|[October 09, 2013]
Research and Markets: Near Field Communication (NFC) 2014-2024
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c2pn7q/near_field)
has announced the addition of the "Near
Field Communication (NFC) 2014-2024" report to their offering.
Near Field Communication (NFC) is mainly useful in mobile phones and
tablets for close range transactions/data exchange. The phone becomes an
RFID reader or tag (News - Alert). It can read tags on bottles and posters. Over 200
million NFC-enabled mobile phones have recently been deployed:
Manufacturers controlling 85% of the mobile phone and tablet market
include it. This report critically looks at uses, forecasts, technology,
global situation, competing technologies and timelines.
NFC could never be used in a major way until it was widely deployed in
devices. In the last year that deployment has happened very rapidly. Now
the questions are what will be the major applications? Who in the value
chain will mainly benefit? The world's leading financial card companies,
mobile phone operators, manufacturers, chip makers, consumer goods
companies and others are intensely interested and investing strongly.
NFC is a set of short-range wireless technologies, typically requiring a
distance of 4cm or less to initiate a connection partly because people
do not trust making secure transactions at the longer distances typical
with Bluetooth, WiFi (News - Alert) and other short range radio protocols. The most
popular mobile phone and tablet operating system is heavily committed to
Mobile phones continue to be by far the most important potential and
actual focus of NFC; the technology is particularly suitable for them.
The SIM card in your mobile phone is a smart card identifying your
account to the network. On NFC phones, the SIM is being extended to act
as the Secure Element that can hold other apps such as payment cards.
For example, NFC allows you to share small packets of data between an
NFC tag and an Android (News - Alert)-powered device, or between two Android-powered
Most contact-less point-of-sale payment systems use an NFC-compatible
contact-less interface and many of the world's transportation access
systems are NFC compatible so considerable infrastructure is already in
place for use by NFC-enabled devices. Although progress with transport
systems and payments is slow.
Many trials of other potential uses of NFC continue to be created but
they tend to be a poor indication of what happens at roll out. To say
contact-less cards are NFC is playing with words: they predate NFC and
would succeed if NFC had never been invented.
This report examines the existing and future applications of NFC
technology and the major players competing in the market, along with ten
year market forecasts.
It covers issues such as standardization, security and licensing, plus
global progress split by country and key interviews from 2013.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary And Conclusions
2. What Is NFC?
3. Competition For NFC
4. NFC Achievements And Challenges
5. Phases Of NFC Rollout & Market Forecasts
6. Global Progress With NFC In 2013
7. NFC Implications Of Sensor Fusion, Internet Of Things, RFID, Indoor
8. Key Interviews In 2013
Appendix 1: Glossary
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