By providing a high-level command-based system for performing NFC operations, the TappyUSB provides a simple way to interact with NFC stags without forcing developers to read through tag datasheets and industry standards. In addition, TapTrack has already produced utilities to allow customers to use the Tappy for several common uses without having to develop anything themselves. The TappyUSB both is powered by and communicates over a USB connection. For further information on the TappyUSB’s specifications, please consult the datasheet .
Using the TappyUSB
If you wish to start reading and writing to tags immediately, TapTrack has developed an open source platform-independent ChromeApp.
In order to use the Tappy, your computer will have to have FTDI virtual COM port drivers installed. Many systems already have the necessary drivers, but, if not, they can be downloaded from FTDI.
If your use case requires custom development, TapTrack provides several free and open source SDKs, as well as a full set of documentation of the Tappy’s features for integrators.
In addition to the standard TappyUSB available here, variants supporting advanced operations such as reading ePassports or providing specialized functionality such as a dedicated stand-alone checkin station are also available. If you think you might be interested in one of these variants, please contact us to request further information.