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Near Field Communications Technology and Applications

  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107060319
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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.

    • Puts NFC into a practical context with real-life case studies and applications
    • Provides a definitive overview of NFC from current standards to future development
    • Directly addresses the difficulties of NFC implementation as well as its benefits
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    16th Feb 2015 by TrevorCH

    A book on this fast moving subject is long overdue. Mike has tackled the subject in a thorough and detailed fashion, and this should be an essential companion for anyone contemplating deploying an NFC application.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107060319
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 85 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    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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