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NFC May Bring Efficiency, Accountability to Laboratories

Test and research labs are tracking the chemicals and other samples used for their scientific work, by tagging products with open-detection labels and capturing data about the use and storage of each item via a solution from MilliporeSigma.

NFC Case Studies

Disabled Services Organization Automates Asset Management With NFC

Leonard Cheshire is using a solution from MyTAG to manage the servicing of 30,000 assets across 159 sites throughout the United Kingdom, ensuring that it meets safety standards, promptly addresses any problems and reduces the amount of time workers spend filling out paperwork.

NFC Features

Conferences Gaining Intelligence With RFID, BLE

Digital solutions companies such as Kindle Communications are building systems—often using RFID for automated data collection—that provide better experiences for conference attendees, as well as analytics for event managers to help them understand each individual's experience at the show, and the results after they left.

NFC Editor's Notes

A Reflection on Smart Packaging

Technologies such as RFID, NFC, digital printing and QR codes, among others, are making packaging ever smarter.

NFC Expert Views

Contactless Payments Are on the Rise

Merchants are increasingly using physical cards for payments, as well as a growing number of smartphones equipped with either special chip readers or encoded images.

NFC Videos

NFC White Papers

  • Improve the IoT User Experience With NFC Simple Secure Pairing
    Published October 2019
    Near Field Communication's growing global deployment allows for wide interoperability, and its ease of use makes NFC a natural choice when Internet of Things device manufacturers want to streamline and improve the user experience throughout the lifecycle of an IoT device. This document, published by the NFC Forum and the Internet of Things Special Interest Group, provides some best practices, recommendations and in-market examples. (17 pages)
  • 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)
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