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NFC Forum Specifications Improve NFC Communications Speed and Robustness For Smartphone Users Worldwide

January 8, 2020 GMT

WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 8, 2020--

The NFC Forum, the global standards body and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC), released four new specifications today improving the robustness and communications speed for the over two billion NFC-enabled devices, like smartphones, in use today. These specifications improve the user experience in noisy radio environments by adding recovery rules and enhanced performance for development of new use cases taking full advantage of the recently approved Tag NFC Data Exchange Format Exchange Protocol Specification (TNEP) 1.0. See TNEP press release.

Over the last 15 years the NFC Forum has laid the foundation for one of the most successful technologies in use today. NFC is a standard feature on smartphones and is involved in the daily lives of billions of people. Its unique ability to connect or pair with other technologies like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enables a vast array of new, convenient solutions while simplifying the user experience.

“We are constantly improving on the global specifications to improve the overall user experience for NFC users. NFC Forum members take this responsibility very seriously as their decisions impact the majority of smartphone users and many businesses,” said Mike McCamon, executive director, NFC Forum. “The specifications we are announcing today enhance the quality of NFC communications and allow users to exchange more data, faster in support of the rapid increase we are seeing in the use of TNEP.”

Updated Specifications And What Was Improved

About the NFC Forum
The NFC Forum was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum’s mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. The Forum’s global member companies are currently developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and device capability. Only member companies can participate in the Forum’s certification program of NFC devices, readers and tags.

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