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NFC Payment Solution Links NXP Technology With Visa, Mastercard

The technology company has joined the two finance firms to offer a single service for device manufacturers to provide contactless payment functions in their products, ranging from wristbands and jewelry to mobile devices.

NFC Case Studies

NFC- and Sensor-Based Solution Brings Intelligence to Cattle Feed, Forage

Orkel is preparing pilots of its new FeedIQ system that analyzes the quality of bulk material as it compacts and bales that material, then stores the data with NFC tag IDs so that users can access that information as they sell, purchase or use the bales.

NFC Features

Companies Eye RFID for Venue Security

Microcom sees growing interest in RFID technology use to increase security on its sites at parks, stadiums or theaters, with hybrid UHF and NFC solutions to monitor guests' locations for security purposes and marketing.

NFC Editor's Notes

Apple Embraces NFC (Finally)

At its recent developer's conference, the iPhone maker announced that the Near Field Communication reader in its handsets will be open to apps other than Apply Pay, which should give a big boost to the technology.

NFC Expert Views

Remote Communication Is Changing Property Auction House Viewings

With NFC technology in a viewer's mobile phone and RFID tags deployed around a property, potential buyers can quickly get information about a building directly on their smartphones.

NFC Videos

NFC White Papers

  • Ensure Interworking Between Multiple Contactless Card Emulation Environments
    Published January 2018
    This white paper, from the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum, provides an overview of the standardized solution defined in the GlobalPlatform Managing Entity specification (GPC ME) and the related HCI and HCI specifications. The architecture, main interfaces and role of the GlobalPlatform Managing Entity are described. (20 pages)
  • An NFC Pairing Mechanism for RF Remote Controls
    Published September 2017
    The primary mechanism for communication between remote controls and set-top boxes has been infrared. Newer technologies like RF and BLE provide many benefits over this legacy technology, resulting in increased reliability, such as working at greater distances and not requiring a line of sight. In this paper, Gautam Babbar and Braden Flowers outline a unique solution to pair an RF remote with a target utilizing Near Field Communication tags. (4 pages)
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