RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is a technology that incorporates the use of electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling in the radio frequency (RF) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify an object, animal, or person.
Applications that currently use barcode technology are good candidates for upgrading to a system that uses RFID or some combination of the two. RFID offers many advantages over the barcode, particularly the fact that a RFID tag can hold much more data about an item than a barcode can. In addition, RFID tags are not susceptible to the damages that may be incurred by barcode labels, like ripping and smearing. These makes RFID a great candidate to locate and use for inventory and shipping purposes to reduce mistakes and speed up the process of doing tasks.
NFC is a Near Field Communication, is a short-range wireless connectivity that uses magnetic field induction to enable communication between devices when they’re touched together, or brought within a couple of centimetres of each other.
NFC tags are what allows you to pay with a tap, allowing you to pay only when touching the machine that reads your card in order to change information. So NFC perfect for more secure applications like paying for things or securely logging in at a location. NFC is most commonly associated with the “mobile wallet”—the idea that your smartphone will replace your cash and credit cards. NFC tags come in all shapes and sizes which make it great to install almost anywhere to store data and simplify tasks.
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Sales increased 11% across 950 stores worldwide after implementing RFID technology.