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Whether you are a developer, engineer, researcher or student, this practical guide gives you everything you need to know about NFC technology and its applications. You will learn what differentiates NFC from other short-range technologies such as contactless cards, RFID and Bluetooth, as well as discovering the opportunities it provides, from a fast and instinctive user interface with no infrastructure requirements to the world of Secure Elements, Trusted Service Managers, mobile wallets and the Internet of Things. With critical applications in areas including advertising, retail and transportation, this book demonstrates how you can use NFC technology practically to make transactions easier and quicker. All of this is supplemented with an array of in-depth case studies and real-life examples to reinforce your understanding, along with detailed coverage of the problems associated with the wider commercial introduction of NFC and strategies that can be used to aid its future development.
Multi-application smart cards have yet to realise their enormous potential, partly because few people understand the technology, market, and behavioural issues involved. Here, Mike Hendry sets out to fill this knowledge gap with a comprehensive and accessible guide. Following a review of the state-of-the-art in smart card technology, the book describes the business requirements of each smart-card-using sector, and the systems required to support multiple applications. Implementation aspects, including security, are treated in detail and numerous international case studies cover identity, telecoms, banking and transportation applications. Lessons are drawn from these studies to help deliver more successful projects in the future. Invaluable for users and integrators specifying, evaluating and integrating multi-application systems, the book will also be useful to terminal, card and system designers; network, IT and security managers; and software specialists.