Near Field Communication Enabled SmartPhones
Now smartphones that are powered with NFC (Near Field Communication) can be used for communication between devices that are very close to each other, NFC transmissions are short range (from a touch to a few centimeters). The best use of NFC phone is to make contact-less payments. NFC can be achieved by touching 2 NFC enabled devices with each other or simply by bringing them close – ( A few centimeters range ). This way your phone (NFC enabled) can be activated to make payments. NFC does have a number of other applications. Some of them are as follows: Hassle free pairing of Bluetooth Devices like headsets, pedometers- (device to measure the steps that a person takes by detecting the motion of persons hips), TV sets, Cars, public transit payment system, NFC tags for medical use – patients can have a tag which can store information regarding his medical history and recent doctors advice, NFC enabled printers – printing can be achieved directly from your mobile phone that is NFC enabled. Movie tickets can be purchased using an NFC enabled phone and ticket outlet. Even in schools NFC tags can be used for providing information to students regarding assignments, homework, exams schedule, extra curricular activity. NFC can be easily used for transferring photos, drawings, videos, music files between two devices (Smartphones, TV Sets, Tablet Computers, Laptops).
NFC Allows communication between
•Two powered devices
•Powered and non self-powered device
Communication achieved by : Radio Communication
Note: That NFC is slower than Bluetooth but uses less power and does not require pairing.
Some of the smartphones that are NFC enabled – Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II, BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, BlackBerry Curve 9350, Nokia C7.
Coming soon – Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia ion, Iphone 5 – Should have NFC
See Also: Visa certifies NFC-enabled smartphones
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