back to article Desperate NFC Forum extends competition deadline

The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum's annual search for a reason to exist competition has been extended by a month in attempt to get some more entrants, with a prize of €5,000 being offered to the winners. Entry to the competition was supposed to close at the end of January, but has now been extended to the end of …


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  1. Michael

    Nah, looks like that to get the €50 kit

    you have to actually submit enough things for it to count as an entry.

    Way too much effort for the average student.

  2. Adrian

    If you are a member

    it's Euro 200 but it's US$10,000 to join initially - whoopie on getting a cheap mobile !!!!

  3. Steve
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    What's in a name

    Near Field Communication, well isn't that a name to make marketing droids salivate and the technophobe public beat a path to your door. Not.

    Bluetooth, WiFi, ZigBee. NFC. Nope, doesn't fit for me.

    Maybe they should start with a simpler competition. Pick a name, win a T-shirt.

  4. Sam

    Just filling in the gaps

    Near Field Communication or NFC, is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology which enables the exchange of data between devices over about a 10 centimetre (around 4 inches) distance.[1] The technology is a simple extension of the ISO 14443 proximity-card standard (contactless card, RFID) that combines the interface of a smartcard and a reader into a single device. An NFC device can communicate with both existing ISO 14443 smartcards and readers, as well as with other NFC devices, and is thereby compatible with existing contactless infrastructure already in use for public transportation and payment. NFC is primarily aimed at usage in mobile phones.

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