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.
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
Research in Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry smartphones, is in a battle with mobile operators over its plans to use NFC in its forthcoming devices. NFC, short for "near field communication," is a technology that will enable mobile... Read Post