The NFC City project was funded 2010–2014. This project page will not be updated, but it is available for references.
The objectives of the NFC city project is to promote the development and use of services for information exchange, access, ticketing and payment through new applications of mobile and NFC technologies. IT will be achieved through the establishment of a complete NFC ecosystem including network infrastructure, trusted service manager (TSM) functionality, NFC services, and handsets. The idea is to reach a critical mass of users and to expose them for various services within a limited geographical area – a NFC city. The project will offer a toolbox for development of NFC services and stimulate service providers to test their applications and business models in realistic settings.
University of Tromsø is responsible for the development and testing of a set of standalone services, pilots and showcases based on NFC read/write and NFC P2P functionalities.
So what is NFC? NFC is short for Near Field Communication. The motivation behind NFC is found here:
NFC tries to harmonize today’s diverse contact-less technologies, enabling current and future solutions like access control, ticketing, payment, loyalty programs, discount coupons, and information collection and exchange.
At UiT, Anders Andersen and Randi Karlsen are the NFC City project coordinators. NFC City is supported by the Norwegian research council, VERDIKT project number 201377.