STMicroelectronics have become an Associate member of the Zhaga Consortium to advance the deployment of NFC (near-field communications) technology in the industrial lighting market.
The Zhaga Consortium is a global industry organisation that aims to standardise interfaces of LED luminaires. ST’s membership seeks to facilitate the integration of NFC in lighting products and accelerate the emergence of new standards. One of the key benefits of NFC technology is the ability to improve flexibility and efficiency of LED-driver manufacturing lines.
STM’s head of marketing and application for NFC tags and readers Sylvain Fidelis says “With the Zhaga Consortium, the lighting industry is paving the way towards harmonised and interoperable usage of NFC technology, driving new opportunities to enhance lighting-equipment connectivity. Our solid know-how in connectivity and lighting technologies is key to building the bridge between NFC standards and lighting-industry requirements”.