NFC Blog

Revolutionising retail: Can NFC save the high street?
13
MAY
2018

Revolutionising retail: Can NFC save the high street?

The weather might be picking up as we enjoy spring in the UK, but for retailers, there is still a certain amount of gloom hanging over the sector. Just this month (May 2018), the British Retail Consortium, in conjunction with KPMG released its latest figures on the industry's  performance . UK retail sales in April 2018 were down by 4.2 per cent from...
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Marketing hits and pronto payments: Today's NFC differences
03
APR
2018

Marketing hits and pronto payments: Today's NFC differences

When you hear the term 'NFC', what comes to mind? Ask five different people, and you might get five different answers. Twenty years ago, many might have associated the internet with a dial up connection on a desktop computer. Now, the internet has spread so far and wide into our everyday lives that the word has a range of connotations. In 2018, we can certainly...
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Wear are we going? Tracking the rise of NFC wearables and NFC Jewellery
27
FEB
2018

Wear are we going? Tracking the rise of NFC wearables and NFC Jewellery

Technology and fashion: Both constantly evolving before our eyes, and giving us new ways of doing things. Every now and then, these two worlds collide to create a product which presents the irresistible combination of style and functionality. Welcome to the phenomenon that is NFC Wearables and NFC Jewellery . Quite early on in the NFC timeline, the idea was...
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What is NFC?
08
JAN
2018

What is NFC?

The question of 'What does NFC mean?' has become increasingly common in recent years, as both businesses and consumers alike switch on to one of the most exciting new technologies to emerge. In this guide, we will take you through some key information pertaining to NFC technology, including what it is, what it does, where it is used and some of its benefits....
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NFCs role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
04
DEC
2017

NFCs role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 4IR for short, is the term which has been given to the fourth significant industrial era since the seminal Industrial Revolution of the 1700s. While the first Industrial Revolution was based on steam power, followed by an electricity based era the following century, 4IR has more in common with the third Industrial Revolution of...
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Apple makes important step on its NFC journey
16
OCT
2017

Apple makes important step on its NFC journey

Near Field Communications (NFC) technology has moved forward at a stunning rate over the past few years - now giving us new possibilities and improved ways to do things in everything from consumer marketing to industrial operations. But while the technology has grown, and continues to grow, at a phenomenal pace, some areas of technology have shown resistance to the...
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Picking up pace: NFC innovations fuelling rapid growth
06
OCT
2017

Picking up pace: NFC innovations fuelling rapid growth

Technological one trick ponies can reach their sell by date very quickly, and that's when we start to see a dip in production and usage as the world moves onto the next big thing. But a technology like Near Field Communication (NFC), which is underpinned by its ability to create an ever-increasing number of innovations, is perhaps as 'future proofed' as is...
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The NFC Real Estate Revolution
11
SEP
2017

The NFC Real Estate Revolution

It might be said that the savvy estate agent knows how to get the right information, to the right people, at the right time. For the busy professionals in the real estate sector, NFC has become a saviour, opening up new avenues to buyers, and ultimately having a positive impact on the bottom line. So how is NFC technology changing how property is sold? Let's...
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What's hot and what's not? Our table tells you every NFC Enabled handset
09
SEP
2017

What's hot and what's not? Our table tells you every NFC Enabled handset

It is anticipated that the number of NFC Enabled Android smartphone shipments will hit  1.2 billion by the year 2018 Coupled with Apple's recent confirmation that NFC will be enabled on devices including the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, that adds up to a huge share of handsets around the world which possess an NFC function. NFC is increasingly a crucial tool...
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How NFC is interacting with consumers
21
AUG
2017

How NFC is interacting with consumers

You can't see it or hear it, but all around us Near Field Communication (NFC) is interacting with consumers in an increasingly engaged world. It was only a few years ago that marketing campaigns were focused on hopefully pushing pieces of paper into the hands of passers by. There is still a lot to be said for direct marketing, but we have come such a long way in...
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The power of permanent: Switching onto the benefits of adhesive NFC labels
16
AUG
2017

The power of permanent: Switching onto the benefits of adhesive NFC labels

In the industrial and consumer world, there is little room for error. The stock taking procedures, plant management policies and marketing opportunities at warehouses, factories and even in peoples homes need to be conducted with the utmost care and produce results of unfaltering accuracy. For this reason, Near Field Communication ( NFC ) has really helped...
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Apple Finally Embraces NFC Technology
19
JUN
2017

Apple Finally Embraces NFC Technology

It's been a long time coming. Finally Apple has come around to the fact that the whole world has been benefiting from NFC technology - without them. Apple chose its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which took place from 5th to 9th June in San Jose, California, as the time and place to announce that its next iOS operating system - iOS 11 - will support Near...
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It's only just begun: NFC set for massive growth by 2020
09
MAY
2017

It's only just begun: NFC set for massive growth by 2020

By most people's reckoning, Near Field Communication (NFC) has enjoyed a remarkable period of growth over the past two to three years, as the number of commercial uses for the technology has mushroomed. We are not only seeing an increasingly innovative range of products appear - ready for use as sales, marketing and logistical tools - we are also witnessing the...
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The difference between NFC, Bluetooth, and RFID
24
APR
2017

The difference between NFC, Bluetooth, and RFID

We live in a time in which technological advancements are happening so regularly, it can be hard to keep up. So while our own organisation resides in the world of Near Field Communication (NFC) and the different fields it occupies, it is not surprising that there is occasionally a little confusion surrounding technologies which are related to, or similar to NFC;...
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NFC Wearables gets a boost with the new Tag Heuer watch
10
APR
2017

NFC Wearables gets a boost with the new Tag Heuer watch

Whether you are a company or customer benefiting from it, or a provider of the technology such as ourselves, there has never been a more exciting time to be connected with NFC. That's because we are moving so fast; both in terms of what is becoming possible, and how long products take to be introduced into a receptive market. The latest example of this is the...
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Social Media NFC Smart Posters: The best of both eras
04
APR
2017

Social Media NFC Smart Posters: The best of both eras

There was a time when display advertising such as  billboards was not only the most prominent form of marketing, it was also the talk of the town. Eva Herzigova's famous advert for Wonderbra was credited for literally stopping traffic in the 1990s. Since then we have seen the birth of the digital era. Even in the internet age, it is hard to deny the power...
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How NFC is being used in Social Care in the UK
21
MAR
2017

How NFC is being used in Social Care in the UK

Social Care  is a huge part of looking after a nation of 65 million people, and it will become more important. Currently, there are half a million more people over the age of 75 than there were in 2010, and that it set to grow to a total of two million more in ten years time. That accounts for the extra £2 billion which is going to be invested into...
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NFC Business Cards explained
13
MAR
2017

NFC Business Cards explained

Business cards have long been a tried and trusted networking tool, allowing us to provide our key details in a convenient and eye-catching way. There is no need to scribble down emails, or frantically tap numbers into a phone, especially in busy or time pressured situations. But what if a new generation of business cards came along which offered all the benefits of...
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Who we supply to
06
MAR
2017

Who we supply to

Michelin recently announced it will use the same contactless RFID (radio frequency identification) technology which NFC utilises, in its tyres. The technology will allow the company to track data from tyres in its commercial fleet, giving its clients the chance to understand the lifecycle of tyre casings better, and make more educated buying decisions. The...
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NFC has wised up - how commercial uses have helped develop the technology
28
FEB
2017

NFC has wised up - how commercial uses have helped develop the technology

Near Field Communication ( NFC ) is not a behind the scenes technology. It is very much a hands on innovation, which takes up a position on the front line of modern sales. For this reason, every time we design a product range, we need to take into consideration the practicalities which come with relying on a small tag in the form of a sticker, card or otherwise, to...
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