NFC Forum Plugfest Program

What is a Plugfest?

Plugfests are one-week events designed to create a safe, real-world environment where developers with NFC Forum specified devices can verify device interaction across product implementations. They offer NFC Forum members and non-members device-device interoperability testing, end-to-end data sharing, and access to a library of various NFC Forum tags, smart posters and NFC Forum devices.

Testing NFC Forum implementations in early stages of development can reveal issues in products and may uncover issues in the specifications used before bringing them to market. All testing is confidential and occurs under the confidentiality agreement. Members and non-members are invited to attend, but non-members will need to sign the NFC Forum NDA to participate. Reporting for Plugfest events is managed by an independent, neutral firm to ensure confidentiality.  Visit our Use Cases & Reporting page for more information on reporting.

Why Attend an NFC Forum Plugfest?

Each Plugfest participant will be offered a Use Cases Guide and can engage in the following ways:

Device-to-Device Testing

Verify the level of interaction of your products (from early prototype to final production devices) with other participants’ devices.

Utilize the Interoperability Testing Library

The NFC Forum Interoperability Testing Library (IOT) of tags, smart posters, and NFC-enabled devices is available to Plugfest participants during the event. Participants can review the inventory to determine which samples are of interest.

Test with Conformance Tools

Compliance test tool vendors will occasionally bring prototypes of their tools used to test new implementations.

Participate in Test Tracks and Specialty Tracks

Specialty tracks are offered at some Plugfest events. At these events, attendees have the opportunity to check their solutions’ level of compatibility with industry-specific implementations.

Need more reasons to attend a NFC Plugfest?

Check out this blog post for the Top 7 Reasons to Attend a Plugfest

Upcoming Plugfests

September 17-20, 2018
Beijing, China
Hosted by CATR (China Academy of Telecommunication Research)