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2020 Innovation Awards Winners Unveiled And Honored

By |2020-10-08T13:47:09+00:00October 7th, 2020|Blog|

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

By |2020-09-21T16:46:43+00:00September 18th, 2020|Blog|

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.

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

By |2020-06-15T18:35:30+00:00May 28th, 2020|Blog|

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.

Don’t Touch That! Secure, Contactless Payments with Your Mobile Phone

By |2020-07-14T16:44:59+00:00April 9th, 2020|Blog|

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.

It’s All About The User Experience And Why That Favors NFC Over QR Codes

By |2020-04-27T14:40:42+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Blog|

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.

Nine Out Of 10 Of The World’s Best Selling Smartphones Are NFC-enabled

By |2020-04-09T15:26:14+00:00March 25th, 2020|Blog|

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.

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