NFC offers the ultimate in security and convenience, and makes new interactions possible. It transforms the already dynamic mobile user experience in a way that enables the Internet of Things. From the simple exchange of business cards to sophisticated personalized transactions, loyalty programs, and even devices that can commission and configure themselves, NFC opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

NFC for Payment

Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) terminals are light and small enough to be carried by salespeople or connected to a mobile device. With NFC on board, you just tap your card or smartphone to complete the transaction. No more PIN codes, or having to re-slide a magstripe card. NFC payments can also be used for direct marketing campaigns, loyalty programs, paperless receipts, and in general enhance security.

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NFC for Payment
NFC for Identification

NFC for Identification

Adding NFC reader functionality to a door lock, homeowners can configure locks to grant access to specific persons, hotel guests can easily unlock the door to their room with a smartcard and NFC-enabled badges can provide employees with secure access to the office or their computer. Furthermore, passports or ID cards with embedded NFC chips can speed you through customs or provide secure access to personal information such as your medical history.

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NFC for Connected Homes

NFC plays a critical role in the transition to connected living, providing new levels of convenience and interaction throughout the home. Appliances and connected devices can be added to the home network with a single tap and, with the right app, our smartphones and tablets can be used to control or configure just about anything.

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NFC for Connected Homes
NFC for Businesses

NFC for Businesses

NFC tags give products a smart memory, and can contain all the relevant information needed as the product passes through the factory, warehouse, and beyond. Once a product reaches the store, NFC tags can improve logistics in retail outlets by enabling automatic inventory control, smart advertising and theft protection.

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NXP relentlessly seeks out and defines new applications that bring unique customer experiences. We strongly encourage our customers, no matter what size their business is, to realize their ideas on NFC. We regularly feature new NFC uses cases in our "Meet an NFC innovator" blog series, among them NFC rings, smart door locks, and smart tags that make everyday life easier. Visit the NXP blog.