A New Field Of Data Transfer
NFC (Near Field Communication) is not entirely new. It is a wireless radio communication just like Bluetooth or wifi, and a much advanced RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification. It’s quicker to set up and offers more applications than what Bluetooth provides. The range required for data transmission is as short as within 4 inches and hence makes the technology more secure. NFC also allows two-way communication, as compared to RFID’s one-way understanding technology. So transferring photos or contacts between devices is a common task for NFC.
NFC is most frequently associated with the “mobile wallet”—an initiative that your smartphone will swap your cash and credit cards. In one tap of your phone, you can pay for your shopping and use your offers or coupons.
NFC makes life hassle-free and handy for consumers around the world by making it easier to exchange digital content, make transactions and connect electronic devices with a simple touch. It synchronizes today’s miscellaneous contactless technologies, enabling current and future solutions in various areas like payment, transportation & digital exchange.
Smartphones like Google Nexus, BlackBerries, HTC phones, and many others are NFC equipped. NFC chips also come entrenched in “tags,” which are stickers that your device can interrelate with.
Near Field Communications is a promising technology. It has become the next big thing in the mobile region with a broad range of applications from content transfer to mobile payments. There is also an extensive scope for NFC in the healthcare segment as it can record a patient’s history in a NFC tag which can then be retrieved by medical professionals simply at a tap. Unlike Bluetooth, NFC needs no pairing code and because of it has low power consumption, no battery in the device is being drained.
NFC is now at a very embryonic stage, especially in India, predominantly due to lack of a proper eco-system. Many countries have already promoted to this technology, and is putting NFC to use for daily conduct. Start Up projects are being run around the world, testing with using NFC for qualifying contact less payment systems and for public transportation.
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by techtalks @TechTalks November 18, 2015 11:48 AM UTC