NFC seeps into bloodstream of Mobile World Congress
At MWC 2013, NFC is everywhere. Check out the slideshow to get a glimpse of how it's being used at the show as well as how companies want you to use it in the future.
BARCELONA, Spain--NFC (near field communication) technology has been around for some time now, but as of yet it's failed to hit a level of ubiquity in our devices that would galvanize more businesses to adopt it. That, however, is changing fast.
While most think of NFC as solely a new payment solution, companies are constantly finding.
NFC is essentially a new way to exchange information from one device to another, wirelessly. It's different from other wireless technology in that it requires the two devices to be within a centimeter of each other. Hence the "near" in "NFC."
A good example would be using your NFC-enabled smartphone to check into a flight. Instead of printing a boarding pass and even having your e-ticket scanned, you'd simply have the info on your phone, hold it close to an NFC sensor, and you're in. As long as your credentials are correct, of course.