Near-Field Communications

International Herald Tribune writes:

If NFC’s backers – which include heavyweights like Sony, Motorola, Nokia, MasterCard and Visa – are successful, people will use their cellphones as electronic wallets to make purchases and to buy tickets on trains and in movie theaters and to receive additional information from billboards and other points.

The way NFC differs from other radio technologies is its limited range – the radio waves reach only a few centimeters, as opposed to similar technologies that can read from a distance of meters. This means communication can be initiated only by bringing two NFC-enabled devices close together.

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Rajesh Jain

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