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NFC Forum Incorporates Tags into Its Certification Program

The release of Apple's NFC-enabled iOS 11 platform is helping to drive the growth of NFC deployments that are making an NFC tag certification program important, the association says.

NFC Case Studies

Polish Cancer Center Tracks Drug Temperatures via a Real-Time NFC-enabled Solution

The system, from Bluog and Utz Group, includes NFC-enabled data-loggers, Near Field Communication readers attached to containers, and a cellular or Wi-Fi connection to software managing the read data.

NFC Features

NFC Gets in the Ring at UFC Fan Village

This past summer, Ottawa's Ultimate Fighting Championship Fan Village found that participants using NFC-enabled technology from XOLUTION had higher game participation rates, and also shared event-based information via social networks about 5,000 times.

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.

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NFC White Papers

  • 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)
  • NFC Forum–ISO/IEC 14443 Analog Parameter Comparison and Alignment: Methodology, Procedures and Results
    Published April 2017
    This white paper compares analog parameter limits between the NFC Forum and ISO/IEC 14443 RFID standards. For each parameter limit, an associated procedure is defined, written in such a way that an experienced engineer can repeat the procedure and measure similar results. (148 pages)
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