An overview of cases where NFC chips will simplify your work
22. November 2021
NFC technology has been on the market for several decades and does not differ much from other RFID technologies. The principle of operation is very similar, there is a small contactless chip with an antenna that can receive a signal from the reader, and communicate some information. 

NFC technology has gained even greater visibility and usability in recent years, as it is now being incorporated into smartphones by probably all phone manufacturers. These phones can communicate securely with POS terminals during banking transactions, they can encode NFC chips, read the NFC tags, and communicate with other NFC phones too.
NFC is proximity-based technology, which mean that it works usually just a couple of centimeters from a reader or you have to actually tap on the NFC tags. 

NFC chips can be embedded into various products to identify and authenticate them. People can use NFC transponders to unlock doors, record presence at work, etc. NFC can launch websites, open video presentations, and in recent years the technology is increasingly present in mobile payment solutions.

Since the possibilities of use are practically unlimited, we have summarized the 13 typical examples of the use of NFC technology. 
NFC business card for fast and contactless transfer of your contact information
27. October 2021
In this article, we present you with an idea for a useful business gift - Digital Business Card. With a digital business card, you can transfer your contact information to the phone book of your new friends or business partners quickly and in a contactless way.

A digital business card is a plastic card that contains a NFC chip in which the recipient writes his contact information with his phone, and when he meets a new friend or business partner, he can quickly transfer his contact information to a friend’s phone with just a scan.
Discover the successors to ACR122U
23. August 2021
The ACR122U NFC reader from ACS (Advanced Card Systems Ltd.) was a very popular contactless reader and is still used in many applications all over the world.

It supports the ISO 14443 A/B standard and is suitable to work with the following chips: MIFARE Classic®, MIFARE Ultralight®, MIFARE® DESFire®, NTAG, FeliCa, and others.

Since the ACR122U USB NFC reader has been counterfeited by certain law-breaking parties and there are many bogus products of questionable quality and reliability, ACS no longer manufactures it and most of the distributors have already sold out the original ACR122U readers.

With this article, you will learn which are the best alternatives to the original ACR122U.