NFC or Near field communication is a standardized configuration for smartphones, tablets, etc. to establish radio with each other by touching or bringing each component (i.e. NFC tag and smartphone) close to one another. In essence, NFC technology builds upon radio-frequency identification systems by allowing two-way communication between endpoints. NFC Tags are very similar to the functioning of QR Codes, but are user-friendlier. To work with NFC technology, simply put your phone near the tag and it activates! Currently, NFC Tags work on most new phones and tablets designed by Blackberry, Windows, and Android.
Current tasks one can accomplish with NFC Tags:
NFC Tags are becoming a clearer presence in our society’s daily functions. To keep up with this impressive technology and let it work for you, let us at KopyRite show you or your business how to utilize NFC technology. Whether for individual or business purposes, NFC tags are clearly a technology trend to be embraced.
Near Field Communication is a form of contactless communication between devices such as smart phones and tablets. NFC Tags are a fast and convenient technology that is popular in Europe and Asia, and spreading quickly throughout the United States.
The technology behind NFC allows a device to create a radio frequency current that communicates with another NFC compatible device or tag holding the information the reader wants. Peer to peer communication is possible because NFC allows both devices to send and receive information and readers can also be connected to desktop PCs. It offers both promotional and functional applications. In its simplest form, an NFC Tag may drive website traffic or generate social media interaction. More robust applications might be interactive user tracking at events, or admissions.
The many uses of NFC Tags:
NFC works using magnetic induction. A reader emits a small electric current, which creates a magnetic field that in turn bridges the physical space between the devices. The field is received by a similar coil in the client device, where it is turned back into electrical impulses to communicate data.
NFC works in the 13.56 MHz radiofrequency spectrum, using less than 15mA of power to communicate data over distances usually as far as 20 cm. NFC Tags usually store between 96 and 512 bytes of data and transfers data almost instantaneously.
In the near future NFC has a lot of exciting potential. Soon enough, this technology has been predicted to be able to make payments, unlock our houses, enter Wi-Fi passwords, hop on the subway without a transit pass, and much more.
Posted on Feb 10th, 2013
The list of NFC compatible phones is growing. With the "New Every Two" plans offered by the cellular Phone companies, it is expected that NFC will be widely supported within the next several years. You can check here for a list of NFC supported…
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