SITA has taken the air transport industry a step closer to introducing near field communication (NFC) technology with showing its first proof-of-concept which uses the NFC chip inside smartphones. However, while it's expected that more and more smartphones will be NFC enabled in 2012, SITA's proof-of-concept demonstrates a SIM-based passengers' journey through the airport which can become much smoother as they use their NFC-enabled phone to simply "tap and check-in" or "tap and board" their flight.
Look around at predictions for what to expect with Apple's iPhone 5, expected to hit the market next fall, and you'll see one common point - the inclusion of a near field communication (NFC) chip. The chip enables quick, proximity-b... Read Post
Google is one of 32 companies to recently join the NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that has been advancing the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology since its founding in 2004. Google is joining the organizat... Read Post