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June 12, 2019

NFC Forum Enhances Connectivity of IoT Devices with New and Updated Specifications

Combination Enables Smartphones and Apps To Establish Bi-directional Communication With IoT Devices WAKEFIELD, Mass. –  June 12, 2019 – 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). The TNEPRead more »

March 28, 2019

NFC Forum and LoRa Alliance™ Enter Liaison to Explore Technical Cooperation for IoT Applications

WAKEFIELD, Mass. and FREMONT, Calif. –  March 28, 2019 – The NFC Forum , the standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, and the LoRa Alliance ™, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN™ protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networksRead more »

March 5, 2019

NFC Money Transfer Specification Alternative To QR Codes Announced

NFC Forum’s Payment Solution Is Simpler, More Secure Than QR Code-Based Solutions WAKEFIELD, Mass. – March 5, 2019 – The NFC Forum , the world’s leading standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, released its NFC Money Transfer Candidate Specification (NMT) today. NMT gives paymentRead more »

January 23, 2019

NFC Forum Signs IoT Liaison Agreement; Expands Automotive Partnership

AIM  Signs Liaison; JasPar Extends Relationship With NFC Forum WAKEFIELD, Mass. –  January 23, 2019 – The NFC Forum , the global standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced today the signing of a liaison agreement with AIM alongRead more »

January 15, 2019

NFC Forum Specification Allows Wireless Charging of IoT Devices Using Shared Antenna

NFC Forum Specification Allows Wireless Charging of IoT Devices Using Shared Antenna Single Antenna In NFC-enabled Device Can Now Handle Communications and Charging WAKEFIELD, Mass. – January 15, 2019 – The NFC Forum , the global standards and advocacy association for NearRead more »

December 6, 2018

Thinfilm Joins NFC Forum Board Of Directors

Thinfilm Joins NFC Forum Board Of Directors Amphenol Tecvox, Crocus Nano Electronics and RIDDLE&CODE Join NFC Forum WAKEFIELD, Mass. – December 6, 2018 – The NFC Forum  today announced that Thin Film Electronics ASA  (“Thinfilm”) (OSE: THIN; OTCQX: TFECY) upgraded its NFC Forum membership from Principal to Sponsor andRead more »

October 9, 2018

Four NFC Forum Technical Specifications Speed and Enable New NFC Services

Enhanced Capabilities Enrich the Device Pairing Experience and Advance Healthcare Applications WAKEFIELD, Mass. – October 9, 2018 – The NFC Forum announced today the publication of four adopted specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors. The updated specifications enhance the device pairingRead more »

October 2, 2018

NFC Technology Powers Brands’ and Retailers’ Mobile-First, Omnichannel Consumer Journey

NFC Forum Whitepaper Shows How NFC Technology Streamlines and Enhances Customer Experience   WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – October 2, 2018 – The NFC Forum announced today the release of a new whitepaper, “ Bridging Digital and Physical Retail with NFC ”, to help brands and retailers use NFC technology toRead more »

September 19, 2018

NFC Forum Boosts Smart Home IoT with Thread Group Liaison Agreement

Groups to Collaborate on Using Near Field Communication Technology to Enhance Thread Network IoT User Interface   WAKEFIELD, Mass. – September 19, 2018 – The NFC Forum and the Thread Group announced today that they have formed an official partnership by signing a liaisonRead more »

September 11, 2018

NFC Forum Signs Liaison with German Automotive Consortium

The German Association of the Automotive Industry and NFC Forum to Co-Develop Specifications and Standards for NFC Interfaces and Technology Integration in Vehicles Worldwide   NFC Forum Adds Nine New Members   WAKEFIELD, Mass. – September 11, 2018 – TheRead more »

June 26, 2018

Global NFC Forum 2018 Innovation Award Winners Announced

 NFC Technology Innovators Earn Top Prizes at NFC Forum Awards Ceremony in London    Using NFC, 1TrueID Provides Anti-counterfeiting, Traceability Solutions; IoTize TapNLink Enables Instant IoT for Industrial Systems; eWATERPAY Creates Sustainable Water Systems in Developing Countries   WAKEFIELD, Mass.,Read more »

June 18, 2018

Brands and Thought Leaders to Participate in IoT Summit Sponsored by NFC Forum

Event Features Real-World Presentations on Customer Engagement and User Experience   LONDON, UK and WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – June 18, 2018 – Over 100 of the world’s most influential brands and thought leaders will converge at the NFC Forum’s VISIONFC Simplifying IoT Summit onRead more »

May 15, 2018

NFC Forum Unveils NFC Innovation Award Finalists

NFC Innovation Day in London to Feature IoT Summit and NFC Awards Celebration   WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – May 15, 2018 – The NFC Forum announced today the nine finalists in the 2018 NFC Innovation Awards Program , selected by a distinguished panel of judges .   The three winners selectedRead more »

March 29, 2018

NFC Forum’s Hunter Wins Women in IT “Business Leader of the Year” Award

Executive Director Honored for NFC Forum’s Growth, Innovations and Achievements Work Across Retail, Payment, Transport, IoT Industries WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 29, 2018 – The NFC Forum announced today that its Executive Director, Paula Hunter, won The Women in IT Awards in the Business Leader of the Year AwardRead more »

March 13, 2018

NFC Forum’s Hunter Named Finalist for Women in IT “Business Leader of the Year” Award

Executive Director Honored for NFC Forum’s Work Across Payment, Transport, IoT Industries   WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 13, 2018 – The NFC Forum announced today that its Executive Director, Paula Hunter, was selected as a finalist for The Women in IT Awards in the Business LeaderRead more »

February 13, 2018

AIM, NFC Forum and RAIN RFID to Launch Connections Summit at Google in March

Summit Focuses on how AIDC, NFC and RFID Make World More Connected for Businesses and Consumers WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – February 13, 2018 – AIM, Inc ., NFC Forum and RAIN RFID Alliance unveiled a partnership today to establish and deliver the Connections Summit on March 7, 2018 atRead more »

February 1, 2018

NFC Forum 2018 NFC Innovation Award Judges Announced

15 Near Field Communication Leaders and Luminaries to Judge Global Award Competition WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Feb. 1, 2018 – The NFC Forum unveiled today a slate of 15 judges for its 2018 NFC Innovation Awards representing a prestigious list of Near Field Communication technology (NFC)Read more »

January 17, 2018

NFC Forum Call For Entries; 2018 NFC Innovation Awards Open For Submissions

NFC Forum Invites Brands, Developers, Entrepreneurs and Startups to Submit their Groundbreaking NFC-Enabled Products, Services, and Experiences for Global Recognition WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Jan. 17, 2018 – The NFC Forum announced today a call for entries for the 2018 NF C Innovation Awards to recognizeRead more »

December 19, 2017

Infineon Joins NFC Forum Board Of Directors

Identiv Inc., PPC ID Card Solutions, Rice Microelectronics Join NFC Forum   WAKEFIELD, Mass. – December 19, 2017 – The NFC Forum  today announced that Infineon Technologies has upgraded its NFC Forum membership from Principal to Sponsor. The NFC Forum Board of Directors voted on and approved Infineon’s Sponsor-levelRead more »

November 28, 2017

NFC Forum Publishes 2017 Technical Specification Release

21 NFC Specifications Advance Mobile Device Interoperability, Public Transport Applications and NFC Tags WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Nov. 28, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today the completion, publication and availability of its 2017 Technical Specification Release . The 2017 Technical Specifications Release comprises 21 new orRead more »

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