Saturday, March 20

Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum Launched

Yet another step towards a wirefree generation, the launch of NFC Forum [a.k.a Magic Touch RFID Technology] will enable the standardization of NFC in various electronics devices to communicate with each other just by holding them near each other. The NFC forum is established by Nokia Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) and Sony Corporation.

Via WirelessDevNet:

About Near Field Communication (NFC)

NFC technology evolved from a combination of contactless identification (RFID) and interconnection technologies. NFC operates in the 13.56 MHz frequency range, over a distance of typically a few centimetres. NFC technology is standardized in ISO 18092, ECMA 340, and ETSI TS 102 190. NFC is also compatible to the broadly established contactless smart card infrastructure based on ISO 14443 A, i.e. Philips MIFARE(R) technology, as well as Sony's FeliCa* card.

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