Date Added: Jun 2012
First part of the paper discusses about the latest trend within RFID is to use the technology for more advanced applications that can replace the magnet cards used today for payment and electronic key cards. The more advanced types of these cards, called proximity cards. This standard, named Near Field Communication (NFC) can therefore be used to replace key cards and Visa/MasterCard. At the same time, a small NFC reader integrated in the phone opens up for many new possibilities. If this idea is accepted by consumers and companies, the cell phone could be the only device needed when a person leaves the house, since it in addition to being a phone also is a set of keys, an ID card and a wallet.