NFC (or Near Field Communication), is a very short-range wireless RFID technology. NFC is meant for applications where a physical touch, or close to it, is required in order to maintain security, such as payment and ticketing applications.
All models of our new Casio IT-800 PDA have an integrated NFC smart card reader/writer compliant with ISO14443 Type A/Type B cards and compatible with FeliCa technology.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of an object (typically referred to as an RFID tag) applied to or incorporated into a product for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves.
RFID can be used in a variety of applications, such as:
There are many types of RFID tags, from contactless NFC smart cards used for ticketing applications, with a range of less than a couple of centimetres, all the way to windscreen mounted eTags used on toll roads, able to read a car travelling at 100kph with a range of up to 10 metres.