Near Field Communication

NFC for secure, rapid 3-stroke equipment configuration

NFC enables advanced functionality on its own or as a complement to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

NFC connects mobiles to appliances with a simple intuitive gesture - just approach the mobile to within 3 cm of our Tap module. It's automatic and instantaneous. There are no addresses, codes to enter. 

Using NFC, our Tap products support easy, secure configuration of appliances with a feature we call "NFC 3-stroke equipment configuration:"

  • 1st :   approach the mobile to Tap to connect, read the configuration and launch the app
  • 2nd :  make changes to configuration setting in the app
  • 3rd :  approach the mobile to Tap again to upload the new configuration.

 

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Tap with Near Field Communication & Tap Wireless Solutions

4 NFC inter-connection uses and advantages explained

Near Field Communication (NFC) benefits from growing consumer recognition, but not only for its role in secure transactions. NFC is increasingly present on iOS, Android and Windows mobiles, and is positioning as a unique connectivity enabler.

The IoTize Tap products implement a passive Near Field Communication device (a.k.a. a tag). It is powered by an active device like a mobile phone, when that device is within 3 cm. The Tap uses the mobile's signal and its energy. This means that Tap require no advertising signal, unlike other Bluetooth and WiFi components. This reduces power consumption, unwanted radio emissions and improves security.

When used with Bluetooth Low Energy or Wi-Fi, NFC acts as an intelligent switch. when a mobile phone is present, it initiates the wake-up and secure connection between the mobile the Tap-equipped appliance.

NFC responds to several key concerns in connected appliances:

 

TapNLink NFC Integration for iOS-13 & Android Mobiles

eeNews Europe: Changes in iOS-13 to boost NFC popularity

In this feature article, IoTize inventor, Francis Lamotte, explains how iOS-13 support of Near Field Communication creates new opportunities for the Dynamic NFC tags, which are at the heart of TapNLink and TapNPass solutions. New NFC-based mobile apps are revolutionizing how we interact with appliances and equipment in every walk of our lives. Read more at eeNews...