Tag: mobile payment

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 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 »

Beyond Payments – NFC Fuels Improved Retail Experience, Consumer Engagement

Mobile technology affords retailers and brands new opportunities to improve consumer communication and engagement, but today’s digital landscape is increasingly complex . Many retailers and brands continue to struggle to understand which technologies, tools and strategies will lead to better in-store experiences, increased sales andRead more »

NFC: A Real-World Retail Solution

It was supposed to be a breakthrough innovation for one of the world’s largest retailers — a smartphone app that enabled its shoppers to scan their purchases as they shopped, thereby avoiding long checkout lines and wasted time. But afterRead more »

When It Comes to Payment, NFC Gets the Tap

If you’re a consumer who’s purchased a smartphone recently, you may be thinking about one of the cooler uses for that device – making contactless payments for purchases at retail shops and restaurants. But which type of mobile payment isRead more »

Get Better Acquainted with NFC

Thanks to a certain high-profile product announcement out of Cupertino this week, a lot more people are now aware of NFC. That’s great, because public interest and consumer demand are essential to NFC adoption and growth. Apple users will nowRead more »

By Koichi Tagawa, January 22, 2014 Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion on retail payments at the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Annual Convention & EXPO in New York. It was a lively discussion thatRead more »