Near Field Communication (NFC) is a set of short-range wireless technologies, typically requiring a distance of 4cm or less to initiate a connection. NFC allows you to share small payloads of data between an NFC chip and an NFC-powered device. An example of an NFC chip is the one that you see in your credit cards that enable tap and go payments.
NFC tags are passive devices, this means that they operate without an inbuilt power supply of their own, they are reliant on an active device coming into range before they are activated. ... In order to power any NFC chip, electromagnetic induction is used to create a electric current within the passive device. This current can then be used to power the NFC chip embeded into the device.
NFC Tags contain no batteries or moving parts making them very reliable, they are water-resistant, you can carry them around without fear of getting them wet and they are designed to survive in a bunch of different environments - hot or cold.
While tap and pay is only a fairly recent occurrence, NFC the power behind tap and pay has been around for years and was first seen in a SmartPhone in 2012. Since then manufactures have included the technology into their phones to the point that it is now standard.
While Microsoft and Android have for many years allowed there users to scan NFC tags without restriction Apple has been very slow to come to the party. Apple have now started to see the benefits of NFC and after the introduction of Apple Pay it seems that with the release of IOS 11 they may be allowing NFC tag scanning, bringing them in line with Android and Microsoft.
While NFC functionality in tablets has not been as prevalent, there have been NFC tablets available since 2012. Manufacturers like Acer, Asus, Google, Hisense, Lenovo, Nokia, Samsung and Sony have all release NFC with their tablets. So if you own an Android or Microsoft Tablet chances are it has NFC.
With Apple Introducing Apple Pay in the latest IPads it hopefully won’t be long before these devices are capable of reading NFC tasks. Although Apple has been slow to embrace NFC, it seems that they now have recognised the potential of this technology and are moving forward to close the gap, that their competitors have had for years.
No doubt NFC will become more popular in tablets, especially as NFC and its
potential application are still in their infancy. We expect that like
SmartPhones, NFC will become standard technology in every Tablet.
When it comes to NFC you can still find this technology in a variety of Laptops and Notebook computers. Manufactures like HP, Dell. Lenovo, Sony and Fujitsu have all created computers that have had NFC incorporated. But to date including NFC into computers as standard has not been the norm.
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