smart id card reader with NFC

Dai Nippon Printing and Identive joined their effort to design a reader capable of reading smart id contact card and near field communication devices (NMC). The result is a brand new reader, model NDI711, a compact unit that can do it all in one piece. The demand for NFC devices is growing fast with smart phones population and mobile payment products. It’s worth to note that payment services integrated into smart phone is just the beginning. Medical ID cards, national id cards, device warranty cards, car service books, medication prescriptions and many more are already out or waiting in the pipe. A single Japanese phone retailer has already ordered 20 thousand of these scanners. Just like in the US when you come to a mobile phone store and you want to change plan, upgrade or service phone you’d get multi page forms to fill just to make someone else type what you wrote into a computer based system. Hopefully with NFC widespread this bothersome step can be eliminated. The scanners are based on Sony’s Corporation FeliCa Lite chip technology, the Lite flavor of FeliCa is a derivative of proximity payment card products offered by Sony in Japan for some time already. Japan remains a leader in mobile payment and contact less data transfer technologies.

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