Essay on Nfc Near Field Communication

3553 Words May 27th, 2012 15 Pages
Near Field Communication in the real world
Turning the NFC promise into profitable, everyday applications

Innovision Research & Technology plc

Near Field Communication in the real world – part I

Contents
1 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 4 4.1 5 Introduction ................................................................................................ 3 Technology and standards in line ............................................................ 4 An application enabler.................................................................................. 4 Commercial drivers ...................................................................................... 4 How NFC works
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This makes using any form of electronic ‘service’ and other interactions more accessible to more people, whatever their age or ability. In simple terms, NFC does this by performing a ‘handshake’ between two devices that are brought close together (typically within a few centimetres). While the initiation of this handshake is always under user control, NFC removes the need for the user to perform complex manual configurations. Once the connection is established – within milliseconds – information can be exchanged between the two devices using either NFC directly or via another wireless technology like WiFi, Bluetooth, UWB or ZigBee. One example of the simplicity brought by NFC is when two people wish to exchange electronic business cards using a Bluetooth wireless connection between their mobile phones. With NFC, setting up the connection is simply a matter of touching their phones together – there’s no need for the users to get their phones to scan the local area to locate and then identify the other’s phone, no need to enter passcodes or other settings, and no risk that they establish a connection with the wrong device. These capabilities will not just be available to the ‘lucky few’ either: according to ABI Research, half of all mobile handsets will support NFC by 2010.

2.2 Commercial drivers
While NFC, like so many other technologies, has been the
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