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

NFC ReadyBy 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 benefits of NFC becoming more widely recognised as smartphone owners switch on to the potential of their devices.

The difference between NFC, Bluetooth, and RFID

NFC, BLE, RFIDWe 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; namely Bluetooth and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).

NFC Wearables gets a boost with the new Tag Heuer watch

Tag Heur WatchWhether 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.

Social Media NFC Smart Posters: The best of both eras

Instagram PosterThere 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.

How NFC is being used in Social Care in the UK

Social CareSocial 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.

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