Near Field Communication (NFC)

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a process that allows for the communication between two or more devices so long as they're close. A product of Radio Frequency Identification Technology, NFC works similarly by enabling multiple devices - such as smartphones, laptops and tablets - to share data even without an internet connection. Proximity to one another makes this possible, so long as they're equipped with an NFC. How close devices have to be to share data largely depends on the manufacturer. POS terminals may use NFC technology to enable contactless payments. An increasing number of products and manufacturers make use NFC technology, including Microsoft, Nokia, Apple, Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Motorola and Apple.