We'd like to applaud ABI Research for a fantastic study into the current uses of silicon-based Near Field Communication (NFC) Tags across different industries, and the future of the field. The name of the study - 'NFC Tags Ready for the Mainstream' - does a neat job of summarising the findings, but in this blog, we would like to delve a little deeper into the results of the research.
A 2015 report published by Vandagraf Research spelled out the problem facing clothing brands. Some 20 per cent of all sportswear items were estimated to be counterfeit. That's a serious issue, and one which threatened to seriously jeopardise the livelihood of firms in the sector. But around the same time, the ideal solution had already been developed, and was beginning to gain traction...
It doesn't feel like two years since the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2017, when Apple announced that it would be relaxing restrictions on Near Field Communication (NFC).
When you think about festivals, what springs to mind? Perhaps being a free spirit, spending long lazy days in the sun without a care in the world, or jumping around to the sound of your favourite bands.
In the Contactless era, NFC Tags are king. In recent years we have seen Near Field Communication (NFC) revolutionise processes from hospital bed monitoring to warehouse management and display advertising campaigns.
The Internet of Things has already made its mark. But the next few years could see it become a technology which is increasingly part of our everyday lives - even if we can't see it!
Have you heard about Near Field Communication (NFC) technology being used in marketing circles, but are unsure on how exactly it is applied?
As we approach the end of 2018, it is too early for comprehensive studies into how much the Near Field Communication (NFC) market has grown over the last 12 months.
The global Near Field Communication (NFC) market is tabbed to grow to a value of over £38 billion by the year 2025.
Charities may contribute to the greater good more than commercial organisations, but in many cases they are battling with businesses for the same things; namely, the attention of consumers, as well as a financial outlay in the form of a donation.
With the advantages offered by Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, the NHS in the UK and health services around the World has the opportunity to streamline more of its processes, slashing overheads and improving accuracy in the process, as well as freeing up a lot of time which was previously taken up by paperwork.
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.
When you hear the term 'NFC', what comes to mind? Ask five different people, and you might get five different answers.
Technology and fashion: Both constantly evolving before our eyes, and giving us new ways of doing things.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It might be said that the savvy estate agent knows how to get the right information, to the right people, at the right time.
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.