WHITEPAPER – RFID vs NFC…What are the differences?
RFID vs NFC
What are the differences?
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.
Common applications for RFID include: asset tracking in warehousing, airport baggage handling, race timing, inventory management, tool tracking, access control, attendee tracking, livestock identification, and more.
Common applications for NFC include: transferring information between two smart phones such as file sharing, instant connection setups, and the ability to link everyday objects to online content; contactless payment using credit cards, debit cards, key fobs and other NFC secure devices; and smart posters with exclusive content.
For more information on RFID applications, or if you have further questions about specific standards within RFID (such as ISO 15693, ISO 14443, ISO18000-6C, RAIN RFID, EPC C1G2), contact us at 888.388.0490; we’d be happy to help.