A Tool for Testing NFC Forum LLCP 1.3 (and More)

A guest blog post by Stephen Tiedemann, Sony  The release of LLCP 1.3 marks an important evolutionary step for NFC peer-to-peer communication. With this update is has become possible for NFC devices to use an encrypted data transport channel for all information exchange, making the user data impossible to eavesdrop by a third party. While the […]

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Don’t Lose Fido: Using NFC to Return Lost Companions

A guest blog by Nathan Neil from Purple Deck Media, Inc. My entire work team, family, and friends will tell you that I love my energetic Basenji, Ms. Gina.  Basenji’s are hunting dogs from Africa and like to run as most dogs do.  When we first got her, she was microchipped to help if she […]

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NFC: Tool for Customer Support

A guest blog by Nathan Neil of Purple Deck Media, Inc. Prior to founding Purple Deck Media, I worked as a technology consultant with a customer support team.  One thing that was always a challenge was getting a consumer’s information about their device. The serial number and other identifiers on the bottom of the machine […]

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A World Without Sight: How NFC Technology Helps

The many possibilities of NFC tags

A guest blog by Alastair Hi, My name is Alastair. I’m from a small town in the east of England, and in April 2015 my wife lost her sight as a result of a rare medical condition. She spent a month in hospital, and has since had to adapt and relearn her whole world. Imagine not […]

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Developer Tip: Why Having an NFC Stack on the Reader Can Simplify App Development

Developer Tip: Why Having an NFC Stack on the Reader Can Simplify App Development

A guest blog post by David Shalaby, TapTrack Almost all of the developers we’ve worked with over the years, particularly those that have integrated our TappyBLE Bluetooth Smart ® NFC reader with their apps, have little in-depth knowledge of NFC technology. This is not to imply that NFC is beyond their understanding or that NFC […]

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Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

NFC Forum: Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

A guest blog by Jürgen Böhler, vice-chair of the NFC Forum Technical Committee  In this, the second of two blog posts (read Part 1 here) on the new NCI 2.0 candidate specification, we’ll take a closer look at more new features that benefit both NFC developers and device users: RF Interface Extension The RF Interface Extension is […]

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NFC: Impact on Hospitality Services

NFC Technology at wineries

A guest blog by Nathan Neil, Purple Deck Media Summer is coming to a close, but let me take you on a weekend trip in the form of a narrative to see the possibilities that an NFC-enabled world facilitates. In my last blog post, we explored NFC’s impact on manufacturing, health care, and academics. In […]

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Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 1

NFC Forum Technical Specs

A guest blog by Jürgen Böhler, vice-chair of the NFC Forum Technical Committee  Several weeks ago, the NFC Forum released a new NFC Controller Interface (NCI) 2.0 candidate specification. Because NCI describes an internal interface between an NFC Controller and the main processor of an NFC-enabled device, it is not something most users of NFC devices need […]

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Developer Tip: NFC Reader Chips vs. NFC Controller Chips

NFC Controller chip vs. NFC reader chip

A guest blog post by David Shalaby, TapTrack A topic that sometimes warrants consideration when doing an NFC project is: what the difference between an NFC reader chip and an NFC controller chip? This may arise when you need an NFC reader for a custom application, where the off-the-shelf reader is not feasible for some […]

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