Near Field Communication (NFC) is a standards-based short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes your smartphones, wearables, tablets and other devices even smarter.
NFC is built into more than 2 billion NFC-enabled devices and is compatible with hundreds of millions of contactless cards and readers deployed worldwide.
When creating Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled products and/or solutions it is important to closely follow the applicable NFC Forum technical specifications and then test and certify your solution. Learn more about our Technical Specifications and robust Certification Program.
Briefly touch (or ‘tap’) your NFC-enabled smartphone to another NFC-enabled object to share pictures, play music, make payments, access useful information, and more easily set up Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections. No PIN codes, camera-based scanners, or wires are required to use this simple, intuitive technology. Use NFC tap technology to connect users to a world of convenience.
Short-range (10-100m) wireless communication protocol