Selon l’organisme, les spécifications NFC actuelles comme la spécification NCI (NFC Controller Interface) supportent la technologie HCE. With 500 million NFC devices in the market this year, and annual shipments expected to exceed 1 billion by 2018, the momentum for NFC continues to build at a rapid pace. As more and more NFC devices enter the market, it is vital that consumers have immediate opportunities to experience the ease and convenience of NFC for a wide range of daily uses.
We view Host Card Emulation (HCE) as an exciting development for the NFC market because it provides an additional means by which to perform NFC transactions. With HCE, transactions take place using credentials stored in the cloud or on the host processor of the NFC-enabled mobile device rather than a tamper resistant Secure Element, such as an embedded security chip, SIM, or microSD card.
As the industry consortium dedicated to the global deployment and adoption of NFC services, the NFC Forum sees HCE as a promising addition to the portfolio of NFC solutions that could potentially accelerate market growth.