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An NFC tag is a passive, unpowered, small physical item that can interact with mobile phones. It contains an NFC chip and an antenna. The chip has a user memory which can be written to with a standardized data format and allows phones to read the data to e.g. open a specific URL to a mobile experience in the web browser. NFC tags come in a range of antenna sizes and shapes. The larger the antenna, the larger the operating range (typical up to 4 inches or 10 centimeters). We suggest using the large antenna size if possible for a smooth user experience. If you would like to reduce the operating range to very close proximity for enhanced security, choose a smaller form factor.
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a specialized subset within the family of RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification). RFID uses radio waves to transmit information, like other wireless standards such as Bluetooth and WiFi.
RFID tags operate in three frequency ranges:
These frequency ranges allow generic RFID devices to be tailored to different use-cases, with each frequency having its own advantages. NFC, as a subset of RFID, operates within the High Frequency (HF) range of the RFID spectrum.
|General read range||< 10 cm||Up to 20 meters|
|Typical use cases||Product authentication, Brand protection, Consumer engagement, Mobile payments||Asset tracking through the supply chain, Real-time inventory management, Loss prevention|
|Reader||Smartphone||Handheld reader, Fixed infrastructure reader|
|Number of tags scanned at a time||One||Multiple|
A Near Field Communication (NFC) tag applied to any physical object can launch a multitude of mobile digital experiences at the tap of a phone. Some examples are:
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Tap to Select products
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See how some of our clients have applied NFC tags to physical objects to better connect with their customers:
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|Application||Requirements||Recommended NFC product|
|Pay for parking signs
|Shared bikes, electric scooters
|Self-service store shelves or rails
|Integration into apparel, footwear, or sporting goods
|Integration into packaging
Circus Tamper Loop
|Self-service ticketing gates & signs
|Smart tables for hospitality and restaurants
|Reordering of refillables and consumables
||Injection molded bottle caps
and containers, harsh chemicals
|Glass Tag NFC|
You may have heard of Near Field Communication (NFC) as it relates to mobile wallets. But did you know that NFC offers many enhanced experiences in areas such as transport, automotive, connected home, connected health, retail, hospitality, and more? Learn how NFC makes your life easier and more connected.
To be successful today, brands and retailers need to compete more effectively in a mobile-first, omnichannel world. NFC technology offers a multitude of ways.
With over 2 billion Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled devices across the globe, NFC technology is everywhere!