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 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.
Singapore’s national aspiration is to be the technology hub of Asia so it was an ideal choice for the NFC Forum to hold its most recent – and 45th -- member meeting from November 5-8, 2019. The meeting was hosted by Platinum Sponsor Infineon Technologies and featured a special, one-day VISIONFC Payment and Transport Summit at the lovely Swissotel Merchant Court on the banks of the Singapore River.
The NFC Forum announced today the publication of a definitive white paper focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Near Field Communication (NFC) in the smart home. Titled ″Simplifying IoT: Connecting, Commissioning, and Controlling with Near Field Communication – NFC Makes the Smart Home a Reality,″ the white paper outlines the future of IoT devices in the smart home and how NFC will help developers and manufacturers bring the benefits of IoT to where we live, work, and play. It is available for download at no charge. In related NFC Forum news, the NFC Forum Consumer Electronics Special Interest Group (SIG) was renamed the IoT Special Interest Group to more accurately describe its future charter and direction.
The NFC Forum, the global standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, appointed Mike McCamon as its new Executive Director today.