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Below are just a few scenarios thatillustrate the limitless possibilitiesoffered by NFC.
The most common example iscontactless payments: using amobile device as a digital wal-let. Say you’re on the way tothe office, but you want to stopfor your morning cup of coffee.With just a swipe or tap of yourmobile device, you can be in andout quickly, eliminating the needto carry cash or your credit card.In terms of contactless payments,NFC technology can also includethe extension of redeemablecoupons, promotions, and theuse of loyalty cards. At the timeof purchase, customers can swipemobile phones to unlock a varietyof discounts.
The Sharing of Content
We do everything with our mobiledevicestake pictures, recordvideos, take notes, read, write/ edit documents, build contacts,download/listen to music…allof which we love to share. NFCtechnology promotes quick andeasy sharing between two mobiledevices, as well as with otherconsumer electronics such ascameras, TVs, and printers. Mostimpressively, trading informa-tion only requires a quick touchbetween devices. In the office,you can streamline business andrevolutionize the way you swapbusiness cards, spreadsheets, anddocuments.Pairing NFC and consumerelectronics works similarly butdepends on the overall size of thetransfer data. For instance, datathat is reasonably small (up to akilobyte) may solely use NFC totransmit the data, but other situa-tions may call for NFC to establishanother wireless connectionmethod (such as Bluetooth orWiFi) to carry the information forsharing.Suppose you have photos onyour mobile device or digitalcamera that you want to print. Inthat case, you’ll touch your deviceagainst the NFC-enabled printer.Because of the size of the files,you’ll connect via Bluetooth totransmit the digital photos fromthe device to the printer.
Ticketing & Transportation
The transportation industry isone of the industries set to reapthe benefits of using NFC. Ac-cording to the
,nearly 14 million people dependon buses, trains, light rails, sub-ways, cabs, and trolleys each day.That’s a substantial number of fare transactions, not to mentionriders looking for information ontransit schedules.Most public transportation re-quires fare, which comes in theform of a paper ticket, plastic/ metal token, or an electroniccard. The use of NFC technologyremoves the burden of carryingcash, loose coins, and/or creditcards. Commuters will profit frombeing able to monitor real-timetransit information and schedulesvia signs that are embedded withNFC-readable information.
ENTERPRISE ADVANTAGES &BENEFITS OFFERED BY NFC
NFC presents numerous benefitsto both mobile users and busi-nesses. In general, it is a versatiletechnology that can find a nichein virtually every industry or situ-ation. Convenience and simplicityof use are obvious advantages.The compatibility between NFCand existing RFID structures, tags,and contactless smart cards isanother plus because it elimi-nates the need to create and/ordevelop an entirely new system.Given the wide range of pos-sibilities for developers and thenumber of devices that will sooncome pre-equipped with NFCchips, it has become a very at-tractive technology. Market andconsumer outreach efforts, as
In essence, thistechnology brings connec-tivity to thephysical world.