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Near field communication (NFC) is the set of protocols that enable electronic devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching the devices together, or bringing them into proximity to a distance of typically 10cm or less. NFC works on the principle of sending information over radio waves, just like Bluetooth and WiFi, and all manner of other wireless signals. And the major difference between NFC and Bluetooth/WiFi is that NFC can be used to induce electric currents within passive components as well as just send data.

NFC-enabled smartphones can be provided with dedicated apps including 'ticket' readers as opposed to the traditional dedicated infrastructure that specifies a particular (often proprietary) standard for stock ticket, access control and payment readers.