Near Field Communication, or NFC, allows for simplified transactions, data exchange, and wireless connections between two devices in close proximity to each other, usually by no more than a few centimeters. It is expected to become a widely used system for making payments by smartphone in the United States. Many smartphones currently on the market already contain embedded NFC chips that can send encrypted data a short distance (“near field”) to a reader located, for instance, next to a retail cash register. Shoppers who have their credit card information stored in their NFC smartphones can pay for purchases by waving their smartphones near or tapping them on the reader, rather than using the actual credit card.
NFC Tags can be used for:
- Mobile payment: An NFC device may make a payment like a credit card by touching a payment terminal at checkout or a vending machine when a PIN is entered.
- PayPal: PayPal may start a commercial NFC service in the second half of 2011.
- Google Wallet is an Android app that stores virtual versions of your credit cards for use at checkout when a PIN is used.
- Ticketing: Tap an NFC device to purchase rail, metro, airline, movie, concert, or event tickets. A PIN is required.
- Boarding Pass: A NFC device may act as a boarding pass, reducing check-in delays and staffing requirements.
- Point of Sale: Tap an SmartPoster tag to see information, listen to an audio clip, watch a video, or see a movie trailer.
- Coupons: Tapping an NFC tag on a retail display or SmartPoster may give the user a coupon for the products.
- Tour Guide: Tap a passive NFC tag for information or an audio or video presentation at a museum, monument, or retail display (much like a QR Code).
1. Latest technology
2. Will change the way we use cell phones
3. Ability to transfer videos, coupons, offers and more
Near Field Communication (also known as tap to transfer) will soon impact the way we receive and send marketing messages, access information and pay for goods.
Smart Phone manufacturers are installing NFC Chips in most new devices and NFC Payment systems are already in place with Pay Pass and Google Wallet.
Whenever NFC enabled phones come in contact with one of our tags, our system allows you to transfer videos, coupons, special offers, discounts and much more.
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