Internet of Things (IoT) and NFC
Easily setup and connect to smart devices and things at home or work.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a future in which physical objects of all kinds – from household systems to health monitors – can collect and exchange data. A future where businesses and consumers benefit from dramatic increases in efficiency, productivity, ease, and speed. If these predictions become reality, industrial machines will alert companies before they fail, traffic jams will be sharply reduced, homes and offices will be vastly more energy-efficient, chronic health conditions will be better managed and treated, and much more.
Familiar tap interaction improves consumer experience
Device to be provisioned does not need power source since energy can be sent over connection
Use NFC Tags and shortcuts on your phone to automate lights, music, cameras and toys
Use provisioned mobile phone as Machine Interface while connecting with NFC to read and write data
Embed unique identifiers in products for tracking, blockchain, and ensuring authenticity
Ability to Connect the Unconnected
Many of the challenges implementors face when executing the IoT are wondering how to ensure a network connection for an object, how a connected object knows a user’s intent, concerns regarding security, and connecting unpowered objects that lack nearby Internet access. NFC answers these:
- Take advantage of Tap & Go when connecting devices and making a user’s intent clear. NFC makes the process of connecting devices easy and intuitive. There’s no lengthy handshaking or data entry requirements, simply tap and go. Similarly, a user’s intent becomes clear to a connected device using that same tap and go method to initiate action.
- NFC offers data security at multiple levels. Wide-open networks allow opportunities for hackers. NFC counters with built-in features that limit opportunities for eavesdropping, and easy-to-deploy options for additional protections to match each use case.
- NFC solves the problem of unpowered objects that lack network access. By embedding NFC tags in unpowered, unconnected objects, you can add intelligence anywhere. With a tap of an NFC-enabled device, it can open a URL and provide access to online information.
Including NFC Technology In Your IoT Plans
The IoT is redefining how consumers shop, travel, set up their home environment, stay healthy, and even manage their day-to-day lives. NFC simplifies all of this with just one tap. So, what does this mean for the tech-savvy brand?
- Better data
- Increased productivity
- Product differentiation
- More sales revenue
- Greater user and shopper intelligence
- Increased customer loyalty
Batteries Not Required
NFC solves the problem of unpowered objects that lack network access. By embedding NFC tags in unpowered, unconnected objects, you can add intelligence anywhere. With a tap of an NFC-enabled device, it can open a URL and provide access to online information.