Posts by: Paula  Hunter

NFC + IoT = Opportunity: Simplifying IoT With NFC In Smart Homes White Paper Now Available

NFC + IoT = Opportunity: Simplifying IoT With NFC In Smart Homes White Paper Now Available

April 22, 1889. Oklahoma, United States. Thousands of people on horses and in wagons rushed into Oklahoma to lay claim to unassigned government land for homesteading.   May 11, 2016. California, United States. Thousands of people rushed into the InternetRead more »

APTA is All Aboard for NFC in Public Transport

APTA is All Aboard for NFC in Public Transport

With every day that goes by, adoption of NFC in public transport keeps growing. In just the past few weeks alone, New York State announced a plan to support NFC payments for the 11-million-user Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the UK Cards Association unveiled a framework to implement contactless payments , including NFC, nationwide onRead more »

CES 2016: NFC-Enabled Wearables, IoT Home Systems, and Sunburn Sensors

CES 2016: NFC-Enabled Wearables, IoT Home Systems, and Sunburn Sensors

If the recently concluded CES 2016 show in Las Vegas is any indication, our lives will soon be filled with Oomis , My UVPatches , Smart Suits , and a host of other technological wonders that benefit from the power and convenience of NFC technology.Read more »

Four Reasons Why the Internet of Things Needs NFC

Four Reasons Why the Internet of Things Needs NFC

Energy savings. Better health and fitness tracking. Greater convenience. Improved security. The Internet of Things is already providing these and other major benefits to early-adopting consumers who have invested in connected security systems, thermostats, lighting, wearables, and appliances. And there’sRead more »

NFC in Access Control: Unlocking the Future

NFC in Access Control: Unlocking the Future

Did you realize that one of the most vital technologies in your daily life has remained relatively unchanged since 704 BC? No, it’s not your toaster or your household plumbing. It’s the technology that most of us rely on toRead more »

Extending Beyond Tech’s Earliest Adopters, Wearables Have Arrived and the Future is Now

Extending Beyond Tech’s Earliest Adopters, Wearables Have Arrived and the Future is Now

On the heels of our successful “Tap Into NFC” Meetup here in Boston last week, we’re still abuzz with all the exciting development work and real world applications across the NFC ecosystem. From improved health care and transit efficiencies, to new finance channels and personalized content delivery methods, adoption continues to trendRead more »

NFC Accelerates Public Transport into the Future

NFC Accelerates Public Transport into the Future

I couldn’t help but think how appropriate it was. There I was in London — where the world’s first underground railway was built 152 years ago — to meet with leaders in the transport industry to discuss ways to makeRead more »

When It Comes to Payment, NFC Gets the Tap

When It Comes to Payment, NFC Gets the Tap

If you’re a consumer who’s purchased a smartphone recently, you may be thinking about one of the cooler uses for that device – making contactless payments for purchases at retail shops and restaurants. But which type of mobile payment isRead more »

NFC + App Developers = Innovation for Today and Tomorrow

NFC + App Developers = Innovation for Today and Tomorrow

My ties to the developer community run deep, and inform my work with the Forum. Recently, we launched our new “Tap Into NFC” Developer Program, website and NFC product showcase . (In case you missed the announcement, you can find it here .) Our primary goal with this program is toRead more »