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July 31, 2020
Tapwow Podcast
Join us for our first episode with our Executive Director, Mike McCamon and Michael Sher and Jeff McDowell from Tapwow. The three discuss how contactless payments are used in more ways than just simple payments. The conversation focuses on how the NFC user experience can be enhanced.
July 24, 2020
NFC And Cars; Warren Buffet Likes It
NFC in cars is one of the biggest trends in […]
July 22, 2020
NFC Innovation In The Age Of The Coronavirus Webinar Available For Viewing
NFC Forum Members Discuss COVID-19, Contactless Lifestyle, NFC Beyond Payments […]
July 7, 2020
NFC And Healthcare: Improving The Healthcare Experience For All
Near-Field Communication (NFC) may not be as well-known to non-tech professionals as the Internet-of-Things or machine learning - yet it’s one of the most promising technologies developed over the last two decades.
June 30, 2020
JR East Railway and NFC Propelling The MaaS Revolution
Four Questions With JRE’s Satoshi Shibata-san About MaaS, Comfortable Cities […]
June 18, 2020
New Specifications Have Potential to “Quietly Disrupt” And Influence Future Wireless Charging and IoT Devices
“Quiet” and “disruption” are not words normally butted-up against one another in a sentence. “Disruptions” by their very nature can be chaotic upheavals. And they are certainly not quiet.
June 15, 2020
NFC is the Future of “Frictionless” Payment
More companies are looking to make payments more convenient and efficient — hence the development of frictionless payments, with technology like Near Field Communication (NFC) poised to push this technology even farther forward. Already, NFC is making contactless payment safer for both retailers and consumers, especially now, given today's global health situation. With the world’s two billion or so smartphones having NFC as a standard feature, we will examine why NFC is the future of frictionless payment.
June 3, 2020
Smartrac’s Khoshniyati Talks COVID-19 Test Kits, Blockchain And The Value Of NFC Forum Membership
Smartrac is an engaged, active member of the NFC Forum. One of the reasons for Smartrac’s involvement wth the NFC Forum is because of the participatiion of Amir Khoshniyati, its NFC Business Lead, and others at Smartrac in NFC Forum activities. It is not unusual to find Khoshniyati, staffing an NFC Forum booth at a trade show or a Smartrac employee contributing to an NFC Forum project.
May 28, 2020
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.
May 15, 2020
Case Study – Blockchain And NFC Create Tamper-proof Product Authentication Ecosystem
Annual sales of counterfeit goods total a staggering $1.7 trillion worldwide impacting confidence and product sales. collectID’s solution to this problem is to combine blockchain with NFC technology to create a complete product authentication ecosystem allowing every user to easily authenticate and trade any product by simply tapping the smartphone on the item. The Switzerland-based company provides products a unique identity based on its characteristics (e.g., watches) or a collectID NFC chip embedded into the product (e.g., sneaker). The unique identity of a product gets connected to a token that is safely stored on the blockchain forever.
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