Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless technology which enables NFC-compatible devices to communicate by touching or bringing into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimeters. NFC is one of the most perspective technologies for the coming years.
NFC possesses a number of characteristics that determine the use of the technology in real applications. The short range between communicating devices reduces the risk of data interception while allowing for usage in crowded places. The second equally important feature is very rapid connection establishment with no necessity to use manual settings. Finally, 50 kilobytes/sec bandwidth makes the technology applicable in a wide range of cases.
NFC can be applied within the following domains:
- traffic or movie tickets,
- discount and loyalty cards,
- business cards and IDs,
- electronic keys,
- parking cards,
- bulletin boards interactions,
- immediate WiFi and Bluetooth setting,
- media transfer,
- mobile entertainment (games).
Current MERA NFC project portfolio includes, but is not limited to:
- NFC applications prototyping and design,
- NFC applications development for different mobile platforms,
- NFC modules and terminals programming,
- NFC-based enterprise solutions development and implementation.