NFC in Electronics
If you’ve already identified how NFC technology can help you grow your electronics and electronics accesories it’s time to move – fast. The industry is constantly changing, and first adopters will have the greatest opportunity to capture consumers’ attention, and a bigger percentage of the wallet share allocated to electronics and online entertainment.
What we recommend:
- Think creatively about how you can leverage and package NFC capabilities together with your electronic products and gadgets including Bluetooth/ BTLE or Wi-Fi connectivity
- Create an NFC strategy to guide your R&D, product development, and marketing efforts.
- Identify high-value areas for pilot projects.
- Evaluate your findings and expand your NFC efforts to an entire product line.
Just tap it – How can you bring the “tap it” technology to your consumers?
- Simply encode the media access control (MAC) address, or unique identifier, of the desired Bluetooth enabled device or W-Fi router into a passive NFC Forum, ISO 14443-compatible NFC tag or inlay.
- Embed or attach the encoded NFC tag or inlay into or on your devices.
- Instruct consumer to tap devices to pair or connect them via the N-Mark, a touchpoint symbol which also demonstrates that manufacturers comply with the NFC Forum’s global standard specifications and device requirements. NFC technology operates at close range: one to four centimeters, so tapping is the most logical way to activate its capabilities.
Find out where consumers are harnessing the power of NFC technology:
- Enable rapid seamless pairing: Simply tap NFC and Bluetooth enabled devices together to connect them. NFC tags can quickly turn over their signal to Bluetooth devices to afford longer wireless connections of 30 to 100 feet.
- Access Wi-Fi networks in public and private locations: Instantly access a Wi-Fi network by tapping your laptop, tablet or smartphone to an NFC sticker or the router’s tap point itself, if the tag is embedded inside.
- Switch on devices: The latest generation of NFC tags can even switch on Bluetooth devices and Wi-Fi networks by harvesting their power, making it that much easier to access media and content.
- Transfer content: Tap NFC-enabled devices together to share content with a friend or use NFC-powered remote controllers to move media to a TV for group consumption.
- Send smartphone taken photos to any NFC enabled printer. NFC activates Wi-Fi Direct to connect directly to the printer via a peer-to-peer connection.
- Authenticate products: With their unique ID numbers, manufacturers can use NFC tags to authenticate goods, reducing counterfeiting and increasing consumer confidence in their product purchases.
- Provide instructions: NFC tags can be used to link users to instructions, manuals or videos on their corporate website.