What is NFC?
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that enables simple and safe two-way interactions between electronic devices. With NFC technology, consumers can access digital content and connect electronic devices with a single touch. At one end of the scale, interactivity could be kept to a simple launching of an App, or at the other end, a complex contactless transaction system.
NFC’s contactless connectivity provides intuitive communication when two NFC-compatible devices are brought within a few centimetres of one another. NFC technology provides a logical solution for content providers, device manufacturers, access control systems, financial services organizations and more.
NFC has a wide range of applications and is slowly but surely finding its way into more and more devices as it creates innovative new features that are only possible with the union of contactless technology and cutting edge consumer electronic devices; so it is at the forefront of creative interaction.
NFC operates at 13.56 MHz on ISO/IEC 18000-3 air interface and at rates ranging from 106 kbit/s to 424 kbit/s.
NFC is different to its cousin technology RFID as NFC allows two-way communication between users.