NFC and Internet of Things

NFC and Internet of Things2019-12-17T21:35:44+00:00

The Internet of Things promises a world in which physical objects of all kinds — from household systems to health monitors — are able to collect and exchange data. It’s an attractive prospect, enabling remarkable efficiency and productivity, less data re-entry, easier control, and the many benefits of data analytics.

But there are challenges in implementing the Internet of Things. For example, how can you ensure a network connection for an object? How do connected objects know a user’s intent? What about security? And how do you connect unpowered objects that lack nearby Internet access?

NFC answers all of these questions by delivering:

  • Easy network access and data sharing — NFC makes the process of connecting devices easy and intuitive. There’s no lengthy handshaking or data entry requirements. Just tap and go.
  • User control with expressed intent — NFC offers a simple, intuitive means of indicating the user’s intent to initiate action. A quick tap makes it clear.
  • Data security at multiple levels — Wide-open networks allow opportunities for hackers. NFC counters with built-in features that limit opportunities for eavesdropping, and easy-to-deploy options for additional protections to match each use case.
  • The ability to connect the unconnected — NFC solves the problem of unpowered objects that lack network access. By embedding NFC tags in unpowered, unconnected objects, you can add intelligence anywhere. With a tap of an NFC-enabled device, it can open a URL and provide access to online information.

With 38.5 billion connected devices expected by 2020 and over one billion NFC-enabled devices already in the market, NFC is playing a key role in making the Internet of Things a working reality.

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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

IoT 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