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NFC For Dummies

NFC For Dummies

Robert R. Sabella

ISBN: 978-1-119-18292-4

Apr 2016

288 pages

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Your no-nonsense guide to Near Field Communication

Are you a newcomer to Near Field Communication and baffled by the scant documentation and online support available for this powerful new technology? You've come to the right place! Written in a friendly and easily accessible manner, NFC For Dummies takes the intimidation out of working with the features of NFC-enabled devices and tells you exactly what it is and what it does—and doesn't do.

NFC is revolutionizing the way people interact on a daily basis. It enables big data and cloud-based computing through mobile devices and can be used by anyone with a smartphone or tablet every day! Soon to be as commonplace as using Wi-Fi or the camera on your smartphone, NFC is going to forever change the way we interact with people and the things around us. It simplifies the sending and receiving of information, makes monetary transactions simple and secure—Apple Pay already uses NFC—and is a low-cost product to manufacture and use. As more developers create apps with NFC, you're going to see it used regularly—everywhere from cash registers to your social media accounts to electronic identity systems. Don't get left behind; get up to speed on NFC today!

  • Provides a plain-English overview of NFC
  • Covers the history and technology behind NFC
  • Helps you make sense of IoT and powered chips
  • Explains proximity technologies and non-payment applications

Whether you're a developer, investor, or a mobile phone user who is excited about the capabilities of this rapidly growing technology, NFC For Dummies is the reference you'll want to keep close at hand!

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with NFC 5

CHAPTER 1: Introducing Near Field Communication (NFC) 7

CHAPTER 2: Considering the NFC Difference 21

Part 2: Understanding NFC 33

CHAPTER 3: Defining NFC 35

CHAPTER 4: Considering NFC Hardware 57

CHAPTER 5: Considering NFC Software 77

Part 3: Using NFC 99

CHAPTER 6: Using NFC for Payments 101

CHAPTER 7: Employing NFC for Identification 119

CHAPTER 8: Using NFC in Health Care 137

CHAPTER 9: Considering Other NFC Uses 155

Part 4: Avoiding NFC Issues 177

CHAPTER 10: Avoiding the Not-Used-Here Mentality 179

CHAPTER 11: Understanding the Hardware Issues 187

CHAPTER 12: Understanding the Software Issues 197

CHAPTER 13: Considering Networking Problems 211

Part 5: The Part of Tens 223

CHAPTER 14: Ten Places to Find NFC-Specific Information 225

CHAPTER 15: Ten Really Cool NFC Implementations 233

CHAPTER 16: Ten NFC Trends 241

CHAPTER 17: Ten NFC Companies You Need to Know About 251

Index 261