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May 18, 2020
NFC Forum Industry First: Bi-directional Communication Between Smartphones and IoT Devices
New Technical Specifications Improve IoT Device Connectivity WAKEFIELD, Mass. – […]
May 4, 2020
NFC Forum Approves Global Wireless Charging Specification
The NFC Forum, the global standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced today that its Board of Directors approved and adopted the Wireless Charging Specification (WLC) that makes it possible to wirelessly charge small, battery-powered consumer and IoT devices with a smartphone or other NFC charging device at a power transfer rate of up to one watt. This will improve the user experience for the two billion consumers and businesses using smartphones and other NFC-enabled devices.
March 4, 2020
NFC Forum 2020 NFC Innovation Award Judges Unveiled
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/.
January 21, 2020
NFC Forum Innovation Awards Open for 2020 Submissions Today
The NFC Forum, the global standards body and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC), announced today a call for entries officially opening submissions for the third global NFC Forum Innovation Awards competition to recognize innovative NFC products, services and applications.
January 7, 2020
NFC Forum Specifications Improve NFC Communications Speed and Robustness For Smartphone Users Worldwide
The NFC Forum, the global standards body and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC), released four new specifications today improving the robustness and communications speed for the over two billion NFC-enabled devices, like smartphones, in use today.
November 4, 2019
NFC Forum Appoints Mike McCamon As Executive Director
The NFC Forum, the global standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, appointed Mike McCamon as its new Executive Director today.
October 8, 2019
NFC Forum Publishes Recommendations for Improving The IoT User Experience During Device Connections
The NFC Forum has published a new white paper titled Improve the IoT User Experience with NFC Simple Secure Pairing, a helpful guide for any developer or Internet-of-Things (IoT) device manufacturer seeking to provide consumers a better user experience (UX) when connecting their IoT devices to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi services using NFC. The white paper, which is available for download without charge, was developed by the NFC Forum’s IoT Special Interest Group (SIG).
August 20, 2019
NFC Forum Elects Vice Chairmen For Board Of Directors
The NFC Forum, the global standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced today the election of two Vice Chairmen to its Board of Directors: Preeti Ohri Khemani from Infineon Technologies Austria AG and Fabrice Punch from NXP Semiconductors.
August 13, 2019
NFC Forum Recognized With Association Industry’s Highest Honor For Its Innovation and Positive Contributions To Society
The NFC Forum announced today that they were awarded a 2019 Power of A Silver Award for their entry “Changing The World With Innovation And Imagination” from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
June 12, 2019
NFC Forum Enhances Connectivity of IoT Devices with New and Updated Specifications
The NFC Forum announced today the publication of the new Tag NFC Data Exchange Format Exchange Protocol Candidate Specification (TNEP) and a new candidate version of its popular Connection Handover Technical Specification (CH 1.5).
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