Reference Application Specifications



 NFC Forum Connection Handover Technical Specification

The aim of this specification is to define the structure and sequence of interactions that enable two NFC-enabled devices to establish a connection using other wireless communication technologies. Connection Handover combines the simple, one-touch set-up of NFC with high-speed communication technologies, such as WiFi or Bluetooth.

The specification provides guidance for developers to choose the carrier for the information to be exchanged. If matching wireless capabilities are revealed during the negotiation process between two NFC-enabled devices, the connection can switch to the selected carrier. With this specification, other communication standards bodies can define information required for the connection setup to be carried in NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) messages. The specification also covers static handover, in which the connection handover information is stored on a simple NFC Forum Tag that can be read by NFC-enabled devices. Static mode is used in applications in which the negotiation mechanism or on-demand carrier activation is not required.

NFC Forum Personal Health Device Communication Technical Specification

Addresses a need for an openly-defined standard for the exchange of personal health data between devices using Near Field Communication technology. The purpose of this specification is to provide an interoperable data transport for personal health devices conforming to the ISO/IEEE Std. 11073-20601 Optimized Exchange Protocol and NFC Forum specifications.

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