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By IOT Journal
Jan 13, 2017

One2Touch NFC Platform Provides Continuous Communications Capabilities


One2Touch, a provider of Near Field Communication (NFC)-powered continuous communication products, demonstrated its NFC platform for mobile accessories, toys and wearables at CES 2017, a technology innovation conference held last week in Las Vegas, Nev.

By leveraging the One2Touch NFC platform's tap-and-stay capability, the company reports, mobile accessories (keyboards, for instance), as well as toys, games and wearables, can be manufactured without a need for batteries or charging. This, according to the company, enables the integration of personal smart devices to a user's physical world.

For example, Samsung demonstrated a Star Wars-themed game at the event featuring figurines of Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Users could interact with the game via proximity sensors in fabrics, or they could use a LEGO gaming portal (by transferring the physical figurines into the game) or a LEGO sensor hub (by interacting with the game through a color sensor, a rotation senor and push buttons on a LEGO vehicle).

"At One2Touch, our vision is to push the boundaries of NFC technology and enable consumers to use NFC in their everyday lives to do so much more than mobile payments," said Nils Knagenhjelm, One2Touch's VP of strategic alliances, in a prepared statement. "With the exploding Internet of Things market, we're excited about the potential of NFC's ability to simply and seamlessly connect and communicate as long as the consumer wants, making billions of devices and accessories smarter..."

One2Touch has created an NFC-based technology platform engineered for secure and continuous communications between main or hub devices and accessories. Based on power harvesting and One2Touch's protocol stack for continuous communication, mobile devices and accessories can both connect and communicate via NFC.

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