NFC Forum Adopts Peer-to-Peer Spec
Today the Near Field Communications Forum announced that it has formally adopted a specification that will allow properly NFC-equipped devices to share information back and forth. The Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) specification makes actions such as the exchange of electronic business cards, the transfer of a Web URL from one phone to another, or the initiation of Bluetooth communications between two devices possible. LLPC is based on industry standard IEEE 802.2, and is broken down into two different service types to differentiate between types of data transfer and application control.
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