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NFC Forum2019-12-06T16:32:20+00:00

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

February 24, 2020
Marriott Downtown at City Creek
April 13, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Product Showcase

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Information Mediary Corp (IMC)

Medication Adherence Solutions

IMC’s medication adherence solutions help patients live their healthiest life

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NFC Ring

The NFC ring is one smart ring with unlimited possibilities. Use your NFC Ring to unlock your smart phone or tablet, lock and unlock your door, share and transfer data, and link people. What’s more, it’s water resistant and never requires charging.

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ITN International, Inc.

INTERACT

INTERACT is a mobile app that allows event attendees to use their smartphones to capture contacts and content during events. Contact information is acquired by touching other attendees’ NFC event badges, or phone to phone. Content is acquired by touching a smart poster or an ITN BTAG (an NFC hotspot); or by proximity to a BLE beacon. The app also builds a complete timeline of the attendee’s NFC experience throughout the event. Besides contacts and content, the timeline includes the attendee’s booth visits, educational sessions attended; points scored in games, and tickets redeemed—all resulting from touches to the attendee’s badge.

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Blog

Fresh SmartPhone Statistics and What They Mean For You, NFC And The World

December 4th, 2019|

SmartPhone use is one of the world’s fastest growing behaviors and the smartphone market is exploding. What you may not know is that smartphones have Near Field Communication technology inside and NFC is exploding right along with smartphones.

5G And NFC: Linking The Internet, Machines And Humans

November 25th, 2019|

As 2019 comes to an end, the next generation of cellular networks - 5G is getting deployed by cellular operators across the world in different cities. Similar to the 4G revolution that started 10 years back in 2009, we will soon see people upgrading to 5G enabled mobile phones. As of October 2019, the number of announced 5G devices has risen to 129, across 15 form factors, from 56 vendors and includes routers, robots, vending machines, etc besides mobiles phones.

NFC Technology Helping to Fuel ELATEC Americas’ Market Expansion

November 19th, 2019|

NFC Forum Member ELATEC is amid a major expansion in the Americas and recently appointed Paul Massey as its new CEO for ELATEC Americas to provide strategic leadership and drive market growth.  ELATEC is a global leader in wireless user authentication, authorization, and access control technology.  Its remotely updateable, universal RFID/NFC/BLE readers help OEMs, Integrators and VARs provide secure, “future proof” user authentication for access control for their customers.

Information Mediary Corp (IMC)

Medication Adherence Solutions

IMC’s medication adherence solutions help patients live their healthiest life

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NFC Ring

The NFC ring is one smart ring with unlimited possibilities. Use your NFC Ring to unlock your smart phone or tablet, lock and unlock your door, share and transfer data, and link people. What’s more, it’s water resistant and never requires charging.

Read More

ITN International, Inc.

INTERACT

INTERACT is a mobile app that allows event attendees to use their smartphones to capture contacts and content during events. Contact information is acquired by touching other attendees’ NFC event badges, or phone to phone. Content is acquired by touching a smart poster or an ITN BTAG (an NFC hotspot); or by proximity to a BLE beacon. The app also builds a complete timeline of the attendee’s NFC experience throughout the event. Besides contacts and content, the timeline includes the attendee’s booth visits, educational sessions attended; points scored in games, and tickets redeemed—all resulting from touches to the attendee’s badge.

Read More

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