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X No Longer Marks The Spot

Throughout the ages, X always marked the spot for a pirates treasure waiting to be found. As NFC technology gets underway and builds popularity amongst consumers, the NFC “N” mark / symbol will soon become the destination where consumers will identify as a touchpoint that is NFC enabled. The treasures to be found inside a NFC tag are numerous and the content will vary according to the data that the tag issuer wants to deliver. From simple url`s, product information, discounts and coupon codes, and contactles payments,  the “N” symbol will soon be our new “X”. The “N” mark is the official symbol for consumers to identify NFC enabled devices and tags. The “N” symbol will be found on parking meters, smart posters, home electronics, point of sales, and many other products and … Read entire article »

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NFC Solutions Summit 2012

 NFC Forum Chairman Koichi Tagawa to Deliver Opening Keynote at NFC Solutions Summit, May 22   NFC Forum Track on May 23 Will Highlight the State of Technology; Forum Chairman Will Also Address NFC Meetup Group May 23   WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – May 21, 2012 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced that Forum Chairman Koichi Tagawa will be the opening keynote speaker May 22 at the NFC Solutions Summit taking place in Burlingame, California. Mr. Tagawa will address the plenary attendees on the topic “NFC Momentum: Beyond the Killer App.”   The NFC Solutions Summit, May 22-24, is a comprehensive North American showcase for the high-growth NFC technology, and it is jointly presented by the NFC Forum and the Smart Card Alliance . At the event, industry leaders … Read entire article »

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NFC Forum Release N-Mark Brand Guide

The NFC Fourum has released a .pdf file in regards to its guidelines on the proper usage of the N-Mark and in design. The importance of an internationally recognized universal symbol for NFC technology, as the NFC Forum writes in this guide Use of the N-Mark will help advance the acceptance of NFC short-range wireless interaction between consumer electronics, mobile devices, personal computers, electrical appliances, and NFC-compatible tags. This guide was created by the NFC Forum, a nonprofit industry association formed to advance the use of NFC technology, to help N-Mark licensees understand how to use the N-Mark properly in all of these roles. The N-Mark enables people to easily identify NFC-enabled devices and touchpoints, providing nearly effortless access to the full power, ease and convenience of NFC solutions. A stylized letter “N,” it has two uses: The NFC Forum N-Mark lets consumers know that NFC services are … Read entire article »

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WIMA 2012 NFC Technology “Tap Into Innovations” Competition Winners

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Apr 12, 2012 The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC), and WIMA, a worldwide event dedicated to NFC technology, have announced the winners in their Tap Into Innovation: NFC Global Competition 2012. Travel was the common theme in the judges’ selections, while the audience voted for NFC badges that support non-profits. The winning entries were named at an awards ceremony held tonight as part of the WIMA event taking place in Monaco: — Best Innovative Solution for the entry that uses NFC technology in the most inventive way to address a market, business, or consumer need — SAi (Israel): Tag-a-Bag luggage tagging and identification — Best Business Viability for the entry that offers an NFC solution with the most commercial potential — … Read entire article »

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NFC Forum N-Mark Showing Strong Momentum

Adoption by Major Players and Scores of Companies Drives Expanded Availability of Universal Symbol and Touchpoint   WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – April 5, 2012 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC), today announced that a growing number of companies are displaying the N-Mark, the universal symbol and touchpoint for NFC, on smart posters, tags and media, promotional materials, and websites. In response to this increasing popularity, industry demand, and accompanying NFC market growth, the NFC Forum is broadening the availability of the N-Mark. Previously provided for tags and media, the N-Mark is now offered for software and devices. Interested parties may obtain the N-Mark today, free of charge, through a simple click-through license, accessible via download. To educate N-Mark licensees and encourage proper … Read entire article »

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