrate their victories.  Each of the winner’s NFC products are transforming user experiences across the globe every day.

Six Ways Hotels Can Benefit From NFC Technology

September 18th, 2020|

We all know that Near Field Communication, or NFC, is a technological standard based on radio-frequency identification (or RFID), which doesn’t require an internal power supply to operate. NFC can transmit information wirelessly over short distances. Now, you might recognize NFC as the same technology that allows secure payments from mobile pay systems (i.e. Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay); this is known as “contactless” payment.  Already popular, use of contactless forms of payment have skyrocketed over the last year fueled by the current pandemic.

TiH!

I AM LOST

“I AM LOST” is an NFC sticker for a simple and new idea to help Golfers from losing their Clubs.

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NXP Semiconductors

NFC-Authenticated COVID-19 Test Kits

Jones Healthcare Group, TPG Rewards and NXP Semiconductors announced a digitized verification and integrity protection solution to authenticate COVID-19 test kits. The joint solution was developed to address ongoing challenges of the pandemic, as the market experiences a rise in counterfeit products and at-home kits can prove difficult for consumers to understand and use. Manufacturers can now rely on Jones’ unique ability to manage the regulated packaging process with speed and flexibility. The kits are equipped with NXP’s NTAG® NFC advanced technology to enable secure electronic product authentication and tamper protection, while instantly providing crucial, real-time information to help consumers use kits properly. TPG provides an NFC-powered platform using NXP’s Authenticator service. We are working closely with numerous test kit producers to bring much-needed test kits to market. Learn more about NFC and the innovative COVID-19 test kit solution here.

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Tagwiser

TagnEat

Tagneat is an NFC solution that allows the customer to display the restaurant menu directly on their smartphone. He consults the digital menu, orders and pays with his smartphone. Tagneat can also be used as a self-service order station to reduce operating costs, ecological impact and eliminate customer wait times.

Read More

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News

NFC Forum presents 2020 Innovation Awards

Apple AirTag release tipped by insider

NFC Technology

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