NFC technology is making various aspects of our lives more convenient and is found not only in mobile payment services but also mobile staff ID cards, home appliances, and automobiles.
This allows us to unlock our cars with our smartphones and even start our cars using an app. NFC is found in various home appliances as well. ‘The Sero’ launched by Samsung Electronics last year uses NFC technology to sync the display to your mobile device. Simply enabling the screen mirroring function allows you to sync the vertical screen with your mobile device, providing an immersive experience of various social media, shopping, gaming, and video content.
NFC is also found in printers, document centers, and cameras. NFC technology means you can print documents and transmit photo data without the need for driver installation, a PC connection, or fussy cables. Bi-directional communication capability means document scans can be transmitted directly to your smartphone, and photos taken on your mobile device can be sent directly to your camera.
NFC is also used to augment existing QR technology, which requires manual scanning using a camera app. NFC tags can be attached to individual works in museum art exhibits, and when a user scans each tag with his or her smartphone, detailed information on the work is brought up. Remember to look for an NFC mark the next time you’re at a museum or exhibition.
That wraps up our look into NFC, a technology that seems to have been made precisely for the smartphone. We hope you’ve learned a thing or two about this wondrous technology that makes our lives so much more convenient.
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