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WHITE PAPER: What’s the difference between NFC and RFID?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC) are two
closely related global wireless communication technologies used for a variety of
applications, including access control, asset tracking and contactless payments. Both
RFID and NFC technologies provide one-way communication and the ability to
communicate without a direct line of sight. However, there are significant differences
between the two.