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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

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Smartrac

COVID-19 Test Kit Solution

Smartrac, an Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) company, and blockchain startup SUKU, today announced a digital verification solution to authenticate COVID-19 testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE). The NFC-powered platform enables instant verification of authenticity and provides end-to-end supply chain transparency.

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NFC Nail Business Card

NFC is one of the short-range wireless communication standards, and is a technology that allows you to exchange information simply by bringing them close together without touching them. It is familiar in everyday life with Suica. Using the NFC chip, I tried to make it possible to convey the profile and operate the home appliances just by bringing my finger closer.First of all, let’s write the profile on the chip and set it as a business card. Create two nails to tell your LinkedIn profile for work and your Twitter profile for private use. I used JAKCOM’s SMART NAIL. When you open the package, it contains one small NFC chip that can be attached to your nails and six nails. I used two here.

Since there is no information at this point, write using a smartphone with NFC function or NFC reader / writer. I wrote an application called “NFC Reader Writer” on the Andoid smartphone.

From the menu, select WRITE NFC TAGS → Write a url, website …… and write the URL of the Linkedin profile page. I also wrote a Twitter profile page. Of course, you can also write Twitter, LINE, Facebook, contact information, portfolio URL, etc.

Place the chip on the NFC writing / reading part of the smartphone. Then press the “WRITE DATA” button. it’s simple.

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MintID

MintID- NFC protected Gold and Silver Products

MintID was created to solve the problem of counterfeiting in the precious metals space. Unfortunately, until now investors have been plagued with the uncertainty of whether or not the products they own are actually genuine. By embedding AES-128 bit encrypted and tamper proof NFC chips directly at the source MintID customers can authenticate their investments in real time using MintID’s iOS/Android mobile apps.

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Three Tips To Optimize Participation And Communications During The June NFC Forum Online Member Meeting

May 28th, 2020|

Institute of Noise Control Engineering Shares Simple Ways to Improve Videoconferencing Acoustics For A Better, More Enjoyable Online Experience The NFC Forum’s June 22-26 Member Meeting will be held online [...]

Case Study – Blockchain And NFC Create Tamper-proof Product Authentication Ecosystem

May 15th, 2020|

Annual sales of counterfeit goods total a staggering $1.7 trillion worldwide impacting confidence and product sales. collectID’s solution to this problem is to combine blockchain with NFC technology to create a complete product authentication ecosystem allowing every user to easily authenticate and trade any product by simply tapping the smartphone on the item. The Switzerland-based company provides products a unique identity based on its characteristics (e.g., watches) or a collectID NFC chip embedded into the product (e.g., sneaker). The unique identity of a product gets connected to a token that is safely stored on the blockchain forever.

MintID Uses NFC To Provide Gold And Silver Bullion Products A Digital Identity

May 1st, 2020|

New, exciting and innovative products using NFC can be found everywhere around the globe.  We collect some of the best examples and display them on the NFC Forum Product Showcase.  If you haven’t visited the NFC Forum Product Showcase page in a while – or ever – we encourage you to check it out and see some of the really cool ways NFC is being used in a wide variety of products and solutions.

Smartrac

COVID-19 Test Kit Solution

Smartrac, an Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) company, and blockchain startup SUKU, today announced a digital verification solution to authenticate COVID-19 testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE). The NFC-powered platform enables instant verification of authenticity and provides end-to-end supply chain transparency.

Read More

NFC Nail Business Card

NFC is one of the short-range wireless communication standards, and is a technology that allows you to exchange information simply by bringing them close together without touching them. It is familiar in everyday life with Suica. Using the NFC chip, I tried to make it possible to convey the profile and operate the home appliances just by bringing my finger closer.First of all, let’s write the profile on the chip and set it as a business card. Create two nails to tell your LinkedIn profile for work and your Twitter profile for private use. I used JAKCOM’s SMART NAIL. When you open the package, it contains one small NFC chip that can be attached to your nails and six nails. I used two here.

Since there is no information at this point, write using a smartphone with NFC function or NFC reader / writer. I wrote an application called “NFC Reader Writer” on the Andoid smartphone.

From the menu, select WRITE NFC TAGS → Write a url, website …… and write the URL of the Linkedin profile page. I also wrote a Twitter profile page. Of course, you can also write Twitter, LINE, Facebook, contact information, portfolio URL, etc.

Place the chip on the NFC writing / reading part of the smartphone. Then press the “WRITE DATA” button. it’s simple.

Read More

MintID

MintID- NFC protected Gold and Silver Products

MintID was created to solve the problem of counterfeiting in the precious metals space. Unfortunately, until now investors have been plagued with the uncertainty of whether or not the products they own are actually genuine. By embedding AES-128 bit encrypted and tamper proof NFC chips directly at the source MintID customers can authenticate their investments in real time using MintID’s iOS/Android mobile apps.

Read More

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