As NFC is incorporated into more devices in more markets than ever before, it is going to make the real world every bit as clickable and transactional as the online world.The recent announcement from mobile operator Orange UK that they have equipped some 200,000 UK customers with NFC enabled smart phone’s, and they will be able to use these to tap interactive smart posters and receive special rewards, demonstrates how far this technology has come.
Posted by: Nathan Miller
NFC, smart tags, Xperia
February 29, 2012 |
Are you tired of fiddling with phone settings before you go to bed? Check out Sony's programmable NFC tokens that automate the mundane phone tasks many of us do every day.SmartTags are small programmable tokens that give your NFC-equipped Android phone a series of commands to keep you from performing repetitive tasks.For example, swiping your phone by a SmartTag placed on a nightstand could turn your phone silent, turn off Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, and activate your alarm for the following morning. While the aforementioned tasks are easy to do on your own, perhaps there is a certain charm in an automatic...
Sony have taken their wireless communication technology to the next level in the latest innovation involving Japan's version of the Oyster card, the FeliCa NFC chip and home consumer appliances. They have developed a system capable of enabling authentication and communication between a device and the plug socket power supply, meaning personalized electricity usage control for home owners and can act as a theft deterrent. As we've already discussed, the clash of renewable energy and internet communications may well result in a Third Industrial Revolution. Larger corporations will have to become...