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Fans Go Ape for NFC RFID at Monkey Week

Spanish company Ticketea is offering its NFC-enabled wristband and cloud-based software and app so that festivals, such as Monkey Week, can capture data for access control and onsite purchases.

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NFC Helps Charity With Fundraising Event

Tipping Point received more than $7 million in donations within half an hour.

NFC Features

NFC Tags on Collars Identify Lost Pets

Skoubee developed a digital medal that can be read with a smartphone, making it easy to locate the owner of a missing dog or cat.

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NFC Editor's Notes

Big RFID Deployments and Better RFID Products

Entries for the 2015 RFID Journal Awards were outstanding, indicating that the RFID industry is maturing rapidly.

NFC Expert Views

NFC Hype, the Future of Bluetooth Beacons and Ultracode 2-D Color Bar Codes

At the fall meeting of AIM's German branch, members debated the current and future state of auto-ID technology.

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    • What’s the Difference Between RFID and NFC?
      Published December 2016
      Radio frequency identification and Near Field Communication are two closely related global wireless communication technologies used for a variety of applications, including access control, asset tracking and contactless payments. Both RFID and NFC technologies provide one-way communication and the ability to communicate without a direct line of sight. Jadak explains the significant differences between the two. (2 pages)
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    • Simplifying the IoT: Connecting, Commissioning and Controlling With Near Field Communication
      Published June 2016
      Eventually, most devices will be interconnected to collect sensor data or enable control of the smart-home environment. In the future, PCs and mobile phones could become outnumbered by small "headless" devices with limited or no user interface. The NFC Forum describes how Near Field Communication specifications will help developers and manufacturers to bring the Internet of Things' benefits to where people live, work and play. (14 pages)
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