A wave of technological advances brings the World Cup in Russia, so that visitors in addition to appreciating their selection have more information at your fingertips. For example, the official ball, the Telstar 18 has Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which is a breakthrough similar to that used by cell phones for payment and file transfer applications wirelessly.
In this way, the ball can be connected to your mobile device and allows intelligent computers to share information with a distance of up to four inches.
will be able to share credentials of Internet access, perform commercial operations and have access to certain types of information just by touching the device, reported the organization NFC Forum.
FIFA explained by a statement that the spherical has embedded a data-transmission chip in proximity, which will allow consumers to interact with the ball through a smart mobile. The experience includes a location recognition, presents specific details of each ball and provides access to challenges and soccer skills contests, which users can sign up for in the World Cup preliminaries.