What is NFC?

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a wireless connectivity technology that enables convenient short-range communication between electronic devices. NFC offers the ultimate in convenience for connecting all types of consumer devices and enables rapid and easy communications.

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Advantages

Acting as a secure gateway to the connected world, tomorrow’s NFC-enabled mobile devices will allow consumers to store and access all kinds of personal data – at home or on the move. Simply by bringing two NFC-enabled devices close together, they automatically initiate network communications without requiring the user to configure the setup. NFC-enhanced consumer devices can easily exchange and store your personal data – messages, pictures, MP3 files, etc. Delivering ease of use, instant intuitive connectivity, zero configuration and smart key access, NFC meets all the needs of today’s connected consumer and creates opportunities for new mobile services.

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Applications

NFC applications can be split into four basic categories.

  • Touch and Go
    Applications such as access control or transport/event ticketing, where the user only needs to bring the device storing the ticket or access code close to the reader. Also, for simple data capture applications, such as picking up an Internet URL from a smart label on a poster.
  • Touch and Confirm
    Applications such as mobile payment where the user has to confirm the interaction by entering a password or just accepting the transaction.
  • Touch and Connect
    Linking two NFC-enabled devices to enable peer to peer transfer of data such as downloading music, exchanging images or synchronizing address books.
  • Touch and Explore
    NFC devices may offer more than one possible function. The consumer will be able to explore a device’s capabilities to find out which services are offered.
  • #1 written by Pragati Singh
    about 2 years ago

    nice technology

  • #2 written by Paul Wesel
    about 2 years ago

    Well, no surprise here – countries other than the US are far ahead, aren’t they? Depressing.

  • #3 written by Abba Elijah ( elijagod )
    about 2 years ago

    wow !
    This technology sound great and wonderful but can it be useed on jave phones ?

    if yes ! I will love to test it with my phone.
    and i will love to know the name of the software so that i can download it.

  • #4 written by near field communication
    about 2 years ago

    thanks for posting its helpful

  • #5 written by near field communication
    about 2 years ago

    nice video with nice technology….

  • #6 written by TAG NFC
    about 2 years ago

    Good article!
    Please give a look to tagnfc.com, we provide NFC tags all over the World.

  • #7 written by james braselton
    about 2 years ago

    hi there on nfc technolgyies called apple pay

  • #8 written by Bryce
    about 2 years ago

    I really enjoy the comments about NFC smart phones being able to use gesture rather than actively using the app itself.
    I have a student blog on NFC Smart phones and would love to have you all join the conversation over at
    http://nfcsmartphone.weebly.com/

  • #9 written by Raj
    about 1 year ago

    \\Simply by bringing two NFC-enabled devices close together, they automatically initiate network communications without requiring the user to configure the setup. //

    It Means if i want to get information from another mobile simply i keep my mobile neat to the other mobile without his/her knowledge !!!

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  • #11 written by tibs
    about 1 year ago

    does this works with apple iPhones , fully operational or just few commands??

  • #12 written by Laura
    about 1 year ago

    Hello All,
    I have seen some fingernail art stickers with NFC powered LEDs in them. They are supposed to flash when your phone rings, receives a text etc. I would like to use these LEDs in my designs but I would like to have the nails light up more often. Some ideas are for the nails to flash continuous or even to the beat of music. I realize that the LEDs must be near the source transmitter. Is it possible to make a wearable battery operated transmitter that can serve this function? Perhaps embedded into jewelry, kept in a purse, worn on the body like on a belt? Any ideas please?

    Yours Truly,
    Laura

  • #13 written by nick
    about 7 months ago

    Thank you for sharing this message,I brought some NFC sticker for my phone on http://www.asiarfid.com/NFC-Sticker , it’s very usefull.

  • #14 written by narmadi
    about 5 months ago

    thanks for sharing useful information, it was inspiring me to publish related to the NFC technology applications.

    keep up for sharing

    cheers,
    Narmadi

  • #15 written by Salah
    about 3 months ago

    Thanks for your message, Iam ready ti share idea small idea is design T Shirt with tiny chip as embedded NFC to communicate with closed for example to know if the other like you or not