This technology is based on the NFC standard of the 13.56MHz band developed by NXP Semiconductors and Sony, FeliCa,which allow communications at distances up to 10cm.The smart card used for payment of transportation services and as an e-money card,and MIFARE, the most commonly used chip in the world,are both compatible with the NFC standard. Not only is information read and written,but data can also be transmitted.Approved by the international Organization for Standardization (ISO), NFC is the next-generation standard of RFID technology,expected to be applied to various electronic devices in the future.
Based on 13.56 MHz Radio Frequency technology, NFC provides extended wireless uses cases to mobile devices. Considering existing mobile and contactless infrastructures, NFC devices increase customer convenience and enable services such as:
· *Mobile Payment
· *Transport and eTicketing
· *Access Control & Security
· *Event Management
· *Loyalty Programs
· *Device Pairing
· *Parking Solutions
· *Retail Experience Enhancement
· *Peer to Peer Information Exchange
NFC is based on contact-less and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions, which consist of a tag and a reader. The reader, when activated, emits a short-range radio signal that powers up a microchip on the tag, and allows for reading a small amount of data that can be stored on the tag.