NFC’s becoming Mainstream!

NFC’s or Near Field Communication devices are apparently becoming more and more mainstream.  In short, they combine both an RFID antenna and a tag in one unified device.  When interrogating another device, it can quickly swap information: URL’s, image data, text, etc.  Perhaps another way to describe it is to say that its like extreme short-wave Bluetooth, without the authentication.  If I wanted to go someplace and hand a piece of digital content to someone today, I’d typically use Bluetooth (yuck: pairing, passwords, acceptance screens) or an app like Bump (fun: but needs specific devices).  Hopefully in the near future you’ll be able to swap data with other NFC devices with no authentication.

Nokia NFC Trial

Imagine being able to hand out a PDF automatically on the show floor.  You could set your device to automatically receive these items and put them in stasis somewhere until you were sure you wanted them.  Or maybe a clothing item has some detail in the tag that allow you to store it online in the digital storefront for later retrieval?

Google’s Nexus S is the only smartphone I know of to currently have an NFC system built-in, or at least expected to in 2011.  Rumors here, apparently point to Apple potentially hiring some folks to participate in this development.  (Disclaimer: I own some Apple shares.)  I think this is great…the more widespread this technology gets, the better.

In fact, I used NFC’s as the core of a recent RFP I did.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find NFC-equipped devices that would work so I had to make my own: I coupled RFID cards together with an intelligent media player.  Assuming it lands, I’ll get  a chance to show you exactly what it is.

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Valerian Texeira

My paper “” now in the talks highly about the “Near field Communication” NFC chips in the future cell phones and its great importance to society to get rid of corruption. In the coming days or years the NFC gradually going replace the Cash money and eventually completely get rid of the Cash money (currency). It is necessary that the devices (cell-phones) having NFC must also importantly should have the Biometric Identity crucially for security reason to prevent cyber crimes but most importantly to prevent these people becoming target of all sorts of crimes like fraud, theft, mugging, burglary, robbery etc, even from getting murdered for the money. There should be a limit to the amount of money these NFC’s can hold and these cell phones need to be equipped with the internet connection so the money can be transferred (deposited and withdrawn) online from the persons bank account to the NFC while its transaction data details gets downloaded and recorded in the banks digital data storage. In short, this will make sure every money transaction between people, licit as well illicit gets recorded in the banks providing concrete evidence of any such economic crimes any times afterwards. This in turn will most effectively deter people from indulging in all kinds of corruptions and crimes as a whole.
Herby I request you please to help in informing this most important anti-corruption feature of the NFC to the people. My other blog titled at – Valerian Texeira

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