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High Tech Fire & Safety Manages Equipment Inspections via NFC

A solution from Tap Report enables inspectors and maintenance workers to access and write data about a piece of safety equipment with the tap of a phone against an NFC RFID tag.

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NFC Helps Charity With Fundraising Event

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

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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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    • 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)
    • NFC Non-Payment Use Cases
      Published January 2016
      Contactless payment is the most prominent use case of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in mobile devices. But NFC also enables other non-payment use cases that are not as well known. This white paper, developed by the Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council, highlights non-payment use cases that must secure some form of user credential, and that have real-world implementations that illustrate the technology's benefits in different markets. (38 pages)
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