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Four Reasons Why the Internet of Things Needs NFC

Four Reasons Why the Internet of Things Needs NFC

Energy savings. Better health and fitness tracking. Greater convenience. Improved security. The Internet of Things is already providing these and other major benefits to early-adopting consumers who have invested in connected security systems, thermostats, lighting, wearables, and appliances. And there’sRead more »

Turning the EMV Liability Shift into an Advantage for Retailers

Turning the EMV Liability Shift into an Advantage for Retailers

It’s been several weeks since the EMV liability shift went into effect, leaving those retailers without EMV-compliant point-of-sale systems potentially liable for fraudulent purchases made with cloned magnetic stripe cards. But despite this strong incentive to upgrade, a survey byRead more »

NFC-V Just Got Better – Here’s How

NFC-V Just Got Better – Here’s How

The NFC Forum recently released a set of new technical specifications for the next generation of NFC devices. It consist of the new Type 5 Tag Operation Specification and four updated technical specifications: Analog 2.0, Digital 2.0, Activity 2.0, and NCI 2.0.Read more »

NFC, Bluetooth and RFID: Unraveling the Wireless Connections

NFC, Bluetooth and RFID: Unraveling the Wireless Connections

We live in an increasingly wireless world. Whether we’re listening to music, sending a file from one device to another, or using a fitness tracker, we now expect it to happen without plugging in a single cable. Consumer demand forRead more »

Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

In this, the second of two blog posts (read Part 1 here ) on the new NCI 2.0 candidate specification, we’ll take a closer look at more new features that benefit both NFC developers and device users: RF Interface Extension TheRead more »

Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 1

Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 1

Several weeks ago, the NFC Forum released a new NFC Controller Interface (NCI) 2.0 candidate specification. Because NCI describes an internal interface between an NFC Controller and the main processor of an NFC-enabled device, it is not something most usersRead more »