MONTBONNOT, France — IoTize SAS announced that TapNLink has won the NFC Forum Award for the "Most Innovative Use of NFC." The NFC Forum Innovation Awards recognize the development, deployment, and use of state-of-the-art of NFC products, services, and applications worldwide. For the 2020 awards, TapNLink was selected from a field of ninety entries from around the world, competing in five categories.
IoTize won the "Most Innovative" prize for its TapNLink modules that enable NFC 3-StrokeTM configuration of programmable features in HVAC equipment.
“Even though NFC is commonly perceived as a payment technology, it plays a key role in our products for the industrial and consumer markets because of its intuitive and secure approach to device inter-connection,” explained Francis Lamotte, IoTize president. “Working with Cotherm, we’ve demonstrated how TapNLink NFC provides a pertinent solution to challenges in consumer appliances and industrial equipment.”
The Innovation Awards are organized annually by the NFC Forum. IoTize was recognized with the other grand prize winners at the NFC Forum online awards ceremony on September 30, 2020. The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges. NXP Semiconductors is the Platinum Sponsor of the Innovation Awards as well as the sponsor of the Best NFC Application in the iOS Award Category.