Touch to Print with Near-Field Communication (NFC)

Near-field communication? NFC? You’ve seen those commercials: Two young people exchange a song by tapping the back of their Samsung smartphones together. Or, perhaps two office workers exchange a spreadsheet the same way. Have you seen the one where a lady pays for her purchases in a department store by waving her phone over a device on or near the register?

All of these are forms of near-field communication (NFC), a protocol found on many of today’s mobile devices that enables wireless two-way communication between two devices within close proximity to one another. The question here is, where does this relatively new technology come in when it comes to printers?

Read the entire article at About.com.


 

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