Near Field Communication

March 2007
Network Dictionary;2007, p330
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for the term "Near Field Communication" is presented. It refers to a short-range wireless connectivity standard jointly developed by Philips and Sony that enables communications between devices when they are touched together or brought close to each other. Such interconnection is achieved via magnetic field induction. The standard specifies how to establish a peer-to-peer network among devices.


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