What is NFC? Near field communication, abbreviated NFC, is a form of contactless communication between devices like smartphones or tablets. Contactless communication allows a user to wave the smartphone over a NFC compatible device to send information without needing to touch the devices together or go through multiple steps setting up a connection.
A way of transferring data quickly between two devices such as a phone and an NFC reader
This means you will be able to make purchases quickly using your phone and an NFC reader
NFC works within a radius of a few centimetres
NFC will be used in Google Android and Nokia phones (see the video below)
NFC chips cost pennies to develop
Examples of NFC:
Embedding an NFC chip in a movie poster where, when you touch the phone to the poster, a trailer of the film appears on YouTube on your phone.
You can embed an NFC chip into a map and, when you touch your phone to the chip, it will open the map with directions on your phone.
NFC will also be used to connect different devices. For example, if you have a stereo and buy new speakers, then placing them next to each other will allow them to transfer information to change the stereo’s settings for optimal audio output.
Oyster cards and Barclay cards use RFID chips which are a type of NFC working in the same way as contactless technology.
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