NFC Forum to Collaborate With Other Consortia
The NFC Forum today announced that it has made formal ties with several other industry groups in order to better foster collaboration between them. The new groups with which the NFC Forum is now friendly include the Global Certification Forum (GCF), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Wi-Fi Alliance. The NFC Forum and its new collaborators believe that by working together they can help spread the adoption of NFC, as well as ensure that it will be interoperable with other technologies and products/services. The groups will also work together to educate consumers on the benefits of NFC and other wireless technologies.
Innovative Keyboard Case is Both Wireless and Battery-Free
One2Touch has a new keyboard case for Android phones called SlimType that uses NFC technology in a unique way to connect to a phone. Most keyboard cases have a battery or physical connector that adds bulk.
NFC May Soon Interact With Packages and Wireless Chargers
The NFC Forum today said it has agreed to work with other industry groups to increase the number of things NFC-equipped smartphones can talk to. Specifically, the NFC Forum has forged alliances with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).
NFC Forum Hopes Developer Program Will Kickstart Apps
The NFC Forum today launched the NFC Developer Program, a series of resources aimed to help developers create NFC-enabled apps. The NFC Developer Program will include events, as well as web-based tools, such as SDKs, tech specs, news, and product highlights.
NFC Forum Approves New Security Specification
The NFC Forum today approved the Signature Record Type Definition (RTD) 2.0 technical specification, which will help authenticate the data stored on NFC tags. According to the NFC Forum, Signature RTD 2.0 lets developers verify the integrity of data within NFC Data Exchange Format messages, which is the core of how NFC tags and devices communicate with one another.