What is RFID ?

RFID – Radio Frequency Identification

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification and is a contactless technology based on the principal of the magnetic field. It supports low frequency (125/134.2 kHz), high frequency (13.56 MHz) and ultra-high frequency (between 300 MHz and 3 GHz) radio waves and is used for data transfer. It consists of an information carrier (RFID tag or RFID card a.k.a. transponder) and a reading device (RFID reader or RFID scanner).

Applications of RFID Technology

RFID is used in a wide range of applications including but not limited to access control, material tracking, wireless payment, time attendance, inventory control, medical & gym equipment etc.

Advantages of RFID Technology

√ speed
√ identification of moving objects
√ easy installation & integration
√ simultaneous tracking of multiple items
√ no special positioning or optics needed.

What is NFC ?

Near Field Communication (NFC)

NFC stands for Near Field Communication. It is a wireless communication protocol, based on high frequency RFID technology (13.56 MHz).

Three different operating modes:

√ peer-to-peer – for data exchange between two devices
√ card emulation – a smartphone can be used as a contactless identification card
√ read/write mode in which an active device such as a smartphone can read out pre-saved information in a passive one (i.e. NFC paper label).

Applications of NFC Technology

NFC covers a large number of applications like payment or swap of multimedia files and new ones are constantly added. It can also be integrated in business cards, deployed in museums, educational facilities, retail and many other environments.

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