NFC-enabled Audio System

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NFC-enabled Audio System

 

 

Tap-to-pair has become a common habit when connecting an NFC-enabled smartphone conveniently to a wireless speaker. Bringing this experience to the next level, even a multi-speaker audio system can be set up with NFC. If all speakers are equipped with an NFC chip, you simply tap one speaker to another to establish the connection. That’s what we call a true wireless stereo system - and it works with any phone, no matter if it is NFC-enabled. The same can be done with NFC-headsets.

 

 


 

 

Features:

  • Tap-to-pair to connect an NFC-enabled smartphone conveniently to a wireless speaker or headphone
  • Easy integration into any OS environment

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Featured NXP Products:

 

 

NFC multi-speaker and headset audio system

 

 

Speaker Version

Tap-to-pair has become a common habit when connecting an NFC-enabled smartphone conveniently to a wireless speaker. Bringing this experience to the next level, even a multi-speaker audio system can be set up with NFC. If all speakers are equipped with an NFC chip, you simply tap one speaker to another to establish the connection. That’s what we call a true wireless stereo system - and it works with any phone, no matter if it is NFC-enabled.

 

Headset version

Same use case can be shown with NFC headset, with smartphone being connected to the first headset by simply tapping to the smartphone, and then tap the 2 headset together to share the audio content to the second headset.

 

Features:

 

Speaker Version

Traditional push button pairingNFC pairing
Action for pairingPush sync button as long as requested in the user manualTouch the 2 speakers together
Connection time for bluetooth pairingUsually at least 10 to 30 sec1 second
Connection repeatability

Varied from environment

Sometimes fails

Always repeatable
Usual issuesCan connect to wrong bluetooth device if there are multiple ones nearbyNo error possibility
ScalabilityAdding a 3rd speaker or more requires again same manual actionAs easy as before
UnpairingMust follow carefully the user manual, risk is that speaker can stay connected or wrong one be disconnectedTouch the 2 speakers together

 

Headset version

  • Share immediately your music with your friend, or neighbour in public transportation, by simply tapping both headset
  • No need to connect your friend or neighbour’s phone to your phone, simply tap both headset
  • Disconnect/unpaired by tapping again both headset

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