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January 27, 2020
3rd Annual NFC Innovation Award Program Call For Entries Is Open
Get recognized. Throw your hat in the ring. Win Big. […]
January 14, 2020
Why IoT Needs NFC: A Few Important Things You Haven’t Thought About Yet
The easiest, most versatile technology to use with IoT devices […]
January 7, 2020
The Future Is Now for NFC and AI, AR, Blockchain, Health Care, Industry 4.0 and 5G
Even Nostradamus, the famous 16th century astrologer, physician and seer into the future couldn’t have predicted such a bright future for NFC technology.
December 17, 2019
NFC and Security FAQ Available Online
Over the last few years NFC device shipments have soared to over two billion annually in 2019 making NFC one of the “big three” consumer technologies, along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, in use today by billions of people.
December 4, 2019
Fresh SmartPhone Statistics and What They Mean For You, NFC And The World
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.
November 25, 2019
5G And NFC: Linking The Internet, Machines And Humans
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.
November 19, 2019
NFC Technology Helping to Fuel ELATEC Americas’ Market Expansion
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.
November 15, 2019
Four Days Of Specifications, Awards, VISIONFC Payment and Transport Summit, Cake And Demos
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.
November 8, 2019
Definitive Internet of Things and NFC White Paper Published by NFC Forum
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.