Near Field Communications Technology and Applications

Near Field Communications Technology and Applications

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Whether you are a developer, engineer, researcher or student, this practical guide gives you everything you need to know about NFC technology and its applications. You will learn what differentiates NFC from other short-range technologies such as contactless cards, RFID and Bluetooth, as well as discovering the opportunities it provides, from a fast and instinctive user interface with no infrastructure requirements to the world of Secure Elements, Trusted Service Managers, mobile wallets and the Internet of Things. With critical applications in areas including advertising, retail and transportation, this book demonstrates how you can use NFC technology practically to make transactions easier and quicker. All of this is supplemented with an array of in-depth case studies and real-life examples to reinforce your understanding, along with detailed coverage of the problems associated with the wider commercial introduction of NFC and strategies that can be used to aid its future development.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 177 x 253 x 15mm | 700g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 14 Tables, black and white; 85 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1107060311
  • 9781107060319
  • 1,994,001

Table of contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. What is NFC?; 2. Development of NFC; Part II. Technology: 3. Standards; 4. Modes of operation; 5. RF requirements and components; 6. The secure element; 7. Tags and terminals; 8. NFC apps; 9. Infrastructure requirements; 10. Security; 11. Interoperability; Part III. Applications: 12. Marketing and advertising; 13. Retail; 14. Transportation; 15. Payment; 16. File- and device-sharing; 17. Accessibility; 18. Smart objects and the Internet of Things; Part IV. Implementation: 19. Implementation issues; 20. Further developments.
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About Mike Hendry

Mike Hendry is a Chartered Engineer and independent consultant on data communications and payment systems. He was Technical and Operations Director of the UK Chip and PIN programme and has previously written books on EDI, computer network security and smart card security and applications.
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