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    NFC Forum calls on manufacturers to join NFC Tag Certification Program

    November 16th, 2016

    The NFC Forum is calling on NFC tag manufacturers to join its new Tag Certification Program, which aims to provide global standards of interoperability with NFC-enabled mobile devices, as well as establishing tag compliance with… More

    NFC Forum adds cloud-based connectivity to P2P spec

    March 18th, 2016

    The NFC Forum has added the ability to use the cloud to establish connections between two NFC devices in a new candidate version of Connection Handover, the technical specification that covers the way in which… More

    NFC Forum adds support for Type V tags

    June 17th, 2015

    The NFC Forum has released a new candidate specification that extends the functionality of NFC devices to include formal support for a new category of NFC tag. NCI 2.0 also enables tag data stored on… More

    NFC Forum expands certification program

    September 23rd, 2014

    The NFC Forum has added analog testing to its certification program, enabling device manufacturers to prove that their products are compliant with international radio frequency (RF) performance specifications for the first time. Certification testing for… More

    NFC Forum updates specs with support for pairing at a distance

    April 16th, 2014

    New versions of nine NFC Forum specifications have been published today, including version 1.3 of the NFC Connection Handover Technical Specification which now provides a way to use an intermediary NFC device to set up… More

    NFC Forum adds healthcare, handover and security standards

    July 17th, 2013

    The NFC Forum has issued the Personal Health Device Communication (PHDC) Technical Specification and released two candidate specifications, Connection Handover 1.3 and Signature RTD 2.0. PHDC is designed to provide a standard way for devices… More

    Google joins NFC Forum board of directors

    March 5th, 2013

    Ten other organisations have also joined the NFC standards association for the first time, bringing total membership “to a record high of over 180 companies and non-profit groups.” More

    NFC Forum adds payments, retail, consumer electronics, healthcare and transport groups

    January 25th, 2013

    “By helping us focus our efforts and expertise on the specific needs of key market sectors, the SIGs will enable the NFC Forum to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions to consumers,” says Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa. More

    NFC Forum introduces special interest groups for vertical markets

    January 15th, 2013

    The NFC Forum is launching a series of special interest groups in “key vertical markets” to support and accelerate adoption of the technology. The Forum aims to bring together leaders from consumer electronics, healthcare, payments,… More

    Airline, WiFi and testing groups sign collaboration agreements with the NFC Forum

    January 9th, 2013

    “These new agreements with Global Certification Forum (GCF), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Wi-Fi Alliance will expedite the availability and use of more globally interoperable NFC-enabled solutions,” says Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum. More

    NFC Forum publishes NFC Controller Interface specification

    November 12th, 2012

    “The availability of the NCI specification is significant because it makes it easier for device manufacturers to integrate chipsets from different chip manufacturers, and it defines a common level of functionality and interoperability among the components within an NFC-enabled device,” says the NFC Forum. More

    NFC Forum publishes NFC Analog technical specification

    October 8th, 2012

    The new technical specification sets out the short range wireless communication performance requirements for NFC devices and is designed to ensure that any NFC Forum-compliant phone, tablet or other device will work with any other certified device. More

    EMVCo and NFC Forum to simplify NFC device testing

    September 5th, 2012

    Chip and pin standards body EMVCo and the NFC Forum have agreed to work together to optimise the development and testing process for NFC devices. “The goal of the collaboration is to establish a framework to synchronise… More

    Canon, HP and Yahoo! Japan join NFC Forum

    June 21st, 2012

    A further 24 organisations have also joined the NFC standards association, including Huawei, Interac and Fujitsu. More

    Forum to put on NFC showcase in Frankfurt

    February 1st, 2012

    The NFC Forum is to hold a public exhibition of NFC technology during its quarterly members’ meeting in Frankfurt next week. The industry standards organisation will put on the free-to-attend ‘solutions showcase’ event to demonstrate… More

    NFC Forum and Bluetooth SIG publish NFC developers guide

    December 19th, 2011

    The guide is designed to show developers how they can easily pair NFC phones with devices such as headsets, pedometers, TVs — and even cars. More

    Intel upgrades NFC Forum membership

    December 9th, 2011

    Intel has upgraded its membership of the NFC Forum from ‘Principal’ to ‘Sponsor’, the top level of membership. The move gives Intel a seat on the board of directors, among other privileges. “Intel believes NFC… More

    NFC Forum picks Broadcom for device certification testing

    October 26th, 2011

    The NFC Forum has chosen to use Broadcom‘s recently announced BCM2079x NFC controller chips to validate its NFC device certification test suite. The NFC Forum Certification Program, introduced in December 2010, provides device manufacturers with… More

    NFC Forum adds 29 new members

    October 12th, 2011

    Companies joining the NFC standards association include advertising agency Dentsu, handset makers HTC and ZTE, MNO payments joint venture Isis and, at board level, UK-based Barclaycard. More

    NFC Forum publishes peer-to-peer communications specification

    September 29th, 2011

    The new SNEP specification employs the same NDEF commands used in tag reading and writing applications, allowing information stored on an NFC tag to be read by a phone and then passed on to other NFC phones or exchanged with a wide range of other types of NFC-enabled device. More

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