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NFC supports peer-to-peer sharing of data between devices, in addition to tapping on “smart posters”, tags, and the like. Such device-to-device data “beaming” will mostly be used for short payloads, including bootstrapping more elaborate communications via other channels.
Beaming Data to Devices with NFC
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