NFC and Bluetooth

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From wearables to smart appliances, NFC’s tap and go functionality helps consumers simplify device operation, enabling multiple devices to easily connect and to work together. As a companion technology to Bluetooth, NFC has emerged as a powerful tool to complement and enhance the consumer experience. Simply tap an NFC-enabled mobile device to NFC-enabled Bluetooth device, such as a speaker, printer, remote control or wearable device. In a flash, the devices will be automatically paired, and you can play music, send documents to print, or transfer data. The seamless, intuitive interface is powered by standardized NFC Connection Handover technology, which can be implemented more quickly and easily than you might think. Products that implement NFC Connection Handover technology can improve the user experience and ultimately increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Enhancing the Retail Experience: NFC and BLE

NFC-enabled smartphones are also becoming increasingly important to the customers’ shopping journey. “Retail Everywhere” has arrived and NFC and Bluetooth complement each other to facilitate pull- and push-based customer interactions.

When used together, NFC and Bluetooth Beacons work together to enable retailers and brands to engage throughout the stages of a shopping journey. Prior to purchase, Beacons can activate a shop or venue, such as a stadium, and push content to patrons who have a pre-installed store or venue mobile app. When shoppers want information about specific products and services, they can use NFC for instant, item-level interaction with products and packages. After purchase, NFC allows brands and retailers to continue to engage with the consumer with the simple tap of an NFC device. At every point within the journey, the consumer has a unique opportunity to decide when and where to consume content, to share, to shop and buy, or to get rewarded.

NFC and Bluetooth: the Perfect Pair

Resources

Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing with NFC Flyer

Learn how to make your device, wearable, or accessory stand out with an exceptional user experience by combining Bluetooth

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NFC + Bluetooth Overview Presentation

Download this presentation to learn why NFC and Bluetooth make the perfect pair.

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Connection Handover Whitepaper

This white paper provides a set of recommendations to better align user experiences for Connection Handover use cases between different implementations.

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NFC/Bluetooth Events of Interest


Nine Out Of 10 Of The World’s Best Selling Smartphones Are NFC-enabled

Most of the top ten smartphones in the world last year by sales are NFC-enabled according to a recent study.  This uptick in NFC functionality in smartphones seems to be tracking to some degree an increase in NFC Forum certifications as well.  There has already been almost 30 NFC Forum certifications through the first two months of 2020.

March 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

New NFC Forum Member Tapwow Takes NFC User Experience In Direct To Consumer Connection Space To The Next Level

Over the last 15 years the NFC Forum has laid the foundation for one of the most successful technologies in use today. It is a standard feature on smartphones and is involved in the daily lives of billions of people.  Over 20% of the world’s population has access to NFC technology.  It is the interface between humans and the digital world acting as the “great enabler” pairing and connecting devices and solutions for people.

March 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

“Terrific Ten” Innovation Award Judges Unveiled

It is truly an honor and pleasure to have such an outstanding slate of judges for the 2020 NFC Innovation Awards. The NFC Forum is grateful for the support and amazed at the level of expertise these judges bring to the effort.  It is arguably a “Top Ten” list of the most influential people in NFC technology today – but we prefer to call them the “Terrific Ten”.  This group will be responsible for deciding the NFC Innovation Award Winners in five categories.  For more information or to enter for free: https://nfcforum.secure-platform.com/a/.

February 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

NFC/Bluetooth Blog Posts


Nine Out Of 10 Of The World’s Best Selling Smartphones Are NFC-enabled

Most of the top ten smartphones in the world last year by sales are NFC-enabled according to a recent study.  This uptick in NFC functionality in smartphones seems to be tracking to some degree an increase in NFC Forum certifications as well.  There has already been almost 30 NFC Forum certifications through the first two months of 2020.

March 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

New NFC Forum Member Tapwow Takes NFC User Experience In Direct To Consumer Connection Space To The Next Level

Over the last 15 years the NFC Forum has laid the foundation for one of the most successful technologies in use today. It is a standard feature on smartphones and is involved in the daily lives of billions of people.  Over 20% of the world’s population has access to NFC technology.  It is the interface between humans and the digital world acting as the “great enabler” pairing and connecting devices and solutions for people.

March 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

“Terrific Ten” Innovation Award Judges Unveiled

It is truly an honor and pleasure to have such an outstanding slate of judges for the 2020 NFC Innovation Awards. The NFC Forum is grateful for the support and amazed at the level of expertise these judges bring to the effort.  It is arguably a “Top Ten” list of the most influential people in NFC technology today – but we prefer to call them the “Terrific Ten”.  This group will be responsible for deciding the NFC Innovation Award Winners in five categories.  For more information or to enter for free: https://nfcforum.secure-platform.com/a/.

February 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments