How it Works
Near Field Communication utilizes electromagnetic radio fields while technologies such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi focus on radio transmissions instead.
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Using NFC
lans for the future cover shopping malls, office buildings, and even your own vehicle as potential places for NFC to help offer quick services.
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Technology & Alternatives
How does Near Field Communication compare to similar technologies such as QR Codes, Far Field Communication and Bluetooth?
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Welcome to

Bluetooth. Radio-frequency identification. QR codes. The modern world is ever expanding and with it comes new technologies that change the way we communicate and interact with each other. is devoted to educating individuals, small businesses, and large companies alike on the merits of near field communication and how it can work for you.

Who benefits from near field communication?

  • Busy moms checking out at the grocery store
  • Businessmen and women riding the subway to work
  • Businesses looking for faster, more secure payment methods for customers
  • Students touring a museum
  • And many more

Near field communication (NFC) technology lets smartphones and other enabled devices communicate with other devices containing a NFC tag. Whether swiping your smartphone at the checkout lane in the grocery store, waving it over a display at a local museum, or bumping phones with a friend to share the latest games, near field technology lets you pay, play, and learn easily. Explore our website to learn more about how both individuals and businesses benefit from NFC.

We'll show you the ups, downs, and in-betweens of this growing technology and answer all your questions about security, usage, and the technology that made this growing form of data transfer possible. From its humble roots in radio-frequency identification to its growing market across the world, learn about this rapidly expanding technology that could replace the need to carry multiple credit and debit cards at once.

For more information about the official standards and regulations surrounding near field communication, check out the NFC Forum. This non-profit association sets the standards that ensure security and compatibility between NFC-capable devices.

About Us

At, we're here to help you better understand near field communication (NFC) technologies.

We cover the more well‑known uses for NFC technology‑such as paying with your smartphone‑as well as the lesser‑known uses like sharing games to improving health care. And you can find a section of frequently asked questions and guides to security concerns, too.

Whether you want to become an NFC expert or simply to learn how to incorporate this technology into your business, we're here to help.

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