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June 29, 2016updated 09 Jan 2017 3:03pm

What is NFC?

Most Android and Apple users have NFC capabilities on their smartphones.

By Joao Lima

NFC, or near field communication, is a form of contactless communication between devices like smartphones or tablets and a terminal. It is being widely used in contactless payment projects.

Usually, data exchange between a mobile device and an NFC terminal occurs up to a distance of 10cm.

There are four different modes of transmission when it comes to NFC: passive, active, peer-to-peer, and reader/writer.

Click next for a brief historical overview.

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