4 Reasons Why You Need NFC Products This Year
As the school year approaches, many of us have a lot of questions. Although every question is unique, the overwhelming theme is, ‘How do we keep everyone safe while still providing the best education for our students?’ Quality education is rooted in quality communication, and in the era of COVID-19, we’re looking to technology to help faculty communicate with students from a safe social distance.
While there is a nearly endless list of ways to accomplish this, one of the most seamless and cost-effective is through NFC-enabled products.
NFC: Near-Field Communication that Helps Us Communicate from a Distance
Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology has been around since the early 2000s and allows for devices to communicate and transfer data from a close distance.
NFC technology comes in a variety of forms and one of these is a microchip. When this chip is embedded into product, it turns that product into a direct communication tool. When a mobile device comes within 4 inches of the chip, it leverages the energy from the device and activates, immediately prompting the device if it would like to receive the data stored on the chip. Since it is using the energy of the mobile device, it requires no power supply of its own, and is completely contact-less. In addition to being easy to use, it’s length of time in the industry shows that it’s already passed the most rigorous test of time. While technology seems to evolve faster than the speed of light, NFC has withstood this cycle to prove that it’s here for the long haul.
Now that you know a little more about NFC technology, let’s look at 4 reasons why you should get NFC-enabled products for your students this year.
Reason 1: Endless Ways to Use This Technology
The sky is truly the limit with the ways to use this technology. Just about any product you can think of can be paired with an NFC chip. Embed one into a journal and suddenly it becomes an instant access tool for the reference materials for a specific class. Give incoming freshman a school-branded keychain or backpack with an NFC chip for an easy way to keep students updated with new campus procedures.
Reason 2: 1-1 Communication Without the Distractions
Have you ever encountered a site that had so many ads and pop-ups, it was hard to actually read the content you went there for? That’s becoming more and more common across the internet, and although there are tools that can help with this problem, it’s not a universal fix. When you use an NFC-enabled product, it gives you that 1-to-1 communication without the ads or extra, unwanted content that comes with third-party tools like social media. And unlike those other tools, you have complete control how you want your content shown. You can trust that your students are getting exactly the message you want to share, without having to rely on third-party platforms. You are in control of your message.
Reason 3: Update Your Content as Often as You Want
Far from a one-time use, you can update the content on an NFC chip as often as you like. This means that students will be able to access new content and use your product all year long. So, start out the year with an orientation packet, update it around the holidays with a campus announcement, and end the year with a farewell to graduating seniors. There is complete flexibility and customization when it comes to updating the content on your NFC-enabled product.
Reason 4: Cost Effective and Tailored to Your Budget
You may be thinking, ‘This all sounds great, but what is it going to cost?’ We know that budgets are tight, especially during this season. Many times, the benefits that come from technology sound great but come with a hefty price tag. However, that’s not the case with NFC-enabled products. The size of the chip makes it possible to embed in nearly any product. This ensures that you can purchase the right product for your needs and budget. These chips can go in items as small as a pen or keychain. As they also don’t cost much to produce and require no power source of their own, you have access to this technology at a price point that works within your budget.
We’re all looking for solutions to ensure that students maintain their health and safety, while getting a quality education. If you’re looking for a product that will allow you direct communication with your students at a great price point, then NFC technology is the product for you.