Wednesday, July 27, 2011

nfcpy now supports type2 tag

NFC(near field communication) is a short-range wireless technology, operating only within a few centimeters. If two NFC-enabled devices are brought close together, literally touched, NFC allows for context sensitive actions; a digital photo camera may automatically transfer the current image to a photo frame without further user interaction. NFC tags can be used to store data such as a Wi-Fi network configuration for provisioning new wireless clients or to 'tag' physical objects. Tags do not require batteries as power comes wireless from the reader.
'nfcpy' is a python module to read/write NFC tags or communicate with another NFC device.
Wrote something about it previously here.Now the project starts supporting Type2 tag.From their release note--
It's been on the wish list for a while but now nfcpy does support reading and writing of NFC Forum Type 2 Tags (Mifare Ultralight). Although some may believe this does not mean Mifare Classic tags, those are a different kind of animal (they need keys and are in general not defined by NFC Forum tag operation specs).