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Near Field Communication

Near field communication (NFC) technology allows smartphones and other NFC-compatible devices to communicate with each other. It’s a short-range wireless technology which is easy and convenient to use. With a single touch, it can provide credentials for access control systems, exchange/access digital content, connect electronic devices or make transactions. Its two-way interaction ability allows users to establish connections with ease.

NFC applications

Near field communication enables users to share data at a distance less than 4 centimetres and a maximum communication speed of 424 kbps. Some applications of NFC include: Access control, security, anti-counterfeiting, marketing and promotion, mobile payment, public transport, tracking and tracing, ticketing, social media and more.

Advantages of NFC

  • NFC technology follows universal standards of ISO, ETSI and ECMA.
  • It has built-in capabilities to support secure applications.
  • It is intuitive and simple to use.
  • NFC allows fast and easy setup of wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • It is designed to suit the broadest range of environments, industries and uses.
  • NFC communications are short range thus making them secure.
  • It’s designed to work with existing contactless card technologies.
Near Field Communication - Applications
HID’s NFC and RFID solutions help improve productivity and quality of finished product at Bodega Norton in ArgentinaHID’s NFC and RFID solutions help improve productivity and quality of finished product at Bodega Norton in Argentina
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Near Field Communication - News
Aiphone upgrades GT series multi-tenant video intercom with remote programming, NFC updates and multi-building communication features
1 August, 2017: Aiphone Corp., the international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, announced upgrades to its popular GT Series multi-tenant video intercom featuring hassle-free, quick system programming and staff...
Bluetooth Low Energy drives access control innovation
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SALTO launches sleek AElement Fusion electronic lock
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Innovation in the intercom market drives more access control capabilities
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NXT-ID selects Nordic's nRF52832 SoC for its 'IoT Stamp' module providing low-power wireless connectivity
25 January, 2017: NXT-ID's IoT Stamp module employs Nordic's nRF52832 SoC to deliver connectivity solution for space-constrained low power IoT applications Nordic Semiconductor announces that Melbourne, FL-based...
CES 2017: Will consumer electronics transform the physical security industry?
24 January, 2017: Consumer electronics are closely related to physical security. For one thing, electronics consumers increasingly see security as one of the functions they want their smart home systems to perform. We have...
[Download] The Evolution of Cards and Credentials in Physical Access
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NXT-ID demonstrates "IoT Stamp" at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017
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Suprema’s RFID and fingerprint scanner, BioMini Combo now compatible with Android
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HID Global launches “Tap around the World” campaign to benefit charities
31 October, 2016: For each tap with the HID Trusted Tag Services, a donation of $1 will be made to a local charity in each location HID Global announced a new campaign that combines charitable giving with the world’s...
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Near Field Communication : Manufacturers & Suppliers

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The SurroundVideo® Omni G3 is an industry game-changing, first-of-its-kind omni-directional, remote-configurable, multi-sensor, multi-megapixel camera built to provide outstanding high resolution video coverage for a wide range of applications. The unmatched coverage and capabilities of the SurroundVideo Omni G3 provides organisations of all sizes with the flexibility to deploy a surveillance camera system that truly matches their current and future requirements for complete situational awareness. 

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SurroundVideo Omni G3 is available with a choice of 12- or 20-megapixel (MP) resolutions. The number of cameras required for a project can be dramatically reduced with a single SurroundVideo Omni G3, thanks to its four customisable remote sensor gimbals. Installation is fast and easy. Install the hinged mounting plate, connect the PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) IP cable, and then remotely configure the cam...

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