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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
Located among the foothills of the lush Andes Mountains, Bodega Norton boasts a magnificent heritage of over 100 years, and a mission as lofty as...
SALTO NFC-enabled AElement smart locks help BLOC Hotels provide keyless accessSALTO NFC-enabled AElement smart locks help BLOC Hotels provide keyless access
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Innovation and tradition for mobile shoppers at farmer’s grocery stores with LEGIC contacless technologyInnovation and tradition for mobile shoppers at farmer’s grocery stores with LEGIC contacless technology
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Near Field Communication - News
SALTO launches sleek AElement Fusion electronic lock
11 May, 2017: AElement Fusion is an electronic lock with a sleek reader accentuated by an interactive light ring that illuminates when access credentials are presented. It eliminates lock hardware on the door by encasing...
Innovation in the intercom market drives more access control capabilities
Part 3 of our Intercoms in Security Series: Zenitel’s Call Access Panel manages intelligible critical communications through a security operations centre or control room Greater connectivity, security software...
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
Physical access control has been a key component of many organisations’ security strategies for several decades. Like any technology, access control has evolved over the years, and solutions now offer...
NXT-ID demonstrates "IoT Stamp" at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017
10 January, 2017: The "IoT Stamp" is an intelligently connected electronics module that can fit within most devices NXT-ID, a security technology company, announces that, in cooperation with Nordic Semiconductor, ASA, the Company...
Suprema’s RFID and fingerprint scanner, BioMini Combo now compatible with Android
9 November, 2016: BioMini Combo is now compatible with wide range of Android-based mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and PDAs Suprema, a global provider of biometrics and ID solutions, announced that the company...
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...
Nedap MACE mobile access control platform to debut at Security Essen 2016
22 September, 2016: MACE supports Bluetooth, NFC, QR-codes to identify people with virtual credentials, stored in a MACE app Just a few months ago, Nedap Identification Systems launched MACE: the mobile access control platform. This...
Oakpark Security Systems expands workforce monitoring and reporting with SmartTask
15 September, 2016: SmartTask’s custom smartforms replace existing paper-based processes and reduce administration Oakpark Security Systems, an independent security business across East Anglia, London, and the South...

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