NFC Tag Certification Now Included in NFC Forum Certification Program

The NFC Forum has added Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program. This means that tag/inlay NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system. The NFC Forum Certification Program is now available and will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

The NFC Forum Certification Program delivers product differentiation by shortening the adoption process, lowering adoption costs and making product implementations easier to integrate. It will help usher in another wave of product innovation among vendors and ensure consumers that their NFC-enabled devices will function the way they want, when they want.

The certification demonstrates to customers, consumers and partners that a company values product quality and improving the customer experience. It also helps ensure a product embedded with NFC can work with the 36 billion IoT devices predicted to be in use by 2020 by creating a simple, easy way for businesses and consumers to be connected. With all major smartphone manufacturers now supporting NFC technology the market for tag manufacturers and application providers is expected to explode over the next 24 months.

A number of manufacturers and test labs have already signaled their support for the program by providing statements including: Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, Comprion, FIME, Infineon, NXP, Smartrac and STMicroelectronics.

Click here to learn more about the NFC Forum Certification Program.