Near Field Communication Communicates Efficiently for Wireless Transactions

NFC is something that you may hear mentioned with regard to smartphones, but most of us don’t really know what it is and how to use it. NFC is easy to use and can be very useful in everyday life.

Near Field Communicationbetter known as NFC is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices to establish communication when they are in very close proximity, about 4 centimeters. This peer to peer communication is what establishes NFC apart from other RFID devices, also having the ability to act as both a reader and a tag. This unique ability has made NFC a popular choice in contactless payments and social networking to share contacts, photos, videos, and files.

The advantages of NFC:

  • Secured communication and transfer of data.
  • Easy transfer of data and files with no cost to phone users
  • Used for secure payment transactions using Smartphones.
  • Low power consumption.
  • Accurate identification of people.

Near Field Communication Communicates Efficiently for Wireless Transactions

These are just a few of the advantages of NFC, today people are using NFC for contactless payment throughout the world to expedite transactions in many different scenarios, from going through a drive through to purchase a meal or coffee, to shopping for a variety of items in supermarkets, and clothing stores.

NFC has really enhanced social networking with smartphones, users have the ability to share music, photo, files and contacts simply by touching the two devices.

The Internet of Things and the possibilities of the connection of physical devices will be assisted by NFC, because of the secure data sharing and easy access and use. Adopters will be able to use this technology in not only residential environments but in commercial and industrial settings as well.

The same reasons that makes NFC great for smartphone contactless payments and social networking are the things that make it great for the Internet of Things in all setting and industries, where there is a need for fast, secure, easy to use transfer of data with low power consumption and the ability to accurate identification of users and devices alike.

Today we are seeing more and more homes using Near Field Communication to enhance their IoT solutions, and in the very near future, we will see NFC solutions for the industrial and commercial industries.

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Match Made in Heaven: NFC and Mobile Technology

Near-field communications, or NFC, promises some remarkable innovations for business and consumers with a number of applications you should be able to take advantage of right away.

A Primer

NFC is a type of short-range radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. It enables device-to-device data transfers, payments and a host of other business solutions. The device of choice is the smartphone. That’s what the major smartphone makers are betting on anyway. Google has added NFC support in Android. Samsung’s new Nexus S handset has NFC capability, and reports of Apple’s integration of NFC into the next iteration of the iPhone continue to mount.

The big picture is that you and your customers will be able to use your iPhone or Android to participate in loyalty and social media programs, share business cards and sign up for and receive various other types of information..

The real excitement around the NFC–mobile union, however, is the ability to make and receive payments.  All of this can be accomplished by simply passing your phone near a reader. Phones can act as both a tag and the RFID interrogator.

Ready for Primetime

In the coming months, we’ll likely see a number of applications for smartphone NFC use in the small business arena. One of the classic arguments against NFC is what happens if you lose your phone. Businesses do not need to use this as an excuse to avoid the technology; NFC data are encrypted and the ability to siphon someone’s private data requires proximity of less than four inches. Some NFC renderings will also require use of a PIN, and when linked with credit card processors, offer the same $0 liability as the credit card company.

The point is, NFC is not just some obscure technology that only large enterprises can take advantage of. With use of smartphones peaking, the onus is on business to explore ways to take advantage of their convenience and ubiquity to develop closer and deeper relationships with their clients with applications designed to make the consumer’s experience quicker, more convenient, and more data-centric.