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Timing Is Right for Watchmaker's Blockchain, NFC

Favre-Leuba is bringing NFC-based data about each of its watches to blockchain-based software, thanks to a solution from cybersecurity technology company WiseKey that tracks inventory and provides brand authentication and a personalized record of each purchased watch for consumers.

NFC Case Studies

NFC Aids Fire Prevention for Sprinkler Service Company

Automated Decision is leveraging its NFC RFID-based solution, using HID Global technology, to service companies and facility managers, providing visibility into inspections and maintenance of fire-prevention equipment and other assets.

NFC Features

Dozens Piloting NFC-Driven Museum in a Box

Collections like those at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Smithsonian Libraries are testing the NFC-enabled "brain box," which contains 3D-printed models and picture postcards of artifacts, to trigger recorded descriptions, commentary or music, or to record new sounds dedicated to a particular artifact.

NFC Editor's Notes

Apple Unshackles the iPhone's NFC Reader

The new XS, XS Max and XR models support the reading of Near Field Communication tags without users having to first open an application.

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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