NFC Forum Adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

The NFC Forum announced today the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program. This means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system. NFC Forum Certification Program testing and certifications are available today. Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

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New ToolKit Released Expands iPhone NFC Capabilities

NXP Semiconductors has introduced a new toolkit for near-field communication (NFC) tagging integrated circuits (ICs) with iOS support. This toolkit can connect billions of consumer and industrial products to the internet of things (IoT).Apple announced over the summer that they are going to support NFC read capabilities for NFC Forum-compliant tags. This means that NXP’s portfolio of advanced NFC tagging chips can now be designed into solutions with iOS 11 on iPhone® 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X models. NXP offers iOS developers a full tool suite of NFC hardware and software solutions for developers to explore the benefits in various different markets.

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NFC Forum Adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

The NFC Forum announced today the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program. This means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system. NFC Forum Certification Program testing and certifications are available today. Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

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NFC Forum launches tag certification program

NFC Forum adds NFC tag certification to certification program — NFC Forum — “Tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC ecosystem. Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.”

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NFC Forum boosts interoperability, quality, differentiation, metrics

Following its mission to advance the use of near field communication (NFC) by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability and educating the market, the NFC Forum just added an NFC tag and reader certification to its global Certification Program. This addition means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers will now be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all key components in the NFC ecosystem.

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iOS 11 is a second chance for QR codes and NFC to hit it big

Apple’s flashy new iPhones are hogging the spotlight right now, but iOS 11 is arriving before they do – on September 19, the major mobile software update will be available for existing iPhone and iPad devices. It’s bringing a lot of new features, especially to the iPad and iPad Pro, but it’s got two under-hyped payloads that could drastically change mobile apps, experiences and marketing.

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5 minutes with… Paula Hunter, Executive Director at NFC Forum.

The NFC Forum is a non-profit organisation that exists to bring together experts in near field communications, sharing development and marketing expertise to develop the best-possible solutions for this crucial technology. Paula Hunter, NFC Forum’s Executive Director, talks to Dave Songer for this week’s 5 minutes about the steps the organisation is taking to break down the barriers and enhance the lives of consumers worldwide.

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NFC Forum Inks Agreements With Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, Wireless Power Consortium

The NFC Forum has announced liaison agreements with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). These alliances will allow for the adoption and usability of Near Field Communication (NFC) in packaging and wireless charging. NFC technology can add intelligence and new capabilities to packaging in order to provide information, lower costs, reduce waste and increase profitability, the organization reports. In the area of wireless charging, NFC technology will act as a key enabler by supporting greater interoperability and more compact and cost-efficient charging interfaces.

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Apple iPhones Are About to Get a Lot More Useful

An upgrade to Apple’s mobile iOS operating system due this fall will enable iPhones to use the technology underlying the Apple Pay wireless payment system for more tasks.

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Novel NFC Applications to Enrich Our Connections: The NFC Forum Innovation Awards

One of the greatest judging experiences I have had the good fortune of being a part of was for the Near-Field Communication (NFC) Forum Innovation Award in its inaugural year [1]. (I was representing the IEEE Council on Radio-Frequency Identification.) The NFC Forum’s (www.nfc-forum.org) mission is to advance the use of NFC technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology.
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