NFC Blog

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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How NFC has moved to mass production and how we have rose to the challenge
13
FEB
2017

How NFC has moved to mass production and how we have rose to the challenge

In most forms of marketing or sales, if you have found a way to target potential customers effectively, you want to ensure your business has the capacity to exploit that channel to the best of its ability. Perhaps surprisingly for a technology which makes things so simple, in the early days of Near Field Communication (NFC), the manufacturing technique for NFC tags...
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Why we have started supplying NFC Enabled Smartphones
06
FEB
2017

Why we have started supplying NFC Enabled Smartphones

As a leading provider of NFC (Near Field Communication) technology solutions, it might seem strange that up until 2016 we have not supplied the devices which are so often the front line tool of the trade - smartphones. Our decision to begin supplying clients from businesses of all sizes, and consumers, with a range of  NFC-enabled smartphones from the...
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Tap to Book: How securing seats for sporting and social events just got easier
30
JAN
2017

Tap to Book: How securing seats for sporting and social events just got easier

You might be familiar with the scenario. You're on the commute home when you walk past a billboard or poster advertising an upcoming must-see sports event, or a summer festival featuring some of your favourite bands, or a theatre showing a new play. 'Perfect for a night out with the lads/ladies', you might think, or maybe there is a loved one who would be...
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NFC Tags in High Street Retail Stores
23
JAN
2017

NFC Tags in High Street Retail Stores

Amazon recently opened its first physical store - a bookshop in the United States - and many observers were excited at what they saw as a significant 'win' for the high street in its battle against online retailers. The news showed us that while online shopping has numerous advantages, it will always be impossible for it to meet the experiential element that is...
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Adding OS logo's to your artwork design
20
DEC
2016

Adding OS logo's to your artwork design

Smart Posters have been one of the marketing revelations of recent times, facilitating a new level of engagement between advertisers and their audiences. In case you weren't aware, posters can now 'communicate' with passers by, not only advertising in print but offering extra information including downloads, directs to websites and contact details, thanks to Near...
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5 use cases of NFC Marketing Material
12
DEC
2016

5 use cases of NFC Marketing Material

In our last blo g , we lifted the lid on Near Field Communication (NFC) marketing material and outlined some of the innovative uses - from the immensely engaging to the helpfully practical - that the Contactless technology affords marketing campaigns . So this time we will take a closer look at five use cases that we have developed ourselves, and go...
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NFC Marketing Material
28
NOV
2016

NFC Marketing Material

The marketing potential of  Near Field Communication (NFC) is surely one of the most exciting and untapped areas of the new technology, and one which we are now starting to see take shape. While many businesses might be using NFC within their day to day activities, be it through cashless payment or wearable tracking devices, it could be argued they are...
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NFC Tags are now solving lost luggage problems in Airports
15
NOV
2016

NFC Tags are now solving lost luggage problems in Airports

If there was ever an illustration of how near field communication (NFC) can provide solutions for long standing problems, perhaps we have found it in the airport. Lost luggage is one of passengers pet hates, derailing holiday plans, leaving us stranded and causing confrontations with customer service representatives. According to airport watchdog Skytrax, lost...
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NFC is making our lives Contactless
08
NOV
2016

NFC is making our lives Contactless

Contactless technology is emerging in more and more aspects of our everyday life; from payments which don't require us to take cash out of our wallet to toys which can be updated and interact with video games. The word 'Contactless' itself seems to have become a buzzword not just in tech circles, but throughout both the business and consumer landscapes. It is...
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Microsoft and NFC
31
OCT
2016

Microsoft and NFC

They might be a new kid on the block compared to Apple and Android when it comes to smart phone production, but with the introduction of  Windows 10 to a range of handsets, it appears that Microsoft is dead set on making its presence felt in the market. A key component in their strategy is the way they incorporate near field communication (NFC) for the...
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Google Pixel wins critical acclaim
24
OCT
2016

Google Pixel wins critical acclaim

The  Google Pixel launched this week in the UK, but it looks like it has already won over an army of fans, among the critics at least. This new Android star marks the first phone completely designed and manufactured by Google, unlike the Google Nexus, which was the company's flag ship smart phone of the previous few years. Near field communication...
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NFC and the Internet of Things (IOT)
24
OCT
2016

NFC and the Internet of Things (IOT)

A large share of big organisations have their eye on big data and the benefits it can bring, if they haven't implemented a big data strategy already. The same goes for savvy SMEs that wish to get the most out of the information they have, or go about capturing the data they need to enjoy marketing and sales insights. One of the ways with which data - be it from...
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We are living in a Contactless era
10
OCT
2016

We are living in a Contactless era

The advent of NFC means that, with many routine tasks, there’s probably less tapping involved than ever before. What are we talking about? Basically, how NFC – which allows data to be wirelessly transferred between two devices in close physical proximity to each other – has ushered in what we could genuinely call “a contactless era”....
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NFC devices – who needs them and why?
03
OCT
2016

NFC devices – who needs them and why?

NFC devices seem more widely available than they ever have been – and, once you’ve taken a closer look at NFC technology and the ways in which it can enhance various procedures, you could realise just how instrumental it could become to your life. But who exactly really needs these devices and why? In this article, we endeavour to clear confusion....
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Why Androids have the edge
26
SEP
2016

Why Androids have the edge

The world's most popular smart phone is reported to be an Android -  the Samsung Galaxy S7 - and while for some the iPhone will always fit in with their own personal brand of 'cool', the sheer range of different Andriod handsets; their comparative value; and convenience, seem to be giving them the upper hand. Sitting under the convenience category is...
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Why it's time for the NFC industry to forget about Apple and move on
19
SEP
2016

Why it's time for the NFC industry to forget about Apple and move on

While the recent confirmation that the forthcoming iPhone 7 will be the latest in a long line of Apple products not to open up Near Field Communication (NFC) was a disappointment, but it was certainly not a surprise. Apple did announce that they will be tying in Apple Pay - which currently only facilitates mobile payment in a limited number of outlets - to...
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