In an era where most things are wireless and people are hungry for something they can trust, there’s something reassuring in finding that the largest companies are turning to NFC technology to enhance customer experiences.
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a standards-based short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to exchange digital content, make payments, and connect electronic devices with a simple touch. The short-range connectivity reduces the opportunities for an attacker to eavesdrop on communications, adding security and privacy.
NFC-enabled smartphones will reach 3.5 billion handsets globally by 2019, enabling consumers to uncover an array of ways to use its’ function. NFC can turn your phone into a digital wallet, become a master key for everything from your house to your car, and serve as a government or corporate identification badge. Although it is commonly known for its usage with Google Wallet and Apple pay, NFC technology is now being incorporated into wearable devices, such as pay rings and medical id bracelets.
The medical industry has been testing the usage of NFC technology to check in patients, both for the ease of their patients as well as the efficiency of the office, ensuring doctors have reliable access to patient data.
For some the thought of having your medical history and identification on a bracelet maybe unsettling. However, a tap in at a doctor’s appointment where doctors and nurses can instantly pull up your files can be a great time saver and medical responder ability to tap a medical id bracelet in the event of an emergency could save lives.
NFC is here to stay, and we are happy that all of our products are supported by this technology.