NFC Forum releases new specs
The NFC Forum announced the public availability of new versions of nine technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors.
The new versions aim to deliver greater interoperability, faster read and write performance, mediated handover, and lower power consumption, as well as additional functionality for products incorporating NFC technology. To date, the NFC Forum has completed 21 technical specifications.
The new set of specifications supports compatibility among NFC devices implemented with previously released versions. The revisions deliver on the Forum’s commitment to developing and maintaining technical specifications of the highest possible accuracy and usefulness. The specifications are available at no charge from the NFC Forum website after completion of the Specification License Agreement.
The updated specifications can be found here. The revised specifications incorporate comments received via the public feedback page on the NFC Forum website. The NFC Forum thanks the reviewers who provided feedback. Their contributions help to improve and maintain the high quality of the specifications.
Datacard unveils new verification module
Datacard Group announced a second generation Datacard MX Series Vision Verification Module that is designed to automatically ensure proper card stock is loaded prior to card issuance as well as verify printed elements after personalization is complete. This technology complements the checks and balances already in place as the card passes through the personalization process.
Designed to work inline with the Datacard MX Series card issuance systems, the Vision Verification Module utilizes a high-resolution camera installed in the module to capture an image of the card stock in order to locate and verify unique identifiers. Streamlined software increases image processing speed and gives operators the ability to set granular threshold limits to drive accurate downstream personalization activities.