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INSIDE Contactless Renames R2RT technology "eNFC"

Friday 11 February 2005 15:35 CET | News

INSIDE Contactless announced its decision to rename its R2RT (Reader-to-Reader) technology eNFC, enhanced NFC (Near Field Communication) technology in order to position it on the market as fully compatible and beyond NFC.

eNFC refers to the technology that allows a contactless reader to communicate with either a card or another reader. This technology was developed by INSIDE in 2000 and was first implemented on its HandITT, a Springboard module for Handspring PDAs. INSIDE has also integrated the eNFC technology in the HandITT-2G version developed for Windows Pocket PC compatible PDAs and it is now also integrated in all of INSIDEs reader interfaces. The NFC name has become well known in the industry through its recent standardization by Philips and Sony. INSIDEs eNFC is a 100% compatible superset of NFC. The major advantage of eNFC over NFC is that it is not limited to the ISO 14443A and FeliCaT standards, but also integrates two other commonly used standards: ISO 14443B and ISO 15693, that have been widely adopted by several market segments. A reader integrating eNFC technology can be used with all the existing contactless systems without needing a system upgrade or modification. INSIDE wishes the integration of eNFC within the ISO18092 standardization in order that all standards, including ISO 14443B and ISO 15693, are supported by this new technology, states Bruno Charrat, INSIDEs Chief Technology Officer. This initiative will enable the market to benefit from an open standard and will enable, for example, all future mobile phones integrating eNFC technology, to be able to exchange data and perform secure transactions with any contactless system that is currently deployed or will be deployed in the future.


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