October 6th, 2011 by admin
Near Field Communication (NFC) technology offers a new medium of data exchange that automatically syncs with other devices to transfer information. NFC easily operates with existing wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Most users will enjoy the transaction option which allows for using one’s cellphone as a wallet, quickly completing transactions at the check out line in their favorite store.
Because it only operates on extremely short range connections, NFC reduces interference and interception from third party intrusion. This increases security consistency for consumer activity. Encrypted credit card and personal information is less likely to fall into the hands of strangers. Cash registers and check out computers can easily be updated with the proper encryption software to ensure secure communication between cellphones and check out counters.
Operating with open platform technology, NFC is easily customizable for a wide range of industries. Unlike proprietary software, NFC quickly adapts to specific needs of individual users. Formulated with ECMA-340 and ISO/IEC 18092 to facilitate active and passive modes, data transfer across systems occurs seamlessly and does not require manual encoding. This makes it very user-friendly regardless of user tech savy.
Most new mobile devices already posses NFC capability and new methods of utilizing the technology are being developed by wireless network providers. The system will be further integrated in the near future to expand possibilities in both existing and future markets. Security protocols tailored to NFC data transfer will also evolve to protect users from nefarious intentions.
Because it operates with existing industry standards incorporation of Near Field Communication will occur relatively easily and quickly, providing consumers and companies a more convenient quick data transfer option. Expect major industries to utilize the technology initially, followed by a wider range of companies. As security will continue as a major concern for customers expect innovations to develop alongside deployment.
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