By Beatrix Potter Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is now [...]
Three Tips To Optimize Participation And Communications During The June NFC Forum Online Member Meeting
The NFC Forum’s June 22-26 Member Meeting will be held online and accessible anywhere in the world. This is because travel restrictions along with “shelter-in-place” and similar agency orders and employer recommendations due to the Pandemic have many of us working indoors from home. This means we are relying on internet-based teleconferencing tools even more. Using videoconferencing to collaborate is an important aspect of your participation in the NFC Forum Member Meeting in June.
If you haven’t set up the digital wallet, now is the perfect time to get comfortable with this standard feature on your smartphone. Using a digital wallet lets you purchase goods and services with just a tap of your smartphone at checkout. This is called contactless payment. And, as the name implies, using contactless payment allows you to avoid touching cash and keypads during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Called “Tap and Pay” it reduces transmission of the virus and is the safer way to make payments for both the retailer and the consumer.
QR codes – a visual barcode that needs to be scanned with a mobile phone’s camera -- are currently used quite a bit in Asia. Other regions of the world where smartphones are more prevalent, near field communications (NFC) appears to be the technology of choice for payment and other uses. In fact, NFC technology is the standard enabler for tap-to-pay worldwide.
Most of the top ten smartphones in the world last year by sales are NFC-enabled according to a recent study. This uptick in NFC functionality in smartphones seems to be tracking to some degree an increase in NFC Forum certifications as well. There has already been almost 30 NFC Forum certifications through the first two months of 2020.
Greenwood Village, CO. 3/3/2020 10:00 am MST – Tapwow announced today the general availability release of DIRX2, an exciting new open platform that connects brands to consumers through a variety of product activators providing engaging customer experiences and offering valuable information about the supply chain. In a mobile-first world, DIRX2 allows brands to “know their customer” by delivering compelling experiences without relying on mobile or internet search engines.
WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – March 4, 2020 – The NFC Forum, the world's leading standards and advocacy association for NFC technology, unveiled the 10 judges for the 2020 NFC Innovation Awards today. The judges are a prestigious group of Near Field Communication technology (NFC) experts, business leaders, journalists and analysts. The awards recognize innovative NFC products, services and experiences worldwide and are free to enter. For more information: https://nfcforum.secure-platform.com/a/.
It is truly an honor and pleasure to have such an outstanding slate of judges for the 2020 NFC Innovation Awards. The NFC Forum is grateful for the support and amazed at the level of expertise these judges bring to the effort. It is arguably a “Top Ten” list of the most influential people in NFC technology today – but we prefer to call them the “Terrific Ten”. This group will be responsible for deciding the NFC Innovation Award Winners in five categories. For more information or to enter for free: https://nfcforum.secure-platform.com/a/.
NFC-enabled mobile wallets will top $1 trillion in transactions this year according to data gathered by Learnbonds.com. Predictions call for mobile wallet transaction value to double in only three years with the number of mobile wallet users jumping to one billion in 2020.